A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Rosacea
I had a question the other day about rosacea.
Rosacea is a very common skin disease that affects people over the age of 30.
It causes redness on your nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead.
Some people get little bumps and pimples on the red parts of their faces.
Rosacea can also cause burning and soreness in your eyes.
Some people say having rosacea keeps them from feeling confident at work or in social situations.
Treatment can help your skin look and feel better.
And it may keep your rosacea from getting worse.
Researchers aren’t sure what causes rosacea.
They know something irritates your skin, but rosacea doesn’t seem to be an infection caused by bacteria.
It tends to affect people who have fair skin or blush easily, and it seems to run in families.
The pattern of redness on a person’s face makes it easy to diagnose rosacea.
Most of the time medical tests aren’t needed or used.
Rosacea isn’t caused by alcohol abuse, as people thought in the past.
But in people who have rosacea, drinking alcohol may cause symptoms to get worse.
Rosacea often flares when something causes the blood vessels in your face to expand, which causes redness.
Common triggers are exercise, sun and wind exposure, hot weather, stress, spicy foods, alcohol, and hot baths.
Swings in temperature from hot to cold or cold to hot can also cause a flare-up of rosacea.
People with rosacea may have:
>A flushed, red face with sensitive, dry skin that may burn or sting.
>Small bumps and pimples or acne-like breakouts.
>Skin that gets coarser and thicker, with a bumpy texture.
>Dry, red, irritated eyes.
In rare cases, rosacea that isn’t treated may cause permanent effects, like thickening of the skin on your face or loss of vision.
It may cause knobby bumps on your nose.
Over time, it can give your nose a swollen, waxy look.
But most cases of rosacea don’t progress this far.
There’s no cure, but with treatment, most people can control their symptoms and keep the disease from getting worse.
To deal with rosacea it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily as it hydrates body and brain cells, thins mucus, and flushes toxins.
*Increase Omega3/omega6 essential fats.
*Keep a balanced pH.
*Use Enfuselle and/or ShakleeBaby skin care products.
*Tea Tree Oil is an antibacterial topical treatment.
*Epsom salts baths may be beneficial/soothing.
*Consider liver and/or colon cleanses, fasting, and/or juicing.
*Review my post on candida.
*Consider aloe vera (gel from inside fresh leaves is best).
*Eliminate toxic personal care, laundry and cleaning products.
*Eliminate personal care products that upset skin’s natural pH.
*Decrease excessive sun exposure.
*Decrease exposure to chlorinated shower/bath water, pools and hot tubs.
*Improve your digestion and elimination processes.
*Discover allergies/sensitivities (food and/or environmental) that may trigger or aggravate condition.
*Eliminate free radical damage.