Rosacea is a condition that is mostly seen in people with a very sensitive skin and can be easily identified after the redness that emerges around the cheeks, ears, nose, and neck. The dilatation of capillaries, breakouts, and skin inflammation are the main symptoms.
Unfortunately, this inconvenient diseases is affecting not just the skin, as it can also lead to eye problems, like the inflammation of the eyelids, conjunctivitis, or keratitis rosacea. It is estimated that approximately 40.000.000 people suffer, from all over the world, of this chronic disease.
- A sensation of heat at skin level;
- Redness on the integumental surface;
- A sensation of stinging;
- Gradual drying of the skin;
- Without treatment, rosacea can evolve over time;
- The diet can influence the appearance or healing of this condition;
- It is strongly recommended to use sun protection creams every day;
- Patients can take vitamin C and bioflavonoids for optimum functioning of blood vessels;
- To avoid spicy foods, alcohol, sugar, fried foods, caffeine, and very hot beverages;
- Blood-thinning drugs will be administered only after being checked by a doctor;
- It is not recommended the use of cosmetic products that contain alcohol;
- Avoid stress and fatigue as much as possible;
- It is recommended to avoid full sun exposure, wind, and cold;
- Laser therapy is extremely effective;
- If the eye is affected, eye drops meant to increase the capillarity of blood vessels will be administered, together with artificial tears;
- Avoidance of mint or eucalyptus essential oils;
- Avoidance of cosmetic products that contain perfumes;
- Patients are strongly advised to use products that are 100% natural or dermato-cosmetics that specially created to manage rosacea.
Types of rosacea:
- Rosacea in which blood vessels are visible and so is the redness of the skin;
- Eye rosacea – defined by redness around the eyes;
- Rosacea characterized by the appearance of acne due to a very sensitive skin;
- The rarest form of rosacea manifests through liquid retention, thickened skin, redness, and a burning sensation.
Conditions associated with rosacea:
- Problems of the digestive system;
- Issues of the intestines;
- Ulcerative colitis;
- Crohn disease.
Natural treatments for rosacea:
- Organic coconut oil – has an antibacterial effect, it is 100% natural, and deeply hydrates the skin due to the fatty acids it contains;
- Aloe Vera – it improves circulation, calms down irritations due to its healing, hydrating, and repairing properties;
- Vitamin C – an ingredient that is 100% natural, incorporated in formulas it will help protect the skin against external factors, it has well-known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it stimulates the production of collagen and strengths the skin’s capillaries;
- Tea tree oil – it is an essential oil that is actually recommended in the case of rosacea, due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-infectious, and antiseptic properties;
- Tamanu oil – a tissue regenerator, effective in the case of rosacea as it diminishes irritations and itching sensations;
- Sea buckthorn oil – it has an antioxidant effect, regenerates, it reduces the sensation of irritation and redness, acts as a tonic, hydrates and improves collagen synthesis in the cells;
- Kukui oil – it is a natural moisturizer, regenerates any damaged tissue, treats irritations, and diminishes redness at skin level;
- Avocado oil – it gives elasticity to the skin, increases collagen production, strengthens the capillaries, regenerates and hydrates the skin;
- Sweet almond oil – it has a rejuvenating effect, hydrates and smooths down wrinkles, and it is recommended for rosacea.