Try These 5 DIY Natural Remedies for Rosacea

natural remedies for rosacea

Have you ever wondered whether the redness and inflammation on your face is either face eczema or rosacea?

Although both skin conditions look quite similar to one another, there are some distinguishing traits between both. Unlike eczema, in general rosacea appears only on the face with bumping, redness and permanent blushing. It is also does not appear cracked, dry or weeping and is usually never itchy.

If you believe you’re suffering from rosacea or have been diagnosed with this skin condition, read on to find 5 DIY natural remedies for rosacea. These home remedies can be made from every day ingredients found in your pantry.

Please keep in mind that I am in no way a medical professional. If you’re experiencing severe rosacea or eczema or have a topical infection, it is always best to seek medical advice immediately.

Before going into the best natural remedies for rosacea, it’s important to distinguish the 4 different types of rosacea:

Subtype 1: Visible blood vessels, flushing, and facial redness.

Subtype 2: Acne-like breakouts and sensitivity.

Subtype 3: Swelling and fluid-retention with thickening skin and redness. 

Subtype 4: Ocular rosacea which appears around the eyes.

Knowing your type of rosacea will allow you to pick the most appropriate DIY home treatment for your rosacea symptoms.

Green Tea

Green teas are full of antioxidants and anti-inflammation properties that are helpful to reduce rosacea swelling.

If you’re experiencing facial redness, seep a few green tea bags in hot water and then let them sit in your fridge until they are nice and cool. Place them either on your eyes if you’re suffering from subtype 4 rosacea or on your cheeks to relieve flushing and facial redness.

Raw Honey

Natural, raw honey is full of anti-inflammatory properties and is perfect for any type of rosacea that shows visible blood vessels, flushing, and swelling.

Spread a thin layer of honey across your checks and around the eyes if you’re experiencing subtype 4 ocular rosacea. Remember to be careful though! Leave enough room, as to not get any honey into your eyes.

Alternatively, you can opt for a skin cream or balm that includes honey, like Organic Manuka Soothing Skin Cream that contains soothing and anti-inflammatory Manuka honey and is gentle and safe for the eye area.

Essential Oils

There are several different essential oils you can find in both health stores and supermarkets that work well for rosacea. Just make sure to dilute the essential oils properly, especially for babies and young children, who cannot tolerate strong doses of essential oils. Mommypotamus has a great chart on dilutions here.

Lavender oil can help soothe red skin and eliminate painful swelling due to both its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Rose Essential oil helps balance sebum production and calms skin with its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

There are so many other essentials oils that work well for rosacea, just like they do for eczema. Make sure to check out our blog post: The Best Essential Oils for Eczema to get an idea of which ones work best for both conditions.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Ingesting apple cider vinegar (ACV) has proven to be quite effective for rosacea. Not only is it a powerful cleanser, but it helps balance gut flora and improve the digestive system.

Many rosacea sufferers also choose to use ACV topically. If you choose this method, be very careful. ACV is extremely acidic and will burn affected skin if applied directly. Be sure to mix it with water to dilute the mixture.

When choosing your ACV, make sure to opt for an organic and not processed brand like this one for the best results!

Elimination Diet

Although these rosacea home treatments are one step to providing relief, it is only one part of the solution. Many health practitioners will suggest to stay away from spicy foods and alcohol; however, carrying out your own elimination diet will help get to the root cause of your unique case of rosacea.

To get started on an elimination diet, take a look at our post: Our Eczema Elimination Diet Success (How You Can Do It Too!), which works just as well for rosacea, since many of the common food triggers are the same for both conditions.

If DIY and at home remedies aren’t for you, make sure to check out The Eczema Company’s natural remedies for rosacea for natural balms and other soothing options.

Let us know what natural remedies for rosacea you use in the comments below!

Bio: Laura is a contributor and content developer for It’s An Itchy Little World. She is in no way a medical professional. Her comments, suggestions, and reflections are not intended to replace any medical advice. Always seek the help of a medical professional before undertaking any diet or lifestyle changes. Please see It’s An Itchy Little World’s disclaimer for information about affiliate links and more.


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  1. John on June 30, 2017 at 2:31 am

    Now a days i have this problem.
    It’s very informative thanks for sharing.

  2. Lisa Hill on March 10, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Great information regarding rosacea treatment. Rosacea could be occurred due to various causes such as environmental condition, food habits and many others. Positively it is treatable. As described above natural remedies work magically for rosacea treatment. Thanks for the informative article.

  3. padma on March 17, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Great post.I would like to share information regarding Home Remedies for Rosacea.
    Rosacea is a skin disorder, in which people suffering from it experience redness and visible blood vessels in their skin. In some cases, there is even red, pimple-like structures sprouting on the skin. It mostly occurs on facial skin. Rosacea is often mistaken to be a minor bout of pimples, severe acne, eczema or other skin condition. This is the prime reason why it is so difficult to treat rosacea.

  4. lois samsin on April 11, 2018 at 11:10 am

    I used to have rosacea – people at work would say “wow – your face is so red today!” and I HATED IT. I had it on my cheeks and forehead and nose. I tried about 7 different products from Amazon. Some worked some did not. Now, for the last 2 weeks, I have only been using the Made from Earth Rosacea Set (which is their Green Tea Cleanser & Made from Earth Rosehip Serum). This product works. In about 2-3 days, my redness was almost completely gone, and these products did not inflame or sting at all. I think its because I was using steroid medication with a lot fo chemicals in it and my skin was having a bad reaction to them. With the Made from Earth products, no reaction at all, and now two weeks later, I do NOT HAVE A RED FACE ANYMORE.

    I am including the link to where I purchased from Amazon. It is not an affiliate link. I am not making money on this, I really just want to help others who have this horrible rosacea redness that I suffered with for years:

    • Janice L Fratus on October 18, 2022 at 2:45 pm

      My Skin is extremely Sensitive and Dry, as well as Rosacea.
      Would these products work well on my skin?

  5. Brenda on August 1, 2018 at 11:04 am

    I love your website 🙂 I’m sure diet can play a big part in eliminating skin disorders. I had rosacea for nigh on ten years and the only thing that helped me in the end was a cream by mama nature called proskin rosacea. It contains essentials oils – amongst them lavender oil – and it rejuvenated my skin to the point where you would not even know I ever suffered from rosacea. Apart from the odd pitch mark my skin looks great and even these seem to be smoothing out with continued use of this cream. I’m sure it won’t work in every case but it’s well worth trying and I only wish I’d known about it years ago. I hope others can find out about this cream.

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