Rosacea generally results in enlarged blood vessels, generally focusing on the face, particularly the nose, and often takes the appearance of flushed or red skin. Rosacea may be brought about by excessive temperatures or food sensitivities, among other causes, although the main causes of rosacea aren’t known. In addition to conventional treatment choices, you might have the ability to get relief from flare-ups and even reduce this condition over time with certain home remedies for rosacea. Before using any natural alternative, though, ask your primary care physician so as to steer clear of allergic reactions or unexpected side effects.
Fresh cucumber blended into a facial mask may help with rosacea. Gently smooth the mask on your face, and leave it for a half an hour or so. Rinse the face completely with cool water, once the 30 minutes are up. You typically will see progress within a month of daily use. One of our favorite cucumber masks is Beauty by Earth.
A mild compress with chamomile oil might help lessen the redness associated with rosacea. Debora Yost recommends using this to help handle rosacea-related flareups. Cool the resultant mixture in the fridge. Dampen a soft fabric in this mixture whenever you start to feel a flare-up and place it on your face for fifteen to twenty minutes. Some individuals are sensitive to chamomile, particularly when they have responses to daisies, marigolds, and ragweed, and should avoid using chamomile.
Lynne Paige Walker and Ellen Brown, in “A Woman’s Complete Guide to Natural Healing,” propose a fresh apple mask as a tender, natural method to look after this continual skin condition. Smooth the resultant mask on your face, and leave it in place for about 15 minutes. Once the mask has dried, rinse it away with cool water. It is suggested that one use this every single day.
In Janice Cox’s novel, she recommends this herbal remedy as an effective method in dealing with rosacea. Mix together two teaspoons of turmeric powder, four teaspoons of coriander powder, and one to two tablespoons of fresh milk until the combination turns into a smooth paste. Keep the concoction in the fridge. Once prepared, utilize the paste as a facial mask two times a day for ten minutes.
Some individuals who have rosacea report that horse chestnut helps with this condition when used in a cream. You can use it on the affected area two times each day.
In addition to the significant health advantages of aloe vera, it’s also capable of helping with rosacea. While it efficiently helps to get rid of rosacea, aloe extract can heal so many skin problems. Aloe vera can be used both orally and topically to take care of rosacea. It is suggested that aloe vera be used for this condition two times a day.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a strong generator of anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that can help to get rid of rosacea naturally. You can directly use tea tree oil on the problem area.
Rubbing green tea over the area of skin with this condition is yet another way to help. Green tea has anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, and antioxidant properties that work brilliantly to take care of rosacea. Green tea can be simply used by you just as chamomile is above.
Oatmeal is one of the lesser known, but exceptional, options for rosacea. Oatmeal soothes and reduces redness, itching, and functions as an agent to get rid of rosacea. Take a little water in a cup and add 2 tablespoons of oatmeal. After that, apply the oatmeal on the affected region.
Rose Hip Oil
Rose hip oil is a well-known treatment for many skin problems, for example, blisters, scars, sunburns, eczema, and more. It also works well to help with rosacea. You ought to use several drops of rosehip oil on the contaminated area every day.
A cold compress is an extremely powerful approach which helps to reduce redness. To obtain a cold compress, you must soak three chamomile tea bags in a little bowl of boiling water for 10 minutes. After that, place the bowl in the fridge. You can use chamomile tea or one of the other options above if you need to obtain a cold compress. It works amazingly well.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains anti-inflammatory properties. You can either drink two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar each day or apply it to the skin. You can always do both for extra benefits!
Internal Treatment Options
Flaxseed oil provides essential fatty acids which assist to reduce inflammation. Take 1 tsp. 3 times a day. Alternatively, you could take flaxseed oil in soft gel form.
Cat’s Claw helps to reduce food sensitivities by reestablishing a healthy intestinal environment. Take this 3 times each day (approximately 500mg each time). Don’t take this herb if you’re pregnant, nursing, on blood thinners, or if you’re an organ transplant recipient.
Zinc also helps you to fix your skin in a number of ways. Take 25 milligrams twice per day with meals.
Gotu kola helps to promote healing of the body’s skin. Take 3 times each day (approximately 100 mg).
Grapeseed extract assists in collagen formation, it is antioxidant, and also anti-inflammatory. Take this 3 times each day (50 mg).
Red clover is considered as one of the safest natural ways of dealing with rosacea. It moderates redness and reduce irritation. Red clover tea should be taken by you twice per day to obtain the desired effect.
Licorice extract is a powerful anti-inflammatory for skin cells, according to a 2008 study in the University of Science and Technology. That’s because licorice root (aka sweet root and licorice) has coumarins, flavonoids, phytosterols and glycyrrhizin, which all reduce rosacea’s redness.
When applied topically, feverfew prevents blood from pooling in capillaries, based on a 2010 University of Louisville study.
Reasons for Rosacea
Most frequently appearing in maturity and happening on the face, acne rosacea more commonly affects women. Interestingly, however, men commonly have more acute cases when they experience the condition. It typically comes and goes. Many individuals learn how to determine triggers for bouts of rosacea, for example, sunlight exposure, excessive perspiration or anxiety, according to the NIH. Other symptoms of rosacea include a thickening of skin across a bulbous nose, brow, plus the cheeks.
Hypotheses when it comes to other causes include heredity, swelling of the arteries in the face, a response to mites that live in the hair follicles, or perhaps a bacteria associated with belly infections. Regardless of the lumps that resemble acne, rosacea isn’t acne and commonly worsens with treatments designed for acne. There isn’t any commonly applicable treatment, but physicians don’t classify rosacea as a medically risky illness, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).
24 thoughts on “The 20 Best Home Remedies for Rosacea”
I suffer from Lupus and Rosacea, I have only been using Rosacea Serum for 4 days and I have already felt a difference in my skin, it doesn’t feel as dry, it feels moisturised and more healthy, I think that I am starting to see a difference in the redness.
Hi Denise, So glad that you’re seeing great results.Be sure to keep us updated on your progress. Stay happy and healthy!
-The NAR Team
Going to try oatmeal for Rosacea. How often do you recommend to do this?
Glad you’re giving the oatmeal remedy a shot! First, we recommend using colloidal oatmeal as it has been shown to be the most effective for topical skin treatments (you can find some here – we use it for all sorts of natural skin care treatments). If you’d rather use oats you already have on hand, just make sure that they are long-cooking, whole oats. If using whole oats, be sure to grind them into a fine powder (we like using a clean coffee grinder for this) before adding the water to make a paste.
Be sure to cleanse your skin with a gentle facial cleanser and pat dry before applying. After applying the oatmeal paste to your skin, leave it on for 10-15 minutes before gently rinsing away with lukewarm water. You can use this natural remedy up to two times per week.
We sometimes also like to add a little bit of pure honey to the mixture for its moisturizing properties. Be sure to let us know how it goes!
-The NAR Team
DermalMD Rosacea Serum is the best product I’ve tried for Rosacea. I have acne plus redness and this has completely controlled it and I’ve noticed my tone more even. Each product is different and this works for me.
Hey! I suffered from Pityrosporum folliculitis on my cheeks and thankGod it is now healed only dark spots are left. Yesterday, i noticed my cheeks were extra red and it was itching alot and my forehead was covered with tiny pimples. I used clindamycin phosphate over it but no use. Redness and inflammation is still there. I didnot eat anything from which i had allergy. And i feel that some invisible creatures are moving on my cheeks but really it itches alot. Can u help me please
We are sorry to hear about your skin concerns. As you know, there are many things that can result in skin outbreaks and irritation. Given that we are not doctors who can examine you and your skin, we cannot provide a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Our best advice is to simply continue to monitor your symptoms (noting what they are, what makes them worse, what makes them better, etc.) and to see a doctor if they continue or get worse.
That said, based on your brief description, it appears that the skin on your cheeks is irritated and inflamed. You might try a soothing oatmeal mask such as the one we provided to Liz in the comments above with colloidal oatmeal and water (adding a little pure honey if you’d like), which can soothe irritated, red, and itchy skin. You may also try applying pure aloe vera, which is a common healing natural remedy for skin irritation. We would not suggest the continued use of the Clindamycin (unless prescribed to you by your doctor for this condition) as the antibiotic may cause additional irritation. Be sure to treat your skin gently and drink plenty of water.
Let us know how it goes! Live well.
-The NAR Team
Thanks for your comment. We’re glad to hear that you’ve had success treating your rosacea. After receiving your comment, we reached out to DermalMD about the product you mentioned. Their website lists some “key ingredients” that look promising, but as we know, there can be a lot lurking deeper into the ingredients label. We requested a comprehensive list of the ingredients in the product to determine whether we could put our NAR “Editor’s Choice” seal on it, but we haven’t heard back. Until then, we cannot say if it is a truly safe and natural product for our readers, but we’re glad it has worked for you!
The NAR Team
I began to suffer from rosacea in my late fifties. I tried all the over counter products that promise to reduce the redness and spots within hours ….they didn’t. i always felt an irritation under the spots which meant I was constantly touching…and made it worse. After the first application of the Made from Earth Green Tea Cleanser & Rosehip Hibiscus Serum – my skin felt calm. No the spots and redness didn’t disappear overnight but the skin felt so comfortable that I continued with it for that reason. After 1 week of using the serum there was an amazing improvement and after 2 weeks …..clear of spots and redness reduced . To those who are not having immediate results……..I would say ‘persevere’. After a month my skin is the best it has been for 10 years.
I’m 61 years old and was told y acne was actually Adult Acne ore Roseasea I spent plenty of Dollars on ointments and antibiotics and nothing seemd to work until I tried Selsean bluewith selenium sulfide.Allthe bumps and pustals dried up and my face is clear.First time in twenty years.Try it it might work for you.$6.86 @ walmart
We are so glad to hear that you’ve had success in treating your rosacea. Indeed, when it comes to chronic issues like rosacea, “persevere” is sometimes the most important thing we can do!
The NAR Team
The tea tree oil definitely works because I use a cream with tea tree and it has been so good for my skin that even my doctor was impressed. I get the cream sent from England (London) and it lasts me around five months.
We’re glad to hear that you’ve found a tea tree oil product that works for you and your skin. It’s never a bad thing when we can impress our doctors with the power of natural alternatives! Keep it up!
The NAR Team
Thanks! I love Beauty By Earth’s Face Mask, I use it on blemishes and they disappear immediately!
My husband has had Rosacea with really bad pustules on his face and head for several years. His dermatologist has been treating it with Doxycycline. Now, he has low platelets (which is a side affect) so he has to go off the antibiotics to see if it helps the platelets.
What is the best treatment for the pustules that he can use on his head and face?
We’re sorry to hear about your husband’s skin concerns. Given that we are not doctors who can examine you and your husband’s skin, we cannot provide an accurate diagnosis of the pustules you describe and appropriate treatment. But from our experience, it sounds like your husband is suffering from subtype 2 rosacea (also known as papulopustular rosacea), and that the antibiotic his dermatologist originally prescribed kept the cysts or pustules under control. That said, we’re glad to hear that he is no longer on an antibiotic, as antibiotic resistence and side effects are real concerns with rosacea patients. Has your husband considered adding probiotics into his regimen to replenish the microflora in his gut harmed by the antibiotic?
While it can be tempting to use common acne treatments on this type of rosacea, it’s important to remember that papulopustular rosacea is biochemically different from acne. In fact, recent research has linked rosacea to a possible dysfunction of the immune system, which suggests that some people may find success with anti-inflammatory treatments (both natural or otherwise).
Our best advice is for your husband to simply continue to monitor his symptoms and to return to his doctor or another natural health professional if they persist or get worse. Many people with rosacea find that their symptoms ebb and flow and are aggravated by certain activities, products, and foods, so we also suggest that your husband try to incorporate more anti-inflammatory foods and/or supplements into his diet to see if they may provide some relief from his rosacea symptoms.
Best of luck, and live well,
The NAR Team
Thank you to all, I have Rosacea, inherited, and my mom has it really bad, it has gone into Ocular Rosacea as well, she has become very upset, so I am on the hunt for her and myself…. so again Thank You all for idea’s and things to start with. I really do not like taking the meds. I hope that I can forgo the medication for good soon.
Thank You, Andrea
We’ll so glad that you found our remedies helpful. You wish only the best for you and your mom. Keep us updated with your progress.
Until then, be well,
The NAR Team
I still am not entirely sure if I have Rosacea, or what. I’ve experienced rough scaly skin, dry skin, red itchy bumps, red itchy skin without the bumps or dryness… I’ve seen three dermatologists who’ve all shrugged and prescribed steroid cream and antibiotics. For those of you who don’t know steroids create a condition where your body will no longer respond to other medication/ treatment. They also destroy your skin barrier making it impossible for your skin to heal itself. Call me crazy but that sounds counter intuitive.
I have been using the Somaluxe Redness Repair Moisturizer and I wouldn’t call this a miracle cure. My face did not clear up over night and it’s not perfect. But I would say my face is easily 75-85% better; less hyper pigmentation, almost no itching, almost no itchy red bumps (1 every few days vs. 4-5 every single day like before). But by and large this product is working for me.
I use a rosacea cream with tea tree oil, aloe vera and east cape manuka that I bought on-line and it has literally cured every aspect of my rosacea. Still can’t quite believe it. Your article mentions these ingredients amongst others and it is one of the most informative articles I have read in a long time.
Thanks, Brenda! We’re glad to hear that you’ve found an effective treatment for your rosacea. Success stories are always our favorite.
Your list seems thorough and easy to use (although I would go edit the oatmeal paste, after reading the comment section.) I have a good friend, 32, who is a natural beauty and loves to wear makeup – not foundation. Her rosacea makes her uncomfortable – I tell her she’s gorgeous anyway and not to worry about it. She gets the pustules. To make matters worse, she rubs or picks at them. Of course I tell her not to, that she will scar her lovely face forever!
She and her family eat healthier than most families I know (I am very into food, herbs, and organics; and especially how they affect children.) I’ve known her about a year and a half and never noticed this before. I believe it is stress-related, as she just returned to college, is taking care of her family, and really is ‘super-mom.’ I am passing on your information: she is on break now, so it may clear up anyhow. If not , you have certainly given us a plethora of choices and we appreciate it!
I definitely love your article and the point about the tea tree oil strikes a chord with me. I bought a rosacea cream that contains tea tree oil and manuka oil and it is have been a revelation for me. This proves to me that alternative natural remedies do work. I have spent the last ten years using creams prescribed by the doctor which unfortunately never worked in my case. Thank you for sharing your article with us xxx
It is interesting to note you mention tea tree oil in your article because I have recently been using a rosacea cream that contains tea tree oil, lavender oil and east cape manuka oil as well as other natural oils and botanicals and it has been truly exceptional to the point that I had to comment here. I certainly believe naturally occurring remedies hold a key role in skin conditions such as rosacea and that nature has already provided the cures. We just need to be open minded enough to embrace them.
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