What are heating foods?
Certain foods can heat your skin, causing it to appear reddened and sensitised. These foods are called ‘vasodilators’ and they heat your skin by increasing the blood flow through your fine capillary system. If you suffer from rosacea or flushed cheeks or nose, you will be particularly sensitive to heating foods.
Common heating foods: coffee, alcohol, caffeine (energy drinks, etc), chocolate, peanuts, cashews, nut butters containing peanuts or cashews, spicy foods, chilli, paprika, wasabi, hot curries, oranges (including orange juice), strawberries and very hot or cold foods.