Metro gel made my rosacea go bonkers.
I was prescribed desonide cream to use sparingly (it's a steroid)
I was also told to stay away from citrus, strawberries, spicy food, chocolate, and red wine. Derm did not think it was funny when I told him to just shoot me where I stood if I couldn't eat any of that.
Only washing my face with cool water, and using Aveeno products has helped somewhat. Sephora has some amazing concealing products - they're lightweight and don't agitate my skin, and they even things out very well...... (More Jeopardy music as I run to makeup bag...)
Sephora Skin Perfect CC cream (broad spectrum spf 20)
"Complete correction and coverage"
And it is awesome!