All Natural Treatments for Rosacea

What is Rosacea?

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Rosacea is a skin condition that affects many people. It can be brought on by poor diet, exposure to strong sunlight or extreme cold, among other things. Over the counter drugs and creams may give temporary relief, but they have side effects and don’t usually keep rosacea away permanently. Using all natural treatments for rosacea can keep recurrences from happening and have no side effects to worry about. The red, bumpy areas are both unsightly and uncomfortable, making relief very important for the patient. Long term relief is the best result of treatment and doing it naturally is the best and most effective method.

What All Natural Treatments Are Best for Rosacea?

The preferred all natural treatments for rosacea are simple.

As with many skin conditions, diet is very important in treating rosacea. Avoiding trans fats, heavy spices, chocolate and foods with a lot of sugar are important. As with acne, the foods that are eaten seem to show up on the face.

It isn’t just what is removed from the diet that counts. Rather than simply eliminating the foods that are bad for rosacea, the diet should include foods that improve the general health and strength of the skin. Omega 3 fatty acids, found in vegetables, whole grains, fish and fruits will make the skin healthier and are essential parts of an all natural treatment for rosacea.

Lipase, a pancreatic enzyme, is important in the fight against rosacea. It can be found in supplements and should be taken regularly. Many rosacea victims are low in lipase.

Extreme temperatures can aggravate rosacea. Bright sunshine, very cold weather and even hot showers can make the redness and discomfort worse.

Using green tea is also beneficial as an all natural treatment for rosacea. It makes a good rinse for the skin (in extract form) and is both soothing and protective. Oatmeal paste is also both soothing and cleansing when applied twice a day to the affected areas.

One of the treatments to avoid is the use of over the counter creams and astringents that contain alcohol or fragrances, since these may worsen the condition.

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