Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that can develop at any age. It can affect both men and women, but it is most commonly found in women. It is most common during menopause, but it can also affect people with fair, dry and sensitive skin. There are herbs that can help a lot in alleviating the symptoms and treating the disease. Let’s find out which they are!
One such herb is lavender. This Mediterranean herb has been used for centuries to treat skin problems such as rosacea, rashes and spots on the skin. Lavender is a very effective herb in reducing inflammation and constricting dilated blood vessels, which is one of the most common and noticeable symptoms of rosacea. You can use lavender oil on your skin. The oil is not only active in cleansing the skin, but is also great for soothing the skin of the face.
Licorice extract has a strong anti-inflammatory effect. The herb contains large amounts of coumarins, flavonoids and plant sterols, all of which reduce the redness that is typical of rosacea. Topical application can prevent further vasodilatation and significantly reduce redness.
Green tea is very effective in the fight against cancer and heart disease. It can also be very effective against rosacea as it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Research has shown that it can reduce the flare-up of rosacea in fair-skinned individuals, as it can be effective against ultraviolet light-induced flare-ups. It is not a sunscreen but prevents redness flare-ups.
Oatmeal can be a life-saver in rosacea. It’s also effective for dry and itchy skin, and is incredibly soothing. It is also a skin protector, so it can also protect you from further inflammatory conditions if you suffer from a skin condition called rosacea.
Chamomile is also very effective in reducing the symptoms of rosacea, more specifically inflammation. Make a chamomile tea, wait for the tea bag to cool and then apply it to your rosacea skin. Be careful, as chamomile can also cause irritation in some people. Chamomile tea is also soothing and anti-inflammatory when taken internally.