How to get rid of rosacea papules

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How to get rid of rosacea papules
Rosacea is found on specific areas of the face. (Getty Thinkstock)

Rosacea papules presents themselves as dark inflamed areas of redness, usually on the face. Although they bear resemblance to acne, they are in no way related to the bumps or skin irritation one experiences during an acne outbreak. Many people who have rosacea become self-conscious or embarrassed about their skin. Fortunately, rosacea is very treatable. Utilising the most effective ways to treat rosacea papules will return your skin to a clear and healthy state.

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Things you need

  • Aloe vera gel
  • Primrose oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Over-the-counter rosacea treatment

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    Visit the skin care section of your local chemists. Many chemists carry a wide selection of over-the-counter rosacea treatments. Such treatments usually contain benzoyl peroxide or retinol as the active ingredients. Other treatments may contain ingredients such as sulphur, metronidazole, and azelaic acid, all of which are helpful in treating rosacea. Consider consulting a specialist or researching online to find which active ingredients are right for your particular condition.

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    Purchase a bottle of aloe vera gel and apply it to the affected area. Aloe vera gel is derived naturally from a plant that has been used for hundreds of years to naturally soothe dry, flaky skin. Its moisturising properties make it an effective treatment for rosacea papules.

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    Head down to your local health food shop and pick up a bottle of primrose oil. Primrose contains essential fatty acids that help counteract the dry flakiness that is often associated with rosacea papules. Primrose can be taken orally in gel tab form or applied topically. Apply daily for the best results.

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    Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and gently apply it to the affected area with a small towel. Do this 2 to 3 times daily for the best results. Apple cider vinegar has been sworn by many to be highly effective in treating rosacea and countless other skin conditions.

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    Avoid contact with steam or hot water on the affected area. Steam causes the papules to dry out and will further aggravate your skin condition.

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    Consider scheduling an appointment with a dermatologist to have your rosacea examined. A dermatologist will diagnose the affected area and will most likely prescribe a topical treatment. A few common prescription treatments for rosacea papules include clindamycin 1% lotion and Protopic ointment.

Tips and warnings

  • Avoid picking or scratching at the affected area.

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