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    Default Urea moisturiser (e.g. Eucerin 5%)

    Has anyone used a moisturizer including urea? Specifically, I wonder whether it stings, and is therefore bad for rosacea skin.

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    This is the cream I was recommended by Dr Chu at Hammersmith. He said it would be the best thing for my skin as it helps to ease off those flakes.

    It is very gentle and in no way stings. Alas me and topicals don't mix too well and thus I can only apply it about once or twice a week. Melissa uses it all the time.

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    Thanks Sarah. OK, interesting. So, if you don't mind me asking, why can you only use it occasionally; what happens when you use it regularly? I mean - any particular properties of it? Oh, and - does it sink in, is it at all greasy?

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    It is non-greasy, very thin and light. Soaks in well, no smell.

    I have the sort of skin that is prone to seb derm and acne as well. I find if a product helps with one it upsets something else. I would not use me as a barometer as I am highly sensitive to any topical. It is definitely worth trying small test area. I think could only buy it from boots or superdrug, about £10 a tube or if you email the company they send out free sachets.

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    So do you find it gives rise to acne? Or do you mean that your skin sensitivity dislikes it in some other way. (Sorry to go on).

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    If it turns out that, while I'm trying so many other things, rosacea can be treated with a component of urine, I will be so pissed.
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    Pretty good effort

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    It's definitely worth trying eucerin if you've got flaky skin. I tried it a couple of months ago and it was really helping my skin to shed some of its flakes. Unfortunately in my case it did sting and made my skin much redder, so I had to stop using it after a week or so.

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    Oh really - it stung? Did other moisturizers at the time also sting/cause redness, or do you think it was specifically the Urea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMediumDog View Post
    Pretty good effort
    Sorry, couldn't help myself
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