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    MrsNoonar
    Anyone with Acne Rosacea - what skincare products do you use?
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    • 26th Jul 12, 5:51 PM
    Anyone with Acne Rosacea - what skincare products do you use? 26th Jul 12 at 5:51 PM
    I've read through the rules and I'm hoping this is allowed, as I'm asking for beauty rather than medical advice.

    I have seen my GP and he thinks I probably have acne rosacea. He has prescribed me Metrogel (0.75% Metronidazole) but I've been advised not to use it yet as it is not safe in strong sunlight. He didn't have any advice to give on face wash or moisturiser, as it is "not really a medical issue"!

    Since the rash has started I have found that most of my current products worsen it. My skin has always been sensitive so I rarely use make up. I have previously been using the oil cleansing method every night but I think the hot water may be making my face worse, possibly the oil too. I have a sensitive skin moisturiser that works okay and doesn't seem to be aggravating my skin too much. It does make my face sweat when I put it on though so I'd like to try something else when it runs out!

    I have been washing my face with just water for the past few days but I now have a few spots (not sure if these are from the rosacea or from me not washing my face with anything!). I'd really like to find something gentle that I can use on my face without it flaring up again. And preferably something in a lower price range if it at all possible because I'm on quite a tight budget!

    Can anyone recommend anything gentle that they have been using to wash their face? ideally I'd like to use something quite natural, that's what first attracted me to OCM, but I don't really know where to start!

    Thank you very much for your help!
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    • Shannon Cannon
    • By Shannon Cannon 14th Oct 16, 11:53 AM
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    Shannon Cannon
    There is a website run by 2 acne-rosacea sufferers . There's a lot of advice on there, and they also do their own cleansers, etc.

    I have a similar problem with my skin (some doctors have said it's acne-rosacea, others it's adult acne) and I've found Avene products to be really soothing, especially the water. I'm also a fan of Green People's no-scent range. None of these are very cheap, unfortunately, but they're not extortionately expensive either.

    HTH
    Originally posted by j.e.j.
    Is there any home remedy to get rid of rosacea? I am on budget and could not buy even $10 product.
    • anna1982
    • By anna1982 5th Jan 17, 6:26 AM
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    anna1982
    Acne Solutions
    Cleaning facial cleanses the skin every day with fairly simple mechanism yet provides a smooth and a lot cleaner skin. However, choosing a cleanser suitable for your skin type is very difficult, because if you pick up the wrong cleanser, your skin becomes drier, acne prone and chances of skin irritation is high.
    • paperchaser1
    • By paperchaser1 21st Jan 17, 12:49 PM
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    paperchaser1
    Update
    Just giving a quick update. The proskin rosacea cream still working great and I can't believe the difference it has made to my skin AND my confidence. Worth giving it a try if you've exhausted everything else from doctor.
    • Pop Up Pirate
    • By Pop Up Pirate 22nd Jan 17, 9:57 AM
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    Pop Up Pirate
    Particularly look at how much omega-3 (more especially EPA and DHA) and omega-6 (less of most except GLA) is in your diet, the vast majority of westerners have totally the wrong balance in their diet. Not only can these be incorporated into cell membranes and so affect the skin's barrier function, they also affect inflammation. Omega-3s are anti and most omega-6s being pro inflammatory: GLA in borage oil is the exception it is an omega-6 with anti inflammatory properties.

    Oily fish are the best source of long chain omega-3s (DHA and EPA) also supplying vitamin D which many of us are low on in winter (normally made with sunlight exposure). Bioavailable vitamin D is important in skin health, infective conditions and possibly in rosacea. Secondary sources of long chain omega-3s are omega-enriched eggs, fish oils or marine algae extracts as a supplement but you may miss out on vitamin D with these. Omega-6s that you want to limit or balance are in certain nuts and seeds, many vegetable oils used in home or commercial cooking/ food products, wholegrains. So omega-6s are in far more everyday foods than long chain omega-3s.

    Also plenty of women just don't eat enough healthy whole fats (avocado, olives, nuts, seeds, cocoa, block creamed coconut) full stop, or not a consistent intake of protein, aim for both little and often through the day starting at breakfast. These are the building blocks of cells and of hormones and cells of the immune system that play a role in skin health and inflammation.

    Numerous vitamins and minerals are involved in healthy skin cell production and immune function, so look at your intake of low sugar fruits, non starchy vegetables (AT LEAST five a day in the full rainbow of colours) and mineral rich foods (beans, lentils, cocoa powder, nuts, seeds). Possible benefits from foods rich in certain antioxidant phytonutrients, particularly the polyphenols. Some find probiotics beneficial some have a negative response, although a lot of these seem to be mega dosing which is not the best idea unless you are medically supervised.

    Last thing is to avoid or limit foods known or believed to encourage inflammation: omega-6s as before, sugar, higher glycaemic index carbs (wheat/ rice/ corn/ white potatoes), alcohol, caffeine, larger servings of meat, excess saturated fats, rosacea trigger foods generally (see charity sites). Official guidelines are for no more than 10% of daily calories as sugary/ fatty/ junk anyway.

    Really much is the same balanced diet as for health of any tissue and for preventing other health complaints. It might seem like I have contradicted myself a little on the nuts and seeds it's about finding balance and picking the right nuts and seeds for your needs not eating omega-6 rich sunflower seeds regularly unless you do eat a lot of oily fish.

    If you think you do have food triggers it's worth keeping a food diary because everyone is different. For example although I have mentioned cocoa it may be a problem for some - difficult to say as many will be eating it in the form of chocolate which is high in sugar and added fats. Ditto some fruit and veggies.

    If you choose to take any supplements please run them past your doctor or dietician first.
    Originally posted by Fire Fox
    I agree with most of the above.
    I had rosacea (still do in essence) but it cleared up completely once I changed my diet.
    Nothing else worked.
    I did a ton of research and found so many foods in the western diet contribute to inflammation in the human body and cause auto-immune conditions such as MS, ehlers danlos, RA, Fibro, Autism, etc.

    I started to look at food in the supermarket a lot closer. Where does it actually coem from? What goes into making it? Where did the raw ingredients come from? Are they good for the human body long term?
    Our diet wasn't too bad to begin with. We never used ready meals, jars of sauces or many tinned foods but I looked for improvements.
    What I found was something I had suspected for a very long time. Most of the food sold in Supermarkets is not that good for us with the biggest culprits being Wheat, Corn and Soy.
    Me and DH, with auto-immune problems (RA, MS, rosacea being one and others) decided on a drastic overhaul and cut out ALL foods known to be inflammatory for just 6 weeks and we would then re-introduce things bit by bit.
    This included
    Anything from the nightshade family which includes tomatoes, peppers and chillis
    All Grains including wheat, rice, corn, oats, barley, lentils
    All soy or soy based products
    All Legumes which includes peanuts, pes, beans
    All dairy except for organic butter
    All alcohol although gin and rum is ok in small amounts
    All sugar except coconut sugar
    All cooking oils Except olive, walnut and avocado oil
    All supplements no matter how good they claim to be

    I had no idea how I was going to do that but once I found replacements and looked at what we CAN eat, its great.

    Once we had the diet down, we were getting the right amount of vits and mins without other stuff messing up our bodies preventing them from working correctly, such as wheat and soy.
    If it contains more than one ingredient, we don't buy it.
    We are now both in remission and decided not to go back to any of the missing foods.

    I cook with animal fat or olive oil and we consume a lot of it and my skin has never been better. I can wear make-up and it doesn't irritate, go out in the sun etc and wonder why I never did this years ago.

    Added bonus, we both lost weight too
    • juliya fulman
    • By juliya fulman 27th Mar 17, 7:37 PM
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    juliya fulman
    DErmalMD Works
    Dermalmd Rosacea Serum is the great treatment for redness! Apply directly to red areas twice a day. There is a noticeable reduction in the redness. I will repurchase this product!
    • mcmillen
    • By mcmillen 15th Jun 17, 10:28 PM
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    mcmillen
    I bought DERMALMD'S rosacea treatment along with the scrub . But i tried dermalmd's alone on my daughter's skin.My daughter has rosacea and her face was dry and red.Her skin is much softer and the redness is almost gone .It's only been two days .She is thrilled !
    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 15th Jun 17, 10:34 PM
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    One vote for trying to eat healthy and reducing caffeine, and rinsing skin with cool water at night then using 2% BHA liquid.
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