Anyone who suffers with rosacea, or even general facial redness, doesn’t need to be told how upsetting and distressing it has a tendency to be.
On the lower end of the scale, it’s annoying, but on the higher up end of the scale, it can seriously affect self-confidence. Life shouldn’t be lived in a state of upset, so finding ways to alleviate the problem is a must do
Rosacea is a skin condition which is more common than you might think, and causes redness, swelling, eye upsets, and also the potential for pain and acne breakouts too. Unfortunately, there is no cure for rosacea currently, but there are many ways that flare-ups can be controlled, both with medications and also with natural methods.
If you’re a sufferer and you’re reading this, hoping for a few nuggets of help, read on to learn more.
Soak Your Skin in Green Tea
Green tea is hugely beneficial for health overall, but did you know that it can also help with rosacea breakouts? All you need to do is brew up a cup and place it in the fridge for around half an hour. Once it is chilled, grab a soft cloth and soak it in the tea, and then gently dab and soak your skin from there. The anti-inflammatory ingredients in the green tea works in much the same way as it does when you drink it, i.e. it reduces redness on the outside, rather than the inside.
Make an Oatmeal Face Mask
Oatmeal isn’t just a delicious breakfast snack, but it can work wonders for your skin too! Blend up oatmeal with water to create a face mask, and then dab it on to your skin, paying particular attention to the parts of your skin which are mostly affected. Leave the mask on your skin for around 20 minutes and then clean it off, drying carefully.
Take a Cold Shower
The idea of redness is the colour, i.e. it signifies heat. Now, taking a cold shower (cool, not freezing), is a great way to calm down the heat and therefore calm down the redness too. If you don’t want to immerse yourself in the cold shower completely, you could gently dab the cool water onto your face using a soft cloth, soaking it and patting carefully, before allowing your skin to dry naturally.
Enjoy Foods With High Anti-Inflammatory Factors
You might have heard of the anti-inflammatory diet, and whilst you don’t have to go all out and change your dietary requirements completely, it’s a good idea to try and incorporate a few foods into your day which are high in anti-inflammatory properties. A few ideas include tomatoes, olive oil, leafy greens (spinach, kale, etc), almonds, walnuts, oily fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, etc), and brightly coloured berries, such as strawberries, cherries, blueberries, etc.
There are many products on the market that claim to reduce redness, e.g. moisturisers and lotions, but it’s important to find one which suits you best. Peachy Fox’s Skin Calming Rosehip & Chamomile Cream is one to try, with gentle and soothing ingredients, including cucumber extract, green tea, and rosehip oil, designed to tone down redness and give your skin a break from all the stress that rosacea brings.
Give Essential Oils a Try
There are many different essential oils which can help with rosacea, so it’s certainly worthwhile experimenting a little. Try a drop of lavender into a carrier oil, such as almond oil, and dab it onto the parts of your skin that need it the most. The anti-inflammatory ingredients will soothe the redness and cut down on discomfort.
Try a Honey Massage
Honey is not only delicious on your food, but also great for your skin, because again, it has plenty of moisturising properties. Simply grab some honey (genuine, not mixed), and massage it gently into your skin, paying particular attention to the parts which need care the most. Leave the honey on your skin for around 20 minutes before washing off gently. You will be left with smooth, calmer, and less reddened skin.
Soothing Aloe Vera
You are probably aware of the calming and soothing effect of aloe vera on sunburnt skin, but it can be used for a whole host of other skin complaints too. This is an easy way to calm down the redness of rosacea, because you simply need to apply it to the area that is troubling you, and allow it to absorb, before washing off. You will be left with moisturised, calmed, and less reddened skin.
Grab a Cucumber
Delicious in food and drinks, but cucumber is a fantastic rosacea treatment too! Simply slice it up and place it on the areas that are particularly affected by the condition. You will feel instant cooling and calming, and you simply need to leave it there for as long as you please, before removing and enjoying the effects!
Cut Out The Stress
Controlling Rosacea isn’t just about what you can put on your skin and what you should be eating, it’s about your general lifestyle too. Stress is something which causes havoc with our health, but being too stressed out and strained is also a way to put yourself on the fast track to a flare up. Incorporate some exercise into your life, try yoga or even have a go at meditation, basically, do anything you can to stay relaxed and calm.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways you can alleviate rosacea and redness in the most natural of ways, without having to always head towards oral medications and medicated lotions. You can easily incorporate these into your lifestyle, and most of the ingredients you will need are already in your kitchen cabinet! Remember that one size doesn’t always fit all, so try a few to see which one suits you the best, to help you calm down the redness that has, up until now, been the bane of your life.
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Nicky Curtis, Lover of Skincare, Peachy Fox Writer.