Finding the treatment that’s right for you

After diagnosis, you and your doctor can work together to find a management plan. As the signs of rosacea vary from person to person, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. Your doctor will recommend treatment options based on your needs.1,2

Treatment options can include:2,3

Topical Treatments
(Applied To The Skin)

Prescribed Oral Medicines
(Taken By Mouth)

Repeated Laser Or Light-Based Treatments

(For Phytamous Rosacea)

Learn to identify your rosacea triggers

In addition to medical treatment, you can help manage your rosacea signs by avoiding your 'triggers'. Triggers can cause a flare-up (worsen the severity) of your rosacea signs.3,4

Taking an active role in your care and treatment can help you get the best possible results from your management plan.3

Common rosacea triggers can include:3,4

Sun Exposure

Often the most common trigger.

Temperature & Weather

Overly warm or cold environments can increase blood flow and result in facial flushing.

Medical conditions

Menopause, chronic coughs and high blood pressure can all trigger facial redness.


Alcohol and hot drinks like tea and coffee can trigger flare-ups.

Skin care products

Use products containing alcohol or fragrance sparingly. Avoid heavy foundations that require a lot of scrubbing to remove.


Intense exercise can lead to overheating – triggering flare-ups.

Emotional influences

Any kind of stress or anxiety may worsen your rosacea signs. In fact, just having to deal with the visible signs of facial redness can bring on more flushing!


Certain foods can trigger facial redness flare-ups, most notably: Spicy foods; dairy products like yoghurt and chocolate; particular citrus fruits; foods high in histamine (including some cheeses, eggplant, spinach, vinegar and soy sauce).


  1. National Rosacea Society (NRS) 2015, May 28. National survey reveals that rosacea sufferers often hide behind cosmetics before treating the condition. Available at (accessed 18 April 2017).
  2. Del Rosso J et al. Cutis 2014; 93: 134–138.
  3. Goldgar C et al. Am Fam Physician 2009; 80: 461–468.
  4. Moore S. Face values: Global Perceptions Survey report 2013.


This website is intended to provide disease state information and does not replace the advice of your healthcare professional. Patients are encouraged to seek further information about their condition from their healthcare professional.