Home remedy for rosacea?

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2013
Home remedy for rosacea?
Sun, 08-11-2013 - 9:48am

One of my family members has been diagnosed with Rosacea. He has been to the dermatologist and several doctors and has tried many different prescriptions none of which helped. Has anyone with rosacea tried any home remedies that may help with the flare ups?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-19-1998
Sun, 08-11-2013 - 12:34pm

http://earthclinic.com/CURES/rosacea.html    Try Earth Clinic.com you can read what has helped people for certain conditions. It's a health site and a very good one. Margaret

Avatar for elc11
Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 3:19am

I have some Rx meds that work for me, but there are also things to avoid that might help him. Anything that causes the face to flush such as spicy foods, alcohol, chocolate (for some people), too much sun, very hot water (like a hot tub), strenuous exercise are some examples. I do exercise strenuously but in the summer when my core temp doesn't drop quickly I wrap an ice pack in a towel and use it to cool my cheeks.

Wash the face with a soap free cleanser like Cetaphil or Aquanil. He may need to try different brands of face products that he uses like shaving cream or sunscreen. I found that products that I had used for years exacerbated the Rosacea.

Stress may also make it worse so he should try to get enough rest and find ways to relieve stress....even though looking in the mirror can cause stress!

Best of luck to him.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Fri, 08-30-2013 - 3:10pm

I know this is a belated reply, but I just saw something in the newspaper today that I thought might be of interest to you. It was in the syndicated column called People's Pharmacy. They said that a dandruff shampoo with selenium sulfide (ex: Selsun Blue) can be used to wash the face and maybe helpfful in reducing the redness of rosacea.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-12-2013
Wed, 09-04-2013 - 10:42am

That is really interesting. I wonder why it seems to help.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-08-2014
Tue, 07-08-2014 - 4:15am
Rosacea skin tends to be fairly sensitive and may easily flare with self-treatment or common acne therapies. Any home treatment or attempts for natural remedies should be approached with some caution. As with any rosacea therapy, some people may experience sensitivity or irritation with treatment. Several possible natural remedies, including dilute vinegar cleansing and green tea applications, may be useful in rosacea. http://www.ihomeremedy.net/