Rosacea also known as adult acne is a common skin condition faced and borne by many across the world. It affects the face especially the nose and the central part of the face. It is characterized by red rashes, small bumps and pustules and acne like lesions over the cheeks and nose. If left untreated it can cause a swollen bulbous nose due to excessive tissue buildup. In some cases this condition can also affect the forehead, neck, chin, scalp and ears. Although this condition is found in people of all races, the fair skinned ones are at a greater risk. It mostly affects women who are undergoing menopause.
It is assumed that rosacea may be the result of infection caused by bacteria and fungi present in the hair follicles. Some also conjecture that it can have genetic causes and connective tissue problems. It is an extremely distressing condition and an irritated and inflamed facial skin can considerably detract from your looks. Adding chemicals and drugs to your body is simply not the solution. Safe and effective home remedies can be instrumental in alleviating the problem.
Amla has miraculous healing and curative powers. It is a superb detoxifier and cleanser. It maintains and enhances skin health. It is rich in naturally occurring bioflavonoids and vitamin C. Bioflavonoids have anti-inflammatory properties and make the blood vessels tough and strong.
Vitamin C increases immunity and strengthens the connective tissues. Both these substances combine together to inhibit the flare-ups, reduce the irritation and swelling and heal the skin. Drink one small glass of amla juice everday.
Aloe vera is a magical plant with wide ranging powers that deal with all kinds of diseases and infections. Its soothing and cell protecting properties rejuvenate damaged cells and regenerate facial tissues. It has antifungal, antibacterial, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties which quell the bumps, reduce the rashes and cool and calm the prickly tender skin.
Use fresh aloe vera for the face. Take a leaf and peel it to remove the gel. Rub the gel all over the face and neck till all its sap has been used up. Keep for fifteen minutes then wash off with warm water. Apply three times a day for maximum relief.
Flaxseed oil is rich in omega 3 fatty acids which are excellent anti-inflammatory agents. It is a good source of B vitamins that are essential for the health of the skin and hair and zinc that contributes to skin healing and health.
Take one teaspoon of flaxseed oil every morning. Your skin will lose the red rashes and the small pustules will heal automatically.
Oatmeal not only soothes and calms an irritated and inflamed skin but also keeps it smooth and moisturized. Make a paste with oatmeal and water and apply on the affected areas. Let it dry on the skin. The redness will abate immediately.
Chamomile heals and eases the inflamed and aggravated skin. Its most active ingredient is bisabolol which is anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory and is very useful in all types of skin disorders. Use chamomile tea to wash the affected parts.