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Rosacea and Dietary Triggers_Pevonia
October 4, 2016
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Diet plays a big role in rosacea, as certain foods cause flushing and other rosacea symptoms. The main dietary triggers for rosacea include spicy foods, hot liquids, caffeine, alcohol, histamines, acid-forming foods, trans fats and high glycemic foods. Spicy foods, like those with cayenne, paprika and pepper can induce flushing, combined with sweating due to

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Benefits of Safflower Oil_Pevonia
September 8, 2016
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Safflower Oil, also known as carthamus tinctorius is an unsaturated oil from safflower seeds and is an essential fatty acid. This non-occlusive emollient allows skin to breath, plus preserves the skin’s natural barrier, as well as revitalizes, hydrates, moisturizes and prevents moisture loss. It is rich in linoleic acid, which is vital for healthy skin.

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Stress, Hormones and the Skin_Pevonia
September 6, 2016
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Stress and hormones adversely affect the state of the skin and body, and are closely intertwined. Initially, when we experience stress, epinephrine and norepinephrine trigger the fight or flight response. This causes a surge in stress hormones (adrenaline, cortisol and testosterone), which increases the heart rate and activates the immune system. It also dampens non-essential

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Medical Conditions and Rosacea_Pevonia
July 14, 2016
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Rosacea can be a symptom of a number of medical conditions, including gastrointestinal disorders, hormonal imbalances and liver disease. Gastrointestinal disorders, such as dyspepsia, gastritis and inflammatory gastrointestinal tract disorders like ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and constipation, have been linked with rosacea. Digestive issues associated with low stomach acid are thought to prevent proper absorption

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