Rosacea is more of a systemic problem than just a simple skin rash. It is a chronic condition that is characterised by facial redness and pimples. It is not the disease but the symptom of the disease that will affect the body over a period of time. Treatments are administered in form of topical steroids that generally may worsen the condition. Hence, it is more beneficial to consider natural alternative course of treatment. There are many natural and alternative methods of treatment, out of which you have to decide the best course of action for yourself depending upon your lifestyle and symptoms.
Natural Cure For Rosacea
Glycolic acid peels are professionally applied for two to five minutes every two to four weeks. Mild stinging and burning sensation will occur and some people will experience peeling for several days after the peel. Though it may help improve and control rosacea, these peels should be used with caution as everybody cannot tolerate them.
People suffering from rosacea are generally very sensitive to the Sun and their condition worsens on even slight exposure. Hence, sun exposure must be avoided at all costs. A wide brimmed hat and a sunscreen lotion with SPF 30 or higher provides greater protection from the sun.
Soaking face in a dilute vinegar soak or using a solution of one part vinegar and six parts water to clean the face daily is generally very helpful for people suffering with rosacea. Vinegar is a natural antiseptic and can keep away a lot of yeasts and bacteria. Also Apple Cider Vinegar is very useful in maintaining a balance in the pH level of the body. This can be consumed internally by mixing two table spoons of apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water or by applying externally on the skin.
Stress is another one of the most common triggers of rosacea. Various stress management techniques can be used like yoga, pranayam, tai chi. One can take up sports such as tennis, Squash etc. Also one can take up regular jogs or morning walks. Maintaining a regular routine goes a long way to help manage stress.
Vitamin C, Grape Seed Extract and Cod Liver oil are well known natural anti inflammatory agents and will strengthen the walls of the blood vessels and decreases the swelling in the affected area. If these remedies are continued regularly a vast difference will be noticed within ninety days.
Chamomile has anti inflammatory properties and hence can be used to significantly reduce the redness and also to prevent infection for a person suffering from rosacea. Apply a soaked tea bag of chamomile directly on the affected area regularly for a few minutes several times in a day.
Green tea is a potent anti inflammatory and antiseptic agent. This can therefore be very soothing if applied externally on the affected area. For the external application steep the tea bag in hot water for a few minutes and cool. Then apply this bag on the affected area. Or simply soak the tea bag directly on the affected area. This regime must be followed regularly for a few days and soon you will notice relief from the symptoms. Also regular consumption of green tea will boost the immune system.
Smoking, Spicy food, caffine, alcohol are well known triggers for rosacea and need to be avoided at all costs. It is always useful to keep a food diary and other triggers that flare the symptoms of rosacea as these triggers may be different for different individuals. Probiotics and pancreatic lipase enzymes can be used to improve digestion.
Aloe Vera Gel And Tea Tree Oil
Aloe Vera gel is very good for the skin and has soothing effect on the skin affected by rosacea. Apply the gel directly on the affected area twice a day This regime must be followed everyday to eventually cure rosacea. Tea tree oil has powerful antiseptic and anti inflammatory effect and rubbing the oil on the infected area regularly will cure the disease naturally.
Mix two tablespoon oatmeal in little water and rub the oatmeal over the affected area. Oatmeal is a powerful soothing agent and hence soothes the itchiness and reduces redness and also works as an anti inflammatory agent to heal rosacea.
Soak three tea bags of either chamomile tea or green tea, in boiling water and steep for ten minutes. After this put the bowl in the refrigerator, and then use on the affected area . This is a very effective method to cure rosacea and reduces the inflammation and redness caused by the disease effectively.