Receive LOVE in your mailbox

Try our weekly newsletter with amazing tips to bring and retain love in your life

8 Home Remedies That Will Help You Treat Rosacea

What is Rosacea?

A chronic condition of the skin that mostly affects the face, Rosacea mainly develops around the forehead, cheeks and the chin. It can also develop on the nose.

Anyone might get this skin condition, but it usually affects women who are middle-aged and have fair skin. One should not mistake Rosacea for acne, as it is a severer condition of allergic reaction.

home remedies for rosacea_New_Love_Times

Image source: Google, copyright-free image, under Creative Commons License 

Suggested read: 10 Highly Effective Home Remedies For Scalp Infection

Symptoms of Rosacea

The most common symptoms of Rosacea are,

  • Red patches
  • Red bumps
  • Burning sensation in the affected skin
  • Thick skin
  • Dry skin
  • Small cysts
  • Cysts with puss
  • Swollen eyelids

The signs and symptoms of Rosacea has been divided into four subsections by the American Academy of Dermatology and they are:

  • Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: Redness, flushing, visible blood vessels.
  • Papulopustular rosacea: Redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts.
  • Phymatous rosacea: Skin thickens and has a bumpy texture.
  • Ocular rosacea: Eyes red and irritated, eyelids can be swollen, and person may have what looks like a sty.

Causes of Rosacea

Experts have still not been to point a finger at the cause of Rosacea, but many believe it is caused by the swelling of blood vessels under our skin. With these home remedies for Rosacea, you can treat the skin condition effectively.

Risk factors of Rosacea

You are more likely to develop Rosacea if,

  • Your skin is mostly exposed to direct sunlight
  • Eating spicy food
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Intense exercise
  • Infections like sinus
  • You live in an excessively hot and humid place
  • The condition runs in your genes

Let us now discuss some simple natural treatments that will help treat the skin condition effectively.

Home remedies for Rosacea

Here are the 10 most effective home remedies that once can try to heal Rosacea.

1. Chamomile Compress

home remedies for sleep apnea_New_Love_Times

Image source: Google, copyright-free image, under Creative Commons License 

The first remedy on our list is chamomile compress, which works effectively on Rosacea because of its anti-inflammatory property. The compress helps reduce the redness and the burning sensation.

Also, the terpenoids in chamomile helps soothe the skin thus healing the symptoms associated with Rosacea.

To use it as a remedy for Rosacea, begin by soaking about 6 chamomile tea bags in a container of boiling water. Remove the container from fire after about 10 minutes. Now get rid of the tea bags and place the container in the fridge. Once the tea is cold, you need to dip a clean and soft washcloth in it and then wringing out the extra liquid, place the cloth on your skin that is affected by rosacea. You need to repeat the chamomile compress three times a day for as long as it takes for the condition to improve.

2. Green Tea

green tea and glycerine_new_love_times

Image source: Google, copyright-free image, under Creative Commons License 

The next remedy is green tea which is antioxidant and also anti-inflammatory. To treat Rosacea effectively, the phyto protectors in the green tea work effectively to heal Rosacea.

Also, green tea helps reduce the reaction our skin has to UV light. This in turn prevents the development of papules and pustules on Rosacea-affected skin.

For the remedy, begin by preparing two cups of green tea. Now place the cups in the fridge and let them cool down for about half an hour. Apply the tea on the skin with a clean cotton dab. This soothes the skin, and helps reduce the red bumps which are likely to develop when you have Rosacea.

This treatment should be done two times a day until your Rosacea is healed.

3. Oatmeal

The next remedy on our list is oatmeal which can treat Rosacea and symptoms associated with it because of its anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidant properties.

Oatmeal helps treat the redness, inflammation and itching that is linked to Rosacea.

For the treatment, take half a cup of oatmeal. Make sure it is in powdered form. Now add it to a bowl of water. Mix to form a paste and apply the paste on your affected skin. Do not rub the oatmeal as that can aggravate the skin and make things worse.

Leave the pack on for about half an hour and then rinse out with cold water. Pat your face dry.

This treatment must be done two times a day for as long as it takes your Rosacea to cure.

Suggested read: 10 Most Effective Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Chest Acne

4. Licorice

A 2005 study conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology showed that licorice is a very effective remedy for Rosacea. Licorice reduces redness and inflammation two of the most common symptoms associated with Rosacea.

Also, Licorice helps heal skin irritation and infections of various kind.

For the remedy, prepare a paste with a tablespoon of licorice powder, half a tablespoon of honey, and a teaspoon of freshly extracted aloe vera gel. Now mix the ingredients well to form a fine paste. Apply the mix on your skin. After 15 minutes, wash the pack off. Pat dry with a soft and clean towel.

You should repeat the remedy two times a day for two months.

5. Lavender Oil

lavender and coconut oil_new_love_times

Image source: Google, copyright-free image, under Creative Commons License 

The next remedy is lavender oil. Lavender oil being such a great antiseptic, treats Rosacea in no time. It is also anti-inflammatory, and therefore, treats the symptoms that are associated with rosacea, such as inflammation, redness and itching.

Take a clean cotton ball and pour some essential lavender oil on it. Using this cotton dad, massage lightly onto the affected skin. In two to three weeks’ time, you will notice that the symptoms of Rosacea are vanishing.

6. Honey


Image source: Pixabay, under Creative Commons License 

The next remedy for Rosacea is honey, which is naturally antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. As a result, honey can treat any kind of skin breakout such as acne and Rosacea.

Honey also helps moisturize one’s skin without turning it all oily.

For the remedy, take two tablespoons of natural honey and lightly apply it on your face. You need to leave it on for half an hour, and then rinse the honey off with lukewarm water. If you want apply some light moisturizer.

This treatment should be repeated two times a week for soft, supple, Rosacea-free skin.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar

The next remedy is apple cider vinegar which maintains our body acid-base level and thus improves the health of our skin.

Diluted apple cider vinegar also disinfects our skin and kills the microbes that might cause a number of skin infections.

For the remedy, dilute a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water. Now add a teaspoon of honey and mix well. You need to drink this two times a day for the desired results.

The remedy must be followed for at least two months if you want to heal the Rosacea-affected skin. Slowly increase the concentration of apple cider vinegar from one teaspoon to two teaspoons.

You can also apply the mixture on your affected skin. After leaving the diluted apple cider vinegar on your skin for about 10 minutes, rinse off with some lukewarm water and pat dry. This should be done once a day for 2 months for best results.

8. Aloe Vera

aloe vera_New_Love_Times

Image source: Google, copyright-free image, under Creative Commons License 

The last remedy on our list is aloe vera due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe vera also has therapeutic properties and so can have a rejuvenating effect on our skin.

Aloe vera helps reduce redness, soreness and itching that are associated with rosacea. You can use it both externally and orally to cure Rosacea.

Take an aloe vera leaf and extract some aloe vera gel. Apply the gel directly on your skin. Once the gel dries, wash it off with lukewarm water and pat dry. You need to repeat the treatment two times a day for 8 weeks to see desired results.

You can also drink two teaspoons of aloe vera juice two times a day. This will detoxify your body. Detoxification of the body will then quicken the healing process.

This remedy must be repeated for 2 months for best results.

Suggested read: The ONLY 8 Garlic Face Mask Recipes For Acne And Pimple-Free Skin

If even after trying all these natural treatments the problem persists, then you need to visit a dermatologist because, according to American Academy of Dermatology,

“Learn what triggers your rosacea. Many everyday things can cause rosacea to flare. These include sunlight, stress, and many foods and beverages.

What causes one person’s rosacea to flare may not trigger a flare-up for another person. This is why dermatologists recommend that patients with rosacea learn what triggers their flare-ups. Avoiding these triggers can reduce flare-ups.”

Follow a rosacea skin-care plan. Skin care plays an important role in keeping rosacea under control. Many skin care products are too harsh. This can make rosacea worse.

That is all we have on the home remedies for Rosacea. Do you think this post was helpful? Do you have some suggestions for us? Let us know in the comment section below.

You can also subscribe to our daily newsletter for posts on health and well-being to be delivered directly to your inbox.

See you again tomorrow with a new set of remedies for a general medical condition.

Until then!

Featured image source: Google, copyright-free image, under Creative Commons License 

Article Name
8 Home Remedies For Rosacea And Its Symptoms
Rosacea mainly develops around the forehead, cheeks and the chin. It can also develop on the nose. Try these home remedies for Rosacea NOW.
Riya Roy

Riya Roy

“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.” This Isaac Asimov line, embraces my love for writing in the finest and most desperate way that it is and should be! I was tormented by the earnestness of the written word not very early in my journey. But once smitten, it has helped me devour life twice over; savoring the moment and indulging in its memories. As a flâneuse, I wander to understand the intricacies of human relationships. Realizing that, they are just different manifestations of the same feeling of love, has been my greatest learning. I seek to share its opulence through the words I type.