Identifying triggers for rosacea can be difficult. Sometimes the initial flushing is missed as people are more often bothered by breakouts that can follow a few days later. There can be a delay in seeing the breakouts that makes it tougher to tie back to specific foods. When trying to identify triggers, it helps to get out a traditional month-at-a-glance calendar and track the worst days for rosacea flares. Focusing on routine aspects of your diet are far more helpful than the random menu item you happen to choose while on vacation! Many of my patients note early in the week flares. Sometimes this is triggered more by the red wine with a weekend dinner. If your rosacea is flaring early in the week but settles down through the week, focus on your weekend habits. If you start the week out great but feel like your skin spirals out of control during the week, take a good look at your routine habits during the week- such as, excess coffee or caffeine, lunch at work. Sometimes the issue is less diet and more stress related to incidents. This is worth keeping in mind if your flares are isolated to just a few days a month on your calendar but show no other signs of consistency.