Rosacea is a chronic skin problem that normally appears on a person’s cheeks, forehead, and nose and usually affects people between thirty and fifty years of age, man or woman. It generally starts off as minor redness (or blushing) that may appear and disappear all by itself. But for some people, over time that redness develops into more frequent and persistent flushing of the skin, red lines, dry or even burning/itching skin and even bumps or pus-filled pimples. If you are affected by rosacea, keep reading for some rosacea home remedies that you might not be aware of.
Rosacea Home Remedies
There are a lot of different treatment options for rosacea. Some can only be prescribed by your dermatologist (generally for more severe cases) others are available using products you have lying around the house or at least extremely easy to find at a local store.
Oatmeal has long been known for its soothing properties on a variety of skin conditions. It has anti-inflammatory effects, and is both cleansing and moisturizing to the skin. An easy way to take advantage of this remedy is by soaking freshly ground oats in water, applying the remedy to your face, and leaving for 10 minutes before rinsing it off.
It might be confusing as to how taking probiotics could affect rosacea and skin discoloration, but the health of your digestive system has a huge impact on a large part of your body, including your skin. A poor intestinal lining can become leaky and release toxins throughout your body, which can lead to inflammation, even in the skin. By improving your digestive health through the use of probiotics, you can stop this process in its tracks. Find a high quality probiotic supplement and take it on a regular basis and you should see an improvement in the condition of your skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar
There are many health issues that the consumption of apple cider vinegar can help with, and rosacea is one of them. Consume 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed into water, morning and night. Apple cider vinegar balances the body’s pH and you should see relief from your rosacea from 6-8 weeks after the start of this treatment.
Another natural remedy to relieve you of red skin and rosacea is through the topical use of one of the most popular teas, which is chamomile. Simply steep a few teabags in two cups of hot water, refrigerate until cool and then apply to your face with a washcloth. Continue applying the tea until you feel relief.
Essential oil of lavender is a great way to bring relief to those suffering from rosacea. Put a few drops onto a cotton ball and dab it onto the area of your face that has been affected. Be sure to purchase a high quality essential oil. Great addition to your rosacea home remedies.
It goes without saying that what you eat can have a huge impact on your skin. If your body has a hard time processing certain foods, it can cause leaky gut syndrome, which leads to widespread inflammation as we mentioned above. Sometimes this happens without people necessarily knowing about it. When you clean your diet of any foods that are an issue to you, this will set you on a path to a healthier digestive system, which means healthier skin as well. If you aren’t sure what those negative foods are, we recommend that you seek help from your doctor as there are tests available to help you determine what foods your body can and can’t tolerate. Most of the time, replacing greasy/processed food with more natural foods (vegetables, fruits, healthy fats, etc.) is enough to get you on the right track.
Rosacea is difficult to deal with, but is not something you are doomed to tolerate the rest of your life, especially if you keep these rosacea home remedies in your arsenal. Through the use of these natural methods, you should be able to conquer your rosacea and improve the condition of your skin. Try some of these methods today and see what a difference they can make. If you have already tried some of these, we would love to get your feedback on whether you were successful or not. Just use the comment form below. Until next time!