Rosacea-affected skin is very sensitive and extremely difficult to manage. Improvement is unlikely if you do not follow some basic rules. You should avoid excessive exposure to heat and sun; hot baths are also contraindicated. You should avoid very hot, spicy or sour food, as well as strong tea or coffee. Alcoholic drinks are strongly discouraged, especially red wine. All products applied to the skin must be extremely gentle and free of dyes, scents and preservatives.