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  1. Thread: Flakey Face

    by claudia
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    I've had flakey skin, too....for many years. ...

    I've had flakey skin, too....for many years. Sounds like the same thing. My derm says it is because the skin isn't working properly at shedding the dead cells, instead they clump on the skin...
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    Hi CLMN Sorry to hear about your struggles! ...

    Hi CLMN

    Sorry to hear about your struggles! I'm 58 and can totally understand your frustration...we shouldn't have to deal with this at our age!

    Here's some thoughts on your dilemma:
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    Sticky: I have the p&p kind of rosacea. I had teenage...

    I have the p&p kind of rosacea. I had teenage acne that never went away and eventually became rosacea in my 30's. I was using harsh acne treatments that inflamed the skin and caused dilation of the...
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    I found metrogel to be the best because it has a...

    I found metrogel to be the best because it has a cooling effect...or at least it did for me! One trick is to apply it after waiting for the skin to dry for about 20 minutes. This reduces any...
  5. When my skin is reactive then I too can feel...

    When my skin is reactive then I too can feel "needles" and then there are small whiteheads and bumps plus redness. I could start off the day with clear skin and end it all bumpy and red. This...
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    Metrogel 1% has an anti-redness ingredient that...

    Metrogel 1% has an anti-redness ingredient that the other metrogel products don't have. Metrogel 1% made a huge difference in how my face looks...for the better. At least for me it was very...
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    I walk a marathon each year. Last year I did a...

    I walk a marathon each year. Last year I did a half-marathon with no problems! This year I plan to do one in the fall when it'll be cooler...plus it's in the coastal redwoods so there'll be some...
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    Normally I can't tolerate sunscreen but my derm...

    Normally I can't tolerate sunscreen but my derm flipped out when she heard I wasn't using any so now I'm using what she recommends...Olay Complete for Sensitive Skin SPF 15. She recommends a hat and...
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    I have cystic acne and have had injections...

    I have cystic acne and have had injections done...they really help to get cysts to heal with much less scarring. Always insist on seeing the dermatologist immediately if you're getting a really big...
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    I know that the health food community advocates...

    I know that the health food community advocates that skin problems are primarily an issue of toxins in the body being released through the skin, but science refutes that over and over. This is a...
  11. Thread: Introduction

    by claudia
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    Welcome to the forum! Seeing a derm would be...

    Welcome to the forum!

    Seeing a derm would be a good idea to sort this all out. But I also agree with Rob's solution for rashes...blink:
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    EK1 --- CONGRADULATIONS!!! thumbs: Sounds...

    EK1 --- CONGRADULATIONS!!! thumbs:

    Sounds like you and I have struggled with the same thing...redness, p&p's and flaking. Here's what's worked for me...everyone's different of course but maybe...
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    I've had acne and then acne+rosacea for my whole...

    I've had acne and then acne+rosacea for my whole adult life...mostly on my chin area. Derms prescribed many harsh acne treatments over the years which I used faithfully up until about 5 years ago...
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    Thanks Dan and Solomon for helping me with this! ...

    Thanks Dan and Solomon for helping me with this!

    Some of your info, Solomon, goes over my head...so in summary would you recommend the Sciton for surface vein removal? And if so, are there any...
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    Anyone tried the Sciton laser?

    I'm seeing a plastic surgeon on Friday for a free consultation (on the recommendation of my derm) about getting rid of some very small veins on my cheeks and nose area. The laser is not a pulse...
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    I meant Sciton laser...geez...I'll start this...

    I meant Sciton laser...geez...I'll start this thread over again with the correct spelling Cry:
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    Anyone tried the Scion laser?

    I'm seeing a plastic surgeon re: some very small facial veins that my derm says I should get removed before they get bigger. This plastic surgeon has a Scion laser that his nurse says is very...
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    Thanks for all the info Mystica. I'm going to...

    Thanks for all the info Mystica. I'm going to see a plastic surgeon this Friday re: possible laser work. Decided to see a plastic surgeon because I think the work may be done better than at a...
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    I got the same thing and started using the Olay...

    I got the same thing and started using the Olay cleanser listed below. The "sandpaper" feeling on my forehead went away in a week! The salicylic acid in the cleanser was what helped I think and it...
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    I work in a library and enjoy it alot. I...

    I work in a library and enjoy it alot.

    I used to be a mental health counselor and social services administrator but have retired from that work. It was pretty stressful and it affected my skin...
  21. Thread: Whats oracea?

    by claudia
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    Ahh...good point, Melissa! I just found...

    Ahh...good point, Melissa!

    I just found another thing that might get in the way of my trying oracea.
    Most other antibiotics just haven't worked for me as well as Bactrim. I"ve struggled my...
  22. Thread: Whats oracea?

    by claudia
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    In theory oracea should not lose efficacy over...

    In theory oracea should not lose efficacy over time and it was supposedly formulated for that purpose...but like said above, everyone's different. Inflammation builds upon itself so it makes sense...
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    I've been reading up on this. Oracea is...

    I've been reading up on this. Oracea is different because it has a time-release function designed specifically for rosacea. I'm thinking of trying it myself.

    If you go to the oracea website...
  24. Thread: Whats oracea?

    by claudia
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    I'm thinking of asking my derm about oracea. Have...

    I'm thinking of asking my derm about oracea. Have been doing some reading about it on the web. I think that the way it works is different than plain doxy. Because it is a very low dose and...
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    Thanks so much for this link. It's a great...

    Thanks so much for this link. It's a great handout and very easy to read. My big discovery was avoiding dairy. I'd been a big cheese eater but avoiding cheese has made a huge difference. Also...
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