Having personally experienced the impacts of acne rosacea on my life, I have tried many chemical and natural options over the years to get rid of it.
I stumbled upon (and invented) this simple little natural process by accident some years ago-and so far my acne rosacea has not returned…
I am not claiming this as a cure; that would be too ambitious, but it has so far, worked for me.
7 grams of borax (also known as sodium borate or sodium tetraborate hexahydrate) . Don’t buy borax as a cleaner unless you are 100% sure that it has no additives. Borax is a naturally occurring chemical and can be toxic at high levels ( as comparatively toxic as salt) and can be a skin irritant, so do not over do the borax!. The borax has two functions in this; one is to act as an emulsifier to allow the wax to mix with other liquids, and secondly, to use borax’s properties as an anti-microbial (particularly against demodex mites who have been implicated in acne rosacea inflammations ), and as an anti-fungicidal agent
30 odd grams of natural pure beeswax; ideally from an organic farm that doesn’t use sprays etc. The beeswax is a skin protectant, anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory.
100mls or 3.4 fluid ounces of as natural a moisturising cream as you can buy from the supermarket or order online. Ideally it should be plant based and contain no chemicals, preservatives or other additives. In addition, adding a small amount of turmeric essential oil to the mix can be helpful -but test it out on your skin first for any reaction.
Break up the beeswax into as small pieces as you can manage. A kitchen grater may work or simply carefully slicing the beeswax ( its usually hard and brittle) into tiny pieces. You want the wax to be able to melt as evenly and quickly as possible so that you don’t destroy it’s natural properties too much with the heating. Heat the beeswax gently ; either in a microwave ( try it minute by minute) or in a pan that you can easily clean afterwards on a stove; but watch it!. If left unattended, hot beeswax can over-heat and may burst into flame.
The minute all the wax is melted, take the pan carefully off the stove and sprinkle on and stir in, your 7 grams (about a dessertspoonful) of borax with a wooden spatula. It can be tricky to get all the wax to completely emulsify – you may need to do some experimentation to get the proportion of your particular beeswax to borax exactly right. That doesn’t really matter, except that your finished product might have tiny lumps of beeswax in it which may clog its container opening over time. (if that happens, you can cut cut off a little piece of clothes hanger wire ( its an ideal diameter usually) as a plunger to unclog the moisturizer container)
After the borax is well stirred in, then its time to gently pour and stir in your natural moisturizer a little at a time till you have the consistency the way you want it.
You may want to add some natural oils if that’s your thing…
And that’s it!
Pour it into our container of choice (depending on the consistency you chose)
Rub a small amount of it it lightly into your skin where the rosacea has effected it, morning and night.
I’ll be keen to hear your feedback
Paul at ChangeThatMind
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The rosacea can re-emerge at various times because of stress or ill-health. Try New Zealand Manuka Essentail Oil on the small spots where it emerges. Do not use manuka essential oil on areas where there is high inflammation as this can further inflame the skin significantly
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