Rosacea, is a common disorder of the facial skin, affecting about 14 million Americans. However, according to a survey, 78% of Americans have no knowledge of this disease. Not only do most Americans not recognize the disorder, but they also don't know how to treat it. Rosacea causes red-faced, acne-like effects, which can result in psychological and social problems if left untreated.
Rosacea is the term that has been given to an acne-type condition that is most predominant in women on their cheeks. Notice how the rash is in a "butterfly distribution" with the body of the butterfly centered over the nose. Most milder cases are only on the cheeks.
Many patients use topical creams as a treatment. Unless you are dealing with the underlying cause - bowel dysbiosis - you are not doing much better than the proverbial rearranging the chairs on the deck of Titanic. Nearly all traditional approaches involve the use of antibiotics. The safer ones restrict themselves to topical applications. Metrogel would be the standard that most doctors use for this problem.
Fortunately, rosacea is typically quite an easy problem to treat. More than half the time it responds to the elimination of grains, primarily wheat, and sugars from the diet. See our articles on candidiasis for more details on effective treatment.
I have had a lot of success with this treatment :
- Use organic Jojoba on a damp cotton ball or make up removal pad to remove makeup.
- Moisten muslin cloth w/ warm water and apply as compress to face for three 5 second periods and then apply as compress once to neck.
- Immediately after cleansing spritz with organic rose water and while skin is still damp, apply 2 drops of pure jojoba over face and neck.
I clean my muslin every 2 days to keep it fresh.
Adrienne U., Michigan