Thursday, October 29, 2009

Are You "Red in the Face"?

Rosacea is a chronic skin disease which has affected millions of people worldwide. It typically occurs in people between thirty and sixty-five and is more common among women then men and in people of Scandinavian descent.

Although there is not a cure for Rosacea, many have reported good results using natural treatments that work by strengthening blood vessels and promoting healthy circulation. Some of the remedies are preventative while others are taken orally or applied to the skin. Here are some of our favorites:

Pine Tar Soap:
One remedy that is said to reduce the redness in Rosacea is pine tar soap. This is not exactly a home made remedy but something that you can apply easily. You use this by whipping up a thick lather of the soap and smoothing it on your face. Leave the lather on through the night and wash it off the same in the next morning. After that Applying bag balm to your face could prove very effective but you have to apply it for at least 10 minutes.

Fenugreek Tea:
Fenugreek tea has proven its effectiveness in reducing the damage caused by Rosacea. This tea which has shown its effectiveness in countering most skin disorders specially in the case of acne. If fenugreek tea isn’t easily available, you can buy some fenugreek and pour boiling water over it keep it for 10 minutes, drink the tea it does wonders to your skin.

Studies suggest that Oatmeal is reported to relieve itching. Also it contains antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties which may prove as a usefull tool in treating rosacea. There are many commercial sources of oatmeal formulated into skin cleansers but simply applying wet oatmeal to your skin can do the trick for you.


  1. Great post! I am just now starting to notice some rosacea (I guess that's what it is) around my cheeks. I was feeling kinda bad about it, then I saw this poor monkey. I feel better now! :) I've never tried pine tar soap but I have heard about oatmeal. How easy is that? I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for the suggestion/

  2. Donna, thanks for the comment. Another thing you can do to hide redness is to use cosmetics with a green base to them. Pur Minerals makes a primer in green that is fabulous for hiding redness!

  3. Thanks for the great tips. I suppose they would work for general redness, too? Oatmeal is proving to be one of the most useful of to eat it and put it on my skin.

  4. I fortunately have never had this problem but know people who do. Thanks for providing some resources that may help them.

  5. Thanks for this! Since I'm a huge advocate of oatmeal and greentea, I'll continue their internal and topical use!


  6. That's great. Oatmeal is a natural, gentle exfoliate as well as a natural way to combat sensitive skin problems.