Rosacea is a skin disorder that affects the face. Symptoms of rosacea can be irritating, though the negative effect on personal confidence is usually the greater issue. Rosacea can be a sign of an underlying condition. Natural treatments for rosacea, such as apple cider vinegar, herbs, dietary changes and manuka honey work well for rosacea according to Earth Clinic readers.
Natural Rosacea Treatments
Apple Cider Vinegar
Whether mites or inflammation, diluted apple cider vinegar is a great natural remedy for rosacea! Mix together equal parts of distilled water and raw apple cider vinegar. Apply to affected areas of the skin. For very sensitive skin, either rinse the solution off in 30 minutes or dilute it further. (1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar to ½ cup distilled water.)
Apple cider vinegar can also be used internally for rosacea. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to 16 ounces of water and sip throughout the day. This improves the pH of the body and can reduce inflammation as well.
A cream made with zinc oxide and applied to the skin relieves rosacea for many people. Look for natural products and avoid ones that contain petroleum jelly or mineral oil.
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory. Taken daily is relives inflammatory conditions and is quite useful to many skin disorders, perhaps due in part to its positive effect on the liver.
Burdock root is a blood purifier. It is taken in capsules to bring slow but steady and gentle relief to health problems.
Nettle, taken as a tea, provides nutrition to the body and purifies the blood. If rosacea appears to be triggered by allergens, nettle may be particularly useful as it is an excellent remedy for allergies.
If rosacea is accompanied by one or more chronic health conditions, Essiac tea may provide relief. This tea is taken daily for several months to heal the body from inside out.
Borax, taken internally, helps to balance critical minerals in the body like calcium and magnesium due to its boron content. It is also an anti-parasitic compound.
Manuka honey is wonderfully healing to the skin. Honey can be used as a cleaner. Apply 1/2 teaspoon to the face and gently massage it into the skin. Rinse with plain warm water and pat dry.
Sea Buckhorn Oil
Sea buckhorn oil has vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. It can be used as a moisturizer for rosacea.
It is important to consume foods that nourish the body. Whole foods will do this. Processed foods and sugars are generally void of quality nutrition and fill the body up so that nutritious foods are taken in less frequently.
Plenty of pure water or herbal tea will help to flush out toxins from the body. Sodas and coffee are likely to contribute to inflammatory conditions like rosacea.
Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
The most popular remedy on Earth Clinic for Rosacea, according to our readers, is Ted’s famous mange cure, borax and peroxide. Ted believed that rosacea came from demodex mites and that the cure was to eliminate them with a saturated borax solution.
Sun, wind, hot showers and getting overheated through exercise can trigger rosacea flare ups. When outside in the sun, wear a natural sunscreen or hat to protect the skin of the face. Finding a way to exercise that does not cause the body to overheat (like swimming) is a good way to ensure this important health practice without triggering flare ups.
Changing pillowcases frequently is recommended.
Use only natural products on the face and head. Avoid shampoo with Sodium Laureth Sulfate and toothpaste with fluoride. If you wear make up use organic make up and change make up and brushes frequently. Giving the face some au natureal days is a good idea, too.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is an inflammation of the skin of the face characterized by redness. It may be accompanied by broken blood vessels in the face. It is common on the cheeks and may also occur around the eyes. It is more common in women and people with fair skin.
What Causes Rosacea?
Rosacea is sometimes linked to problems in the digestive system. If nutrients are not being properly absorbed, health problems can arise. When the liver is overloaded and not working well, skin problems often result.
Rosacea has been linked to some auto-immune diseases.
Rosacea may be an overpopulation of demodex mites on the skin.
Rosacea may flare up or become during times of stress, when the body is overheated, or as a result of an allergy.
Do you have a natural remedy for rosacea? Please send us some feedback! Continue reading to see how our readers have coped with and cured this condition.