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    DIY Facemasks for Rosacea

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    What is Rosacea?

     Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. The redness of the face mainly happens due to the dilation of blood vessel, triggering more blood to rush to the surface of the skin.

    The cause of Rosacea is due to a variety of factors including genetic, environment, vascular and inflammatory factors.

    Flare ups often occur in cycles so you may experience symptoms for weeks or months at a time before it clears. Establishing some common factors as to the root of the cause of your rosacea can help with treatment. For example if you get a flare up when the weather changes, managing your skin hydration more thoroughly through this period may help limit the severity of the flare up.

    Rosacea is mainly noticed in fair skinned people, yet dark and medium skin toned people have the condition as well and it gradually becomes more prominent with growing age. There is no known cure however research has found there are many way to treat the condition by minimizing its symptoms. Here at Grahams Natural, we are for the natural alternatives!

    Here are some of our favourite DIY facemasks that you can try to soothe inflamed skin and manage the symptoms of Rosacea from the comfort of home.

     

    Aloe-Vera Cucumber facemask

    Ingredients:

    3 tbsp of Aloe-Vera gel (Grahams Natural Sooth-it Gel)

    2 tbsp of cucumber zest

    2 tbsp of chamomile tea (freshly brewed)

    Method:

    Mix all the ingredients into a smooth liquidly gel. Apply it over the face and other effected areas. Keep it on for 10 minutes and then wash off with cool water!

    How it works:

    Aloe-Vera contains many anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties that are excellent in reducing red patches on the skin. Combined with the cucumber zest and chamomile, the facemask not only soothes inflamed skin but will help heal it as well!

    Turmeric-Honey facemask

    Ingredients:

    2 tsp turmeric powder

    1 tbsp homemade curd

    1 tbsp honey

    2 drops of lemon essential oil

    Method:

    Blend all the ingredients in a mixing bowl until you get a creamy mixture. Apply the mask and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with a moist cotton towel and splash with cool water afterwards!

    How it works:

    Curcumin, the antioxidant found in turmeric is extremely beneficial for treating Rosacea as it works powerfully to reduce scarring. The presence of probiotics in curd reduces skin sensitivity and speeds up the healing process whereas honey moisturizes the skin and reduces inflammation. The addition of lemon essential oil prevents any bacterial inflammation while lightening the face.

    Oatmeal-Milk facemask

    Ingredients:

    3 tsp of raw milk

    2 tbsp of powered oatmeal

    3 tbsp of green tea

    ¼ tsp cinnamon powder

    Method:

    Whisk all the ingredients into a smooth paste. Dab it all over the face and neck. Let it dry for 20 minutes. Wash off slowly with lukewarm water.

    How it works:

    Oatmeal is an extremely powerful anti-inflammatory and exfoliative agent so it works to gently scrub the damaged skin cells, relieving the itching to give way to regenerated healed skin. The milk soothes and moisturizes the skin underneath, cinnamon powder speeds up the healing process. The presence of catechins in green tea prevents microbial infection and diminishes the appearance of red spots on the skin.

    Spicy-Yoghurt facemask

    This may sound interesting but trust us! It is extremely simple with just two ingredients.

    Ingredients:

    1 tbsp of plain greek yoghurt

    1 tsp of powdered turmeric

    Method:

    Mix all ingredients together until it forms a paste. Apply to the skin for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with a cotton cloth and lukewarm water.

    How it works:

    This mask will help heal scars quickly! Turmeric contains curcumin which decreases inflammation and oxidation which works to naturally reduce scars. The yoghurt contains probiotics to help make your skin less reactive. When you have a skin condition like Rosacea, your body perceives the bad microorganisms on your skin as foreign invaders and tries to fight them off so the yoghurt will help calm the skin causing it to react to less things.

    Avocado-Coconut Oil facemask

    Ingredients:

    ½ of an avocado

    ½ tsp of coconut oil

    2 tbsp of honey

    Method:

    Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl to form a paste. Apply to your skin for 10-20 minutes. Wash off with a cotton cloth and lukewarm water.

    How it works:

    This mask replenishes and revives your chafed and irritated skin. Both avocados and coconut oil are full of fatty acids that repair your skin barrier. The lauric acid and antioxidants in coconut oil combat the oxidative stresses that worsen Rosacea.

     

    Make sure you patch test all your facemasks before using on your face!