You know better than anyone, living with redness on your face is hard on your self-esteem, as well as having to endure the looks of others. Even if rosacea cannot be cured, there are many natural solutions to reduce and slow down its progression. Discover now a selection of vegetable and essential oils that will help you relieve the symptoms of your rosacea.
A quick overview? Rosacea vs. couperose
Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder (dermatosis) that causes inflammation, redness, pimples, and pustules generally located on the face. As for couperose, it is also a skin condition that is characterized by persistent redness due to dilated blood vessels. Rosacea can become persistent and cause other symptoms such as the appearance of papules, small purulent pimples, or the thickening of the skin on the nose and cheeks.
These 5 causes you should know about
Altered blood vessel function: Chronic inflammation of the blood vessels causes them to dilate, redness, and inflammatory pimples. Good to know: Vitamin P is well suited to strengthen the lining of blood vessels and capillaries.
Hereditary predisposition: Although the precise causes are not fully understood, hereditary predisposition plays a role in the development of rosacea.
Food and alcohol: Some strong alcohols or spices can cause irritation, redness, inflammation and alter the blood flow.
Climate: Sun, cold, heat, humidity, and extreme weather conditions can aggravate rosacea and cause redness and inflammation. Also good to know: Vitamin B3 can help your skin protect itself and cope with weather changes.
Stress and anxiety: Do you ever feel isolated or have difficulty forming relationships? Anxiety, embarrassment and even depression are aggravating factors for rosacea and should be kept in mind.
Why trust nature?
If you suffer from Rosacea, you must have already tried several topical treatments in the form of gel, cream, and lotion. In fact, in some cases, topical and oral antibiotics are used. Have you noticed that some steroid creams used over a long period of time make your Rosacea symptoms worse? That's why more and more people are turning to natural resources that are excellent long-term solutions.
Opt for a good dose of omega-3 and 6
The skin is an organ that must receive essential nutrients on a daily basis, even more so in the case of skin disorders such as rosacea. This intake will allow your skin to stay hydrated in order to protect itself and cope with problems. Some plant oils are quite capable of providing you with everything your skin needs while promoting good hydration at the same time.
Chanv oil™, for example, has a perfect ratio of omega-3 and 6 that is comparable to your skin's natural sebum. Because of this, your epidermis will instantly recognize it and easily absorb it.
Your skin will then be nourished and deeply hydrated. It will be able to regenerate effectively and find all its natural glare.
Calendula oil, chamomile oil, borage oil, shea butter, colloidal oatmeal, and honey are also ingredients known for their soothing properties.
The 3 oils you need to soothe your rosacea
Rosehip oil: Here is an oil that stands out when you have rosacea! It could become your best friend, as its high content of omega 3,6, and 9 helps reduce wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and redness. It's a truly impressive regenerating treatment.
Avocado oil: Also effective when applied as a mask, massage oil, bath oil, and facial care. Its great moisturizing capacity instantly relieves irritations caused by dry, sensitive, and atopic skin. A composition rich in carotenoids, vitamins, and copper will also stimulate the elasticity of your skin for a luminous complexion.
Geranium essential oil: It is like a springtime atmosphere when you smell its intoxicating perfume! It is the rebirth of a lush flora. We understand why this oil promotes skin renewal while calming and soothing redness. In addition, stimulating collagen synthesis will help tone your skin.
If you like to experiment with new homemade formulas, feel free to make your own little concoctions. Alternatively, you can always try the Chanv Anti-Aging Serum, which combines these three oils in combination with Chanv™ oil.
10 minutes a day for healthy skin and a peaceful mind
Your lifestyle and mental health will also impact the health of your skin. We don't always think about it, but an anxiety attack or a little stress and bam! Your redness comes back with vengeance. These days, our lives are so busy that finding time to do this is a real challenge. Rest assured, you won't need an hour to learn how to reduce your stress.
To get you started and help you enjoy a good relaxation session, we suggest you start with one of the basics of sophrology. This simple method consists in visualizing the diagram of your body and concentrating on each part to release the tension of the targeted area.
- Sit or lie down as comfortably and naturally as possible.
- Start by focusing on your face, for example, your forehead may be a little wrinkled. Breathe in through your nose slowly, inflating your belly, then exhale the air for a long time with your mouth, trying to visualize, feel and relax your forehead.
- Continue with your eyes, inhale through your nose, and exhale through your mouth, letting your eyes relax little by little. Then continue with your cheeks, your nose, your jaw...
The goal is to become aware of your body, its shapes, and its rhythm when it relaxes for 10 to 15 minutes. A real pause suspended in time!
You can practice this abdominal breathing whenever and wherever you want, before an interview or after a long day. It's also a great way to prepare yourself for sleep.
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