Rosacea is a skin condition. Common symptoms include reddened skin, usually occurring on your cheeks and nose but capable of spreading to your forehead, back, chest and other areas. Redness can be chronic or occur during flare-ups. Other symptoms include enlarged, visible blood vessels and skin bumps.
The condition can be irritating and have a big impact on your confidence and self-esteem. Fortunately, there are many ways to treat rosacea naturally. Some of these treatments are readily available and can be applied at home.
Gel from the inner leaf of the aloe vera plant can be an effective topical remedy for rosacea. Simply harvest a leaf from a live aloe plant and apply inner gel directly to your skin. It’s possible to be sensitive or allergic to aloe vera, so do a patch test before you apply it to larger areas.
Like aloe, chamomile is common in moisturising skin products. It’s often used topically in herbal treatment for inflamed skin. Use a moisturising product appropriate for sensitive skin containing natural chamomile or use chamomile essential oil, which can be diluted and applied. You can also make chamomile tea, wait for it to cool, and apply as a skin wash or compress.
Green tea is very rich in antioxidants, making it a great home remedy for rosacea. Applying topical products containing green tea is the best option for treating rosacea. Cooled green tea used in a compress can also be helpful.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil can be used topically to improve rosacea. Dilute lavender essential oil in a carrier oil and apply to your skin. Alternatively, mix some drops in your favourite moisturiser. Use about five drops for every 30g of product.
Niacinamide is a B vitamin found in foods, and is often extracted into creams and lotions for topical skin conditions. Niacinamide can prevent and relieve skin flushing caused by rosacea. Purchase creams containing niacinamide and follow label directions.
Oatmeal is one of the older home remedies for rosacea. It’s thought to strengthen skin and reduce water loss, which may reduce the severity of symptoms. Some skin products, like face masks, include oatmeal as an ingredient. You can also mix a couple tablespoons of oatmeal with water and apply directly to your skin.
In addition to home remedies, some lifestyle changes can help you manage your rosacea and avoid rosacea’s most common triggers.
- Create a routine to manage stress and anxiety, both of which can trigger flare-ups
- Keep a food diary to find and remove trigger foods from your diet
- Eat anti-inflammatory foods like kale, ginger and avocados
- Wear sunscreen whenever you go outside to prevent rosacea flare-ups from sun exposure and UV rays.
Talk with your doctor before supplementing any prescribed medication with alternatives.
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