Rosacea is a condition that causes blood vessels to enlarge, making your cheeks and nose appear red or flushed. Mild rosacea may give you glowing skin that makes it look like you are wearing a nice blush shade. However, moderate to severe rosacea can leave you with a bright red cheeks and nose that mimics the look of a bad sunburn, or worse. This condition is not dangerous but it can leave you self-conscious and make your skin swell or sting. If you have it, you may be looking for natural ways to treat it. Here are a few natural methods for treating rosacea.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to treat rosacea is with cucumber. Cucumber has moisturizing properties that helps restore water to your face, has cooling properties to soothe any burning you may experience, and is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants that help your skin. Take a cucumber and slice it into thin slices and places these slices directly on your face. Allow them to sit until the cucumber warms to room temperature. Discard them. This treatment can be done daily to soothe and slowly improve your skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has antiseptic properties that kill germs and bacteria. It also restores acidity that you remove from your face by cleaning it, helping your skin to naturally heal. When using apple cider vinegar, you want an organic or unfiltered vinegar. Many of the properties that make apple cider vinegar effective on rosacea are removed through the purification process, so this is important. Once you have purchased the apple cider vinegar, mix equal parts water and apple cider vinegar. Dip a clean cloth or cotton ball in the mixture, after washing your face, and rub it on your skin like a toner. It does not need to be rinsed away. This should be done nightly, before bed, for the best results.
The last natural treatment for rosacea is aloe. Aloe helps to detox the skin while also rehydrating it. This can help cure any flare-ups, while also preventing future rosacea breakouts. Fresh aloe, directly from the plant, works best. Simply slice open an aloe vera leaf and squeeze out some of the gel. Rub it into your skin after washing your face and allow it to soak in over night. Rinse it away in the morning.
Cucumber, apple cider vinegar, and aloe are three of the best natural treatments for rosacea. Unfortunately, they may not clear up the symptoms in everyone. If you have rosacea and these remedies are not helping to improve your red or burning cheeks, consult with a dermatologist. They can place you on prescription medications or topical creams that can help to treat the symptoms and improve your skin.