Many people suffer from skin disorders, but rosacea seems to be the hardest hitting of skin issues and one that can truly hurt a person’s confidence and self-esteem. This condition causes some blood vessels in the face to actually get bigger, and the result is a flushed look of red on the cheeks and sometimes on the forehead, nose and chin. Some people get rosacea so bad that their entire face looks inflamed. This skin condition makes a person look very different, but it can also cause the person to feel pain and discomfort.
For these reasons, there is cause to treat this skin disorder—sometimes on a regular basis. There are some medications and creams out there that say they can treat rosacea, however most people find that there are side effects with these options of treatment. Fortunately, home remedies can make all the difference. Below, you will find ten key home remedies for treating and eliminating rosacea.
1. Chamomile Tea Compresses
- Chamomile is the most calming of teas. People drink it to calm their physical body and mind, and you can also use it to calm flared-up skin from rosacea.
- Simply make a pitcher of chamomile tea in the usual fashion. Put the pitcher into the fridge to cool.
- When you have a rosacea flare-up, dip a wash cloth into the tea, soak it and apply it to the affected skin to calm it.
2. Tea Tree Oil
- Tea tree oil is a natural oil that is used to treat many skin disorders, including acne, scars and rosacea.
- When you see a flare up of your rosacea coming about, start by mixing a few drops of this pungent oil with a carrier oil like jojoba.
- Directly apply the oil mixture to the rosacea to calm it.
3. Aloe Vera
- Many people use aloe vera regularly on their skin. It can be used on scars, burns and to calm sunburns or peeling skin.
- Buy an aloe vera plant to keep in your home, and cut a leaf when you need it for rosacea.
- Apply the liquid from the leaf to the affected area of the skin.
4. Cool Wash Cloth Compress
- Rosacea flare ups draw heat from the body as the pores enlarge. The blood vessels warm your face, so to cool them, use a cool wash cloth compress.
- This is simple. Put a dry and clean washcloth under very cold running water until soaked. Squeeze and twist the cloth to get as much water out of it as you can.
- Hold the cold cloth against your skin. Lay down if you can on your back and leave the compress on your face for 10 or more minutes. Remove when the flare-up calms down.
5. Apple Masks
- Apples have wonderful conditioning and moisturizing ingredients in them.
- To create a mask from apples, simply peel and core one apple, then create a sauce from it by boiling and stirring it. Cool the sauce.
- Thicken the applesauce with 1 tbsp of honey, and apply the paste to the skin as a mask for 30 minutes. Do this every 3 days.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar
- Vinegars of all kinds have natural anti-inflammatory properties, and natural, organic apple cider vinegar is especially good at calming inflammation.
- Simply purchase a bottle of this, and take apple cider vinegar as a dose each day. 1 to 2 tablespoons should suffice.
- If you can’t stand the taste of it, simply start adding apple cider vinegar to your salad dressings and juice smoothies.
7. Licorice Extract
- Licorice extract like apple cider vinegar has excellent properties for reducing inflammation.
- You can take licorice extract as a dietary supplement. Find these supplements in your local drugstore or online at select retail outlet sites.
- Take your new supplement on a daily basis to see if it helps with the flare-ups you see from rosacea. Remember, licorice candy is not a replacement for this extract.
8. Drink Green Tea
- The amazing effects of green tea extend to weight loss, more energy and rosacea.
- Start replacing your daily mug of coffee with green tea, and you may see your rosacea flareups come to a halt.
- You can drink green tea warm, or make a refreshing chilled drink out of it.
9. Flaxseed or Fish Oil on a Regular Basis
- Most people need more DHA in their bodies. DHA is an essential fatty acid found in fish and flaxseed oil. If you don’t have enough of it, rosacea may flare-up.
- To keep rosacea at bay, start taking a flaxseed oil supplement for your necessary dose of daily DHA.
- Flaxseed can be taken as a gel pill, or you can try to eat fish or flaxseed grounds on a daily basis for your dose.
- You may have heard of oatmeal for treating sunburnt skin, and it is good for rosacea too.
- Add some fresh oats to 1 cup of water, and allow them to soak until you have a paste.
- Apply your oatmeal paste to the skin, and let it sit for about 20 minutes before wiping off.
Remember, in addition to these home remedies, keeping up your general health and wellness will help to reduce the signs and symptoms of rosacea. In this realm, start by keeping your stress levels as low as possible. Sometimes, flare ups of rosacea can be triggered by excess stress and anxiety.
In addition, make sure you avoid foods that you may be sensitive to as rosacea can also be brought about wen you eat certain foods that you have slight allergies to. Other than that, follow the guidelines found in this article and use these remedies to effectively and quickly treat your rosacea.
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