Rosacea is a chronic skin disease which most often affects the face. It starts insidiously with, redness that comes and goes. Over time, it can become persistent and more visible. Papules, small purulent pimples, can appear, as well as dilated blood vessels. Although rosacea cannot be cured, it’s possible to attenuate its symptoms and slow down its progression.
An Effective Serum
As it is the case for many skin problems, it’s usually best to use a gentle and natural approach to fight rosacea. The Chanv Radiance Coup d’éclat serum is a powerful remedy and a perfect ally. A 100% vegetable concentrate with a smooth and silky texture, it’s rich in antioxidants and essential nutrients. A single drop in the palm of your hand, applied lightly with your finger to the affected areas is all it takes!
This serum made from hemp oil also neutralizes free radicals, responsible for skin aging and brown spots. Finally, it restores radiance while tightening tired cells. Talk about an ideal natural product for a luminous complexion.
Hemp to The Rescue!
Due to its unique properties, we sincerely believe that hemp oil is the most effective alternative solution. To relieve skin problems such as rosacea, the epiderm needs essential nutrients that will allow it to develop its own defense mechanisms. The main advantage of hemp oil is that because of its lipid-rich profile and perfect omega-3 and 6 ratio similar to the skin’s natural sebum it’s ultra moisturizing. As a result, the skin naturally recognizes hemp oil and absorbs it effectively. Its regenerating properties will also help you regain a radiant complexion. Amazing, right?
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Medical Treatments and Their Alternatives
The most common topical treatment offered by doctors and dermatologists is metronidazole, prescribed either as a gel, cream or lotion, used for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. In some cases, topical or oral antibiotics such as tetracycline and minocycline can also be medicinal solutions. Steroid-based creams are another option, but can only be used for short periods of time, as they can worsen rosacea symptoms in the long run.
If you are not happy with those remedies, you can make your own homemade rosacea blend. Simply mix 1 gram of Italian helichrysum essential oil with 50 grams of hemp oil. As its name suggests, Italian helichrysum oil comes from a plant that grows abundantly in Italy and elsewhere around the Mediterranean Sea. The oil extracted from it has impressive anti-inflammatory qualities and allows optimal blood circulation. It’s an ideal essential oil to treat scars, haematomas and pain. This homemade blend will have similar effects to those of our Radiance Serum.
However, in addition to containing these two ingredients, our facial serum also contains musk rose oil. This oil stimulates collagen synthesis, reduced the appearance of scars and age spots and accelerates the regeneration of skin cells. Its high concentration in vitamin A makes it an ideal regenerating and repairing oil, often recommended for dry skin and to treat rosacea.
Other Natural Alternatives
Green tea: Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe your skin. Make an infusion that you will then let cool down and simply apply to the affected areas.
Oats: known for its softening and healing properties, you can make a facial mask by grounding oat flakes to powder and adding a little water to form a paste that you will leave on your face for about 20 minutes before rinsing.
Essential oils: some essential oils are known for their anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. This is the case with melaleuca, lavender, Italian helichrysum and musk rose oils. For a gentle treatment, add two drops to about 2 teaspoons of almond oil and apply to rosacea affected areas.
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The aloe vera gel: The gel obtained from Aloe Vera is known for its ability to treat rosacea, as well as other problems. Apply, let dry and rinse. You can do this treatment up to twice a day.
Preventing Rosacea Symptoms
In conclusion, it’s also possible to limit the appearance of rosacea symptoms by avoiding these few triggers:
- Stress and fatigue
- Exposure to the sun
- Coffee and alcohol
- Spicy dishes
- Extreme temperatures
Obviously, some of these environmental factors are difficult to avoid, especially in Quebec with our harsh winters and hot summers. In such a context, the Chanv Coup d’éclat serum becomes even more interesting. This natural product will help limit the impact of those triggers,even after several hours outdoors.
Depending on the severity of your rosacea, your dermatologist may consider that medical treatments are the best option. That said, the fact remains that hemp and the various natural oils offered by Mother Nature can effectively treat rosacea. We hope that these few tips will help you heal your skin and attenuate your symptoms.