Here’s the little-known (but very powerful) natural remedy for rosacea you probably haven’t heard of, along with other incredibly effective natural treatments and home remedies for rosacea you may want to consider…
Rosacea would have to be one of the most misdiagnosed and misunderstood conditions going around at the moment. But worse than this is the distinct lack of research into this health problem. It seems as though rosacea is not considered to be a “life threatening” disease by the medical profession, so no one is really interested in studying the causes and cures for this condition. But we believe rosacea is a potentially life threatening condition, simply because it’s a strong warning sign on what’s really going on internally for someone who suffers from it!
Your Skin is Trying to Tell You Something
The fact is the skin is the body’s largest organ and it will always reveal the true state of your body’s condition and internal health.
If someone is anemic (which is an internal problem) their skin will go yellow (warning sign). If someone sufferers from eczema or psoriasis their skin will break out in a rash. Acne is primarily an internal problem because when an acne sufferer cleans up their diet and takes nutritional supplements (improves their internal health), their acne also improves. In addition, we can even look at the herpes simplex virus. This is an internal problem (the virus resides inside the body not outside) yet you get lesions and a rash on the outside.
I could go on and on here but I think you got the picture. The bottom line is , to fix your external health you’ll need to fix your internal health first.
Common Health Problems Experienced by Rosacea
If you suffer with rosacea then you will have poor immunity, so if there’s a cold or flu virus going around… you’ll usually be the first one to get it! You will likely have multiple food sensitivities and suffer from low energy levels. You can even have other life-threatening health problems such as high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Many rosacea sufferers are also overweight and find it very difficult to shed those unwanted pounds.
The good news though is you can easily fix all of this and cure your rosacea for good. All you need to do is follow the top 10 natural remedies for rosacea listed below. If you do, we guarantee you will see some amazing results very quickly.
Top 10 Natural Remedies and Treatments for Rosacea.
If you suffer from rosacea, then there’s a high probability you’ve already tried some of the orthodox therapies out their such as oral antibiotics and prescription creams. Although these may initially help, they do nothing to address the underlying cause and long term will actually do you more harm than good. So we believe it’s best to avoid these altogether. You may have also done some research into home remedies for rosacea already. What you will find though is a lot of topical treatments and very little internal treatments. The fact is you need a combination of both to treat, cure and bring relief to your rosacea, so here we list some of the best internal and external treatments in our order of importance…
#1- Olive Leaf Extract (Internal):
Olive leaf extract (OLE) is one of the most powerful cleansers and detoxifiers on the planet. You will definitely have a build-up of pathogens and protozoa’s (hidden viruses, worms, etc) in your body so supplementing with OLE will get rid of these invaders and give your body a necessary and welcome “clean out”. The first benefit you will notice is a substantial increase in energy after only a few weeks!
Olive leaf extract also gives the immune system a super-charged boost, which is something every rosacea sufferer needs. The one thing that everyone agrees on when it comes to rosacea is that it’s an inflammation disorder. And it’s a known fact that low immunity causes inflammation, so it makes sense that boosting your immune system and getting it up to the “full” mark is going to help get rid of inflammation in the body. This is common knowledge within the health industry, which is why boosting the immune system is one of the very first things you do for other inflammation type diseases (auto-immune diseases) such as osteoarthritis and psoriasis. It could even be said that rosacea is a type of auto-immune disease.
How Much Olive Leaf Extract Do You Need to Treat Rosacea?
Olive leaf extract comes in a variety of different potencies. We suggest that you avoid the weaker and cheaper brands (they just don’t work). Make sure they have an Oleuropein content of at least 20-25% (300 mg’s of pure oleuropein). Oleuropein is the main substance in OLE that gives it its potency so stronger is definitely better!
Take at least the highest recommended amount listed on the bottle (before food) for the first 6 weeks, then drop back to the maintenance dose after that. Olive leaf extract is very safe so there is no harm in taking it this way. For some people though, they can feel a bit queasy after taking OLE and can even suffer “flue like” symptoms (a detoxing phenomenon known as herxheimers reaction) during the first week of supplementing with this food. So if this happens to you, simply drop down to the lowest recommended dose listed on the bottle and then slowly increase the amount again over a period of days or weeks. Once you are at the highest recommended amount, stay on this for 6 weeks before dropping back to the maintenance dose.
Keep in mind that you will need to take the olive leaf extract without fail every day for at least 6 months. This is required to give your body enough time to completely cleanse itself of all parasites and carry out a full detox. After this, you can either stay on the maintenance dose indefinitely (the preferred option), or if finances don’t allow for this, you can do an “on off” cycle – meaning, you take the OLE for 3 months then rest for 3 months then on again for 3 months then rest again for 3 months, and so forth.
#2 -Apple Cider Vinegar (Internal):
ACV is a very potent internal cleanser, toxin eliminator and powerful health tonic. The father of Medicine Hippocrates, regularly gave apple cider vinegar to his sick and diseased patients. In fact, ACV was one of Hippocrates all-time favorite home remedies! (And we all know the amazing work this man did). To get your internal health back up to where it needs to be (and cure your rosacea), you simply can’t go wrong with ACV.
Your Gut Flora is Vital for Treating Rosacea.
ACV also helps to recolonize the digestive system with good bacteria, that were killed by the use of pharmaceuticals to treat this condition. Without enough friendly bacteria in the digestive system the bad bacteria (Candida Albicans) are allowed to thrive and take over, which then causes problems such as thrush.
But this is not the end of it.
Candida fungus also makes its way into the blood stream. Once there it releases toxic “candida buds” and these buds basically poison the blood and create very severe and dangerous health problems. This is why many rosacea sufferers have multiple food sensitivities. How can your body possibly digest food and nutrients with these internal shenanigans going on!
Choosing the Right Organic ACV
Be sure the product you buy still contains the “mother” apple (it will have it written on the bottle). This is crucial as processed ACV doesn’t contain the mother, nor does it have anywhere near the same health benefits as unprocessed apple cider vinegar. Have 2-3 tablespoons mixed in a large glass of water 3 times a day, along with using it as a dressing in your salads.
You can also use apple cider vinegar as a topical remedy for rosacea, but you do need to be careful. Some people report excellent results from applying ACV on their rosacea but others say it aggravates it even more so you will need to test this one out. Make sure you dilute the ACV first with some water and apply twice daily.
Taking a good quality probiotic every day is absolutely essential. Remember this; you can never have enough probiotics and you can never overdose on them so take in as much as you possibly can.
#4- Green Foods
Barley grass,wheat grass, chlorella and spirulina are all true marvels of nature. These green foods are very powerful antioxidants and contain big amounts of the essential nutrients and co-factors our bodies need every day. They also contain rich amounts of chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants. Chlorophyll is known as a “blood builder” and has a similar molecular structure to hemoglobin (the substance that carries oxygen to the body’s cells). Chlorophyll regenerates our bodies at the cellular level, where all of life is built and maintained. When you ingest chlorophyll rich foods such as the ones we’ve just mentioned, the first benefit you’ll notice is a huge boost in energy. This is a huge sign that your body is actually starting to work properly.
Chlorophyll is also a very potent anti-inflammatory and has been shown in multiple studies to lessen inflammation in the body quite rapidly. Because rosacea is an inflammatory condition, chlorophyll helps tremendously with this condition. Another side benefit of chlorophyll is it fights off candida and promotes the growth of friendly bacteria as well.
Rosacea sufferers are also known to be deficient in the B group vitamins, especially riboflavin. In fact, a riboflavin deficiency is thought to be one of the major causes of rosacea because it’s needed for healthy capillaries and normal blood flow. Thankfully, all of these green foods are rich in B vitamins, and in particular… riboflavin!
How to Get the Most Out of Your Green Foods to Treat Rosacea Effectively?
When you take one of these supplements (or all) be sure to do so on an empty stomach for maximum benefit. Also go for the dehydrated varieties over the juiced varieties and mix 1-2 teaspoons of the powder in a glass of water and drink 2-3 times a day. Or for the capsules, follow the directions on the container. In addition, make sure you combine your green food with your probiotics for maximum benefit. Healthy bacteria need a good food source to grow and thrive and foods such as wheat grass and barley grass are perfect for them. You can also mix up a paste of wheat grass with a small amount of water and gently rub it on your rosacea Leave it on for 1 hour then rinse off. Many people have reported excellent results from using this home remedy and one of the big benefits is it doesn’t aggravate the skin at all like some treatments do.
#5- Colloidal Minerals
Okay, this one is not actually a direct natural remedy for rosacea as such. But it is still very important never the less. Your body needs at least 60 minerals and trace elements every day to help cleanse, repair and regenerate itself (and this includes your skin!). The reality is there are no longer enough minerals left in our foods today so you absolutely must supplement. Liquid colloidal minerals are the best way to do this. They are highly absorbable and will complement the green food you’ll be taking every day quite nicely.
In addition to this, the trace mineral boron is probably the most important mineral for rosacea sufferers and helps to heal this condition very rapidly. The best (and cheapest) way to get your boron is with Sodium Borate Mineral Powder or boric acid powder.
#6- Vitamin D (Internal and External):
Cathelicidin is an anti-microbial peptide but has been found to actually play a role in the onset and exacerbation of rosacea. It seems that rosacea sufferers have abnormal and high levels of cathelicidin. These high levels cause an inflammatory immune response within the body, which in turn can make the skin inflamed and more vulnerable to infection. Vitamin D normalizes the effects of cathelicidin so it can help greatly with rosacea. Vitamin D is also vital for normal skin cell production and for the formation of our skins “anti-infective barrier”, making it one of the “must have” natural remedies for all rosacea sufferers.
Best Sources of Vitamin D
The sun is still one of the best (and free) sources of vitamin D. However, rosacea sufferers are usually very sensitive to sunlight so you will need to cover up your face when out in the sun until your rosacea is completely healed and gone. You will also need to take extra Vitamin D3 along with Vit K2( for better absorption) and cod liver oil to make sure you are getting at least 3000 IU of vitamin D just from your supplementation.
#7- Green Tea
Green tea is one of nature’s true wonders and one of the best “overall” home remedies there is. The health benefits of this amazing food really are nothing short of astonishing. It has been found to prevent and cure virtually every disease and ailment in existence. And rosacea is certainly on its hit list!
Green tea contains some powerful chemicals which all possess strong anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capabilities. These benefits are one of the main reasons why green tea helps so well with rosacea, along with the amazing photo protective properties it contains. These properties help to reduce sun sensitivity in rosacea sufferers, making them far less susceptible to ultra-violet light and therefore able to enjoy our beautiful sunshine without experiencing major pain or discomfort.
Another impressive benefit of green tea is it stops the breakdown and disruption of the body’s skin barrier (protective barrier), which is precisely what all rosacea sufferers need to preserve, along with helping to repair any damage that’s been done. This is yet another reason why green tea is such an effective natural remedy for rosacea.
How to Get Your Green Tea…?
To get the most out of green tea it needs to be drank as well as rubbed onto the facial skin. To drink simply make up a pot of green tea using the fresh leafs. Consume 4-6 cups a day. For the facial skin, find a natural face cream that contains green tea and apply twice daily. And make sure it contains the green tea extract polyphenone.
In a recent study by the University of California San Francisco, they found that a facial cream containing polyphenone produced a 70% improvement in rosacea compared to an inactive cream.
But if you can’t find a cream containing green tea then that’s okay. Using the cold compress method works just as well as a home remedy. With this method you steep a handful of green tea leafs or 4-6 green tea bags in 3 cups of boiled water for 20-30 minutes then refrigerate. Anytime you need a cold compress dip a clean cotton cloth into the green tea and apply to the face.
Note: Green tea contains caffeine, which can make rosacea worse for some sufferers (but not all). So I would suggest that you try to find a caffeine free green tea , just to be on the safe side.
#8- Eat Healthy
If you think that you can eat crap food and still cure your rosacea, then you’re living in fairy land. I’m sorry if that sounds harsh but it’s the truth. Eating “sugary” foods, refined and processed foods, fried foods and takeaway foods all the time is not only detrimental to your health, it’s detrimental to your skin! These foods contain some shocking artificial additives, along with deadly toxins and rancid fats such as trans-fats and heterocyclic amines. And these foods make your skin look absolutely horrible!
Put your mind to work…
When you see someone only eat junk food , does their skin look nice and healthy to you?
I don’t believe so…at least I never met one…
The reason is simple… all of that muck and garbage from the foods their eating is trying to get out through the easiest possible exit… the skin! The result is a face full of pimples and blackheads and them look much older than they really are.
So to keep your health and rosacea under control and in good condition, you need to eat healthy. Lots of fruits, vegetables and nuts such as almonds are highly recommended, along with drinking plenty of filtered water. And of course stay away from the toxic foods already mentioned, along with all spicy foods, corn, rice, breads, pasta, dairy, gluten foods, peanuts, alcohol and coffee. These foods are also known to make skin conditions such as rosacea much worse and contribute to those unwanted flare ups.
Note: We do not have the intention to sound like the sand in your ice cream, but eating healthy is very, very important. It doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a treat every now and then. Life still has to be enjoyed! Just try and keep your “treats” to exactly that… a treat. That will best the best way to keep your Rosacea under control.
Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3. A recent study found that it works extremely well for rosacea sufferers. Used as a topical cream, it improves the skins moisture level, improves the skin barrier and reduces skin inflammation. Look for it in any rosacea skin creams you may purchase.
#10- Oatmeal (External):
Oatmeal is probably one of the least used topical remedies for rosacea, yet it’s actually one of the best. It acts as a very powerful anti-inflammatory on the skin and also cleanses and moisturizes. It also soothes the horrible irritation and itchiness associated with rosacea. You can use Oat Milk if you want and apply 2-3 times a day.