For those who suffer from rosacea, redness treatment options are top priority. Rosacea is a skin disorder which is commonly confused with acne, but it generally occurs in adults who are between 30 and 60 years of age, and most commonly in Caucasian women. It also tends to affect very fair-skinned individuals who tend to blush and flush easily. If rosacea goes untreated, its symptoms progress from just a mild redness to extreme redness, bumps, swelling, and excess tissue formation. While there is no known cure for this condition, there are several medication, natural treatments, and lifestyle changes that are recommended to help keep flare-ups at bay.
The best redness treatment for rosacea is anything that will help to prevent whatever is causing it in the first place. Some of the most common triggers include over-exposure to sun, cold, wind and too much of other things such as spicy foods, irritating skin cleansers and moisturizers, alcohol, stress, and even hot liquids such as soups or beverages. To best control your own rosacea, make sure to keep tabs on what makes it flare up more and what seems to soothe the condition.
In the hot and humid summer months, try to stay indoors, in air conditioning, as much as possible, and if you do need to be outside, make sure you drink plenty of cool water and splash it on your face as well. Try to avoid over-exerting yourself. In the harsh winters, keep your face protected with a scarf or mask, and make sure to moisturize with a natural moisturizer that will not clog your pores. Emu oil is often recommended because it is a tissue nutrient which moisturizes your skin rather than drying it out, which is recommended by the National Rosacea Society. Emu oil could work well because it penetrates deep into the many layers of the skin, is noncomedogenic, and will not clog pores.
There are many foods that could trigger your rosacea redness–everyone is different. But some very common triggers include alcohol, caffeine, and anything spicy.
Some natural treatments that some claim to help the redness are vitamin K, in foods or in topical medications, emu oil, laurelwood, colloidal silver, and oregano oil. Before trying any of these, make sure to consult with your doctor or dermatologist as no conclusive evidence has proven that any of these are effective.
Colloidal silver has gained popularity because it is natural (no chemicals, fillers, and additives), but it may cause side effects. Overuse may lead to argyia, an irreversible skin disorder.
Trying any of the above tips, medications, or therapies can serve as rosacea redness treatment, and you should also consider some lifestyle changes that will limit your exposure to harsh weather and stress.
This article is for informational purposes only and it not meant to substitute the advice of a medical professional.