Advice for Rosacea sufferer!

Hi all, my boyfriend who's 33 suffers with Rosacea and has done for many years now and he gets incredibly down about it. He got quite emotional the other night and begged for my help but I'm not really sure what I can do. He doesn't treat it with anything at the moment and just uses cover ups to hide it. I did buy him some Dr Organic Manuka Honey face cream to try which I use on my eczema. I really want to help him sort it, mainly his confidence. He's always in the bathroom looking at it and making sure it's always hidden. I've never seen him properly without his cover up and I told him one day I'll get him to walk the streets without any one which he said he'd like. He's worried about people's comments and being shouted at in the street?! He really needs a confidence boost but I'm not sure how I can help apart from reassuring him and telling him how gorgeous he is, which is true! I've been researching some creams for him but wondered if anyone can recommend any? No steroid creams though. I'd love some advice, please help!

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  • Thank you, I will have a look.

  • I always thought I had rosacea but it turned out I had an allergy to ingredients that appear in most skin products & makeup. I now keep my beauty routine to the bare minimum & avoid products with the known nasties in - it took me ages to find a moisturiser that worked but that was the turning point for me. I now only need a bit of concealer on some broken veins, not the make up I used to use to try to hide my skin.

    For me the "nasties" are octocrylene (which is a sunscreen and has lots of other names), methylisothiazolinone, methylchloroisothiazolinone and sls. That might not be the answer for your boyfriend, but it's worth looking at eliminating those to see if it helps.

    I went to the doctor about mine & got nowhere but your boyfriend's doctor may be more helpful. I wish your boyfriend well, I remember how miserable it is.

  • Thank you. He has been to the doctor so many times. It's definitely rosacea and he hates the stuff doctors give him. I'm trying to find him something more natural as there's so many chemicals like sls that agrivate it.

  • I'm a male with mild rosacea,redness on cheeks, I've found the eucerin redness relief tinted spf 25 the best and the la Roche posey anthelios bb tinted spf 50+ is very good,also the body shop aloe cream is really soothing....and I moisturise with Aveeno it seems to not aggravate my skin, also maybe try a light self tanner to tone the red to more of a brown, the doctors creams have been useless for me,maybe he can try ipl laser if the redness and burning are an issue

  • I agree a light self tan helps immensely. The best thing for me was seeing a specialist at Brighton in the Avicenna clinic. He Prescribed a tincture to dab on & cream, plus herbs to drink. Improved my skin by 70%.

  • Hi Helen,

    I wrote this for a couple of other sufferers, it takes too long to write on my phone, I hope you don't mind 😃

    I'm really sorry to hear about your boyfriend's suffering, I've been through it twice, that's how I found this site.

    I didn't know it was Rosacea, the first time I had it the specialist told me it was acne, this time I self diagnosed it by looking up my symptoms on Google and looking at the images. Everyone I spoke to about it told me to try many different things and I jumped from one thing to another but it kept getting worse. I searched online and found that it could be caused by Demodex and found a Chinese doctor who had helped many people. I ordered the cream and soap and I have to say that it's gone. I have photos of what it was like in March, 2016'ish I can take some now to show you, I have some from In between too. I'm not saying it was easy, it seemed to take a long time to start working and some days it seemed really good and others not so. But I'm really glad I stuck at it. I also ordered some creams from Zenmed, I was going to take them on holiday with me but they arrived too late and it was almost gone by the time I got back, so I never got round to trying it. I've tried to copy and paste some photos but it won't let me, message me if you want to see them.

    I want you to know that there is hope, try not to let it make you stressed.

    Below is the information I read and the cream and soap.

    Good luck and let me know how you get on with whatever you decide to do.

    Sharon x

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