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Ep. 66: Managing Rosacea Naturally and Building Your Healthiest Skin with Joy McCarthy

This week, Joy shares her own skin journey with rosacea. She dives deep into the research she did to find the best approach to manage her symptoms to give you a solid foundation to care for your skin.
Feb 15, 2022 | Joy McCarthy

This week, Joy shares her own skin journey with rosacea and how it impacted her confidence. She dives deep into the research she did to find the best approach to manage her symptoms to give you a solid foundation to care for your skin. She knows rosacea is a multifactorial condition, so she shares her best tips to support your skin, inside and out.

In this episode she talks about:

  • Foods you should avoid to prevent flare ups
  • The best foods to eat to calm inflammation
  • What supplements can be beneficial for skin health
  • Her natural skincare routine
  • The best natural makeup

Joy McCarthy Quote Healing Rosacea Naturally Joyous Health Podcast

As a nutritionist, Joy knows that the health of your digestive system is directly reflected in the health of your skin. In this episode, she focuses on the importance of gut health and its role in not only rosacea, but also eczema, acne, and other skin disorders.

And you'll get the inside scoop on the best beauty products to care for sensitive, rosacea-prone skin! Joy shares her complete skin care routine so you can support your skin from the outside, too.

If you struggle with rosacea or red, inflamed skin you are going to love this episode! It’s packed with actionable tips that you can start incorporating into your life right away to support your softest, smoothest skin ever!


Episode Highlights:

  • Joy’s journey with moderate to severe rosacea
  • Common risk factors for and causes of rosacea
  • Why depression and anxiety are so common in folks with rosacea
  • What her dermatologist recommended and why she chose a different path
  • How weather can irritate the skin
  • What foods should you avoid if you have rosacea?
  • How vegetable oils are made and where they are found in the diet
  • What are high histamine foods?
  • Why fermented foods may not be the best choice for folks with rosacea
  • The difference between A1 and A2 casein and why it matters
  • What role does a healthy gut play in achieving vibrant, healthy skin?
  • Why going gluten free isn’t just a trend
  • The importance of learning your unique triggers- everyone is different!
  • How a food journal can help you discover your triggers.
  • What foods should you eat if you have rosacea?
  • The power of anti-inflammatory foods
  • Why cooking cruciferous vegetables may be necessary for optimal digestion
  • The best supplements for skin health
  • What probiotics are best for healthy skin?
  • Can supplements help lower histamine levels?
  • The magic of omega-3s and borage oil for skin health
  • Should you do the Dutch Test to check your hormone levels?
  • How Joy cares for her skin, naturally.
  • The best all-natural makeups for people with rosacea.


Joy McCarthy Quote Healing Rosacea Naturally Joyous Health Podcast


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Jenni   •   February 15, 2022

Hi Joy - what a fantastic podcast on rosacea!!! I agree with you in that there is very little good information out there on how to manage rosacea. I've had rosacea for at least 10 years. The dermatologists always gave me the same story about how it's genetic, no cure, just put this cream on. Last year I got serious about cleaning up my diet. I no longer eat dairy, corn, soy or gluten. I cut caffeine and alcohol as well. I also discovered my rosacea is triggered by too much fat and/or protein in my diet, so for this, I only eat meat once a day and limit my healthy fats where possible. In just 8 months, I feel better than I ever have before. My rosacea is still there but so much more manageable now. I really want to try some of the supplements you recommended and your skin care as well. Thank you Joy! Your podcast has been truly refreshing and insightful.

Joy McCarthy   •   February 16, 2022

Leanne   •   February 15, 2022

So informative thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ I have exema and get hives on chest and hands Iโ€™m g free lactose free refined sugar free Iโ€™m using your skincare line, started 2 weeks ago and Iโ€™m amazed at how hydrated my skin feels now. On this chat you mentioned you use cleanser then mix the magical mist with serum?? I spray my face with mist then apply serum. Can you advise on this please to clarify. Also is it safe to be out in sun with the hyaluronic in the serum with sunscreen on top? Which sunscreen ๐Ÿงด s best for super sensitive skin on face,and chest where exema turns to hives at times on chest area. Recently purchased consonant spf30 for face. I saw it on an older blog of yours. I canโ€™t find the link to the products and supplements you talked about. Please advise! Thanks again for all you do for all of us from recipes to blogs and fantastic skincare line.

Joy McCarthy   •   February 16, 2022

Leanne   •   February 16, 2022

Thanks Joy! I do take omega 369 would you also add In the boulardi or the borage oil? Iโ€™m also taking calcium and d vitamin and Imu-gen trying to calm sinus related allergies. Just concerned about being away I. The sun flaring up the exema which can turn to hives on chest. So is it safe to be in sun with the joyous health serum with sunscreen or do you need to avoid hyaluronic acid when being in sun? You are Such a joy, and wealth of knowledge thanks so much for all you do!

Joy McCarthy   •   February 16, 2022

Jennifer Gartner   •   February 17, 2022

Hi, Joy. How do we use the coupon for the DUTCH test? I thought only certified practitioners could order the test. Would we give the code to them? Thanks!

Joy McCarthy   •   February 22, 2022

JOURNEY TO GLOW   •   June 14, 2022

Why "manage" rosacea when you can HEAL? "Managing" keeps us in the old paradigm where a "cure" comes from the "outside", usually in the form of a pharmaceutical pill. (This thinking is unfortunately prominent in functional medicine, where pharmaceuticals are replaced by supplements). "Healing", on the other hand, allows us to step into a space of possibility, to listen to our body's innate wisdom, and to support it so it can do what it knows how to do best: heal. A shift in paradigm that will free us from the grip of our current sickcare system and one that is long overdue.

Joy McCarthy   •   June 14, 2022

Annelie E Molin   •   May 31, 2023

Would've preciated a transcrpit of this below, I cant remember all the products.

Joy McCarthy   •   May 31, 2023

Hailey   •   September 11, 2023

Hello, are there transcripts available for your podcasts? Thanks!

Joy McCarthy   •   September 12, 2023

Manoj Karki   •   September 14, 2023

Hello my name is Manoj Karki. I am form Nepal ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต. I don't know that I hane rosecea no but I went to many dermatologist to know that I am suffer or not. I found in my face that when I use sunscreen and moisturizer my nose don't become red but when I skip my moisturizer or sunscreen that the redness occurs in my face and the shape of my nose is also bumpy the tip side. I don't know I to heal it. If you have any idea please can you guide me to cure it miss joyous.

Joy McCarthy   •   September 14, 2023

Joan Schwaiko   •   January 6, 2024

Need help, have some rosacea but I find when I use HA it still makes my skin extremely dry also! Thx Joy ๐Ÿ’—

Joy McCarthy   •   January 9, 2024

Birgit   •   January 9, 2024

Thanks for this wonderful podcast. Very informative! I've had rosacea for over 10 years (I'm 54 now) and it's gotten a bit better by trying to reduce my histamines in foods. I'm going to try some of the supplements you recommend. I'm also curious about red light therapy. I heard you mention it on another episode (#102), and was wondering if you bought a device to use at home on a regular basis. I've thought many times of trying IPL, but am worried that it seems a bit "aggressive", and I am thinking red light therapy sounds gentler.

Joy McCarthy   •   January 15, 2024

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