Rosacea flare-ups are caused by certain triggers that can be environmental, chemical, or emotional. Sun exposure, spicy food, and blushing can all lead to prolonged facial redness but triggers vary between individuals. While finding these triggers and avoiding them is an essential part of managing rosacea, medications are usually prescribed as well to get flare-ups under control. A rosacea cream is the most commonly used treatment along with laser and light therapy and sometimes systemic medications. In most cases of mild to moderate rosacea, a topical is the first-line treatment and is usually effective at getting a flare-up under control without the need to resort to a systemic medication.