How to manage rosacea flare-ups naturally
There are plenty of natural ways to manage your rosacea symptoms and keep your skin healthy. Here are some tips to help you get started:
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It typically appears as redness, flushing, and bumps on the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. In severe cases, it can even cause thickening of the skin and the appearance of spider veins. While the exact cause of rosacea is still unknown, research suggests that factors like genetics, environmental triggers, and an overactive immune system can play a role.
Identify your triggers
Everyone's rosacea is unique, and what triggers flare-ups for one person may not affect another. Common triggers include sun exposure, spicy foods, hot drinks, and alcohol. By identifying your personal triggers, you can make lifestyle changes that help reduce the frequency and severity of your flare-ups.
Protect your skin
Sun exposure is a common trigger for rosacea, so it's essential to protect your skin from UV rays. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day, and try to avoid being outside during peak sun hours.
Best skincare products for rosacea
Rosacea can make your skin more sensitive, so it's crucial to be gentle when cleansing and moisturising. Use a gentle cleanser that won't disrupt your skin's barrier and avoid scrubbing your skin too hard.
Look for moisturisers that protect and repair the skin's barrier function.
Seek out skincare products that contain anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredients that can help reduce redness and irritation. Ingredients to look out for include chamomile, aloe vera, oatmeal, vitamin b3, matcha green tea, tumeric, calendula and sea buckthorn. Plant oils that are high in omega 3 fatty acids also have anti-inflammatory properties.
I formulated our Soothing Face Mask as a skin treatment for rosacea. It's a 100% natural blend of clay and soothing ingredients to cool the skin and help reduce redness. It's hero redness-reducing and soothing ingredients are matcha green tea, colloidal oatmeal, vitamin b3 and aloe vera.
"I love this face mask, I have rosacea & I am always vary of using a face mask in case they make my rosacea react. I find this mask soothing & refreshing on my face, I don't have any tingling or redness when I wash it off, just sooth, refreshed skin." NICOLE M
Stress is a common trigger for many skin conditions, including rosacea. To manage stress, try relaxation techniques like deep breathing, yoga, meditation or mindfullness. Additionally, make sure you're getting enough sleep and exercise regularly, both of which can help reduce stress levels.
Consider dietary changes
While there's no specific rosacea diet, many people find that certain foods can trigger their symptoms. For example, spicy foods, dairy products, and alcohol are common culprits. You may want to experiment with removing these foods from your diet to see if it helps reduce your flare-ups.
Consult with a dermatologist
While these natural remedies can be helpful, it's essential to consult with a dermatologist to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
In conclusion, managing rosacea naturally can involve identifying personal triggers, protecting the skin, being gentle, trying natural remedies, managing stress, considering dietary changes, and consulting with a dermatologist. With these tips, you can help keep your skin healthy and reduce the frequency and severity of your flare-ups.