The Rosacea Diet: What to Eat (and Avoid) for Calm, Happy Skin

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It's thought that one in 10 people suffer from rosacea in the UK, but the crazy thing is that many of them don't know it. What's even more troubling is that like acne, rosacea often gives way to lack of self-confidence, according to 90% of patients in a survey. Some 51% of respondents had even said that they missed work because of the condition. While rosacea can be emotionally debilitating and currently has no cure, there are steps you can take to diminish its appearance, starting with (most importantly) your diet.

Many foods and drinks trigger the inflammatory response brought on by the condition—like flare-ups, redness, dilated blood vessels and thickening of the skin. We tapped the brains of Ayurvedic expert Shrankhla Holecek of UMA Oils; Elizabeth Tanzi, founder and director of Capital Laser & Skin Care (who also happens to have rosacea); and Michele J. Farber of Schweiger Dermatology Group to figure out which foods are the best and the worst for individuals with rosacea. Keep reading for their tips.