Increase your omega 3 fatty acids by taking supplements such as Evening Primrose Oil, fish oils, etcÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ And by eating walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecan nuts (if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not allergic)
Ground Fennel seeds and Flax seeds, as well as Flax seed Oil supplements (omega 3Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s) also act as anti-inflammatories. (reduce redness)
Omega 3Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s aid in proper digestion and healthier skin.
Try increasing your intake of vitamin D through supplements (1000 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 4000 IU/day) and B-complex to aid in healthier skin and maintaining a healthier immune system.
Some people have had success using Turmeric orally or topically. (reduce redness and acne)
Drink more water and avoid all alcohol & caffeine products (coffee, tea, pop, etc..) Alcohol & caffeine will actually dehydrate your skin. Water re-hydrates from the inside out. As well, alcohol is generally a known trigger for most rosacea people.
You may want to try an alkaline diet.
Understand that certain things MAY increase flare-ups and visible symptoms for some people and not for others.
There is no "cure" for rosacea. Living with rosacea is about educating yourself, learning & understanding your own personal triggers, and adjusting your lifestyle accordingly.
It's up to you how much effort you want to put into caring for your health and your skin.
If you're interested, here are a few helpful, (and natural) hints for a better complexion for a lifetime:
- avoid touching your face throughout the day (dirt, oils, & bacteria from your hands can clog the pores)
- avoid any products with alcohol (internally or externally) Alcohol can actually burn & irritate sensitive or inflamed skin tissue.
- only use gentle, fragrance-free, oil-free, alcohol-free cleansers on your face
- avoid any scented soaps and creams (scents & fragrances can irritate sensitive or inflamed skin)
- have a daily facial cleansing routine (2x daily, morning & night. Do not scrub as this will irritate the skin) Cleanse after exercising to remove excess oils, dirt, & sweat.
- try a dairy milk face-soak during a flare-up (as long as you're not allergic) The dairy milk helps to balance the natural PH of the skin
- try using face lotion containing certified green algae or aloe vera gel (use lotions, not creams, as lotion is more gentle on the skin and absorbs more easily)
- when it comes to make-up and skin conditions, less is better, as your skin needs to breathe to heal.
- try using pure tea tree oil for pimples & blemishes. Apply with a q-tip to each individual pimple or blemish. (do not use on entire face as it can be drying to the skin)
- avoid extended periods in direct sun (use sunblock with 15 - 30 spf)
- drink pure green tea (matcha), rose hip tea, and fennel tea (great antioxidants)
- eat foods high in anti-oxidants; such as blueberries, cranberries, purple grapes, broccoli, etc..
- avoid spicy foods, greasy foods, and foods with a high refined-sugar content. (these foods disrupt the natural digestive processes of the body)
- find out what your own personal food "triggers" are and avoid them so you can avoid flare-ups of redness and acne. (many people find food with histamines aggravate the redness)
- avoid hot things. Hot showers & hot tubs, hot drinks (the heat will dilate blood vessels causing more redness)
- avoid extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, windy...) Extreme weather can easily damage sensitive skin.
- get at least 7 - 8 hours of sleep each night (aids in the healing processes of the body)
- try to cut down on stress (stress can magnify a multitude of conditions)
There are products you can buy that are specifically made to help reduce facial redness:
- There is a face cream called ROSACURE which is an anti-redness cream formulated for rosacea-prone skin types.
- Guinot has a face cream called RED LOGIC which claims to neutralize the appearance of red blood vessels.
- LaTherapie Paris has a fortifying skin cream that is supposed to help soften high colour (reduce redness)
I know there are other brands and products that may be similar. You need to find the one that works best with your skin and your body chemistry.