Treating rosacea without harsh chemicals can be done. Mineral compound treatments, lifestyle modifications, and dietary adjustments can all be a part of a positive, healthy treatment plan to control rosacea.
Lifestyle modifications involve identifying your rosacea triggers and either avoiding those things that make your rosacea worse or if they cannot be eliminated altogether, reducing the trigger to a less reactive occurrence. Rosacea triggers include but are not limited to stress, fluid intake, exercise, allergies, lack of sleep and even medications used to treat rosacea or other medical conditions. Some of these are not avoidable but you can manage their impact on your skin to some degree.
Dietary adjustments are believe by some not to have any impact on your skin but common sense will tell you that is not always the case. In some instances you may have an allergic sensitivity to some foods or beverages, in which case as in the case of an allergy, managing or reducing exposure can be the solution. The other way in which diet can play a role in skin care treatment is in achieving a pH balance in your body. The skin is the first to show the effects of a pH imbalance as it is the largest organ in the body. Balancing acidic foods with alkaline foods can be helpful not only in balancing the body’s Ph but also you skin.
Treating rosacea topically with mineral compounds can provide a smoother, easier rosacea treatment with fewer risks of side effects. Minerals have been used since ancient times to soothe and protect the skin. Minerals such as zinc possess natural anti-inflammatory and anti-septic qualities. IN the right concentrations this mineral can reduce swelling of the skin and help control harmful surface bacteria and germs. Too much can be irritating, too little and you may not experience the full benefit of this powerful and healthy mineral. Oxygen compounds including copper oxide or iron oxide also possess helpful anti-bacterial and inflammatory reducing qualities.