A little redness of the face when you’re in the sun, or blushing is normal. But if it’s accompanied by a burning sensation, inflammation and unsightly bumps, then you may have rosacea.
While the root cause remains unknown and the skin disease is attributed largely to genetics, there are certain things that can worsen the problem—alcohol abuse, extreme temperatures, stress, and the likes.
Keeping that in mind, here are a few home remedies that you can whip up to reduce the appearance of rosacea:
It is a natural disinfectant that fights bacteria and yeast on the skin.
How To: Portion one part of white vinegar to six parts of water. Using a clean cotton cloth, gently wipe down your face once every day. With this mix, it is important to do a test patch first, to ensure your skin isn’t sensitive to vinegar.
This vegetable has a cooling effect on the skin and can reduce inflammation and redness considerably.
How To: Blend one cucumber to make a paste, and apply the mix directly to the face or the affected areas. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse with cold water. Use this face mask every day and see significant results within the month.
Green tea has anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that protect the skin and reduce inflammation.
How To: Soak four to six green tea bags in three cups of boiled water for 20-30 minutes. Let it cool and then refrigerate. Apply the solution to your face with a clean cotton cloth, twice a day.
PS: Do not use caffeinated green tea.
Besides these DIYs, make sure your personal care products do not contain alcohol, and always wear sunscreen before you step out. Rosacea has no cure, but it can definitely be kept in control with these simple remedies.