Rosacea symptoms can be frustrating and can be so severe that they are keeping you from putting your best face out there, or even take blows at your self-esteem.
Rosacea is a condition that combines a few aspects of your skin that are going awry, including exaggerated vessel dilation, increase tiny pus-filled blemishes, and sometimes visible blood vessels and thickened skin on the nose.
For moderate to severe rosacea cases, prescription treatments with medication that reduce vessel dilation and help clear tiny pimples may have the most beneficial effect. But, a deficiency in certain vitamins may also play a role in the overactive vessels, inflammation, and pimples associated with rosacea, or at least potentially be able to help calm breakouts, so making sure your vitamin game is top-notch may help you keep your rosacea under control.
Niacinamide is a necessary B vitamin that can act as a skin anti-inflammatory as well as helping to improve the function of your natural skin barriers.
Since Rosacea can sometimes lead to raw, irritated, inflamed skin, vitamin B3 may help calm things down while ramping up your skin defenses at the same time. Do not confuse Niacinamide with Niacin, while they are both derivates of the same vitamin, Niacin is known for causing a flushing of the skin and is not the same as Niacinamide.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can help mop up excess free radicals (which may be released more when your skin is irritated), and it can help reduce skin inflammation.
Vitamin C serums in normal dosages are generally well tolerated by all skin types, even if irritation is currently present. You can boost your whole body’s supply of vitamin C by eating plenty of brightly colored fruits and vegetables, and you can also apply a vitamin C serum directly to your skin to see if your rosacea improves.
Zinc is probably best known for being the supplement that you want to pop when you feel a cold or flu coming on, as it has been shown to help reduce the amount of time you are sick by boosting your immune system.
But, according to studies with zinc supplements in rosacea patients, it may be helpful in this rosy skin condition as well. When compared to placebo, participants taking the 100mg of zinc sulfate three times a day had a significant improvement in their rosacea symptoms over the course of the trial.
Magnesium is a trace element that is necessary for the proper health and functioning of your body. When deficiencies in Magnesium occur it can make the vessels more prone to excess dilation, which is exactly what those suffering from rosacea do not need more of.
You can increase the amount of Magnesium you are getting in your diet by ramping up your consumption of nuts, seeds, spinach, beans, and potatoes. Magnesium is also commonly found in multivitamins or hair, skin, and nail supplements if you prefer to increase your Magnesium with a tablet or capsule.
Selenium is another trace element that may play a role in the correct functioning of your blood vessels. With a Selenium deficiency, the vessels under your skin may dilate, causing a flushing sensation as in rosacea.
In order to make sure you are maintaining healthy levels of Selenium include foods like meat, fish, eggs, beans, and nuts in your diet, or supplement with a Selenium containing multi-vitamin.
Rosacea can be tricky to get under control, and for many, treatment with prescription Rosacea medications may be the only thing that really helps.
But, some vitamins, minerals, and supplements may help play a role in calming irritated skin, boosting your skin’s antioxidant levels, and helping to prevent the over-dilation of the vessels in your skin. Consider reviewing increasing your consumption of foods containing plenty of B vitamins, vitamin C, Zinc, Magnesium, and Selenium, or cover all of your bases by taking a multivitamin daily containing the recommended levels of these.
If you are ready for more control over your Rosacea symptoms, you can start online with a free online consultation with our U.S. licensed doctors.
Our Rosacea Formulas are once-daily topical creams containing prescription ingredients to help reduce redness and clear rosacea acne.
We also carry a pharmacist-formulated supplement containing ingredients to help improve the overall skin health for rosacea patients called SkinVite.
SkinVite contains turmeric, green tea extract, ginger root, and broccoli extract, among other skin-soothing and nourishing ingredients.
If you are a good candidate for our prescription Rosacea therapies, or want to ensure you are setting your skin up for success with our SkinVite Rosacea supplement, your treatments can be shipped directly to your front door with our free shipping.