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Three ways to ease post-workout rosacea

Doing rigorous exercise may be good for your heart, but it can also be a trigger for flare-ups if you suffer from rosacea. Luckily you don’t have to give up your workout routine for the sake of your skin. Here are three ways to reduce the effects of exercise on your rosacea while staying fit.

Have shorter workouts Rather than spending an hour exercising a couple of times a week, try opting for shorter, more frequent workout sessions. You’ll be doing the same amount of exercise but it will put less strain on your body.

Cool down Steer clear of exercising outside on very sunny days. Try sticking to a gym with air-conditioning and be sure to keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your session. When you’re done working out, place a cold wet cloth on your face to cool your skin down.

Try low-intensity exercise When exercising, try choosing low-intensity activities like yoga or swimming. These are less likely to cause flare-ups than more rigorous sports such as biking or running.