Rosy cheeks – the primary goal women would want to attain. It is the primary reason why you put on varying colors of blush-on on your cheeks. Rosacea, though, is another story.
You may be flaunting extremely red cheeks, but there’s another side of the coin that needs to be flipped.
Rosacea is a common skin disorder affecting more than 45 million clients worldwide. It is chronic. It is progressive. And it is characterized by periods of remission and relapse.
The primary symptoms of rosacea involve reddening of the cheeks which may be accompanied by skin flushing and pus-filled pustules. It is often under-treated, as it is commonly misdiagnosed for an acne exacerbation.
This type of disorder is common among fair-skinned women between 30 to 60 years old. For those who have family history of rosacea, they are highly prone to develop the same disorder.
Medical consult is the only way that you can resort to for proper evaluation and rosacea treatment. The thing is, it isn’t curable. However, you can allay symptoms (with proper lifestyle modifications and religious taking in of medications).
And here are some alternative remedies that might help you keep rosacea off your radar for quite some time.
- Chrysanthemum Indicum. This herb is commonly found in many commercially produced creams in the market. According to studies conducted, these compounds strengthen the capillaries of the body. This might prevent skin flushing and undue redness.
PROOF: A clinical trial of 246 respondents diagnosed with the disorder showed relief upon 12-week usage of these herbs.
- Green Tea. More than weight loss, green tea extracts are found to be very helpful in relieving rosacea symptoms. According to a study conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology involving 60 women aged 25 to 50 years old suffering from either skin redness of dilation of the blood vessels, there was a significant decrease in pustules and redness after a 4-week treatment with creams containing green tea.
- Azelaic Acid. Found mainly in grains (rye, barley and wheat), azelaic acid is a popular compound among many cosmetic products (especially those targeting acne). This acid is highly renowned for its antimicrobial abilities – stalls bacterial growth and decreases redness and papule formation.
- Licorice. Use of licorice on rosacea-diagnosed clients is supported by a study conducted on 62 clients experiencing severe facial redness or flushing. After a 4- to 8- week treatment period, respondents reported a significant decrease in facial flushing.
- Niacinamide. A derivative of Vitamin B3, it widely used by many clients to improve skin integrity by boosting the skin’s barrier and keeping the skin moisturized. Additionally, it is an effective anti-inflammatory treatment which can do away with facial redness and undue inflammation.
PROOF: A study conducted for a period of 4 weeks with respondents applying niacin-based creams showed significant improvement in skin integrity after the given time frame.
There is no single or best treatment to cure rosacea as a disorder. But there are more than enough treatments to help you keep the exacerbation at bay.