Rosacea is a common, chronic skin condition that affects the facial area—primarily the nose, chin, cheeks, and forehead. It usually affects middle-aged women with fair skin, but anyone can get rosacea. This condition is often mistaken for allergies, acne, or another skin problem; however, the exact cause is unknown. It is believed that rosacea may be a result of blood vessels swelling below the skin’s surface.
Symptoms of Rosacea
- Bumps and redness
- Burning sensation
- Swelling of the eyelids
- Thick, dry skin
- Small cysts
What Causes Rosacea?
Rosacea may be cyclical in its appearance. Skin may be clear for long periods of time and then an eruption will occur. There are some factors that can increase breakout potential, such as:
- Direct sunlight exposure
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Too much spicy food
- Sinus infections
Effective Natural Remedies for Rosacea
Green Tea – Green tea is a great rosacea natural treatment option, as it has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and phyto-protective properties. It can reduce your skin’s reaction to ultraviolet to help prevent pustules.
Chamomile – A chamomile compress can remedy some of rosacea’s inflammation. This compress can also have a general soothing effect on the skin.
Oatmeal – Applying a combination of oatmeal and water to the affected area can reduce itching, inflammation, and redness.
Lavender Oil – Lavender oil has anti-inflammatory properties, along with an antiseptic property, so it can help ease inflammation and shrink blood vessels in the affected area.
Apple Cider Vinegar – The anti-inflammatory properties of apple cider vinegar can help you with overall skin health. Apple cider vinegar can be ingested with some water—usually one teaspoon to two tablespoons twice daily. It can also be diluted and used topically.
Medical Rosacea Treatments
Because rosacea is a chronic ailment, you may find that these natural remedies for rosacea are not providing the relief you desire. At St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center, we offer a range of procedures and treatments that can alleviate rosacea symptoms.
Among the favored treatments are light-based treatments, including laser and photodynamic therapies. These procedures use focused pulses of light/energy to affect the vessels that are causing the redness. These treatment also help improve the appearance of skin breakouts and broken blood vessels associated with rosacea.
Please call us today at the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center to schedule an appointment to discuss your individual case and the options available to help you achieve the very best skin! We are also happy to discuss how to treat rosacea naturally to fit better with your lifestyle.
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