Using Aloe Vera To Treat Rosacea Breakouts And Flare Ups
It is assumed that not everybody has heard of Rosacea although it is a very common skin problem. Like many other skin problems people will suffer from it without even knowing they have it, and when you don’t know what the problem is, there is no way of preventing or treating it. Aloe Vera has been known to treat rosacea.
In this article, we are going to look at what rosacea is and how you can treat it with the wonderful plant of Aloe Barbadensis. (Aloe Vera)
Please note that we are not suggesting that Aloe Vera can cure rosacea- as far as we are aware there is no actual cure for it.
The Aloe Vera plant has many components that can provide your skin with a great combatant for your symptoms.
Amazing Aloe Vera is a fantastic plant at repairing and healing your skin internally and externally.
Being a natural hydrator and safe to use on sensitive skin, there are no known side effects that you should experience from using true aloe gel.
Firstly What Is Rosacea?
Rosacea is not actually a disease although people commonly refer to is as one.
We understand that it is a medical condition but not something that can be caught like a virus.
It is not contagious or infectious and can be caused by lifestyle as well as genetics.
It mainly effects people over 30 years of age but can still happen in younger people.
Symptoms are usually red colouring of your skin seen on the face ie chin, forehead, cheeks and nose.
Some people with rosacea tend to feel flushed quite easily.
This can cause an unpleasant tingle or burning sensation that can cause bumps that look like acne, they can also ooze puss.
Although it is not a significant risk to people’s health it can have a negative impact on your life.
None of us want to feel bad about the way we look.
If you can improve your Rosacea symptoms you will certainly feel more confident.
What Are The Common Causes Of Rosacea?
Although there is no direct understanding of the exact cause of Rosacea, we do know that it could be linked with the blood vessels around your facial area.
- People with fair skin complexion suffer more from Rosacea. Therefore it is more common in women over the age of 30.
- Alcohol is a common catalyst of making Rosacea symptoms flare up. It is a commonly seen trait in people who drink a lot of alcohol.
- Exercising too often can have a similar effect when blood is rushing around the body- this creates more strain on your system.
- Climates can make Rosacea worse- usually extreme heat and cold.
- Stress is a very common cause of Rosacea too. Stress has a very negative impact on all of your internal organs.
- Direct sunlight for prolonged periods.
- Adverse immune system responses.
None of the above have the same impacts on each and every person. Symptoms and causes can always vary, just like your genetics do compared to the next person.
It is also not proven whether or not Rosacea is hereditary.
What Else Is There To Know About Rosacea?
- When Rosacea is left untreated a person’s face can become a deep shade or red or purple and it can be irreversible. Blood vessels can also appear dilated near the surface of the skin but facial scarring is not caused by this.
- Rosacea can cause swelling around the eyes and cheeks.
- Nasal problems can include growth, looking red and bulbous- this is due to the growth of glands and effects men more than women.
What Is The Best Form Of Prescribed Treatment For Rosacea?
- We always promote a healthy nutritious diet before anything else. Addressing your diet can identify any first-hand problems such as food allergies, sensitivity etc. to certain food types.
- Doctors will often prescribe medication for use internally or topically. You should always see your doctor when your medical condition changes or gets worse.
- Use proper sunscreen and don’t stay in the sun for too long. UV rays are common causes of irritated skin conditions, redness and flare ups.
- Cosmetic treatments such as laser treatment, dermabrasion or exfoliating remedies are popular ways to treat Rosacea.
Aloe Vera To Treat Rosacea
Aloe Vera The Natural Hydrator
When Aloe Gel is used from plants that you have grown and nurtured are the best source for using aloe gel to hydrate skin.
The Aloe gel has many nutrients that can keep skin hydrated and lessen the symptoms of rosacea.
Aloe Vera contains many B vitamins that are essential for metabolic processes to be functionally efficient.
They play a key role in the reparation of elastin fibres and collagen.
Damaged skin is a very common symptom of poor dietary habits.
So don’t make things worse for your rosacea by starving yourself of micronutrients that Aloe Vera can provide internally and topically.
Anti-Inflammatory Reducing Redness And Itching
You can have as much success with buying an aloe plant from a trusted source to extract aloe gel.
Alternatively consult one of our lists from previous articles.
Be careful when buying over-the-counter products as they often contain chemicals that make symptoms worse; lessening the positive healing factors that you would get normally from aloe gel.
The last thing you want to do is make Aloe symptoms worse!
Rosacea affected skin is sensitive enough to take every caution you can to not worsen things.
The Aloe Barbadensis plant should always be the main ingredient, certified organic.
Try using a natural soap on your skin, one made from less harsh ingredients and chemicals. If you have trouble finding a natural soap, why not try making your own Aloe Vera soap.
Aloe Vera And Your Circulatory System
Rosacea can cause lymphedema around the eyes- making them swollen and irritable.
Our body has a countless number of capillaries that supply your body with blood, these are the carrier or lymphocytes (white blood cells).
You can take from this the clear connection between a healthy immune system and proper blood flow.
Lymph is the waste carrier and collector of harmful bacteria and other damaging components like fats and free radicals.
The lymph fluid carries the white blood cells around the entire circulatory system to destroy harmful cells.
This process can be interrupted and when that happens from rosacea, blood vessels can begin to function incorrectly and lead to rosacea symptoms among other problems.
Aloe Vera is known to possibly lower cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure.
Two of the best ways to improve circulation.
The Aloe Vera plant constituents can possibly improve circulation by increasing the size of your capillaries and improve blood flow to the face without damaging nerves of blood vessels.
Aloe The Anti-Inflammatory
Aloe Vera has many constituents that provide your skin cells with anti-inflammatory benefits.
They don’t call it the miracle plant for nothing.
Because Rosacea can get worse from environmental surroundings it is wise to use a topical treatment that is safe, natural and can be used daily for its skin fortifying properties.
Aloe Vera has properties that have anti-oxidant properties so we recommend that you try taking it internally and using Aloe gel to treat your facial skin.
Only use the aloe gel and no other parts of the plant as they are not safe for topical treatment.
Whether you wish to use soft gels or freeze dried capsules is only dependent on your personal preference.
Aloe The Anti-Septic
It is believed from studies that bacteria can cause flare ups of rosacea internally and externally.
So you want to be vigilant about touching your face and eating clean foods.
Aloe Vera has some fantastic anti-septic properties that can help combat infections.
Some bumps caused by Rosacea flare ups can ooze puss and will become worse if the pores of the skin are open and encounter more puss.
Not only could you get an infection but acne etc can be worse from skin cells that have trapped bacteria.
How Else Can I Treat Rosacea With Aloe Vera?
All in all we do believe one could only benefit from using Aloe Vera to treat or lessen symptoms of rosacea breakouts.
Along with supervision from a doctor you should be safe to use fresh aloe gel on your face.
Less inflammation and irritation, cleaner skin surface area and stronger skin cells will all mean that you are providing your skin with a better environment to try and prevent symptoms or at least make them less frequent.
You can also benefit from improved circulation from taking Aloe Vera orally.
It has been proven to have astounding effects internally for overall health.
Stay Healthy Folks