22nd August 2016 06:29 PM
My cure/remission for rosacea (Vitamin D, K2. Dry oil cleansing, fasting)
I'll start from the beginning. I used to get bad acne at one point. I tried lots of different things but eventually turned to Accutane.
I was on low dose Accutane for 3 years ish if I remember correctly, I believe another user by the name of ďIdanĒ had also used Accutane and ended up with Rosacea.
After coming off Accutane, I realised I had very dry skin with redness which caused burning and stinging. I also noticed that my eyes were blood shot, particularly my left one. I tried many things but eventually settled on ďCerave lotionĒ. I used every day by splashing my face with cold or warm water and applying two pumps of it. I did this once daily at night. I also took some extra Cerave and spread it onto my cheeks and nose to let it soak in.
I did this for many many months and found that the redness and stinging had disappeared, however I was still left with the dry rough skin if I didnít moisturise.
After a few more months I started to realise that I was getting these weird papules and pustules on my cheeks, nose, chest and shoulders. These would come and go and more often than not they would appear when I had not moisturised properly. They progressively got worse and took longer and longer to disappear.
I tried sooooooooo many topicals. Moisturisers, sudocrem, desitin, nappy rash cream, all different plant oils butters. Ghee, yoghurt just water, kefir topicals, topical fish oil, salicylic acid. EVERYTHING. All of which either made my rosacea worse and/or caused me to get acne.
Coconut oil really helped but after a few days I broke out in acne. The same with jojoba oil. Great at moisturising but gave me acne.
It was then I realised that when my skin was sufficiently moisturised it was so much better. This I believe is due to a weakened skin barrier either caused by the Accutane or the rosacea.
I read various threads and decided to try MINERAL OIL. Iím so happy I did. I was afraid of it and thought natural oils were better. However, my skin didnít think so.
The routine I use is a "dry oil cleansing method"
I take a good amount of mineral oil and rub it on my dry face. Not too hard but not too soft. It cleans my skin amazingly whilst at the same time helping my skin barrier and not disrupting it. I then take a towel or kitchen roll and press it firmly on my face. I donít rub and I donít remove all the oil. I just remove the excess so I donít look shiny.
The method I use actually exfoliates the dead skin in a gentle way and also helps to form a barrier on my skin.
The results speak for themselves in my case.
The real magic is taking Vitamin D3 (and also vitamin k2)
I realised that when I was supplementing with D3 a few months back, that my rosacea improved (but didnít disappear)
So I started up again, gradually increasing my dose until my papules and pustules disappeared.
This, for me, was around 40,000iu of vitamin D. I will decrease the dosage at some point and monitor my results. If my papules and pustules come back, I will up the dosage again.
I know what you might be thinking "but thatís toxic" "you canít do that"
Well I did, and it works. Amazingly well. I have my life back and I feel great.
I take it every day, and for every 10,000iu of Vitamin D I take one "Super k" tablet. If you do the proper research you will find that vitamin D is fine in large doses as long as you have adequate K2 with it. I wonít go into the details why however if you take the time to read various research papers you will see for yourself.
Now you may not need to take this amount, you could possibly take 5,000iu for months or years and your rosacea could diminish or disaster.
There are lots of studies on Vitamin d, but there is a newish one out which actually shows that vitamin d control inflammation very well.
Again, if you want to take the time to find these studies feel free. I have spent hours if not days and weeks researching and trying different things to heal my condition.
Another thing I have started doing, which I believe is great for your body, is fasting. I have tried fasting for a few days, the "eight hour diet" and at the moment I am following a "warrior diet" style plan. That is fasting for 20 hours and eating in a 4 hour window. Its working very well for me and my lifestyle and the fasting is PROVEN to help conditions.
Feel free to google fasting benefits and "autophagy"
I dry oil cleanse with mineral oil at night.
I take 40,000 iu of Healthy Origins Vitamin D3 a day (At the moment)
I take one tablet of Life Extension Super K with Advanced K2 per 10,000iu of Vitamin D (at the moment)
I follow a Warrior Diet (which encourages fasting)
I would be happy to answer any questions
P.S. Please donít shoot me down or tell me what I am doing is dangerous. It isnít. If you take the time to read the research on vitamin D with an open mind you will be pleasantly surprised. Vitamin D is actually been used by a few doctors at HIGH DOSES, 70,000iu + to treat MS patients and give them a good life.
I believe vitamin D helps me due to its effects on reducing inflammation and regulating cathelicidins.
It could also be due to balancing the high doses of Accutane/vitamin a I have had in my system, or correcting a vitamin d deficiency caused by the Accutane.
Vitamin A and Accutane can target vitamin d receptors and compete for the same ones. Leading to a deficiency.
PLEASE COULD AN ADMIN POST THIS IN THE CORRECT PLACE OR CORRECT PLACES AS I WAS UNSURE WHERE TO POST.
Last edited by jd2016; 22nd August 2016 at 06:34 PM.
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