Rosacea is an irritating, chronic skin condition that affects millions of people. It presents as inflammation, redness and flushing of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead or eyelids. Skin affected by rosacea can also be couperose, but with rosacea
you also get an acne-like papules with an appearance of lumps and bumps.
It is chronic congestion primarily on the cheeks and nose.
The cause and treatment of rosacea is a primary skin care concern.
The cause is UNKNOWN, but may be due to heredity, bacteria, mites, or fungus.
Certain factors are known to aggravate the condition.
Vasodilation (vascular dilation) of the blood vessels make rosacea worse.
Spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine, extreme temperatures, heat, sun, and stress aggravate Rosacea.
Rosacea is thought to be more prevalent now due to an aging population as well as the increased
use of medications, strong exfoliating products, and treatments in today's society.
1 An elimination diet of any known irritants is a great starting point. Besides, if you're looking to be toxin free and want great skin, you want to be eating mostly real food. (Organic Fruits & Veggies)(Healthy Fats)(Clean Protein - grass fed beef)(Anti-Inflammatory Foods & Herbs)
2 Following a consistent skin care routine is essential for couperose skin and rosacea. Use gentle, fragrance-free products containing natural, certified-organic ingredients like calendula, chamomile and aloe vera.
3 That notorious perfume that smells sweet to you, may be triggering your rosacea. And if you're using fragranced skin care products, STOP! There's no regulation against all types of chemical ingredients in products under the title of "fragrance” or "parfum.” The exact ingredients are protected as trade secrets and don't have to be disclosed on the label. What this means is that there could be any one of over 3,000 chemicals like phthalates, parabens, and synthetic musks in your fragranced products and perfumes and any one of them could be triggering your rosacea (not to mention a bunch of other undesirable side effects).
4 Exercising and heating your core temperature can cause redness and flushing that can last for weeks. Aim for low-intensity or moderate workouts in a well-ventilated room for no longer than 45 minutes. Drink plenty of water during, before and after. (Meditaton, Prayer, Journaling, Exercise)
5 Some of the best DIY internal remedies for rosacea include flaxseed oil, zinc, probiotics, and vitamin C.
6 Always wash your face with lukewarm water. Very hot or cold water can cause blood to rush to the face and cause more redness.
7 Using the right products can help strengthen capillary walls, soothe the skin and reduce the appearance of redness. (If using cosmetics, choose gentle & organic)
8 Use a good moisturizer helps reduce redness and prevent burning, stinging, itching and irritation. (Helps restore skin's barrier)
CARING FOR ROSACEA
Soothing and calming ingredients
and treatments will help calm the skin
and decrease inflammation.
According to a survey conducted by the
National Society of Rosacea
The most common triggers for sufferers are the following:
(You may want to look at eliminating or minimizing.)
Sun exposure 81% - Both UVA and UVB rays can trigger a short-term flare up and aggravate the condition.
Emotional stress 79%
Hot weather 75%
Heavy exercise 56%
Alcohol consumption 52%
Hot baths 51%
Cold weather 46%
Certain foods 45% - Known irritants include: Spices found in Asian cooking, sausages, black pepper, vinegar, mustard, garlic, onions, citrus, chocolate, some nuts, papaya, beans, tomatoes and wheat germ.
Additives 45% - MSG (Monosodium glutamate), benzoate, sulphites, nitrites and food dyes.
Indoor heat 41%
Fragranced Skin-Care Products and Perfumes 41%
Heated beverages 36%
Certain cosmetics 27%
Medications (specifically stimulants) 15%
Medical conditions 15%
Certain fruits 13%
Marinated meats 10%
Certain vegetables 9%
Dairy products 8%
ANCIENT MEDICINE TODAY
ROSACEA TREATMENT: NATURAL OPTIONS
MANAGE STRESS LEVELS
COLLAGEN PROTEIN POWDER
LIVER DETOXIFICATION - Milk Thistle, Bupleurum
Roman Chamomile - Helps cell re-growth and encourages healing of damaged skin.
Geranium & Rose - Contains properties that cause contraction of skin cells.
Tea Tree - Helps with dermatologic infections & inflammatory conditions,
Lavender - Has calming & anti-inflammatory effects on the skin
Some of the BEST Essential Oils and Supplements for Rosacea treatments for reducing skin inflammation include:
Aloe Vera Gel (used topically on the skin)
Raw honey (used topically on the skin)
Essential oils: Chamomile, Geranium, Rose, Tea Tree, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Rosemary and Thyme Essential Oils have all been found to fight skin inflammation and help treat sensitive skin.