Published: 01/17/2015 - Updated: 05/18/2018
Author: MSc. Miriam Reyes
Although Rosacea still has not final cure, you can make a lot of headway by reducing stress, practicing some sort of relaxation technique, and avoiding alcoholic beverages.
RosaceaItching and discomfort
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes anything from marks on the skin to outbreaks, like acne. These cause discomfort and irritation. In spite of the fact that the cause or origin of this condition has, unfortunately, still not been detected, there are still a few ways to prevent it.
Did you know that there are also risk factors for contracting it? It’s true. According to some specialists, it is more common in women than in men, although when men do suffer from these symptoms, it tends to be chronic and severe.
What does Rosacea look like?
This chronic skin condition consists of cutaneous facial inflammation that could appear around the nose, the cheeks, the chin and the forehead. In more advanced states, it could even affect the eyes and eyelids.
What to do
If you want to avoid contracting this condition, you must:
Avoid sun exposure: If you want to spend a day at the beach or walk around on a sunny afternoon, do not do so before first applying sunscreen.
Reduce stress: emotional disorders, tension, and nerves could aggravate this ailment. We recommend practicing some sort of relaxation therapy, which could be yoga or tai chi.
Avoid liquor: to prevent this illness from progressing or appearing, you must limit your consumption of alcoholic beverages. Likewise, if consuming liquids, they shouldn’t be too hot.
Avoid heavily seasoned foods.
It’s best not to exposed yourself to sudden temperature changes, or changes in wind, hot baths, or other products that could irritate the skin as these could unleash these skin episodes.
Natural Treatments fo Rosacea:
Try to give yourself olive oil massages two or three times a week, rubbing in a circular motion.
Your skin should always be clean. Clean it with a cotton ball and a bit of apple cider vinegar diluted in water.
Don’t forget to use 100% natural soaps, like chamomile or glycerine.
If you feel some sort of discomfort, apply cold chamomile or thyme tea compresses, which will help reduce inflammation in the reddened area, and will definitely prevent greater complications.
It’s not a secret for anyone that cucumber is one of the most beneficial vegetables for skin. It simultaneously nourished and reduces inflammation. So do not hesitate in applying in; cut a few slices and place them over your face, for five minutes, then change them out with fresh slices.
One does of vitamin B and one tablespoon of brewer’s yeast daily will also help improve rosacea symptoms.
Vitamin C with bioflavonoids helps reduce skin inflammation, and reduces outbreak frequency.
Aloe vera mask
This is an ancient and traditional recipe for reducing rosacea inflammation. I found it on the web, and I hope it helps. That being said, before any sort of application, you should always consult your doctor beforehand, because a lot of components could seem harmless, but you might actually be allergic to them.
Aloe vera pulp
Concentrated infusion made from a birch infusion. Boil half a glass of water and let 10 birch leaves steep in it. Once the infusion has cooled to room temperature, add enough aloe pulp (gel) to create a cream. Apply as a mask, let set for 20 minutes, them rinse with warm water.
You can control this problem with care and treatment. Reducing rosacea symptoms only takes time and effort.
Revised by: Dra. Loredana Lunadei on 05/18/2018
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