Summertime is in full swing throughout the country, and with more heat and sun comes more sweat.
From clammy hands to drenched t-shirts, sweat might be unsightly, but perspiration is the body’s natural way of cooling off and protecting against overheating, as sweat evaporating from the body draws away heat.
The link between heat-related triggers and rosacea is still not fully understood, but a recent National Rosacea Society-funded study found that individuals with rosacea often produce greater nerve, blood flow and sweating responses than those without the disorder when exposed to increased heat or stress. In addition, an earlier NRS-funded study showed that the surface temperature of facial skin in rosacea patients tends to be warmer than normal skin.
Controlling body temperature can be difficult during summer activities, but some adjustments in your routine may help you fend off overactive sweating and heat- and sun-related flare-ups :
Avoid spicy foods & heated beverages
Wear special workout gear
Ice it up
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