A common symptom patients who suffer from rosacea report that their facial skin burns or feels itchy. A lot of people have found relief in a house plant. Aloe Vera plants have been used not only to decorate in the kitchen but also as a quick handy cure for kitchen burns. Aloe Vera has been used holistically throughout history due to its soothing, anti-inflammatory properties. The same soothing action that can relieve the pain and heat from a burn can be incorporated to soothe the itching and burning sensations that often accompany rosacea.
Simply break off a stalk or leaf from the Aloe Vera plant and for a small area, just squeeze out a portion of the gel like substance inside the leaf and apply to the affected area of the skin. To cover a larger portion of the skin, one can slice the leaf length wise to extract even more of the gel. The gel of the Aloe Vera plant will generally provide relief from the burning or itching of rosacea within a few minutes of application. The gel may leave a sticky residue that some find uncomfortable or distasteful.
While the gel of the Aloe Vera plant can provide some short term relief from the symptoms of rosacea such as burning and itching, it does not treat the source or cause of the sensations of burning and itching. The cause of these rosacea symptoms result from the skin being too dry. This can occur due to the body being dehydrated or even a side effect of medications one has been using to treat their rosacea. A long term treatment to address the symptoms of burning and dryness may be achieved by increasing your water intake to increase the hydration and moisture levels in the skin.