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    Default Newbie and help with cleansers?

    Hello all. Just to introduce myself to the forum and say Hi!

    Also, I am struggling to find a cleanser which is good for me. I wonder if anyone could make any recommendaions?

    I have moderate Rosacea, with P&P's, redness, burning, itchiness...

    I've tried Cetaphil (burned) La Roche Posay (burned) and lots of others including the Zenmed cleanser which again burned and itched. I thought of trying the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser but can only get this for a massive premium!

    Any thoughts?

    Many thanks.

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    hello Samantha, and welcome - you'll find miles of great information here.

    this is all very individual, of course, but have you tried cleansing with raw honey, or with diluted apple cider vinegar, or with the water from soaking oats? a lot of people here use those items happily. other people's skin is irritated by them, so start off cautiously.

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    if you're interested in trying any/all of those things, here's where the learned Auburn outlines ways to use raw honey, including using it as a cleanser:

    http://www.rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosa...in-coconut-oil.

    she describes treatment for seb derm, but some people who have rosacea also get good results from honey.

    i use unrefined organic apple cider vinegar diluted to 20% in spring water - i started from 10% and have worked my way up to 20%. some people use stronger dilutions than that, but go easy to start with. i use it on a cotton pad the way you'd use a tonic or non-rinse-off cleanser.

    and the "oat water": a few times a week i soak oatmeal or oat bran in bottled water for eight hours, then strain it through a piece of gauze and applying the "oat water" to my face. usually i just splash it on, but sometimes i also use the "denser oatiness" from the gauze as a sort of mask (just for a few minutes). it's very soothing. but again, your skin may be different so go easy to start
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    You may want to try Aquanil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samantha70 View Post
    Hello all. Just to introduce myself to the forum and say Hi!

    Also, I am struggling to find a cleanser which is good for me. I wonder if anyone could make any recommendaions?

    I have moderate Rosacea, with P&P's, redness, burning, itchiness...

    I've tried Cetaphil (burned) La Roche Posay (burned) and lots of others including the Zenmed cleanser which again burned and itched. I thought of trying the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser but can only get this for a massive premium!

    Any thoughts?

    Many thanks.
    Hi - where are you located?

    Do you have access to Aveeno Ultra Calming Cream Cleanser - I like that, as well as the Cerave Hydrating Cleanser you mentioned. I'm also one who uses plain honey to cleanse, as well. All three work well for me. Cetaphil was drying after while.

    Do you wear makeup or sunscreen that might be hard to remove? If not, may not need a cleanser ... plain water might be enough for a while.
    Types I, II, IV - mild to moderate, depending ...

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