How to Treat Rosacea from the Inside

different types of vitamins for rosacea

Treating rosacea internally

How can you reverse rosacea naturally?  In general, you need to improve your overall health to improve rosacea.

Rosacea tends to improve when you:

  • Are healthy
  • Eat well
  • Are less stressed
  • Have stable hormones 
  • have normal blood sugar levels

This means that there is an unknown link between general health and rosacea. 

This may have to do with inflammation that occurs in the body when you are out of balance.

For this reason, the focus of treating rosacea from the inside should be to lower inflammation.

Although we do not know a lot about treating rosacea internally, this blog will discuss what we do know.

It is certain that you need to be on the right skin care routine for your Baumann Skin Type to calm rosacea prone skin.

Vitamins and Rosacea

Rosacea is not caused by a vitamin deficiency. However, it does seem to clear up when inflammatory diseases improve.

This means that diet and vitamins that soothe inflammation may help rosacea.

What Vitamins Should I Avoid if I have Rosacea?

Vitamins that cause facial flushing can trigger rosacea. The most common vitamin that can trigger a rosacea flush is niacin.  Niacin is also called Vitamin B 3.

People with an excess of Vitamin D may also get rosacea flares.

So avoid these vitamins when you have rosacea:

  • Niacin
  • Vitamin B 3
  • An excess of Vitamin D

What is the best vitamin for rosacea?

There are really no good vitamins for rosacea.  Instead add anti-redness foods and drinks to your diet.

Foods and drinks that may help rosacea:

  • Argan oil
  • Cucumbers
  • Flax seeds
  • Green tea
  • Salmon

Can Vitamin D supplements make rosacea worse?

Some studies have shown that an excess of Vitamin D can make rosacea worse.  If you are taking Vitamin D supplements to treat a vitamin deficiency,, and you are not taking too much, it should be ok for you to take Vitamin D.

What can I take internally for rosacea?

There are anti-inflammatory probiotics to treat rosacea, but it is too early to know if they work and which probiotics are best.

Right now it is better to regulate your gut microbiome with a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables.

Stay away from rosacea triggers when possible:

  • hot food
  • spicy food
  • alcohol

Learn about your skin type and find products to treat your rosacea by shopping by your Baumann Skin Type.

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