Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. These signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then diminish for a while. Rosacea can be mistaken for acne, an allergic reaction or other skin problems. Rosacea can occur in anyone. But it most commonly affects middle-aged women who have fair skin.
According to WebMD, seven easily available items can help you reduce the effects of rosacea. Below is a list of 7 ways you can try to fight against rosacea and win.
Chamomile is a natural anti-inflammatory, so ‘‘Top 10 Home Remedies’’ recommends making a cold compress by placing 3 to 6 teabags in 3 cups of boiling water for 10 minutes. Remove the bags and put the tea in the refrigerator to chill. Once the tea is completely cold, soak a washcloth in the tea and wring it out. Place the cloth on the affected area for 15 minutes. Do this three to four times a day until you see an improvement.
Another oldie but goodie, oatmeal is another anti-inflammatory and soothes the skin. ‘‘One Good Thing’’ says to take 1/2 cup of ground oats and mix it with 1/4 cup of water to make a paste. Put the paste on the rosacea and let it sit for 20 minutes before gently wiping off with a warm, wet cloth.
Something in licorice root helps diminish the appearance of rosacea. ‘‘Home Remedy Central’’ combines 1 teaspoon licorice root and 1/2 cup aloe vera gel. Apply the mask to the face and leave it for 15 minutes. Wipe off with a warm, wet cloth.