5 Ways to Treat Rosacea Organically

5 Ways to Treat Rosacea Organically

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Around 14 million Americans suffer from rosacea, an inflammatory skin disorder that appears in women and men over age thirty. The condition is characterized by little reddish pustules in a mask-like pattern on the face, often accompanied by an overall reddish blush. Rosacea can be very subtle, or it can be quite noticeable, and it can be a cause of embarrassment and self-consciousness.

There are effective drug treatments for rosacea, but there are also some excellent organic remedies:

1. Oatmeal – Oatmeal is a anti-prutic agent that relieves itching. It has polysaccharides and proteins which attach to each other and create a layer that protects the skin. Rub a paste of oatmeal and water on the affected area and leave it for a few minutes. Then wash it off gently and dry with a soft towel.

2. Lavender – Lavender has excellent anti-inflammatory properties. Mix a good quantity of lavender oil with almond oil, olive or jojoba oil. After cleansing your face, massage the mixture into the affected area gently, using your fingertips. If you experience any allergic reaction, discontinue this treatment.

3. Sunscreen – Exposure to the sun can increase the incidence of rosacea; research shows 81 percent of flareups are triggered by sun. Always use a good sun block when you go outside, as well as sunglasses, a broad-brimmed hat, and use an umbrella at the beach.

4. Oil cleansing – Oil cleansing has been used for acne, including the acne caused by rosacea, for centuries. Oil is used to cleanse the pores of the skin and remove impurities, and this is much more effective than the use of soap, as it is non-irritating. Mix half a teaspoon of olive oil and mix it with one to four teaspoons of castor oil. Massage the oil into the face in small circles. Then apply a hot wet washcloth to the affected areas, allowing the steam to open the pores and remove the toxins. Afterwards, gently wipe the face to remove the oil. Use this treatment three times weekly.

5. Apple cider vinegar toner – The surface of your skin has a natural acid mantle that prevents infection and controls the production of oil. When the skin is inflammed with rosacea, it is helpful to add more acid. Apple cider vinegar is a healthful, safe acidic treatment. Soak a cotton ball, and rub it generously into the skin every day.

Many people who have experienced rosacea have found these treatments to be just as effective as their chemical-based counterparts.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I have a friend that has this condition. I use the Adrienne Arpel hyalauraunic acid and Vitamin A capsules that she sells for anti aging, followed by the Silk’n deep penetrating infrared heat unit, that helps it penetrate, as well as kill the sub dermal bacteria, which keeps it from reoccurring. I then follow that by another capsule she also sells that has the Argan Oil and Bayobob in it. That is VERY SOOTHING. I combine that with the use of the Dermawand on it to then help that penetrate. This has been an ongoing treatment finding expedition since it occurred several years ago and we didn’t know what it even was… This has been an encouraging journey and one that has brought hope to an otherwise curse on his face. It has helped almost eliminate this ugly and unrelenting condition for him. Also, if there is an area that is persistent, I use some cortisone cream on that specific area.

    I tried Vit C oil, olive oil and all it did was clog the pores and make the condition worse by irritating the already inflamed skin. I would think that any application of anything topical such as the recommended cider vinegar, would burn like crazy. You are trying to calm the skin down, not irritate it.

    This process has to be done at least once a week and until I got it under control, I did this daily for him. He is a happier person and much freer of this horrible condition.
    Also, if this condition travels and gets into your eyes, which it did for him, it can cause vision problems that is why I took it seriously and started this regimen for him.This has helped contain it and keep it from reproducing and spreading. It seems to kill that bacteria at the root.

    I am so happy I could help fight this ugly, antagonizing problem. I hope you will get some of her capsules and start your treatment if you suffer from this. It really helps with or without out the Silk’n infrared, but that infrared helps kill any bacteria under the skin without being invasive

  2. Sounds like a marketing/sales pitch to me. All the products that your friend sells just happen to be used to get rid of Rosacea. Really? Are you a Dermatologist? Too many “I’s” in this message. Just curious how you are qualified to mix/match all of the “friends” ingredients to create a magic formula for effective treatment. What specifically is your occupation and why are you qualified to do this? Why not tell everyone what kind of a “kickback” you get for the extra sales? I have news for you. I have this condition, and apple cider vinegar takes care of it. You “snake oil” sales folks make me want to puke.

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