If you have redness or rosacea I recommend that you avoid the following:
- Hot drinks, especially coffee, black tea and hot chocolate
- Alcohol, energy drinks and carbonated drinks
- Spicy food (chili, cayenne pepper, black pepper, ginger)
- Chocolate (that includes dark chocolate)
- Dairy products
- Sweets and cakes
When I treat patients with rosacea in my consultation I use the method of exclusion, which involves cutting out gluten, dairy and sugar for a certain amount of time. This usually works and makes it easier for the patient to find out what food he should avoid because that varies from person to person. Sometimes it can also help to eat less red meat and avoid citrus fruits, tomatoes, strawberries and shellfish. I often recommend the use of probiotics, but most important of all I recommend eating plenty of vegetables and fish.