Rosacea, also called cuperosis, is a chronic skin condition manifested by slight redness of the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. This progressive disorder causes inflammation and redness of the affected area of skin and irritation.
Rosacea is often mistaken for acne due to the emergence of an eruption like pimples. Compared with acne, rosacea is not accompanied by whiteheads or blackheads. Therefore it is extremely important to clearly differentiate between the two disorders as some treatments for acne vulgaris, rosacea tends to aggravate manifestations. Moreover, given the progressive nature of rosacea, the condition worsens over time if not treated.
The causes of rosacea
Although the exact causes of rosacea were not established, practitioners have distinguished between the following risk factors:
- abnormal function of the immune system;
- Hereditary factors;
- environmental factors;
- dilatation of blood vessels more easily;
- irritation follicles;
- bacteria and other microorganisms present in the skin;
- people with average age and older age are prone to rosacea;
- people with light skin are prone to rosacea;
- hot tubs;
- Temperature too high or too low on the contrary;
- eating spicy foods;
- Excessive sun exposure.
Symptoms of rosacea
Rosacea symptoms are:
- easily reddening of the face;
- the appearance of a red rash on the skin, accompanied by blisters;
- thickening of the affected skin. This symptom occurs over time.
In general, rosacea occurs on the face, but in rare cases can affect the neck and upper chest area. Also in severe cases it can cause rinofima skin disease, a disease of the nose.
Vascular rosacea is manifested by the appearance of small blood vessels on the face and nose. Ocular rosacea symptoms include burning and irritation to the eyes.
Home remedies for rosacea
Wash your face with chamomile tea. Alternatively you can use a cotton towel soaked in cold chamomile tea. To prepare Chamomile tea is necessary to boil some dried flowers of this plant in 3 cups water for 10 minutes. Strain the mixture and use this solution.
Mix 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel, honey and 1 tablespoon of ground liquorice. Apply this mixture on the affected portion of the skin, leave it on for 15 minutes, and then rinse with clean water.
Other herbal remedies are effective for controlling rosacea creams based on green tea and tea tree oil, applied externally, with apple cider vinegar which will be administered internally.
Mix 3 parts oil and neem seed oil 7 parts of hawthorn. Apply the mixture on the affected skin portion.
Apply to the face a paste of turmeric. After drying the pulp face massage gently, and then rinse with cool water. Follow this remedy every day.
Drink every day for 15 days, fenugreek tea.
Mix oatmeal with yogurt. Apply the paste resulting from the portion of the affected skin.
Apply tomato and potato masks on the face.
Apply cold compresses 2-3 times a day to reduce inflammation.
Aromatherapy is considered an effective method to combat rosacea.
Diet for Rosacea
Eat more foods rich in vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C and zinc. These foods have the ability to hasten the healing process and to strengthen capillaries and the immune system.
Consume flaxseed oil and fish oils, as these products are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine consumption.
Studies have revealed that dairy products (except cottage cheese), spinach, eggplant, avocado, red plums, raisins and figs can trigger episodes of rosacea.
Avoid strenuous physical exercise, prolonged sun exposure, emotional stress and anxiety.
Avoid substances you are allergic to because allergies can trigger the episodes of rosacea.