Commonly known as the “24/7 Blush”, Rosacea is a skin condition causing redness on the patient’s nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. While it is not a contagious skin disease, it still needs to be treated timely to avoid further worsening. Here are the little-known but very powerful natural remedies for rosacea you probably haven't heard of.
One of the most misjudged and misdiagnosed skin conditions is Rosacea. What more dreadful is the lack of research for this skin problem. While rosacea is not considered as a “deadly” disease by the medical experts, it seems like no one is interested in studying the causes and treatments for this condition.
Rosacea is a common, non-contagious inflammatory skin ailment found on the face and appears as red, ‘blushing’ skin. Hence it is named as 24/7 blush. It is often misidentified as Eczema, Acne or a skin allergy. And the severity of the condition varies from patient to patient.
What Causes Rosacea?
Till date, no sure causes for Rosacea have been found. While many dermatologists believe that there are various triggers, which may develop Rosacea, these triggers differ among the sufferers. Trying to identify what is actually triggering Rosacea is the only way for the sufferers to determine how to best treat it. In addition, it is not necessarily that what may work for one affectant may not work for another.
According to dermatologists, the 5 key triggers of Rosacea are:
- Demodex Mites
- Blood vessel abnormalities
- Helicobacter Pylori
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
- Leaky Gut Syndrome
In order to treat Rosacea naturally at home, look at the below described home remedies that can get you instant relief.
Honey is rich in natural antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidant properties. In order to prevent breakouts of rosacea, nothing can be as effective as honey. It also helps keep the skin moisturized without making it oily.
Simply, massage 1-2 tablespoons of raw honey gently on your face. Leave it on for about 20 minutes and then wash it with lukewarm water. Pat dry and apply a light moisturizer. Doing this twice a week will help minimize inflammation and redness and promotes healing.
Fish Oil and Vitamin E
The Omega-3 fatty acids found in Fish Oil are rich in anti-inflammatory properties which help ease the inflammation caused by this condition. Vitamin E is effective in repairing damaged skin and reduces the redness caused by Rosacea. However, both of these do not have any effect on the mite population residing under the skin.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has proved to be very effective in various skin ailments including psoriasis, scabies, acne, etc. Likewise, some studies have found that tea tree oil is also helpful in killing off Demodex Mites. However, the key thing to keep in mind is that Tea Tree Oil should be at least 50% concentration otherwise it can be irritating on the skin and may potentially burn the skin.
Green tea has plenty of anti-carcinogen, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and phyto-protective properties that work collectively in an effective manner to treat rosacea. Intake of Green tea can help lower the skin’s reaction to UV light and helps avoid papules and spots from developing on the affected area. Simply drinking a green tea twice can keep your skin hydrated and enhances the healing process.
Prepare two cups of green tea and put it in the refrigerator for about half an hour. Soak a cloth in the cold tea and place over the affected skin area for a few minutes. This treatment will lessen redness and inflammation. Following this remedy twice daily for months can give you effective results.
While there are several other natural remedies to fight against this skin condition, like Olive leaf extract, unfortunately there isn't a lot of research into these cures.