Is there a natural cure for rosacea? Although there is currently no medical cure for this embarrassing condition there are several ways to control and manage your rosacea symptoms using natural remedies and treatment methods.
Doctors say that once you have rosacea, you always have it. That's not really what we want to hear!! There is hope though, because our bodies are amazing in their ability to heal.
In fact, some people with rosacea have noticed their symptoms have completely disappeared once they began using more natural remedies for rosacea that allowed their bodies to reduce inflammation and clear out some of the internally generated heat that creates the symptoms.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition which affects millions of men and women in North America. It is characterized by flushing and extreme redness of the skin, pustules and red bumps, itchiness, and sometimes (in extreme cases), hives on the skin.
One of the worse parts of rosacea is the embarrassment that comes when you suddenly have a huge bout of facial flushing. It just makes you want to crawl into a hole, and can be severely debilitating for some rosacea sufferers.
Rosacea mostly affects the face, but can also affect the chest and neck. Mild to severe cases affect both men and women between the ages of 30-50. Researchers do not yet know what causes rosacea.
The typical treatment by physicians is an oral medication along with a topical gel. These do work for many people, but usually only for a time.
A natural rosacea cure focuses on your whole being, including your lifestyle, the cause of rosacea, your personal triggers, and using topical ointments directly on your skin.
Many people suffering with rosacea have discovered that taking good care of themselves, not only health wise, but also emotionally is ultimately the best natural cure for rosacea.
Stress can trigger all kinds of skin eruptions including rosacea, and so it is an important part of any natural treatment plan for rosacea.
Some people with this skin condition have discovered that if they control the types of foods they eat daily, their breakouts become more manageable.
Foods that seem to exacerbate the symptoms of rosacea include:
There could be others, but these are the most typical ones. Changing the foods you eat is a natural cure for rosacea and easy to maintain over time. For more on this please see our diet for rosacea and our foods to eat for rosacea pages.
Each person with rosacea has different kinds of environmental or chemical triggers that will cause an outbreak. Some of the most common rosacea triggers include:
One of the simplest ways to reduce your rosacea outbreaks is to limit your exposure to these kinds of triggers. This is not always possible, but definitely will help you to control your rosacea symptoms.
A simple and natural cure for rosacea is to wear sun block containing at least 15 SPF when in the sun. Also become accustomed to wearing long pants, shirts, and a hat with a wide brim if you plan to be in the sun. Yoga and other relaxation techniques seem to help some rosaceans.
Wash your face and body with lukewarm, not hot, water. Pat the skin; never rub it. Use a clean towel and washcloth each time you wash. Use a clean pillowcase each night (flip it over to get two nights out of one pillowcase).
There are several natural creams and supplements that seem to have a positive affect on rosacea.
Some people with rosacea have found relief by letting go of skin care products that contain fragrances and irritating chemicals, and by using gentler hypoallergenic products that do not contain chemical irritants or allergens.
One challenge in finding good quality skin care products is that many of them contain chemicals, fragrances, preservatives or allergens that can cause more irritation to sensitive skin. You can read more about this at our safe cosmetics page.
So far in my seemingly endless search for good quality sensitive skin care products, I still find that there is only one brand of hypoallergenic skin care products that meet my standards for safety, AND are also the best quality, gentlest, and most affordable choices for rosacea, acne, eczema and other skin problems.
Every person experiences rosacea differently, so finding just the right combination of lifestyle, dietary, and topical treatments may take a bit of time, but it is well worth the wait to eliminate taking medications that will ultimately have other side effects later in life.
Although the medical community overall doesn't want to admit that rosacea can be cured, many homeopathic physicians believe that the natural cure for rosacea could be the result of a balanced diet, proper care of the body, and the use of naturally occurring herbs, vitamins, and minerals to heal the body from the inside out.
There are many people who have had rosacea who have cleared it up naturally using a variety of natural methods. One gentleman has created a very helpful holistic rosacea treatment program which addresses all levels of natural rosacea cures, including diet and also psychological and emotional rosacea triggers.
I've just tried a new brand of natural skin care remedies for rosacea that have a remarkable and dramatic healing effect on the skin.