The red, bumpy, inflamed skin of rosacea often runs in families. Those who suffer from it try to cover the outbreaks with makeup so people don't comment on the skin. Often, sufferers dream of times before the outbreaks began.
According to WebMD, seven items that you can easily get your hands on may prove to greatly diminish the effects of rosacea. Below is a list of 7 ways you can try to fight against rosacea and win.
1. Chamomile. Chamomile is a natural anti-inflammatory, so Top 10 Home Remedies recommends making a cold compress by placing 3 to 6 teabags in 3 cups of boiling water for 10 minutes. Remove the bags and put the tea in the refrigerator to chill. Once the tea is completely cold, soak a washcloth in the tea and wring it out. Place the cloth on the affected area for 15 minutes. Do this three to four times a day until you see an improvement.
2. Oatmeal. Another oldie but goodie, oatmeal is another anti-inflammatory and soothes the skin. One Good Thing says to take 1/2 cup of ground oats and mix it with 1/4 cup of water to make a paste. Put the paste on the rosacea and let it sit for 20 minutes before gently wiping off with a warm, wet cloth.
3. Licorice. Something in licorice root helps diminish the appearance of rosacea. Home Remedy Central combines 1 teaspoon licorice root and 1/2 cup aloe vera gel. Apply the mask to the face and leave it for 15 minutes. Wipe off with a warm, wet cloth.
4. Cucumber. You can make a soothing cucumber mask from 1 peeled, pureed cucumber and 1 egg white, blended together, according to Livestrong.com. Place the mask on your face for 30 minutes and then gently rinse it off.
5. Aloe vera. Aloe vera is excellent for hydrating the skin and healing burns and cuts. How to remove that.com recommends applying aloe vera gel straight on the affected skin twice a day.
6. Feverfew. Feverfew is not a topical remedy according to Life-saving-naturalcures-and-naturalremedies.com, but an oral one. This may take several months before you see any results, but it is supposed to help.
7. Maitake mushrooms. Dr. Weil's Origins’ Plantidote is a topical serum that has proven to be beneficial in treating rosacea according to WebMD. It can be ordered online or bought in stores like Macy's or JC Penny's.
Taking care of your skin can sometimes be a challenge. Add to it something like rosacea, and now the challenge seems impossible. Through some great home remedies, you may be able to be the victor in the rosacea challenge!