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 of the oil can clog the pores leading to acne, pimples or papules.

So while it can be used as a quick fix for itching or dryness, over the long term it may be more advisable to look for a more sustainable treatment for your rosacea symptoms of skin dryness, itching and irritation. Coconut oil is good alternative to aid in moisture retention while working to increase hydration in the body for long term relief of rosacea irritation, dryness and itching. Drinking 10 or more 8 ounce glasses of water a day is a good foundation for treating rosacea symptoms. Drinking more water can also aid the body in a natural method of detoxing the body and stress relief, both common triggers for rosacea symptoms and flares.

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