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    Foods to enjoy and avoid if you have Rosacea

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    Rosacea is commonly seen as a red blushing on the face with bumps. Rosacea often occurs on cheeks, nose, chin and the forehead with broken blood vessels occasionally appearing through the skin which can thicken and swell up.

    Rosacea can commonly flare up for weeks and then disappear. Getting treatment for rosacea is essential however there are some steps you can take to diminish its appearance starting with your diet.

    What to avoid

    Pungent or sour vegetables: these vegetables include tomatoes, hot peppers, carrots, beets, eggplant, onions, radishes and spinach

    Specific Drinks: these drinks include alcohol and hot tea or coffee. These drinks can dilate blood vessels in which contribute to facial redness.

    Histamine Foods: foods that release histamine such as citrus fruits are essential to avoid.

    Sugar and Starch: Sugary and starch foods can cause additional bumps and redness on the face.

    Warming Spices: Spices such as ginger, cumin, black pepper, fenugreek and cloves all cause an anti-inflammatory response in the body.

    Beef and seafood.


    Foods to Enjoy!

    Mild vegetables: vegetables such as asparagus, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, leafy greens, pumpkins, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, okra, lettuce, green beans and zucchini.

    Soothing Spices: coriander, cardamom, saffron and fennel.

    Salmon: the omega 3 oils are a superfood for anti-inflammation and are great for decreasing redness.

    Goat Cheese: goats cheese is a good source of protein and is easy to digest. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory.

    Turkey and Chicken: turkey and chicken are great sources of protein however are to be kept in moderation.


    Non-citrus fruits: such as grapes, melons and mango.


    Those suffering from rosacea are recommended a diet of 25-35% predominantly vegetables, 25-35% protein, with the remainder grains such as oats, wheat bread and rice. As rosacea is a skin condition, it is also recommended to use natural, low irritant products.

    That is why Grahams have created a low irritant, clinically tested natural ingredients rosacea cream. Grahams Natural Rosacea Cream is a natural formula that has been scientifically tested to reduce redness. Designed to reduce inflammation and soothe sensitive skin, our rosacea cream will hydrate the skin.

    Rosacea cream benefits:

    • Anti-inflammatory: reduces redness of the skin
    • Hydrating formula
    • Gentle for sensitive skin
    • Clinically tested natural ingredients

    How to use:

    Our Rosacea Cream can be used in the following ways:

    Cold cream
    Place cream in the fridge to cool down then apply to skin affected by Rosacea, rinse off using tepid water, and pat dry with a soft towel. Follow up with your usual skincare regime. Can be used day and night and can be kept in the fridge so product remains cool on the skin.

    Routine use
    Can be used as a (rinse off) cleanser and as a soothing (leave on) treatment moisturiser. For best results apply generously to areas affected by and susceptible to rosacea at least 2x daily.

    If symptoms persist consult your medical practitioner.

    Always follow directions from your doctor, and refer to the leaflet printed on the inside of the box


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