Rosacea is a prevalent inflammatory skin condition that primarily affects the facial area, often manifesting around the nose or cheeks. It resembles sunburn. Rosacea redness flare ups are often associated with a variety of triggers, such as heat, caffeine, or stress. It is common among fair-skin people and women in menopause. Some children and adolescents may have rosacea but it is rare.
While there is currently no definitive cure for rosacea, several natural treatments and lifestyle modifications can help manage and alleviate its symptoms. These approaches aim to prevent the progression of the condition and minimize its impact on the affected individuals.
Non-medicated or medicated creams are available to alleviate facial redness and inflammation. Common topical treatments use antibiotics, retinoids, azelaic acid, brimonidine, and non-medicated creams with certain antioxidants may help alleviate rosacea symptoms. One of the key challenges with rosacea is that it's often associated with sensitive skin - burning, itching, stinging, dry, some may even experience painful skin. In adjunct to common medicated treatments for rosacea, there are natural ingredients that offer equal or superior skin benefits and are sensitive skin friendly.
Here are some gentle ingredients that help soothe redness and irritation often associated with rosacea:
Niacinamide: It is a form of vitamin B3. It's known to help build keratin, a protein that helps form your nails, hair, and skin. Niacinamide may support the function of your skin's barrier and locks moisture in and keeps dirt and environmental irritants out. Niacinamide helps to regulate the amount of oil your glands produce, therefore help to prevent breakouts and clogged pores (additional sympotoms associated with rosacea). Niacinamide also calms down inflammation and relieves redness caused by acne, rosacea and eczema.
Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is well known for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Polysaccharides in aloe vera promote wound healing and reduce inflammation. Aloe vera also contains flavonoids, amino acids, anthrones, anthraquinones that offer both biological and pharmacological activities. This powerful plant is frequently used in creams, lotions, and gels for various skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil contains antioxidants such as polyphenols, vitamin E, as well as mid-chain fatty acids. In an article published in American Journal of Clinical Dermatology (2018), researchers found that cold pressed coconut oil may help repair skin barrier.
Chamomile: Chamomile contains antioxidant apigenin that helps control inflammation and redness. Chamomile is also known to relieve itching and irritation, particularly for those with acne and eczema.
Green Tea: This popular plant rich in antioxidants have shown many skin benefits such as wound healing, photoaging, and anti-inflammation. Research suggests that the polyphenols in green tea may help in managing skin conditions by reducing inflammation. Regular drinking green tea or applying topical creams with green tea extract may contribute to skin health.
LEMYKA skincare offers creams and facial wash as a part of daily routine care for those with rosacea and sensitive skin. Both our healing lotion and ultra-gentle facial cleanser contain niacinamide, aloe vera, coconut oil and chamomile. Find out more about rosacea by subscribing to our blog posts and learn more about LEMYKA products.
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