Finally, a natural Rosacea remedy that got rid of the bumps and redness! I’m beyond excited to have my skin back to normal.
My Rosacea Experience
I have battled Rosacea for probably 12-13 years now and it just progressively got worse. Little red lines coming to the surface of my skin, flushed cheeks and nose, and redness growing more intense as I age.
For years I’ve tried to find out how get rid of it.
It’s embarrassing especially when I would have a glass of wine and my face would really flush or if I get embarrassed my face would blush more than usual.
Back in my twenties I gave up using skin care products that were harmful to my skin and opted for natural products, chemical-free, no fragrance, and preferably organic. Some products really helped to reduce the redness for a small period of time, but then the Rosacea would come back eventually. Ugh!
The Aha! Moment
About two months ago I started washing my face with oil instead of soaps and cleansers.
Yes, I did say oil. No soap, no cleanser, no detergents. Just oil. No, I’m not crazy – at least I don’t think so.
Oil cuts oil. Think about it – did you know that soap is made from oil? The only difference between my oil face wash and soap is that I just purely use oil, no other detergents, dyes, or fragrances which is HIGHLY toxic. Read your labels.
The combination of cleansing with oils, the anti-fungal properties of tea tree oil, and honey to balance the moisturizing of the face wash has left my face clear, clean, and almost completely void of Rosacea. I no longer have the bumps or red blood vessels on the surface of my skin and the redness is almost completely gone!
So here’s the skinny…..
My homemade oil face wash:
Here are the ingredients so you can make as much or little as you like.
- 1/4 cup Castor Oil
- 3/4 Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Tea Tree Oil
- 1/4 cup Honey
Mix all of the ingredients together in a container and shake well between each use. A little goes a long way, so scoop or pour out about a dime to nickel size of the oil face wash, rub into your skin in a circular motion, and rinse well. Follow-up with a natural toner and moisturizer. You won’t need much since your skin will still have the oil from the face wash sinking into your skin.
The Science Behind My Natural Treatment for Rosacea
My skin tends to be dry and very sensitive, especially in the winter so finding a natural treatment for the Rosacea was my only option.
When mixing your face wash use less Castor Oil if your skin is really dry. Maybe reduce it down to 15-20% of the overall oil. Both Castor Oil and Olive Oil are humectants which means that it attracts water – moisture – from the dermis into the epidermis layer of the skin. The moisture from water keeps your skin smooth, hydrated, and glowing. Tis a good thing!
It’s best to mix both of the oils, not just use one. I’ve heard that some people think that if one specific oil is great than they will use only that oil, but using only one oil can actually have a drying effect on your skin. Coconut oil is one of these oils that can actually dry your skin out if used by itself. It also is a NON-Humectant so it will just sit on top of your skin instead of sinking in to moisturize.
Other Humectant Oils:
Feel free to interchange your humectant oils with any of the following – spice it up:
- Borage Oil
- Evening Primrose Oil
- Hazelnut Oil
- Kukui Nut Oil
- Macadamia Nut Oil
- Peanut Oil
- Rose Hip Seed Oil
Honey is a natural moisturizer and works well to help cleanse the skin with no abrasive cleansers to strip the skin of its natural oil.
Tea tree oil is great for clearing up acne, cuts, burns, and infections. It’s a natural antiseptic and anti-fungal essential oil. A little goes a long way so don’t put too much in your face wash.
I’m just so thrilled to have found something that is finally working – something that is organic, cheap to make, and so good for my skin.
I’ll keep reporting back as to how my skin has changed.
Just loving my new skin!!!
UPDATE: Since posting this face wash recipe I’ve received quite a few questions. I have posted an FAQ article on the top questions I have received.
- How often do you use the Rosacea Face Wash?
- Does the face wash irritate your skin?
- How long does it take before the redness is gone?
- Can I use different oils?
- Where do you buy your essential oils?
- What kind of honey should you use?
- Do the ingredients have to be organic?
- Can you use too much tea tree oil?
- Can I add lavender essential oil?
- How do you rinse the Rosacea Face Wash?
Head on over to find out the answers and of course feel free to leave me more questions or comments.
What have you found that helps to control Rosacea? Comment below and let me know if you’ve tried my Rosacea Free Face Wash.Main photo courtesy of Babble.com.