Newly Diagnosed Rosacea

Was diagnosed only yesterday with Rosacea,it started a week ago and at first l thought it was an allergy to something l had eaten since it was sudden and very 'angry' . Now l know what it is l am stumped for a decent moisturizer as skin still very tight, am using Rozex that Dr gave me but is this the only thing l can use at present,dr told me to avoid anything with alcohol in it and have checked all mine and nearly all those available in shops and all have alcohol so l'd appreciate knowing what l can use,all this along with my copd and Lyme!! just when l think it can't get worse! it does! Many thanks for any info.

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  • Sorry to hear your diagnosis, I think cetaphil is supposed to be good, moisturiser aggravates my face so I just opt for a tinted cover up cream with high spf

  • hello I posted about DOXYCELLINE antibiotics which cleared mine up i was given creams which were far too harsh for me so i stopped using them I found that DOXY was suitable for my sensitive skin orally but topically BIODERMA AR TINTED CREAM with SPF keep out of the sun also cleanse with BIODERMA WATER AR and cotton pads it is very gentle even removes eye makeup (AR = anti redness ) treat your skin with care these products are great for us Roscesa sufferers i found them by doing research the tinted cream gives a lovely coverage to all skin tones hides the redness .. i love it and it lasts for months as not a lot needed. i wear every day and it lets your skin breathe, and helps healing too.. you can buy the non tinted BB cream version .

    good luck...

  • Hi Sue,

    I've written to others on this site, so you'll probably see my story on here a few times. So I'll try to make it short.

    I've had Rosacea twice, once when I was about 22 and again from March to August last year. The first time I had no idea what it was, went to I don't know how many specialist doctors and was told it was acne. I had it for years and it eventually went on its own.

    Last year I had it quite bad, I didn't want to go out of the house, it was ruining my life, I was just too embarrassed. This time I looked on Google at photos of skin problems and found that mine was actually Rosacea. I didn't go to any doctors, I find them a waste of time and I didn't want antibiotics, which is what they gave me last time. So I started searching online, I found many 'cures' but eventually I found this information and tried it.

    I bought the soap and cream and used it every morning and evening without fail. Altogether I used it for about 10 weeks, I think. Sometimes it seemed to be getting a bit better and other days it seemed a bit worse but I stayed with it. I think that sometimes I covered the areas a little outside the red too much and put it on again because I had peeled it off when it was itching. I have to say that it is very drying, maybe because I have very dry skin anyway.

    You'll see in the link below, information about Rosacea, it takes a while to get rid of them and you really need to stick with it. Anyway, I was on holiday, been using it about 10 weeks and decided to stop using the cream, I still use the soap today. In 2 days it was incredible, a tiny bit of redness remained but my skin looked really normal.

    I haven't used the cream since, in fact I have a friend whose developed this problem, so I've given it to him. He's been using it since the end of November, so I'm hoping he has as good results as I've had.

    Diet is really important, there's a nutritionist called Patrick Holford, he gives really good advice on our diet, he has many books, including one on skin. I would say The New Optimum Nutrition Bible (it must be the NEW one, it has lots more information) is a really good book to start with, it's brilliant, I've bought it for lots of my family and friends. Look for second hand ones on eBay, I find them very cheap there.

    There's probably more I should mention but I don't want to go on too long, so message me if you have any questions. I have photos too.

    Information about Rosacea;

    demodexsolutions.com

    Below is the cream I used;

    demodexsolutions.com/zhongz...

    Below is the soap I used;

    demodexsolutions.com/anti-b...

    Good luck and stay positive.

    Violetta x

  • Look at rosacea.ie for info tips advice and products

  • Hi Sue. I can help you! No medications & non invasive... Please email me: helenconnellan@gmail.com

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Helen

  • A friend of mine swears by proskin rosacea. I recommended mama nature to her and she keeps thanking me for it.

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