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Treating Rosacea with Essential Oils

Rosacea is a chronic and often complex disorder of the facial skin that that is becoming increasingly widespread as the large baby boomers generation enters the most susceptible ages. It is often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Often referred to as adult acne, this typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears. Over time, the redness tends to become ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear. Left untreated, bumps and pimples often develop, and in severe cases the nose may grow swollen and bumpy from excess tissue. In some people, the eyes are also affected, feeling irritated and appearing watery or bloodshot. Rosacea can be aggravated by a variety of things and may differ from person to person. Common aggravators are vigorous exercise, overexposure to the sun, exposure to extreme temperatures (both heat and cold), hot flashes, spicy foods, hot drinks, caffeinated drinks, alcoholic beverages, and stress. It can also flare up for no particular reason. Though there is no known cure, the triggers that make rosacea worse can be avoided and a lifestyle and skin care program can be adopted that eases the symptoms. IMG_0015Rosacea cannot be cured. The goal of rosacea treatment is to suppress flare-ups with appropriate therapies. Commonly treated with antibiotics; rosacea can also be controlled with natural treatments. The use of natural essential oils has been proven to reduce the symptoms of rosacea. Essential oils with cooling, anti-inflammatory properties can offer a solution to calming the symptoms of rosacea, including swelling, redness, and itching. When choosing products for rosacea, look for products that contain the following essential oils: JOJOBA essential oil is utilized for rosacea due to its emollient assets, its non-irritating results and for the reason that it lessens trans-epidermal water deficit, thus aiding maintain the moisture of your skin. GERMAN CHAMOMILE essential oil is beneficial for Rosacea because it soothes and calms the skin, aids tissue regeneration and heals. It is used in aromatherapy as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiallergenic and fungicidal. LAVENDER essential oil is widely used. It is anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. A much loved essential oil for all skin types, lavender essential oil is especially advantageous to rosacea skin. It soothes the skin and contains anti-inflammatory assets. NEROLI has a sebum balancing effect to balance oily and dry skin and is often blended with other essential oils to cure Rosacea. I find the aroma very pleasant. ROSEWOOD essential oil is noted for increasing elasticity and soothing the skin, so is an ideal addition to a blend if you have mature skin as well as Rosacea. ROSE HIP essential oil contains elevated strength of the essential fatty acid, GLA . Essential fatty acids are important to the formation and protection of healthy cellular membranes, in which nutrients go by into the cells. Rose hip oil is utilized on rosacea as an antiseptic and to control sebum construction. SEA BUCKTHORN essential oil is beneficial to the skin for numerous issues including rosacea because it is anti-inflammatory and helps support cellular regeneration. Many of our products contain some of these essential oils that are recommended for Rosacea. Drop by our store today and one of our skin care experts can help determine what products and treatments are right for you. Note. Although a natural remedy, it is important never to use essential oils directly on the skin but to dilute to 1% or less using a carrier oil that suits your skin type XO Kimberley

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