9 Best Home Remedies For Rosacea On Face: Natural & Safe Ways

Updated: 09/13/2019

Rosacea is a skin condition, which is a result of enlarged blood vessels, mostly appearing on the face, especially the nose and cheeks, and the patients often suffer from the flushed or red skin. Despite the unknown main causes of rosacea, rosacea might be caused by high temperature, food sensitivities, menopause, alcohol, psychological stress, and other factors. Besides traditional treatment choices, you can enable to get rid of flare-ups and lessen this condition so far with particular home remedies for rosacea. In this article, you will know 9 best natural home remedies for rosacea on face. There is no science-based evidence for the following homemade recipes. The recipes we've focused on are traditional home remedies, so always consult your doctor and check out your health condition regularly to know if a remedy is working for you.

9 Simple-but-Effective Home Remedies For Rosacea On Face

The recipes we've focused on are traditional home remedies, so always consult your doctor and check out your health condition regularly to know if a remedy is working for you.

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is used commonly for colic, skin diseases, constipation, worm infestation, and infections in traditional Indian medicine, according to a study[1]. The study shows that aloe vera has positive effects on the treatment of skin and wound healing. Results of a number of clinical trials suggest that Aloe vera is positively indicated in the treatment of skin disorders. Aloe vera juice and gel have been used popularly in getting rid of rosacea. Thanks to its healing and anti-inflammatory properties[2], aloe vera can refresh your skin and reduce irritation and redness.

For the external treatment:

Ingredients:

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  • A fresh aloe vera leaf

Direction:

  • Cut the aloe vera leaf open to reveal the fleshy.
  • Extract aloe vera gel.
  • Place it on the affected skin areas.
  • Let it stay until it is dry.
  • Rinse it off by using lukewarm water.
  • Repeat this condition twice daily in two months.

For the internal treatment:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp of aloe vera juice

Direction:

  • Drink it twice daily.
  • Repeat this remedy in several months.

2. Green Tea

Green tea has epigallocatechin, epicatechin, epigallocatechin-3-gallate, and epicatechin-3-gallate, which contain anti-inflammatory[3], anti-carcinogenic, antioxidant, and phyto-protective properties. According to a 2010 study, thanks to its anti-swollen and antioxidant qualities, green tea acts as a panacea to deal with a variety of diseases such as acne scars, toenail fungus, black eyes, vaginal odor, and rosacea[4]. It might help to lessen the reaction of skin to ultraviolet light and thus it helps to prevent pustules and papules from increasing on the problem area.

Ingredients:

  • 1 handful of green tea leaves or 4-6 green tea bags
  • 3 cups of water
  • A clean cotton cloth

Direction:

  • Boil the water and put the green tea leaves or green tea bags into it in 20-30 minutes.
  • Place the green tea in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Soak the cloth in the refrigerated tea.
  • Apply this wet cloth to the affected area in a few minutes.
  • Repeat this treatment twice per day until you can achieve effective results.
  • Alternatively, you can also consume green tea twice daily to keep your skin hydrated.

Note: If you are pregnant, or if you have kidney problems, psychological disorders (like anxiety), stomach ulcers, or heart problems, avoid using green tea because it has caffeine.

3. Honey

According to a study, honey can prevent and treat multiple disease processes due to its antimicrobial, antibacterial, wound healing and immune regulating properties[5]. Another randomized control trial – RTC shows that medical grade honey known as kanuka honey was effective against rosacea[6]. It is useful for removing rosacea on the face because it contains powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory[7] and natural antimicrobial properties. It also helps moisturize the skin and prevents breakouts of rosacea and acne.

Process 1:

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 tsp of raw honey

Direction:

  • Gently massage the honey on the affected skin areas.
  • Let it stay for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse it off by using lukewarm water.
  • Use a light moisturizer afterwards.
  • Follow this treatment twice a week.

Process 2:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp of organic honey
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • 1 ½ tsp of whole milk

Direction:

  • Mix three ingredients well.
  • Place the mixture on the affected skin areas.
  • Let it stay for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse it off by using lukewarm water.
  • Repeat this treatment 1-3 times a week.
4. Chamomile Cold Compresses

Chamomile compress is beneficial for reducing the redness and inflammation associated with rosacea because of its anti-inflammatory property[8] [9]. Therefore, it is often used to make soothing compresses and cosmetic products. Besides, its proactive ingredients such as flavonoids and terpenoids have a soothing impact on your skin.

Ingredients:

  • 3- 6 chamomile tea bags
  • 3 cups of water
  • Bowl
  • Refrigerator
  • Cotton cloth

Direction:

  • Boil the water and pour it into a bowl.
  • Dip the chamomile tea bags into the boiling water for 10 minutes.
  • Take the tea bags away and refrigerate the bowl till it's cold.
  • Soak the cotton cloth in the cold mixture.
  • Compress the liquid and apply the wet cloth to the affected area in 15-20 minutes.
  • Repeat this treatment 3-4 times a day till your rosacea is completely gone.

Note: Chamomile contains naturally-occurring anticoagulant called coumarin or “blood-thinner”. Consequently, you should not consume chamomile while you are having bleeding problems or if you are using warfarin. In other cases, this condition might result in allergic reactions such as throat swelling, anaphylaxis, skin rashes and shortness of breath. Therefore, do a patch test before using this remedy.

5. Oatmeal

Oatmeal has powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-irritant properties, which help to soothe and minimize itchiness, redness, and inflammation[10]. It also cleanses and moisturizes your skin.

Ingredients:

  • One and half a cup of powdered oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • Bowl

Direction:

  • Mix 2 ingredients well in the bowl.
  • Place this mixture on the affected skin areas on your face.
  • Smooth lightly the mixture over your face; however, you should avoid rubbing the skin.
  • Let it be for 20 minutes
  • Wash it off with cool water, and pat dry with a soft towel.
  • Do this procedure twice daily in several days.

If you don’t have much time to prepare the mixture, you can buy colloidal oatmeal and apply it 2-3 times daily.

6. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil contains both antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can kill germs, which resist on vancomycin, methicillin, and other antibiotics[11] [12]. Moreover, the oil has over 100 components, mainly sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes and alcohols like terpinen-4-ol, which is mostly used for the antimicrobial activity[9].

Ingredients:

  • A few drops of tea tree oil

Direction:

  • Wash the affected skin.
  • Apply the tea tree oil to the skin area.
  • Wait for few minutes and rinse it off with normal water.
  • Repeat it at least twice a week until you can get rid of rosacea.

Note: Tea tree oil can cause side effects such as erythema, allergic contact dermatitis, systemic hypersensitivity reactions, systemic contact dermatitis and even linear immunoglobulin a disease, etc.

7. Lavender Oil

Lavender oil, with its excellent antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties[13] may be used alone or in combination for the treatment of skin problems such as rosacea[14] [8].

Process 1:

Ingredients:

  • A small amount of lavender oil
  • A cotton ball

Direction:

  • Dip a cotton ball in the oil.
  • Gently massage your affected skin areas with it.
  • Repeat this treatment twice daily in several weeks.

Process 2:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp of almond oil
  • 1 drop of lavender oil

Direction:

  • Mix two ingredients well.
  • Put the mixture on the skin problem areas and then gently massage before going to bed.
  • Let it stay for overnight.
  • Wash off your face by using lukewarm water in the next morning.
  • Repeat this condition daily in several weeks.

Note: In rare cases, lavender oil may lead to skin irritation.

8. Turmeric

Turmeric is among herbal home remedies for rosacea, which contains antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory[15], and therapeutic properties. According to an article on LiveStrong, turmeric is an effective ingredient for treating skin issues including rosacea[16]. Using turmeric regularly both externally and internally may lower inflammation and redness associated with rosacea.

For the external treatment:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. of turmeric
  • 1 tsp. of yogurt or honey

Direction:

  • Mix the turmeric and honey well to make a mask.
  • Wash off the affected skin area.
  • After your skin is dry, apply the mask to your face where having rosacea.
  • Let it stay for 20 minutes
  • Rinse off with warm water.
  • Do this process once per day till the rosacea symptoms reduce.

For the internal treatment:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. of turmeric
  • A glass of milk or lukewarm water

Direction:

  • Mix the above ingredients well.
  • Drink this mixture twice per day.
9. Apple Cider Vinegar

Dr. Millennia Lytle reviewed: “A reasonable link might be that rosacea is connected with H. Pylori in the stomach, and apple cider vinegar could restore pH through that mechanism, but it's mostly herbal folklore.” Apple cider vinegar is essential for the healthy skin because it helps to maintain your body’s pH level and contains anti-inflammatory, anti-infective properties[17] [18]. It also helps to kill bacteria and yeast on your skin due to its natural disinfectant. Thus, vinegar can be used as an alternative remedy for treatment of rosacea.[19]

For the external treatment:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar
  • 8 tsp. of water

Direction:

  • Mix the ingredients well.
  • Apply this diluted vinegar to the affected area.
  • Leave it on for about 10 minutes
  • Rinse it off by using lukewarm water.
  • Repeat this once daily in two months.

For the internal treatment:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup of strained water
  • 1 tsp. of honey

Direction:

  • Mix the apple cider vinegar and water well.
  • Add the honey to the mixture
  • Drink the condition twice daily including in the morning and at night
  • Do this remedy in 6-8 weeks, which depends on your condition’s severity.
  • You also can gradually drink more apple cider vinegar from 1 tsp. to 2 tsp. and follow this twice daily.

You should combine both external and internal treatments to get the quicker treatment. We hope that these remedies can partly help you ease your redness. Because this article's purpose is only to provide information, you should ask the doctors for advice before using any kind of treatments in case of unexpected consequences. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. To get more information related to effective home remedies for other health problems, go to our main Home Remedies page.

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