Rosehip Oil for Rosacea
Rosacea is not an uncommon condition that affects the face and is characterised by skin redness that can vary significantly. It typically affects women who are over 30 although it can influence the appearance of the face for other groups of individuals (especially those with fairer skin). The condition is the result of blood vessel enlarging which give the face a flushed and ruddy appearance, particularly around the upper cheeks and the nose.
Unfortunately there are no known cures for Rosacea although understanding what triggers can affect you is a starting point for managing the condition. For example, if you live in a cold climate where you spread your time between being outdoors and inside in a dry, centrally heated environment can be a significant factor for many people who are affected with skin that is prone to Rosacea. Other people can have their Rosacea triggered by almost the opposite weather conditions, in particular when it is hot and humid.
Particular foods such as spicy food, alcohol and caffeine can set off Rosacea in some cases.
Whilst there is no cure for Rosacea, many people turn to natural therapies for relief when they are suffering from a flare-up. These natural alternatives include Aloe Vera, Tea Tree Oil, Seabuckthorn seed oil and Rosehip Oil. Please note as with any medical condition, then please talk to your health care provider or dermatologist if you are considering using one of these items (or similar) to help manage your condition.
Rosehip oil is a widely available for a variety of skin-care conditions (and for skin-care in general). The constituents of Rosehip oil include Vitamin A, Vitamin E and essential fatty acids which are considered as providing an anti-inflammatory benefit for the skin. Documented uses of Rosehip oil include for wrinkle protection, fighting skin aging, stretch marks, scars and burns, psoriasis, eczema and a number of other skin conditions.
If you check on internet forums where people are discussing Rosacea then there are many who claim that Rosehip oil has helped them. They will apply it daily (often at night before they go to bed) and they often will comment that it is helped them, particularly when they have persevered with using it for a couple of months or so. Thus any benefits of using Rosehip oil for Rosacea do take some time to appear and it is not an instant overnight cure.
As it is a relatively inexpensive product then if you do suffer from Rosacea then it may be worthwhile trying Rosehip oil (with the blessing of your dermatologist). However, it must be mentioned that positive research on using Rosehip oil as a treatment for Rosacea is extremely limited - the only evidence supporting its use is anecdotal at present. In addition, some people who have tried it though have reported that their skin did react to the oil in the form of breakouts or the like so, depending on your skin condition, it may or may not be appropriate for your particular circumstance.