Seven Habits of Successful Treatment of Rosacea

For the management of your rosacea to be successful, you need to create a foundational framework and culture within your rosacea treatment regimen.
Be proactive in your approach to treating the symptoms of your rosacea. Research, study and learn what affects your symptoms and how to control them. Once you understand what makes your rosacea worse, you can use this knowledge to control, master and improve your rosacea. A great place to start is Rosacea Cause and Cure.

Begin treatment with the end result in mind – envision what you hope to accomplish in controlling your rosacea and work toward this end. Too often we invest vast amounts of time and energy buying into a treatment, only to discover that we are going in the wrong direction. What we hope will be a cure for the symptoms of rosacea only serves to make it worse. Invest the time to […]

The Impact of Global Warming on Rosacea

As we read more and more about the environmental consequences of global warming, rising seas, extreme temperature fluctuations, coastal and low land flooding and the potential effects on the wildlife population are just some of the problems we may encounter. We need to consider the possible consequences on our bodies. As the climate changes we may become the next endangered species, unless we change and adapt.

A recently released study published in The Journal of Environmental Health, studies the medical records of over 60,000 patients across the U.S. living in such major cities as Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. These population targets were chosen due to their normal variances in climate conditions. During the years of 2005 through 2011, the incidence of diagnosed kidney stones and urinary tract infections was charted along with the median temperature data for those days. What they discovered was the occurrence of […]

A fully Integrated Rosacea Solution

In the successful treatment of rosacea, a total systems approach is more often associated with a fully integrated rosacea solution – one that includes the implementation of entire concept of cause and effect rather than relatively uncoordinated approach of systems and components. The first step is to identify your rosacea symptoms and determine the severity of those symptoms and make a note of any circumstances or triggers that might cause the symptoms to flare or suddenly worsen. If you are fairly new to rosacea, there are several sources that identify some of the more culprits of rosacea triggers and flares. Once you have identified a trigger that inflames or worsens your rosacea, you can determine if it is possible to avoid that circumstance or if it can’t be avoided, start looking for ways to minimize its impact on your skin.

One method that has proven quite successful […]

Price Comparison of Rosacea Treatments

When factoring in the cost of a rosacea treatment, one needs to consider the many aspects of the treatment regimen – how long will the supply I purchase today last, what other products do I need to purchase with it for the treatment to be used effectively and last but not least what recourse do I have if for some reason the treatment doesn’t work for me.

Below we have compiled a list of the top rosacea treatments currently and often used for the treatment of rosacea:

When you first seek help for rosacea depending on where you go for treatment assistance, at some point you will probably be prescribed one of the metronidazole products. These products come in gel form, cream and lotion. They are sold under the names: metro gel, metro cream, metro lotion, noritate, and Flagyl to name a few. This is a topical application used to […]

Cornstarch for Rosacea Relief

The use of cornstarch to relieve itching is a time proven home remedy that has found favor for general use today. Cornstarch in a paste form is very effective for soothing irritated skin and calming the itching often associated with dry, inflamed or irritated skin. A paste would be made by mixing one tablespoon of cornstarch with three tablespoons of water. Apply this mixture to the affected area and allow to air dry. One should however be mindful to never apply this mixture to broken skin or open wounds.

Cornstarch is an anti-inflammatory, very soothing and natural pH acid neutralizer. Often times the inflammatory response of itching and skin irritation is the result of an acidic imbalance on the skin. Some event or situation triggers an immune system response and the body reacts to the site of this attack by rushing anti-bodies through the blood to the […]

New Research May One Day Provide Relief for Rosacea Inflammation

A recent study in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has cited research into a synthetic molecule, sulfate monosaccharide that can block T-cell signals in the body. While their research is centered on the allergen response that triggers an asthma attack, this synthetic molecule could one day have the potential to reduce or inhibit the inflammation response triggered in rosacea.

This molecule when tested in mice was able to lessen the systemic response of inflammation airway constriction and mucus production associated with an asthma attack. The synthetic sulfate monosaccharide interrupted the interaction of a T-cell signally protein called chemokine CCL20 and a molecule called heparin sulfate that stimulates the action of the T-cell response. When the T-cell and heparin sulfate response was blocked, the body’s natural inflammation response to the allergen is not triggered.

In theory by blocking the immune system triggered response to the […]

Apple Cider Vinegar as a Rosacea Treatment

The itching associated with rosacea can be quite annoying, added to the fact that the more you scratch the redder and more inflamed your skin will become. The sensation that triggers the urge to scratch is rooted within our immune system. When the skin identifies an intrusion or attack on the skin’s surface, our immune system is stimulated to a response. It rushes anti-bodies through the blood to the area of intrusion. This is what we observe as a reddened raised patch or area on the skin. The body is trying to protect the internal organs. That being said, it doesn’t solve the fact that the itches, it’s red and uncomfortable.

Apple cider vinegar has been used in a variety of ways as a treatment for the symptoms of rosacea. The apple cider vinegar addresses mainly the surface issues of itching and the flaking skin that some experience with rosacea. […]

Coconut Oil may Relieve Rosacea Dryness

A dab of Coconut Oil may provide relief for the symptoms of dryness, irritation and itching from rosacea. Apply only pure oil with no additives to the skin after cleansing while the skin is still damp. Because coconut oil is rather thick, using just a drop or two of oil and gently gliding it over the dampened skin will produce a more soothing application as opposed to trying to work the thickened oil over the dry skin surface. The idea is to provide a soothing relief not add to the problem by pulling and tugging the oil over the skin. Because it’s such a thick oil, it remains on the skin’s surface providing a barrier to help hold in moisture. While coconut is widely touted as a good moisturizing agent for dry skin, many feel there is not sufficient evidence to support this claim and others site the thickness […]

The Role of Stratum Corneum Tryptic Enzymes in Rosacea

The surface or visual layer of the skin is known in scientific terms as the stratum corneum. Stratum Corneum is a Latin meaning horned layer. The skin forms a protective barrier shielding the internal organs of the body from bacteria, germs, pollution and invading chemicals or influences. This outer layer not only keeps invading predictors out of the body but keeps moisture in. It can be considered the body’s first line of defense.

The skin is in a constant state of evolution and growth. The lower levels or those closest to the internal organs slowly work their way toward the surface or outer layer where they shed. This entire process normally takes about 14 days. In people with psoriasis this process speeds up and may be completed in 2 to 3 days and in rosacea, the process appears to remain on a standard 14 days cycle but […]

Aloe Vera for Rosacea Symptom Relief

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 […]