Treating Rosacea the Natural Way

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There is no cure for rosacea, but there are treatments that can help minimize the symptoms, including natural Rosacea treatments that you can attempt at home. It is important to note that left untreated, the symptoms of rosacea can worsen to the point of disfigurement, and so natural treatments might work best when accompanied by medical treatments. We’ve compiled a list of natural ingredients that, while not able to cure the skin condition, can go a long way towards relieving the symptoms. Read on for more information about natural treatments for Rosacea, Michigan Skin and Vein Center approved!

Green Tea Rosacea Treatment

Working in two ways, the antioxidants in green tea can speed up the healing of rosacea related symptoms and improve the health of your skin by keeping it hydrated through ingestion, and green tea can also help soothe the irritated and potentially painful rash by soaking a cloth in cold tea and applying it to the affected area.

Lavender Oil 

Containing a natural antiseptic, the cooling properties of lavender oil will soothe the affected area and reduce swelling due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Massaging a cotton ball soaked in the oil into the skin will shrink the blood vessels under the skin. You can also mix a tablespoon of almond oil with one drop of lavender oil, rub it onto the face, and leave it on overnight. It is important to test lavender oil first, as it can cause irritation. 

Honey 

Honey is more than a sweet treat to pour over your biscuit—it contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help ease the symptoms of many skin conditions. Use alone or mixed with olive oil and whole milk for a relatively quick reduction in redness and swelling. Honey also makes a great moisturizer without leaving the skin feeling oily. 

Licorice 

Recent studies have revealed licorice extract to contain intensive anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce irritation to the skin and lessen redness, creating healthier skin cells. Mixing licorice powder, honey, and aloe vera creates a super compound that, when applied to the face twice daily for 15 minutes at a time, may not be an effective Rosacea Treatment, but it may aid with Rosacea symptoms. 

Rosacea Michigan Treatment at the Skin & Vein Center 

Dr. Seiger and his team have a deep understanding of the problems faced by sufferers of rosacea and other skin conditions. No one wants to go through life in constant discomfort, and if you call 800-400-VEIN today, we can work with you to discover which treatment would work best for your particular case. We specialize in smiling faces; set up your appointment today and find your smile again.

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