10 Best natural home remedies for rosacea
Rosacea is a skin condition that is quite common and it affects about one in ten people, to one degree or another. It is a skin condition that causes redness in the face and can be the cause of stinging sensations, spots and visible blood vessels in the skin. The condition can occur in both men and women, but is more commonly found in women and, despite how common it is, very little is actually known about the causes of rosacea. The condition can be painful and it can affect people’s self-confidence and self-esteem, and although there is no known cure for rosacea, the effects of the condition can be minimised by treatment. Here are ten natural home remedies that you can use to self-treat rosacea:
1. Avoid the Rosacea triggers
Although the cause of the condition is unknown, a number of triggers that can cause outbreaks in sufferers have been identified. They include: alcohol, caffeine, exposure to weather extremes, very hot drinks, spicy food and strenuous exercise. The triggers can vary between people, but if you can identify your triggers and avoid them, you will experience fewer outbreaks of the redness in your skin.
2. Cucumber mask
Home remedies for rosacea also include cucumber mask. The visible redness that appears in a rosacea flare-up is caused by the blood vessels becoming enlarged and you can help reduce that with cucumber. Blend a fresh cucumber and apply to face like a mask, and then leave it on for about ten minutes before washing off with cold water. If you repeat the treatment every other day, you should start to see an improvement in a few weeks.
3. Raw food diet
Raw food diet consists of consuming mainly unprocessed, uncooked, organic, raw food, such as fruit, vegetables, leafy greens, seeds and nuts. Many people who changed their lifestyle and started to follow raw food diet (or, at least, included plenty of raw food into their daily consumption) report amazing benefits of this lifestyle, and one of them is intense body detox and reduction or total disappearance of rosacea flare-ups. Please feel free to read the article on what is raw food diet and what are its benefits here.
4. Aloe Vera
Another one of popular home remedies for rosacea is Aloe Vera. It is well known for its soothing, anti-inflammatory properties and it can be used to reduce the effects of rosacea flare-ups. Apply aloe Vera, twice a day, to the affected area and it should help calm the redness. (Make sure you are not allergic to Aloe Vera juice before applying it to your face.)
A slightly less well known treatment for rosacea is oatmeal. Mix two tablespoons of oatmeal with four tablespoons of water and gently rub the mixture onto your face. The oatmeal will soothe itching and reduce the redness in the skin.
6. Chamomile tea, cold compress
Cold compress of chamomile tea is another one of great home remedies for rosacea. A cold compress will help to reduce the enlargement of the blood vessels and soothe the redness of the inflation. Soak three chamomile tea bags in 85° water for ten minutes, cool, and leave the tea in the fridge. Soak a towel in the chilled tea and hold it to your face and it will soothe and reduce the redness of rosacea.
7. Flaxseed oil
Flaxseed oil has many health benefits and it can also be of help with rosacea too. Take a two tablespoons of flaxseed oil a day and it will provide the essential fatty acids that will help to reduce the inflation that rosacea causes.
Rosacea can also be triggered by bacteria, so regular face cleansing with raw honey can help prevent flare-ups as well. Honey has both anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, so it can be a very effective remedy when the rosacea is being caused by microbes.
9. Apple mask
Another mask that some people have found to be very effective is a mask made out of fresh apples. Blend some apple into a smooth paste and apply it you face. Leave it on for five or ten minutes and then wash off with cool water.
10. Green Tea
Green tea is another one of well known home remedies for rosacea. Green tea has powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, so rubbing some cooled green tea on your face or using it in a cold compress can also reduce the redness of rosacea.
Caution: Natural home remedies for rosacea can be effective for some people, while doing nothing at all for others; we strongly recommend to consult your doctor before trying any self treatments.
Do you know some other home remedies for rosacea?