Buckle In for Rosacea Season

Rosacea is like vertigo–the exact causes are unknown. (I bring up vertigo because I had it all week last week!) I got a few emails on the causes of rosacea and easy, natural ways to cure it.

Rosacea occurs over a longer period of time, it is essentially adult acne that causes red or pink bands of skin on the face: cheeks, nose, forehead. It can also cause watery eyes and bumps or pimples on the affected area. (Please note my very “official” photo accompaniment. lol) From the research I did, it looks like there is no official cure for  this, but you can do things to control it.

There is a whole family of “creams” for you to try, Chrysanthellum indicum extract (applied twice a day), Green Tea Creams, Niacinamide Cream, a form of vitamin B and Azelaic acid cream which is derived from wheat, rye and barley.

Next, look at your food intake, does it seem like your rosacea gets worse after certain meals? You could have a food intolerance. Food that dilates the blood vessels, like hot peppers, garlic, alcohol, for example could cause rosacea to flare up. Fatty foods should also be avoided, as those with rosacea don’t have some of the necessary digestive enzymes.

Also, licorice has helped some people’s rosacea. BEFORE you pass the Twizzlers, it is herb licorice and it requires a topical treatment.

We are on the brink of full on rosacea season–let’s work together!



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