In a previous blog, we discussed how winter impacts your skin and rosacea was one of the points in that article. Knowing you or a beloved one can suffer from it, we wanted to share advice on how to treat Rosacea.
As you know, rosacea is a very common side-effect of winter. If you didn’t read our previous article then let me give you a short overview of rosacea.
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a skin condition in which your nose and cheeks become red. The redness can spread to the forehead, chest, back, ears, and even eyelids in severe cases if not cured on time. People who have fair skin tones are usually more easily affected by rosacea.
Though there are many ways to treat rosacea, being a natural skin care brand we always recommend using natural ingredients and remedies to treat skin problems.
Natural ingredients for decreasing rosacea
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is very popular for its antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. It’s one of the best herbal ingredients that have healing properties. The inner leaf of aloe vera contains a very moisturising gel.
Nowadays, almost all skin care products, especially moisturisers contain Aloe Vera. You can also apply fresh Aloe Vera gel directly to your skin or specifically on your infected area. It might be that you get allergic to Aloe Vera, especially if you have sensitive skin, therefore it’s important to do a patch test before you apply it to larger areas.
Like Aloe Vera, chamomile is another common moisturising skin product. Chamomile is often used in herbal treatment for inflamed skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties that will reduce redness, hyperpigmentation, and acne.
Chamomile is a successful remedy for rosacea and is available in different forms like oils and serums. You can also make chamomile tea and apply it to your face with a cotton pad.
3. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a popular natural antibacterial, antifungal moisturiser. It has the ability to heal wounds and reduce dryness. Coconut oil acts as a protective barrier that will shield your skin from all the environmental toxins that your skin has to face every day.
Thanks to these properties, it reduces the redness caused by rosacea. Apply a small amount of coconut oil on infected parts at night and you will see a visible difference the next day.
Burdock is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial component that is great for treating a variety of skin conditions, like wrinkles, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
Burdock is a vegetable that mostly grows in the United States. Burdock purifies the blood by removing the toxins from it. It’s an effective and proven treatment for rosacea.
Comfrey is a herbal plant that produces a compound called allantoin. This compound is great for treating wounds and reducing inflammation.
Comfrey leaves are also known for healing bruises and scrapes and for alleviating skin reactions. It also reduced the appearance of redness. You can use products like creams, lotions, or salves that contain natural comfrey or allantoin.
6. Green tea
Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce skin irritation, redness, and swelling. It’s an herbal supplement that is very rich in antioxidants. Research has shown that green tea is very effective in the treatment of rosacea.
Green tea is a very popular ingredient in skin products and creams for rosacea. Applying topical products that contain green tea extract is the best method to treat rosacea. You can either drink green tea or apply it to your face with a cotton pad.
7. Lavender essential oil
The best way to treat rosacea is moisturisation. There are different types of oil in the market. Out of all these oils, lavender oil is the best oil to reduce rosacea.
It reduces inflammation, lessens pain, and cleans the surface of the skin. You can apply lavender oil directly on the face or any infected part. You can also add drops of lavender oil in other remedies.
8. Raw honey
Honey is a natural humectant that has antibacterial and antiseptic abilities. It keeps the skin moist and improves the skin's appearance. It’s a great reliever for rosacea. Honey retains the skin moisture and reduces the dryness that makes the rosacea worse.
According to a 2015 study, a type of honey called kanuka honey is very effective for rosacea. Two types of raw honey are recommended for rosacea Kanuka or Manuka honey. You can either apply raw honey directly to your skin or can use it with other ingredients.
Oatmeal is a very old home remedy for rosacea. It strengthens the skin and reduces water loss, which can worsen rosacea condition. Oatmeal also reduces itching.
There are many skin care products like face wash and face masks that contain oatmeal as an ingredient. Mix tablespoons of oatmeal with water and apply directly to your skin.
Feverfew is another very popular plant that is more like a daisy flower. Feverfew extracts are widely used in medicines and are a great pain reliever. Feverfew is also known as the best natural remedy for rosacea.
Feverfew has antioxidant qualities that protect your skin against UV exposure. It also acts as a mild sunscreen. UV rays can be the biggest enemy of rosacea therefore ensure that you use sunscreen and feverfew products that are parthenolide-free. Because parthenolides may increase skin sensitivity.
These are the 10 best natural ingredients you can use for treating rosacea. The best thing about the natural ingredients is that they do not have any side effects. Other than that, drink enough, maintain your diet and eat healthy vegetables and fruits. But in case of serious issues seek medical advice.
You can use MaGéAu Naturel hand lotion to treat rosacea on your hands. Our hand lotion contains all the natural ingredients like seed oil, gratissima butter, seed extract, etc. that are great for treating rosacea. If you still have any questions feel free to ask, we will be happy to help you. Thank you.