Rosacea Treatments

Treating Rosacea using Natural Alternatives

Rosacea is a so called chronic skin condition, meaning that it is impossible to cure, and can only be controlled. For this purpose there are several alternative treatments available that are used by people all over the world. Rosacea can be recognized by redness of the face and is most common among females between thirty and sixty who are “fair skinned”.

Besides redness of the face, rosacea can be recognized by red pustules on the nose, or forehead and also on the cheeks and chin, visible blood vessels on the nose and cheeks. It can also result in  rhinophyma, a reddish bulbous nose or develop into  ocular rosacea which is a burning sensation in the eyes.

Treating Rosacea Naturally

Conventional medication for treating  rosacea usually consists out of avoiding the obvious triggers which are known to make rosacea condition worse, like: direct exposure to the sun, stress, consuming spicy food and drinking alcoholic beverages. In more extreme cases laser therapy may be required in order decrease the manifesting of blood vessels.

However, besides conventional medicine there are a lot of natural alternatives that are used by many afflicted people that have proven to be quite effective in reducing the effects of  rosacea. Let’s have a closer look at two of the most used  alternative rosacea treatments:

1. Chrysanthellum Indicum Cream

This is a cream which is made from the extract of a herb called Chrysanthellum indicum and has proven to be effective in treating rosacea.

In 2005 research was published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, showing this.

The study, involved 246 people afflicted with rosacea. Each person used a cream containing the Chrysanthellum indicum extract or was given a placebo on as daily basis for the period of twelve weeks. The end results of this study showed that the cream containing the Chrysanthellum indicum extract had been generating a much better result than the placebo in terms of reducing the rosacea symptoms. This clearly showed how effective Chrysanthellum indicum extract is when it comes to treating the effects of rosacea.

2. Niacinamide Cream

When applied to the skin, Niacinamide Cream, containing vitamin B3 may also prove to be highly effective, as studies in 2005 have shown, that have been published in the journal Cutis. In this particular study researchers followed the effects of a facial moisturizer containing niacinamide and a placebo on fifty subjects for a month. The results clearly showed a significant improvement of the rosacea condition on the persons using the facial moisturizer containing niacinamide when compared to the results of the subjects using the placebo moisturizer.

While the above two alternative treatments of rosacea are both proven effective means to keep the condition under control, the results will be a lot better with proper stress management. Many studies including a report published in 2003 in Dermatologic Therapy points to hypnotherapy as a viable tool for treating rosacea in terms of keeping stress factors under control and with it the skin condition.

Using alternatives to traditional medication and therapies is certainly a valid means for treating rosacea, they should still be monitored by a qualified doctor or dermatologist in order to determine the right approach for treating the affliction on a case by case basis.

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