Facial skin redness, acne rosacea looks like acne in adults. Fairly common in those 40 – 50 years old, symptoms of acne rosacea include redness of nose, cheeks or both; there may be pimples on the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. Acne rosacea also consists of long-term facial redness with the background of spider veins. The spider veins are usually on the cheeks.
Causes of acne rosacea, say the medical community, are allergic reactions or symptoms of stress. Medical treatments use antibiotics or topical gels that reduce symptoms which must be used almost indefinitely and may have severe side effects; they are also quite expensive.
From the natural viewpoint, acne rosacea is a reaction to stress, and may be a depletion of B-vitamins. Acne rosacea has been shown to include digestive disturbances involving one or more digestive organs such as the stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder and colon, etc.
I have seen natural solutions very successful, but it does take weeks to months to be free of this condition. Symptomatic relief can happen within a few days. Help your digestive system by avoiding spicy foods and alcohol. Also eliminate tobacco, black tea, and fast foods.
Specific Nutrition for Acne Rosacea
Supplemental B-100 capsules should be used for several months.
Topical Acne Skin Remedies
For any fungus or bacteria, dilute 1 drop Tea tree essential oil into 20 parts almond oil – use 2 times a day on the affected area.
Calendula crème is a natural antibacterial and has skin-healing properties; may also be used twice daily.
Herbs for Acne Rosacea
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Use these herbs for acne rosacea singly or in combination:
Burdock root improves gastrointestinal function as well as helping the liver and cleansing the skin.
Yellow dock is useful to improve the digestive tract and is slightly laxative and improves iron absorption.
Oregon grape root improves the liver, gallbladder and skin function.
Cell Salts to Help Acne Rosacea
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
You can use this combination for several weeks to months as they work to repair the body internally. Kali mur 6x may be used alone with great success.
#1 Calc fluor 6X – spider veins, connective tissue support
#5 Kali mur 6X – works to reduce acne rosacea especially on the cheeks
#10 Nat phos 6X – to help repair digestive system
Acne Rosacea Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Abrotanum – blue-red spots on the skin; tendency to frostbite; thin build despite heavy appetite; lymphatic involvement.
Arnica montana – red face and a tendency to bruising; red-violet color; early symmetrical localization; spider veins.
Aurum met – reddened face; tendency to papules, pustules and flaking skin; acne rosacea around the eyes; tendency to depression; worries about money.
Capsicum – for burning pains on the face and the tendency to obesity.
Ignatia – for those with homesickness or grief; person sighs easily.
Lachesis – blue-red face; alcoholism; menopausal symptoms; worse from warmth and tight clothing; left-sided problems.
Sepia – menopausal symptoms; redness is around the mouth; circulatory disorders and hormonal depression; low sex drive.
Source: Dave's Healing Notes