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    Hello,
    I would like to know what has helped people obtain an improvement in skin texture: I am thinking things like a thickened epidermis, smoother/less rough-looking skin, reduced pore openings.
    I have posted recently; basically my flushing is under control but my skin texture is shot! I used AHAs for 2 weeks and Medik8 Red Alert for 6 weeks and will not forgive myself for this (I had a terrible throbbing flare then 4 IPLs). My main issue now is a rough texture, dry skin, pores that now all seem open (but not clogged) over my cheeks in particular.
    I am so depressed by this...I am trying RLT but am hoping for any success stories! I guess I also need to know if I just need to live with this. I am considering low-dose Accutane but realise this is more for acne control.
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    Lisa.

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    Hi Lisa,
    RLT can be helpful to skin texture by reducing inflammation and causing the pores to appear smaller.
    Here are a few links discussing members experience with low level light therapy and its effect on skin texture.

    http://www.rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosa...+texture+light

    http://www.rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosa...t+skin+texture

    http://www.rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosa...t+skin+texture

    Best,
    Melissa

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    Omega 3 oils and vit D helped with my skin texture.
    My skin was very rough and now it is quite soft, even if it is still a bit dry, but nothing to compare than before. I never applied any creams whatsoever.

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    Hi,

    Just to put in my two pence.

    RLT really helped, so did honey, virgin coconut oil, vitamin D and fish oils.

    Something I have only recently started that seems to make my skin more mattered is Argan Oil. High in fatty acids and vitamin E which is anti-inflamatory. Lots of positive reports on http://www.makeupalley.com/product/s...s/Moisturizers

    and a few negative, always the way...

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    I've heard a lot about these honey masks/coconut oil. What is it supposed to be doing? Some days I seem to have a lot of dry skin, others not. I bought up the issue of seb derm with my dermatologist and he said I didn't have it. How does it help your skin?
    My open pores are all over my face but def worse on my T-zone where my rosacea is at its worse. But I have always been a bit pink there but my skin was always smooth...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaA View Post
    I've heard a lot about these honey masks/coconut oil. What is it supposed to be doing? Some days I seem to have a lot of dry skin, others not. I bought up the issue of seb derm with my dermatologist and he said I didn't have it. How does it help your skin?
    My open pores are all over my face but def worse on my T-zone where my rosacea is at its worse. But I have always been a bit pink there but my skin was always smooth...
    Hi Lisa,

    I'm not sure exactly the mechanism in which the coconut oil and honey help your skin, but here are some links.

    Auburn's post about how to use Raw Honey Masks:
    - http://www.rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosa...in-coconut-oil.

    Articles about how honey can help your skin:
    - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18433338 (a study)
    - http://www.interesting-health-facts....videojoke.html

    Articles about how coconut oil can help skim:
    - http://www.coconut-connections.com/skin_care.htm
    - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15724344 (a study)

    Articles about how Argan Oil can help skin:
    - http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/fea...-care-products
    - http://www.skinandallergynews.com/in...ash=da03e20e36

    Re coconut oil, only use a pea sized amount. There is a lot of argument as to whether it is comedogenic. I have oily skin and when used sparingly it is great for my skin. When I use too much I break out in spots.

    Re Argan Oil. This too is aparently comedogengic but also has a sebum lowering ability as demonstrated in clinical trials, so shouldn't cause break outs.

    Having said that for the above, you will as always find negative reviews of both if you look. So it's a case of trying it and seeing.

    I know what you mean about the red and pores being smooth. Mine are smooth too. Annoying in some ways because I thought making the skin smoother would reduce pore size. Sadly not :/

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    You have to laugh sometimes at the ups and downs of this disease and SD.

    I thought if do a bit of googling as I couldn't sleep and stumbled upon this...

    Argan Oil as does coconut oil contains Oleic Acid, which apparently has been shown to increase SD. See here for the full info and discussion: http://www.rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosa...eic-dermatitis

    One person saying on another thread that since they stopped using products that contained Oleic Acid, there symptoms improved.

    A long time ago when I was first searching for info on my condition, someone mentioned to use grape seed extract. I'm pretty sure they said as a moisturiser. So I looked it up on Hons.ch and found this: http://www.livestrong.com/article/26...d-lotion-face/

    It's 20 times for effective then vitamin E (contained in Argan Oil) and the oil that contains the highest Linoleic Acid. Funnily enough Linoleic Acid counters Oleic Acid found in Sebum.

    So to cut a long story short, I'm gonna try grape seed and honey and cut out everything else and see what happens...

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    Thanks for the info...still no miracle cure for those newly open pores though hey? I know mine just appeared in a few weeks...I had dry skin build up, which I gently removed after a few weeks, and then they were there. It seems to me the pores are somehow clogged (with keratin?) that I just need to remove...but how? Wishful thinking?

    Good luck with your new regimen. Any further improvments with your RLT? I purchased the Omnilux New-U today.

    Btw, I also have thyroid issues and I have a new book called 'Why Do I still have thyroid problems' by Datis Kharrazian which mentions SOD and GSH quite a bit...this guy prescribes it as a liposomal delivery cream for the soles of feet for thyroid issues...you might want to look into it.

    Lisa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaA View Post
    Thanks for the info...still no miracle cure for those newly open pores though hey? I know mine just appeared in a few weeks...I had dry skin build up, which I gently removed after a few weeks, and then they were there. It seems to me the pores are somehow clogged (with keratin?) that I just need to remove...but how? Wishful thinking?

    Good luck with your new regimen. Any further improvments with your RLT? I purchased the Omnilux New-U today.

    Btw, I also have thyroid issues and I have a new book called 'Why Do I still have thyroid problems' by Datis Kharrazian which mentions SOD and GSH quite a bit...this guy prescribes it as a liposomal delivery cream for the soles of feet for thyroid issues...you might want to look into it.

    Lisa.
    Sounds fascinating. I will. RLT on the neck speeds up the thyroid I heard, so you might want to bear that in mind and cover the neck.

    Congrats on your purchase. Go slowly! I learned the hard way. I use about 4-5cm away for 15mins on IR. 10 for Red. But I keep getting worsening red for the days after the red treatment, so gonna stick to IR.

    Got worse to start, but seems to be improving gradually day by day (I leave 48 hours between treatments). And I soak green tea on cotton buds on my cheeks for 20 mins, let dry then do RLT.

    Ironically I have recently (last 3 days) developed a new little bunch of open pores :/ bring on some positive action with the Grape Seed Oil

    People have commented on how healthy my skin looks, so must be doing something! Ah and although I flush a bit more to cold weather now, it's for much shorter periods and other things that would make me flush before don't really anymore. Just a fleeting feeling. And the burning feeling I got everyday is pretty much gone!

    Why do you say your pores are blocked with keratin? It's interesting because KPRF is caused by the skin producing too much keratin, but from the pics I saw of KPRF - there pores were not large.

    So what does it say about SOD?

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    Ok. Did some digging.

    Acording to this source, coconut oil contains very little Oleic Acid. So i think it won't aggravate SD. In fact it'll probably have a beneficial effect if anything.

    See chart below. Took a screen shot on my phone, so not sure how this will turn out, but here goes: http://www.scientificpsychic.com/fit...ttyacids1.html


    OK, the ones that are not included are Argan Oil and the popular Jojoba Oil.

    Argan Oil
    Palmitic acid (C16:0): 12 - 13%
    Stearic acid (C18:0): 5 - 7%
    Oleic acid (C18:1): 43 - 49.1%
    Linoleic acid (C18:2): 29.3 - 36.0%
    Linolenic acid (C18:3): 0.1%
    Arachidic acid (C20:0): 0.3 - 0.5%
    Gadoleic acid (C20:1): 0.4 - 0.5%

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    Jojoba Oil
    • Eicosenoic 66%
    • Docosenoic 14%
    • Oleic 10%


    Really struggled to get composition info on this one.

    Source

    I don't know how accurate this info is btw.

    Food for thought at least

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