Rosacea can be very frustrating, when you deal with almost constant flushing of the face, itching and burning sensations, and the pimples of rosacea if you get them. While there are some dermatologist-recommended treatment, there are also some holistic remedies if you’re looking for a more natural approach.
Oatmeal paste has been long associated with skin care for its ability to help nourish and soothe the skin. For this remedy, you will want to try blending a cup of ground oats with a ½ cup of water until it has a thick, pasty consistency. Apply it lightly to the area that is in question, and let it sit for at least 15 – 20 minutes. After the time has passed, simply rinse it off without scraping or disturbing the skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar
People who are in the know about apple cider vinegar use it to help balance the pH levels in the body. It is also great for the pH of the skin, so drinking it can possibly help with the symptoms of rosacea. Take a teaspoon of raw apple cider vinegar and mix it with a cup of water. You can add a small amount of juice or honey to help with flavor if you wish.
These simple vegetables contain ascorbic acid and caffeic acid, which are both great for skin because they help to reduce irritations and various types of swelling. That makes cucumber a great aid in treating rosacea. The effects of cucumber are the reason why cucumbers are often depicted being put over the eyes of people at the spa.
Green tea has extremely powerful anti-inflammatory agents that can help you to soothe the symptoms of rosacea. Green tea is also very inexpensive to buy, so that is another plus. All you have to do is make a cup of green tea and let it cool down for a bit. Take a face towel and place it in the cool tea, and place the tea soaked cloth over the affected area. Treat as often as is needed. In fact, you can also drink the tea to gain its benefits, so doing both is definitely recommended.
Essential Oils That Help With Rosacea
There are also many essential oils that are amazing for helping to treat your rosacea, including:
Jojoba Essential Oil
This will be the first of the oils discussed because this is a great oil to be used as a carrier oil. Jojoba oil is extracted from jojoba seeds, and bears a similarity to the oil that is naturally produced by your skin. It is mild and very unlikely to cause any sort of irritation to the skin, so that makes it a particular utility for those suffering with rosacea. It’s also great for keeping the skin properly moisturized by keeping the moisture from evaporating easily.
Lavender oil is extracted from the petals of the lavender plant by using steam distillation. Lavender oil is one of the most popular essential oils of all time, and it’s is one of the best oils for rosacea because of its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It also has antibacterial and antimicrobial effects that are very useful for other types of ailments.
This essential oil has a very high concentration of a fatty acid called GLA. GLA is important for the body because it is needed to produce and maintain healthy cellular membranes so that cells can properly absorb nutrients. Rosehip oil is very good for keeping the skin’s natural oils intact and on the surface of the skin.
Rosewood Essential Oil
Rosewood oil is known for maintaining the elasticity of the skin. It is most often mixed with other essential oils that have effects related to aiding healing patients with rosacea.
Carrier Oils and Safety
Just to begin, it’s important to know a few things. When you use essential oils, you always want to use them with a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil, because the pure oil could be too much and cause irritation on your skin. Always make sure that you do a small test area on your skin to make sure that you aren’t allergic to the oils.
Are Your Oil Pure?
Lastly, be sure your essential oils are 100% pure. They should say pure essential oils somewhere on the bottle or package. Avoid anything that says a fragrance oil, as this is NOT the same thing. Those are used for fragrance and won’t contain the same health benefits as these other oils.