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  1. I too think that healing then maintaining a...

    I too think that healing then maintaining a healthy skin barrier is key to managing rosacea, but agree to take extra care in the sun if using citrus oils. I had a nasty phototoxic reaction from a...
  2. Thread: Optimel

    by Callah
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    Optimel sounds interesting. I am currently using...

    Optimel sounds interesting. I am currently using Hycosan eyedrops after dryness had caused the tear film to be sort of lumpy and patchy in part of one eye, which was uncomfortable and stopped me from...
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    Hi, I'm in England, so also like to make the most...

    Hi, I'm in England, so also like to make the most of whatever sun we have! I have fair (Type 1/2) skin, which will burn pretty quickly in strong sun if I don't protect it, but that's always been the...
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    I'm interested in this topic, as I have recently...

    I'm interested in this topic, as I have recently suffered chronic hair loss which appears to have been linked to low ferritin (a measure of iron stored in the body). After some months on iron...
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    Yes

    Since I developed rosacea, I have also developed broken veins on my eyelids, close to the lashes. That area can sometimes feel itchy/tingly/burning/sore, the same as my cheeks.
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    Hi, My skin tends more towards oiliness than...

    Hi,

    My skin tends more towards oiliness than dryness, so I'm probably not best placed to advise. Oil can feel like it sits on the skin - I sort of know what you mean there - so it could be that a...
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    If I cleanse with oil, what I do is gently...

    If I cleanse with oil, what I do is gently massage in the oil, then remove with a wash cloth and warm or tepid water. The wash cloth means my face is left feeling clean, not at all oily. In fact...
  8. Here in the UK, it's free to visit a doctor. You...

    Here in the UK, it's free to visit a doctor. You would need to visit your GP (general practitioner) first if you wanted to be referred to a specialist such as a dermatologist. If you are prescribed...
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    :) I haven't... I've tried the Oil Cleansing...

    :) I haven't... I've tried the Oil Cleansing Method, and it works quite well for me. My usual cleansing method is a gentle cream cleanser removed with cotton pads - sometimes I spray the pads with...
  10. Finacea

    A couple of suggestions if you decide to try Finacea. It can make your face itch and sting when you first use it. It helps to moisturise first - use a gentle, fragrance free moisturiser and give it 5...
  11. Maybe Demodex is your problem. I don't know much...

    Maybe Demodex is your problem. I don't know much about it but I did experience white 'plugs' during a bad flare-up, perhaps similar to yours, and I wondered if they were Demodex related. I think...
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    I sympathise - winter is definitely worst for me,...

    I sympathise - winter is definitely worst for me, with the greater temperature change between indoor and out. And yes, I do think on the whole less is more when it comes to what you put on your face.
  13. Thread: Don't Wash Face

    by Callah
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    Sorry, I've mixed up two previous posters in my...

    Sorry, I've mixed up two previous posters in my response! I think water only could be worth a try, but I'd go with whatever makes your skin feel comfortable. If Minocycline is going to work, I think...
  14. Thread: Don't Wash Face

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    It is confusing, and unfortunately trial and...

    It is confusing, and unfortunately trial and error may be the only way to find what's right for you. That said, I do think it can help to reduce the number of 'ingredients' that go on your skin. If...
  15. Hi, I saw your other post and even though you...

    Hi, I saw your other post and even though you haven't noticed flushing, the late onset and long healing time does sound like rosacea to me. I find that triggers (in my case, triggers for flushing,...
  16. I realise at this stage you're more likely...

    I realise at this stage you're more likely looking for medication than dietary tips. I haven't tried most of the things you mention, but have found milk thistle supplements at least as effective as...
  17. I agree it doesn't look bad, but I do understand...

    I agree it doesn't look bad, but I do understand it's uncomfortable when your face is stinging and burning. You've probably tried these things already, but I find reducing caffeine and sugary,...
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    I haven't tried ACV, but for what it's worth I'm...

    I haven't tried ACV, but for what it's worth I'm inclined to stop what I'm doing if my skin is noticeably worsening. The things that have worked best have delivered some sort of improvement right...
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    I buy an aloe vera gel that has tea tree oil...

    I buy an aloe vera gel that has tea tree oil mixed in with it. I've used it for years, e.g. after shaving my legs, or on my back as a preventative measure against spots. I occasionally use it on my...
  20. Thread: Remission?

    by Callah
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    Hi SaraG, When I first developed rosacea I...

    Hi SaraG,

    When I first developed rosacea I managed to get my symptoms under control pretty quickly and wasn't really troubled by them for another three years or so. Unfortunately, following a...
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    Another vote for Elta MD.

    Another vote for Elta MD.
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    I get bumps that look similar to yours. In my...

    I get bumps that look similar to yours. In my case they follow a bad flushing episode, a few days later. Once my skin's flared up in this way, it's more prone to flushing, and so a spiral of...
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    I also find my skin becomes exaggeratedly smooth...

    I also find my skin becomes exaggeratedly smooth in the healing phase after a flare-up. It doesn't last though, sadly!
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    Oh, hang on, the one I use doesn't seem to have...

    Oh, hang on, the one I use doesn't seem to have alpha lipoic acid in it, so that was a less than helpful reply! Sorry.
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    Hi, I've been using Elta MD 46 pretty much every...

    Hi, I've been using Elta MD 46 pretty much every day for about a year now and I really like it. I was wary at first because of the number of ingredients and because it's not a purely mineral...
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