If you are constantly battling the redness, flushing, and tiny blemishes associated with rosacea -- it is likely that you are ready to try anything to help.
Rosacea can be a tricky process to treat, as it is an interplay of your skin type, overall skin health, over dilation of blood vessels on your face, inflammation, skin mites, and triggering factors.
So, can something as easy as drinking more water help calm your rosacea flare-ups?
Below, we look into if drinking more water can help with rosacea, the potential benefits it may convey to your skin, and just how much H2O you should be aiming for each day.
Will drinking enough water each day suddenly trigger the clearing of any and all symptoms of rosacea? That is unlikely.
But, if you are dealing with dehydrated skin and rosacea, will hydrating more make your flare-ups less frequent and more mild? Maybe.
No, water is not the magic ingredient to “get rid of” rosacea, but proper hydration is a great base for general skin health.
There is currently no cure for rosacea, but we do know that rosacea has to do with inflammation, irritated skin, small blemishes, and skin vessels that dilate too frequently. And, when skin is dehydrated and dry, it can wreak havoc on your skin barrier and irritation levels, potentially making rosacea symptoms worse.
So, while water is not the cure for rosacea, drinking plenty of it each day may give you a healthier skin baseline to get over your rosacea flares more quickly and easily.
Drinking enough water helps hydrate and moisturize your skin from the inside. So, when proper hydration is paired with a gentle moisturizer applied twice daily, you give your skin the best weapon against dehydration-related irritation and issues.
Properly hydrated skin helps maintain a healthy skin barrier, keeps your skin at a good pH, may reduce irritation, and can make your complexion look brighter, more supple, and healthier.
Everyone’s ideal water intake is a little different depending on your climate, lifestyle, exercise regimen, and health conditions.
But, as a general rule, sticking to at least 8 8-ounce cups of water per day is a good starting point. This is considered the 8X8 water recommendation and can be easier to remember than counting ounces throughout the day. For those of you that measure your water intake in bulk by the liter or gallon, this comes to about 2 liters of water per day, or about ½ of a gallon.
Staying well-hydrated is a great place to start when you are putting together a regimen to tackle your rosacea symptoms, and can be a great addition to any treatment plan.
At Strut, we also make it easier to treat rosacea using prescription ingredients to help reduce redness and flushing, clear tiny rosacea pimples, or both (depending on what your skin needs). We offer customized compounded rosacea formulations that can combine ingredients like oxymetazoline, azelaic acid, metronidazole, and ivermectin into one easy formula.
If you are interested in seeing if a prescription rosacea formulation is a good fit for your rosacea symptoms, you can have a free online questionnaire and image-based telemedicine consultation today.
If you are a good candidate for a prescription rosacea cream, your medication will be made up specifically for you at a compounding pharmacy and shipped to your door with our free shipping.
If you have any questions during treatment, our staff and doctors are available for free unlimited follow-ups.