Roseacea anyone

hopetocurlhopetocurl Posts: 1,280Registered Users
Is there anything I can do to help my roseacea? I have had the IPL done...and that HURTS and is expensive. I do not really want to go there again. An herbalist told me to mix 1 drop of lavendar oil in with my moisturizer, but the smell is a little too strong and makes my eyes water until it dries.
Currently, using JC HCC, Too Shea, CK and CCSS, RR or LOOB or MOP-C.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,737Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    some people have success with antibiotics.

    http://www.rosaceaguide.ca/
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have mild rosacea that maifests as redness and stinging.

    I've had good luck with 10% sulfur masks. The hard part is finding one without menthol or eucalyptus as they burn and irritate. I use a glymed acne mask right now.

    I also have to avoid things that others consider essential to their skincare routine such as AHA, vitamin C, and anything mechanically abrasive like those home dermabrasion kits.

    The rest of my skincare routine was put together from the book The Skin Type Solution. My routine helps take care of oiliness as well as rosacea.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    My husband has rosacea. He does't bother with any skincare at all other than daily application of an Rx product called Metrogel. It's an antibiotic usually prescribed for rosacea. It keeps him un-red and un-scaley, quite nicely.
  • lazykerrilazykerri Posts: 650Registered Users
    I have it. The more I learn about it, the more I realize it's different from person to person. There are some great forums/support groups about it:

    http://rosacea-support.org/forum/
    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/rosacea-support/messages

    Currently, I have a moderate version and my skin is super sensitive to everything. I use mineral makeup because I can't tolerate liquid foundation anymore. If not for the makeup, I wouldn't use any cleansers at all (besides water). As it is, I use makeup removal wipes (Ponds) and have to rinse them before using.

    The dermatologist prescribed finacea, which burned too much to continue, and I have also tried Metrogel (but I'm going to try that one again.) It doesn't cure rosacea, but can help with some symptoms for some people. Your physician can prescribe that one (not just dermatologists).

    The dermatologist also recommended alcohol-free and fragrance free cleansers and lotions such as Cetaphil. Their cleanser worked but didn't remove makeup. Their lotion works ok for me and doesn't seem to irritate my skin (so far). You have to use something for at least a week to make sure it won't irritate or increase symptoms like redness, itchiness, etc.

    Hope that helps :)
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  • winifredwinifred Posts: 295Registered Users
    I have rosacea and I find that it's really a matter of trial and error to get things under control. Here's what's been working for me lately:

    Finacea gel twice daily
    Metrogel once daily

    Morning cleanser: Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser
    Evening cleanser: Ovace (Sodium Sulfacetamide 10%), by prescription

    I use Face Stockholm Neutralizer Red concealer and MAC Select Sheer Powder. No foundation (don't care for it) and no blush (don't need it). The Face Stockholm stuff is khaki colored with a green undertone; it really helps cover red without looking cakey.

    Hope this helps.
  • hopetocurlhopetocurl Posts: 1,280Registered Users
    LazyKerri,
    I have the metrogel. I am using it daily. I am also using the mineral makeup (like you). I am also using the Cetaphil cleanser and lotion at night. In the morning, I am using the Olay foaming for sensitive. And then the Oil of Olay moisturizer with spf and add the Neutrogena UltraTouch 55, especially in the spring and summer.

    I have the roseacea on my T-zone, most noticeably on my nose. I like to go au-naturale when I can...but hate it when people rudely say, " Do you have a cold, your nose is red." --
    Currently, using JC HCC, Too Shea, CK and CCSS, RR or LOOB or MOP-C.
    CK is the one!!

    as of 6/17/10 - I have to add Joico!

    Pics at: http://public.fotki.com/hopetocurl/
    pw:wheredacurls

    We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names and each is a different color. But they all have to learn how to live in the same box. ~Anonymous

    Life is full of oxymorons....and morons too. ~hopetocurl

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