Emu Oil to Heal Rosacea
How to use emu oil for rosacea
Permanently red cheeks and stinging, sensitive skin isn’t on anyone’s beauty wish list. Luckily, there’s a natural fix that can help to calm and soothe your irritated skin. Here’s what you need to know about using emu oil for rosacea.
We suggest taking the emu oil capsules to help prevent inflammation and treat the cause of the problem, as well as using the 100% Pure Emu Oil topically on the area. A little oil goes a long way, so use sparingly 3 or 4 times per day.
Also, make sure soap, shampoo and personal care items are all as natural and gentle as possible - our range is free from SLS, parabens, petrochemicals and artificial colour and fragrance free.
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a type of facial skin inflammation where capillaries (blood vessels) at the surface of the skin enlarge, creating a permanent red flush across the cheeks and nose. Some people also experience yellow-headed pimples across the forehead, cheeks and chin, as well as a flaky, dry complexion. The cause of rosacea is unknown and while there are treatments available, there is no cure. It can occur in both men and women, although middle-aged women with fair skin are most commonly affected. It’s not contagious, but it can be uncomfortable and distressing.
Why use emu oil for rosacea?
For some, simply avoiding triggers such as spicy food, alcohol, stress, UV light and extreme temperature changes, along with switching to gentle skincare products can be enough to manage their rosacea. In more severe cases, oral antibiotics and antibiotic creams and gels, laser therapy or surgery may be used to treat the condition. Because rosacea is an inflammatory condition, emu oil may be effective in reducing the redness of rosacea and its burning, stinging sensation. It contains essential fatty acids that have an anti-inflammatory effect while also deeply hydrating skin cells
The key components of emu oil that make it effective for rosacea are:
- Oleic acid: a fatty acid that is deeply penetrative and hydrating
- Linoleic acid: another fatty acid that acts as a natural anti-inflammatory
- Terpenes: compounds with antiseptic properties
- Sapogens: natural skin softeners
- Vitamins A and E: antioxidants that promote skin healing
How to use it
If you have rosacea it’s important to use natural, gentle skin products to avoid triggering flare-ups. A completely natural product, pure emu oil is antiseptic, bacteriostatic (inhibits the growth of bacteria) and non-comedogenic (it won’t clog pores) so it’s ideal for those with sensitive skin.
If you would like to try using emu oil for rosacea, we recommend using a few drops of pure emu oil on clean, damp skin, two to three times a day, to soothe redness and increase hydration. A little goes a long way here!