If you have rosacea, you’ve probably had many appointments with your dermatologist, but probably haven’t found the right remedy yet. For rosacea sufferers choosing the right treatment is important because while some people find relief from prescription medication, many don’t and can even see an increase in pain and redness.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a skin condition often mistaken for acne. Those with rosacea not only experience acne-like pustules, but also often have red skin, small visible capilarries, blush easily, and sometimes have a red, swollen nose. While these symptoms are mostly just superficial, they can be detrimental to the sufferer’s self esteem and emotional health. Especially since most people with rosacea are older than the average acne sufferer.
Relief from Rosacea:
While nothing cures rosacea permanently, many people have found relief and significant improvement from herbal remedies. Here are just a few herbal medications that may be able to offer you some relief.
* Licorice. The herb, not the candy. It can be applied topically once a day to help reduce facial redness.
* Green Tea. Green tea is recommended for treating all sorts of conditions, including rosacea. While drinking it helps, you can get more high powered treatment by applying the tea directly to your skin. There are creams that are manufactured that you can apply daily to your face and other affected areas.
* B Vitamins. Some studies have shown that rosacea symptoms can be correlated to a deficiency of riboflavin, a type or B vitamin. Creams containing Niacinamide, which is a type of B3, have also been used topically to reduce swelling and treat rosacea.
* Apple Cider Vinegar. This has been touted as a natural cure to almost any skin issue along with other illnesses. Many doctors believe that rosacea symptoms may actually be caused by a digestive disorder. Try drinking a glass of water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in it to aid digestion and ease symptoms. You may also consider taking digestive enzymes, especially if you also have indigestion.
* Azealiac Acid. This is available in cream form and helps fight the bacterium that causes the pustules associated with rosacea.
Remember when using alternative cures for rosacea or anything else, that herbal or natural does not necessarily mean safe. You should always use tested and trusted products and always check with your doctor or medical professional before using any herbal remedy.
While all of these treatments have been shown to be effective against rosacea, they’ve also been shown to take several months to work. Just like traditional treatments, they aren’t going to work overnight. But if you have patience, you should eventually see results.
In addition to adding herbal remedies to your rosacea treatment, there are some things you might want to take out of your daily routine to treat your symptoms.
Many doctors believe rosacea and other skin conditions are caused by allergies to food or chemicals that come in contact with the skin. Try keeping a journal of diet, skin care products, and the condition of your skin. You may find that specific things trigger symptoms. If you know what they are, then you can avoid them and find relief naturally.