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Really red roseacea

Hi, Im a 16 year old girl and I was diagnosed with rosacea last year. I went to the doctor last year to get some treatments, and I was prescribed with doxycycline and metrogel I used it for 2months but nothing really changed. The bumps were lessened but the really red flushing is still there :(( It really impacts my self-esteem and confidence to face people because i keep on thinking about how my face flushes anytime. I know that stress and anxiety triggers the flushes but I can’t help it even when I try to calm myself down and say its okay. I hate that i go red when im just sitting or talking. Its gets worse in a hot atmosphere or even in a normal atmosphere. I can feel pulse running through my cheeks because of the hotness. Skincare is hard to find for my skin type too, everything makes my face go red and the doctor suggested that I only wash my face with water in the morning and at night. I only use the avene moisturizer because my skin seems to be fine with it but still goes red. Every sunscreen makes my face feel hotter too so i just avoid the sun. Please help me I don’t know what to do. It feels real hot and red and i really hate it

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Oh bless you, I know exactly what you mean. I've suffered from rosacea for many years. I've spent a fortune on lotions and potions that don't work. But a couple of months ago I read an article about Kalme products and I have to say I'm very impressed. They're not cheap, the starter kit of cleanser, day cream and night cream was £40 but it's lasted almost 2 months so doesn't work out too bad. Certainly worth a try :-)

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I empathise - I believed I suffered from rosacea for years, and I remember all too well the red face & self-consciousness. It took me a long time to realise that the key, for me, was to stop using moisturisers & make up with chemical SPF in them (oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate, avobenzone etc). There are lots of different names for the same thing, too, which makes it more difficult. Ironically I was using the make up to try to hide the redness!

I stopped using the make up and switched to a non-chemical SPF moisturiser, although it took me ages to find one. Now think I probably didn't suffer from rosacea at all, just an allergy. Everyone's different, though, so although that was the answer for me, it may not be for you. I'll PM you what products I use, I don't want to appear as though I'm advertising.

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