One of the best ways to deal with rosacea is to apply rosacea moisturizer.
Rosacea (pronounced roh-ZAY-sha) is a disorder of the facial skin that affects over 14 million Americans. It most often begins after the age of 30 and shows up as redness on the forehead, chin, nose or cheeks. It can occur on the ears, scalp, neck and chest as well. It tends to be worse at some times than others and if left untreated can become more obvious. Blood vessels may become visible, bumps and pimples may develop and in the worst cases the nose may swell and develop bumps and excess skin. The eyes may be red and irritated as well.
What Causes Rosacea?
It is a very uncomfortable and unsightly condition and people who suffer from Rosacea are embarrassed by their appearance. They avoid going out in public and feel very self-conscious when they do. The cause of Rosacea is unknown and there is no cure available. It can, however, be treated and controlled. It is known that the condition is aggravated by life style and circumstances. An understanding of what causes a flare up can help an individual cope with the condition.
What Triggers a Flare Up of Rosacea?
The most common triggers are exposure to the sun, stress, hot weather, wind, exercise, alcohol, hot baths and other extreme weather conditions. Spicy foods, some cosmetics and skin-care products, medications and hot beverages have also been known to cause a flare up. Each person is different and has different triggers. The best thing to do is keep track and treat what seems to impact yours.
Natural Rosacea Moisturizers
There are many home remedies and treatments for Rosacea. Here are a few you can try:
Oatmeal & Yogurt Rosacea Moisturizer
Mix together fine oatmeal and natural yogurt into a thick paste. Apply the
paste to the irritated skin and allow it to dry in place. Rinse with warm clear
water and pat dry.
Here is another mask recipe that people have found helpful in easing the symptoms of Rosacea.
Egg White Rosacea Moisturizer Mask
Ingredients: 2 large eggs and 2 drops of lemon juice
Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Using only the whites, add several drops of lemon
juice and that beat until frothy. Clean the irritated skin and then gently apply the frothy mixture to the skin. Leave on until dry and then rinse with warm, clear water.
Try this for a skin toner:
o Add 2 to 3 tsp of dried basil leaves to 1 C of boiling water. Steep the leaves 20 to 20 minutes and then apply to the irritated skin using a cotton ball.
o Steep 1 chamomile herbal tea bag in a cup of boiling water for 5 minutes. Apply the tea to the skin using a clean cotton ball. Leave on the skin. Chamomile is probably one of the best natural rosacea moisturizers out there.
If you experience any of the symptoms listed above, contact your physician and have your condition diagnosed. If you do have Rosacea, keep a journal of what triggers a flare up. Then you can take steps to avoid those things. If you do have a flare up, try treating the irritated skin with one of the many natural remedies available. You may find that is all you need to do to keep it under control.