Acne is one of the skin conditions, which is quite common among teenagers, but it can also affect people at any age. Although, acne does not pose any serious health issues, in severe cases it could lead to scarring. Another inflammatory skin disease that affects about 5% of the population is Rosacea.
However, this skin condition is not related to any previous acne history. A symmetrical red rash affects the face especially the central face and the nose. Pustules (pus-filled and inflamed bumps), papules (solid, small bumps) and red nodules similar to acne lesions are scattered over the nose and cheeks.
If the condition is not treated, it may lead to rhinophyma or bulbous red nose in a few cases. Fortunately, there are many home remedies that can be used to get rid of scarring or decrease the redness associated with rosacea.
Natural Remedies To Treat Rosacea
You can increase your immunity by taking vitamin C. It also strengthens connective tissue and promotes healing. Bioflavonoids work with this vitamin and helps in strengthening the blood vessels.
It is also anti-inflammatory. Take bioflavonoids along with 500 mg of Vitamin C three times a day.
The inflammation is reduced by taking flax-seed oil, which has essential fatty acids in it. Take 1 tsp or 1000 mg – 3 times a day.
Vitamin B, especially riboflavin (vitamin B2) is necessary for healthy hair, nails and skin. Take 100 mg of Vitamin B complex.
This mineral helps in healing the skin. You can take 25 mg twice along with 1 mg of copper along with meals.
The body uses beta-carotene to make Vitamin A and helps in healing the skin and strengthening the capillaries. About 25,000 international units must be consumed twice daily.
Honey And Oatmeal
The scars due to rosacea can be treated using honey and oatmeal. Cook about a packet of oatmeal (plain). Mix honey (1/4 cup) to the oatmeal.
Apply this mixture on the face after it cools. However, make sure that it does not get into your eyes. Leave this mixture for about 10 – 20 minutes and then wash it with lukewarm water.
Honey And Cinnamon Powder
Mix together honey and fine cinnamon powder. This can be used to massage your face before bedtime. You can remove the mask in the morning by washing it with warm water.
Rosewater And Sandalwood
Prepare a paste using rosewater and sandalwood.
Apply this paste on the face and leave for about an hour before washing it off. This remedy works well for those with oily skin.
Honey And Nutmeg
Combine a tsp of honey and nutmeg powder. Apply this paste on the acne scars. Leave it for about 20 minutes and then wash it with cool water. You need to apply this mixture twice a week until the acne scars fade away.
Mix tomato puree, oatmeal (freshly ground) and a tsp of honey.
Apply the paste to the affected skin and rinse off after ten minutes. This remedy will help in preventing future outbreaks.
This extract is an antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory. It helps in the formation of collagen. Fifty mg of this extract must be taken 3 times in a day.