There are countless alternative remedies for rosacea burns. Also known as "the Curse of the Celts," it affects nearly 10 percent of the United States’ population. According to the medical definition of rosacea, it commonly occurs to people of Irish or Scottish decent, especially those with fair skin. The irritating feeling and appearance caused by this condition can be discouraging, but there are inexpensive remedies for rosacea burns that can relieve some of your most disturbing symptoms.
1 GrapeSeed Oil/Extract
Natural remedies for rosacea burns are not hard to find, and one of those remedies that can easily be picked up at your local natural health food store is grape seed. This natural product, which is pressed from the seeds of grapes, is a product of wine-making. Grapeseed holds true to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and collagen-boosting properties. 50 milligrams can be taken as a supplement three times a day. You could also use the oil-based product externally on the skin in intervals throughout the day.
2 Diluted Apple Cider Vinegar
I know this one sounds pretty excruciating for the skin, but the acidity in Apple Cider (ACV) commonly helps to get rid of bacteria. I have used it in the past as a detox. ACV is so versatile that it can be used as a detox, hair rinse, or house cleaner. However, its main ingredient, acetic acid, is a natural disinfectant when used as a facial cleanser. I advise testing a small area before applying it to the entire face; mixing 1 part ACV and 6 parts water should work just fine.
3 Green Tea Bags
Well, of course green tea is tasty to drink, but it is exceptionally beneficial for your skin. Like grapeseed oil, green tea has photo-protective and anti-inflammatory properties. You can apply this herbal remedy with a drenched tea bag or cloth dipped in warm green tea. Squeezing the tea bag/cloth will ensure that the healing herbs soak into the skin. There are also commercial facial creams available that include green tea as an ingredient.
4 Oatmeal Mask
If you’ve never taken an oatmeal bath before, you are missing out. This natural remedy is truly soothing. Not only does it cleanse and moisturize the skin, but it also reduces redness caused by rosacea. Both protein and Vitamin A in oatmeal enhances natural barriers to protect the skin. I suggest combining ½ cup of oatmeal and ¼ cup of water together into a bowl until the mixture is a thick, lumpy consistency. Smooth it onto the skin and leave on for 20 minutes. Follow with a cool rinse.
5 Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel has to be one of the best natural remedies to use for rosacea because it is cooling and healing! Aloe vera can be purchased as a juice for intake or a gel for the skin. I personally use the gel for my acne prone skin to relieve dryness and pain. Because aloe vera gel is both a gel and latex, it is used for burns, cold sores, dry skin, scars, and constipation. It has also been proven to treat conditions related to asthma, diabetes, depression, and the common cold. Trust me, you will thank me later.
5 Sunscreen Protection
I highly recommend that sunscreen be used as a primary skin protection. The sun is not your best friend when dealing with rosacea. Sun exposure was reportedly said to be the number one cause of inflammation. UVA/UVB SPF 15 solutions for sensitive skin will protect against both burning and aging. Apply the sunscreen 30 minutes before stepping outside and every two-hours while outdoors. Don't forget to use it daily!
7 Avoid the Triggers
Too much consumption of spicy food, alcohol, or coffee may disagree with your efforts in keeping healthy skin. Certain ingredients in these components tend to enlarge facial blood vessels, which can result in a breakout. The condition can additionally worsen when combined with a little sun and heat, and who wants that? Also, lotions or moisturizers should be alcohol-free and delicate to use on the skin. With that said, try to avoid any factors that will trigger a flare up.
Always be mindful to not touch, scratch, or rub the affected area; hand-to-face contact can increase swelling. Consider investing in a humidifier, as it can help to keep the broken skin moist when the air is dry. Lastly, always stay in contact with your dermatologist because they can provide you with the best medical advice in how to live with rosacea. Since the remedies listed are only suggestions, I suggest you conduct your own research before trying any of these. For those of you battling with this skin condition, what are some of the remedies you use to alleviate rosacea symptoms?