Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

One of the most important things you can do if you have rosacea is to minimize your exposure to anything that causes a flare-up. Find out what factors affect you so that you can avoid them. Other suggestions to prevent flare-ups include:

  • Wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher
  • Protect your face in the winter with a scarf or ski mask
  • Avoid irritating your facial skin by rubbing or touching it too much
  • Wash problem areas with a gentle cleanser (Dove, Cetaphil)
  • Avoid facial products that contain alcohol or other skin irritants

If you wear makeup, consider using green-tinted foundation creams and powders because they're designed to counter skin redness.

Aug. 17, 2013