Rosacea Treatment - Treating Rosacea from the Inside Out

If you have Rosacea then you'll want to find the best Rosacea treatment that you can. The disease is chronic which means that you pretty much always have it. But don't let that discourage you! Just because you always have it doesn't mean that it will always look red or that you will always need to see it. With effective treatment you may not even know it's there.

What is Rosacea?

The first thing you need to do is make sure that your Rosacea is diagnosed properly. But what is Rosacea exactly? Simply put it is excess redness in the face where the capiliaries push too close to the skin. When they dilate the skin becomes irritated and inflamed. Certain things can trigger it such as excess heat, cold, hot drinks, hormones, spicy foods, stress and alcohol.

Manage the Triggers

The first thing you need to do is determine what your triggers are. Not everyone is affected by the same things. For example, some people may get a flare-up from a hormonal imbalance while others may only get flare-ups in cold weather. The key is to be aware of what bothers your Rosacea and then avoid it if you can. And if you can't avoid it, immediately work to get rid of the redness by putting some rosewater or aloe on it.

Using Natural Treatments

This is a good option for you if you're opposed to using chemical-based treatments on your face. Note that even if you use these you should still get your face looked at by a dermatologist at least once a year to make sure it doesn't progress. Here are some things to consider.

  • Lavender essential oil. Mix this with some witch hazel or in an oil-free natural moisturizer and apply to your skin in the morning or night. Use 5 drops for every 1/4 cup of lotion.
  • Aloe vera gel. This is a very effective treatment during a flare-up. Apply to the red parts of your skin as needed.
  • Rosewater. Using rosewater can be very effective for treatment and to help minimize flare-ups. Apply to skin with a cotton ball daily after washing your face.
  • Cucumber slices. Place cucumber slices on the irritated parts (especially the eyes if you have ocular Rosacea) to help control the sensitivity.

Make sure you see a dermatologist to make sure your Rosacea is under control.

Rosacea Skin Care

Your dermatologist will help you find the best skin care for your Rosacea. They may also prescribe to you a cream or a gel that will help control the Rosacea. Just use your judgment when determining if you want to use the prescribed medications or not. When looking for skin care, find products for sensitive skin so that the skin care may not irritate your face. It may take some trial and error before you find the products that are right for your skin.

Don't be discouraged if you have Rosacea. With the right Rosacea treatment you can certainly bring the condition under control.

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