Non Prescription Treatment for Rosacea
by Erik Steel
Rosacea is an inflammatory condition that affects the skin of the face which causes redness as well as pustules (pus-filled bumps), according to the Mayo Clinic. A number of non-prescription steps can be taken to help control the condition.
It is important in managing rosacea to learn what triggers symptoms and to avoid those things. Triggers may include, according to Medline Plus: exposure to the sun (sunscreen should be used), working hard under hot conditions, spicy foods as well as alcohol and hot beverages, wind, bathing in hot water, cold, some skin products and exercise.
Stress can worsen the symptoms of rosacea. Medline Plus recommends using stress-relief techniques like deep breathing and yoga.
Simple steps can be taken at home to maintain healthy skin with rosacea. These include not touching affected skin, using a mild cleanser, and using skin products that do not contain alcohol and which are labeled "non-comedogenic," according to the Mayo Clinic.
In order to cover redness caused by rosacea, pre-foundation makeup tinted yellow or green may be effective, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Although non-prescription remedies are an important part of controlling rosacea symptoms, prescription medications are usually necessary to best alleviate the condition, according to the Mayo Clinic.