How To Deal With Rosacea Naturally
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disorder that affects both men and women. According to statistic, approximately 16 million Americans have some form of rosacea. In most cases, rosacea presents as redness (similar to rash) spread over the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead, accompanied by bumps, similar to acne outbreaks, usually located under the eyes. Since rosacea is poorly understood and there is not enough information about what causes it, many people do not even know that they suffer from it.
While it is true that rosacea is not curable, there are certain things you can
do to stop it from progressing and reduce the negative effects it has on your
skin and, most importantly, on your self-esteem. Let’s go through some natural
alternatives and some lifestyle changes that will help you take control over
Go Fragrance & Alcohol-Free
Artificial fragrances increase skin’s sensitivity, especially when used over a long period of time. Alcohol, on the other hand, dries the skin out and destroys its natural lipid barrier. Since people with rosacea have a very thin protective barrier, to begin with, the last thing they need is ingredients that will cause it to thin even more.
Get Your Skin Some Vitamin C
Vitamin C strengthens the walls of the blood vessels, making them less likely to break. Vitamin C is particularly beneficial for people with rosacea because most of the redness they experience is actually caused by damaged capillaries that show on the skin surface. It is important to mention that high concentrations of vitamin C can irritate your skin, so choose your products wisely. My recommendation is to start with creams/serums that contain 3% vitamin C.
What To Try: La Mav Vit C Advanced Nightly Repair Nectar
Avoid External Irritants
There are several things that are known to worsen rosacea by increasing the blood flow to the skin. If you want to keep rosacea at bay, avoid the following:
- Stress and anxiety
- Heavy exercises
- Excess sun exposure
- Strong wind
- Hot baths
- High humidity
Try Natural Oils
If you haven’t tried using natural oils by this moment, now is the time! Rosehip oil is a very good pick for people with rosacea, not only because it has a high content of vitamin C, E and A, but also because of its impressive restorative properties – it will strengthen the protective barrier of your skin, making it more resistant to external aggressors.
The Power Of The Rose
When it comes to irritations and redness, nature has the best cure to offer – rose water. Known for its soothing, calming and hydrating properties, rose water can help immensely to those that suffer from rosacea. Every time your skin becomes red or itchy, spray some rose water directly over your face. Allow it a few minutes to work its wonders. If needed tap-dry what hasn’t been absorbed. I keep my rose water in the fridge, for an additional cooling sensation. Rose water is also rich in antioxidants that improve skin’s overall condition and prevent further irritations.
What To Try: La Mav Rose Hydrating Mist
Pay Attention To Your Diet
Too much alcohol & coffee make the blood vessels fragile, which leads to more broken capillaries, thus more redness. Not only this – they mess up with proper
vitamin absorption. Avoid spicy stuff and beverages/foods that are too hot.
Include more veggies and fruits in your diet, to get the oh-so-needed vitamin C. Make sure you get your daily dose of healthy fats (nuts, fish, olive oil) – they will
improve the condition of your skin’s lipid barrier and increase its resistance.
Consider Mineral Makeup
Since mineral makeup is practically free or any irritating ingredients (mineral oil, artificial fragrances, etc.) it is the perfect choice if you are struggling with rosacea. Mineral makeup provides good (usually medium to full) coverage, it’s long lasting, waterproof and most importantly – it looks natural!
What To Try: La Mav Anti-Ageing Mineral Foundation SPF15
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