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Home Remedies for Rosacea

Home Remedies for Rosacea

Apart from following a healthy diet, applying a paste made from oatmeal and yogurt is an effective home remedy to treat this skin condition.
HolisticZine Staff
A person suffering from rosacea, has red bumps or pimples on the nose, forehead and the cheeks. In most cases, tiny broken vessels also appear on the nose and cheeks. This skin problem generally affects fair-skinned people who are between 30 and 60 years of age. Unless the skin problem is severe, you don't have to really visit a dermatologist, as there are quite a few home remedies that can treat this condition effectively. They are elaborated below:

Potato Juice
Take 1 tablespoon of extracted potato juice and mix it with fuller's earth (1 tablespoon), until a thick paste is formed. Apply the paste on the skin. The mixture is an effective solution to heal spotty skin. This paste, also known as potato mask, cleanses the skin thoroughly and can remove rosacea.

Sulfur Powder
Prepare a paste of the following ingredients:
  • 1 teaspoon of sulfur powder
  • 2 tablespoons of fuller's earth
  • 1 beaten egg white
  • Bottled water
Mix these ingredients properly using sufficient bottled water in order to create a smooth paste. Now apply this sulfur mask on the skin. But make sure that your skin is not allergic to sulfur. An allergy test involves spreading a small amount of paste over the skin. Also apply it on the inner side of the elbow. Now check out for any reactions. If any reaction does not occur, then this sulfur mask can definitely help to heal this skin problem.

Tomatoes
Prepare a smooth paste of the ingredients mentioned below:
  • 4 good-sized tomatoes
  • Finely ground oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon of clear honey
Before mixing the ingredients take a mesh utensil to separate solid parts of tomato from the liquid. That means one has to first prepare a paste of the 4 tomatoes. Mix all the ingredients mentioned above in this tomato paste. Ensure that the new paste formed is smooth. Now gently rub it over the skin. Allow it to remain on the skin for around 10 minutes, and then use warm water to remove the paste from the skin. It is more of a preventive measure as it clears blocked pores and blackheads.

Oatmeal and Yogurt
A thick paste is prepared by mixing fine oatmeal and yogurt. Apply it on the affected areas of the skin and allow it to dry. One can also add fruit, vegetable and herbal extracts that suit your skin type.

Plums
This recipe uses boiled plums to treat the condition. Mash boiled plums (250 gm) along with a teaspoon of almond oil. Acne sufferers can also use this thick paste. It has been found that the paste is extremely beneficial for rosacea patients, when applied on the skin.

A proper diet is also essential to heal the skin problem. Diet for rosacea include avoidance of spicy foods, alcoholic drinks, and chocolate as these foods may worsen the skin disease. These home remedies are not at all expensive and can be implemented easily. One must also minimize sun exposure to prevent the condition from aggravating. Along with the treatment, a proper diet recommended by the doctor can help to speed up healing of rosacea.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.