Rosacea is an uncomfortable skin condition characterized by a persistent blush-like redness on the face. While there is no cure for this condition, there are some natural steps that can be taken to reduce and control symptoms. Read on for our best natural treatments for rosacea on the face.
Please keep in mind that although what we discuss in this post can relieve rosacea, we are in no way medical professionals. If you’re experiencing severe eczema symptoms like an infection, it is best to seek medical advice immediately.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness on the face, particularly the cheeks and nose. It can also spread to the back, chest, ears, forehead, and in more severe cases, even the eyelids. It is sometimes mistaken for acne or other skin problems because it can also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. While the condition can affect anyone, it’s more common in middle-aged women with light skin. Similar to eczema, flare-ups often occur in cycles.
Types of Rosacea
There are four different types of rosacea:
Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea– the most common type of rosacea. Characterized by redness, flushing and visible blood vessels on the face.
Papulopustular Rosacea– most similar to acne. Characterized by oily and red breakouts on the cheeks, forehead, and chin. Often affects middle-aged women.
Phymatous Rosacea– a rare form of rosacea characterized by thickening of the nose skin. Causes the development of bumps or lumps. Usually affects men.
Ocular Rosacea– a type of rosacea that centers around the eyes. Often accompanied by a burning or stinging sensation, itchiness, and an increased sensitivity to light. Vision may worsen over time.
Symptoms of Rosacea
- Flushing and redness on the face
- Swollen and sensitive skin
- Visible broken blood vessels
- Dry, rough, or scaly skin
What Causes Rosacea?
Although the exact cause of rosacea is unknown, one thing is certain: rosacea is not caused by poor hygiene.
Like eczema, it is believed to be linked to genetic and environmental factors. There are a variety of factors that can trigger flare-ups or worsen symptoms including:
- Extreme temperature
- Chemicals or toxins found in beauty products
- Strong wind
- Sun Exposure
- Hot drinks and spicy foods
- Alcoholic beverages
Rosacea Face Treatments
Because rosacea generally affects the facial area, it is extra important to use gentle, natural products without harsh chemicals. This is to avoid further drying out your skin or worsening inflammation. Here are our recommendations:
Organic Calendula Oil– the perfect treatment for dry or sensitive skin in babies and adults alike. Thanks to its abundance of vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, plant compounds and natural enzymes, it provides a much-needed boost of moisture to dry or rough skin.
Emily Skin Soothers for Itchy Eczema– Looking to treat rosacea redness? Try this nourishing balm! It helps calm dry rashes with its soothing blend of Chinese herbs, olive oil and beeswax. Free from colorants, artificial fragrances, preservatives, and chemicals, it’s truly all-natural!
Mother's Healing Balm– Repairs the skin barrier and reduces inflammation. Calendula, witch hazel, lavender, marshmallow and hemp oil are blended to create a holistic balm that is sure to nourish even the driest skin.
Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream– Our list would not be complete without mentioning Manuka honey! Handmade with six, all-natural ingredients, this oil-based balm is thick in texture and rich in emollients. Gentle for babies and adults alike, with no burning or stinging! Enjoy the additional effects of its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
Remedywear™ Balaclava for Adults and Kids– For a cooling treatment for rosacea on the face, check out these balaclavas for adults and kids. Made with TENCEL and embedded with anti-inflammatory zinc, the result is a gentle face treatment that works wonders soothing red, irritated skin. With moisture-wicking sweat control, it’s comfortable to be worn as an overnight treatment.