Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disease, a chronic condition of the skin whose causes are yet to be identified. It affects the face of a person, majorly the forehead, cheeks, chin or nose and causes redness in those affected areas. Bumps filled with pus, eye irritation or swellings may be felt in the skin. The symptoms of rosacea can be seen easily on the face.
Rosacea generally starts with a small rash or redness on some part of the face but soon spreads over the face making the case more intense. In most of the cases, they are like painful pus-filled bumps of red colour. Rosacea is a very common though a chronic skin condition. It affects around 0.5 to 10% of the population. The root cause of rosacea is still not known.
Using coconut oil is one of the best home remedies available today to treat rosacea. Coconut oils are extracted from the fresh coconuts and contain fatty acids. They contain high amounts of antioxidants and are rich in the moisture content. These oils have several unique properties that actually make it one of the best treatments for rosacea.
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Benefits of using Coconut Oil to Treat Rosacea:
- Coconut oils have anti-inflammatory properties
- They are beneficial in healing the wounds
- They help in repairing the skin barrier
- The acidic and the fatty property of coconut oil helps in soothing the irritated skin
- It is beneficial in treating the swellings
- They have antioxidant qualities
How to Use coconut oil to Treat Rosacea?
- Avoid using coconut oil for treatment if you find that you are allergic to it. You can do a small patch test on your arm to test your skin for this.
You would need to apply coconut oil fully on your face overall, therefore do test for the allergic.
Continue taking the prescribed medications as well, if any.
Prefer to opt for cold-pressed or virgin coconut oils available in grocery or medical stores/pharmacy, to safeguard that you use lesser chemicals or additives on your face through this product. Such products are also available online.
Apply the treatment evenly on your face throughout, while paying some special attention to the rosacea-affected parts.
Coconut oils are generally very safe to be applied on your face and even around your eyes.
- At any point of time if you find or feel that the condition of Rosacea is getting worse then it is recommended that you immediately discontinue this treatment and consult your doctor or dermatologist for advice.
Coconut oils are considered a safe and tested treatment for Rosacea. In most of the cases, they calm down the redness and heat in your skin and gives it a soothing effect. Medical science today does not have any guaranteed permanent cure for rosacea, however, use of coconut oils helps in minimizing the symptoms to a very large extent. Coconut oils are completely natural and they are rich in vitamin E and antioxidants. Coconut oils can be applied daily also to keep the symptoms away.
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