What is it?
It is a chronic rash involving the central face, redness around the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead area. Also known as acne rosacea. This condition generally affects fair skinned 30 to 60 year old.
sensitivity to sun and sun creams
Warm conditions can be trigger
Frequent blushing or flushing
Painful pimple like rash around nose, cheeks, chin and forehead
From my early years I have had mild symptoms of rosacea. My cheeks and nose were always red. I would burn very easily. I had very sensitive skin that would react to every cream possible.
But when I hit thirty that’s when it really got out of control. I had just delivered my first baby so post partum depression probably had a part to play too. But the rash was back and with a vengeance. My nose and cheeks area permanently had clusters of tiny pimples.
I was given topical steroids which initially showed improvements but in the long run deteriorated my skin.
The creams were drying and also ruined my skin.
How I beat it
I would hold a few ice cubes to my face till the ice cubes melted. And repeat this morning and night.
Up your gut health
I would drink 10-12 glasses of water a day
Increase your probiotic intake
I found psyllium husk to be very beneficial to improve my gut health
Hot food and drink
Heaty foods eg. Red meat
Foods with artificial additives and preservatives
Eat/Drink lots of
Green leafy veggies
Green tea once or twice a day
Anti oxidant Berries and Fruits
Cucumbers and cooling high water content veggies
I found 3 oils paramount to my recovery
Vit E oil – to be used daily and liberally
Tea Tree Oil – for flare ups , can be quite drying so use with a carrier oil like vitamin E oil
Lavender Oil – soothes redness and calms the rash
I hope these tips and tricks have been helpful to you. Please do get in touch I can relate, I can be your shoulder to cry on. I can provide you with recipes and brands that have helped me.