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Dark red around nose mouth and chin

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I have dark redness on the sides and underneath my nostrils as well as around my mouth and all over my chin. I haven't gone to a dermatologist because it has been difficult for me to do so. I've had this issue for about ten years and have assumed I have seborrheic dermatitis and/or perioral dermatitis and rosacea. (I turn very red easily due to weather, stress, etc.) I am very insecure about this and have never let anyone see me without makeup. It doesn't itch too much but I do experience some flakiness. It is mostly just aesthetically awful and it has taken a toll on my self esteem. My skin is extremely oily and at the doctor I have found out that I have a hormonal imbalance. I have an excess of androgens (DHEA sulfate)  and I also suffer from blepharitis so I believe this is all correlated. On a side note I have had cystic acne but as of lately I've kept it to a minimum.

What can I do to help resolve  the ugly redness? Any natural remedies?  I have uploaded a few pics but the lighting actually makes the skin look less red than it really is.
 

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 your probably have to do some experimenting of your own to find what will work for you, there is tones of good advice on the acne forum but i have the same. redness / inflammation which ive been able to improve quite a lot. 

the main two trains of thought when you have redness on the chin is that the problem is hormonal or either diet related. in my option and experience its diet related because if i ahear to a strict diet and avoid fizzy drinks, sugar, dairy and spicey foods and drink more water my skin calms down a lot. (ive also stopped drinking milk for over a year now and that alone solved half of my redness problem) 

you probably also noticed washing your face does not solve this acne problem, again i think its the opposite, you need to consider a type of "caveman regiment", avoiding using soap/creams and washing your face once a day with water only. - by avoiding soap your find your skin will not over produce oils (a lot of soaps have SLS which is a skin irritant and over washing will result in irratation)

once you start to solve your redness / inflammation problem, your also notice you will get control of your red flushes, that's my experience

but on a side note is that blepharitis of the eyelids? ive read you can cure it by using eye cleaning wipes daily for a few weeks.

hope this helps

 

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Thank you MrBakery. I really appreciate the feedback. I made this thread seeking input since I don't even know exactly what this redness is on my face. I can only assume I have a combination of all the skin conditions I mentioned before. I've tried things like raw honey but I didn't stick to that for too long because it caused my skin to itch like crazy. I might try again.  I do have a poor diet and think I should try to eat clean and go back on probiotics. Sugar seems to trigger a lot for me and staying away from dairy sounds like a good idea. Fortunately I don't experience the painful and unsightly cystic acne as often as I used to. I honestly don't even remember the last time I've gotten a really bad cyst on my face.

I've also used selsun blue for my face but it was way too harsh. I agree that if I make some lifestyle changes things will improve. Adhering to a strict diet sounds like a good start though. I don't like the idea of going on prescription medicines and I can't even go to a dermatologist because I need to sort out my insurance. To be honest that's why i've tried so many different things. It was because I wasn't even sure if malasezzia fungus or bacteria or demodex mites was causing my redness. I think it also has to do with the fact that in the past I'd use harsh things like tazorac (my cousin gave hers to me since she said it would help the bad acne I used to have), toothpaste, hydrocortisone, and benzoyl peroxide all over areas of my chin. I definitely made a mistake because my skin hasn't been the same ever since and that was like ten years ago.

As for the blepharitis I have eyelid scrub (Ocusoft brand) which does seem to help.

Anyway, this was pretty long, but again, thanks for taking the time out to reply to me!

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Having lived with red skin for more than 5 years myself I know how much trouble it can cause and how embarrassing it can be. It seems like you understand what many of your facial redness triggers are, such as, cold weather, stress, etc. Knowing what can cause facial redness can help you figure out how to handle it. Since you can’t go to a dermatologist I think it’s a shot in the dark to think about a skin condition diagnosis. But I do know that using an anti redness cream helped me a lot. The cream soothes the skin and alleviates any redness, itching, or burning that may accompany it. Have you ever used a cream or anything like that for your facial redness before?  New anti redness cream is coming up in market, to get on the VIP list you can sign up here  (removed)

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Did you ever find out what was causing the redness on your face? I have the exact some problem and am desperate for a solution. Every doctor seems to prescribe a contraceptive pill which doesn't work at all.

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I have suffered from this for years, and it wasn't until my husband, who has also suffered from a type of rosacea, started taking vitamins that it cleared up.  We both started taking 1000 mg of Vitamin D and for the first time in many years I am one week before my period with NO redness, irritation, or flaking around my nose and chin.  We both cleared up fairly quickly, and I would urge you to at least try it.

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I realize this post is old, but the young lady looks like she has a bad case of seborrheic dermatitis. Switching to a diet that eliminates sugar, bread, alcohol and preservatives is a start. Eating healthy foods and adding a diluted organic apple cider vinegar drink 1-2 times a day should help. It's a lifetime commitment and it won't be easy. Things will get worse before they get better but they will get better if these guidelines are followed.

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