Home Remedies for Rosacea

Rosacea a non-contagious long-lasting disorder of the facial skin. The exact causes of rosacea are not yet known. It is believed to be a hereditary disease. The symptoms of rosacea include redness of the skin, visible blood vessels, bumps or pimples and watery or irritated eyes. It usually occurs on the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. It may start as a red, blotchy appearance and then develop into pus-filled bumps.

Rosacea can be triggered by certain things like hot weather, exercise, stress, spicy foods and alcohol. These things may also cause rosacea to get worse. It is most common in people between the ages of 30 and 50, but may appear as early as the teens. It is more common in women than men. It is also more common in people with fair skin. Continue reading

Tea Tree Oil: Benefits

Tea Tree is revered for its antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, antiseptic and powerful antifungal properties.More recently, the scientific community has confirmed that Tea Tree Oil has tremendous medicinal benefits. It is a light yellow oil that has a scent similar to nutmeg, and it is produced by steaming tea tree leaves and then squeezing the oil out.

Tea Tree is used to treat athlete’s foot, burns, Candida, cold sores, corns, dandruff, eczema, insect bites/stings (or other itches), lice, nail fungus, psoriasis, respiratory infections, ringworm, chicken pox, sore throat, strep throat, thrush, warts, cuts, as an insect repellent. Tea Tree can be toxic when used internally, and it is best to avoid when pregnant or lactating. This essential oil can be used neat on the skin, but some people are sensitive to it.  To test if you have a sensitivity, try diluting tea tree in a carrier oil (i.e. sweet almond, jojoba, sesame, grape seed) oil before applying a small amount to your skin (avoiding the face and other sensitive areas to begin with.)

Studies have shown that Tea Tree Oil also treats respiratory problems ranging from common sore throats, coughs and runny nose to severe conditions such as asthma, tuberculosis, and bronchitis. The anti-viral properties of the oil fight many common infectious diseases such as chicken pox, shingles and measles, flu, cold sores and verrucae. It also strengthens the body’s immune system, which is often weakened by stress, illness, or by the use of antibiotics and other drugs.

Rose Water for your complete skin care

Rose water has multiple beauty skin care uses; use it for treating acne and skin irritations; Rose Water nourishes and hydrates your skin.  You can use Rose Water in a facial or hair mask, add Rose Water to your bath water and use Rose Water as a moisturizer after your bath.

Use Rosewater As A Moisturizing Cream
Add a few drops of rosewater to your usual moisturizer and mix well. It is suitable for both oily and dry skin because rosewater helps to maintain the pH balance of your skin and it can help to fight several varieties of dermatitis.

Rose Water is also used for smoothing wrinkles and restoring the vitality and moisture balance of facial skin (Apply directly on skin by using cotton ball in circular motions twice a day – before bed and in the morning).

Use on mature skin to rejuvenate and refresh. Use as an aftershave to soothe irritated skin. Lightly mist face as needed to invigorate the senses and mind.
Spray a little rose water on your face before cleansing to loosen dirt and foundation makeup while giving your face lasting softness without leaving it feeling greasy. You’ll spend less time scrubbing and the rose’s natural properties work well for sensitive, acne prone and aging skin alike.

Tip for healthy skin

Take one thin cloth. Dip it in lemon juice. Put the cloth on face. When it is dried, dip it in lemon juice again & put it on face. After 10-15 minutes wash the face with rose water. Now apply the cold milk with cotton on face. Apply the milk once again. Wash the face after 10 minutes. Rotate ice with light hands on face. There will be glow on skin.