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Calming Down A Red Hot Face

04 January 2013 - 06:15 AM

Every morning I wake to find a new red spot or bump on my face.  Some are located in your typical rosacea areas (center of cheeks) but  most of the time they are on the sides of my face (inside of cheek area) and jawline (close to neckline).  Most of the time they are flat and never really go away just fade to slight pink.  They will then flare up red and its basically the same ones each time.  Each morning my face is worse for some reason.  It used to be the calmest time of day but it is slowly turning into the worst.  Its red and  blotchy everywhere and then I will spot cover with makeup and it will only slightly fade.  At night after I wash they're back again.  What treatments is everyone using to help rosacea topically or internally that have helped?  When I tell you I've tried them all, I'm not kidding. Ive done regular derms, holistic, accupuncture, ayurvedic, perscription meds, low dose accutane, finacea, doxy, oracea and I currently take good supplements.  I dont know how to combat the inflammation anymore.  I looked into green tea as a toner and it was too dry. Ive tried niacinamide supplements and topically.  Short of cortisone, I dont know what to do?

Spiro For Seborrheic Dermatitis?

28 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

has anyone used spiro to help alleviate symptoms of sebhorrheic dermatits on their face?  I cant get anything to work on my scaling dry congessted skin.  I believe its all a yeast overgrowth and was wondering if spiro works to make oi less and in turn the yeast have less to thrive on.

What Do I Do With A Chin That Looks Like This?

17 June 2012 - 07:15 AM

I have tried for over 2 years to figure out what is wrong with my chin. I have huge pores as you can see which makes my texture horrible and clogs easily. I have rosacea as well but its this constant state of deep hard solidified plugs that are wedged so tight in my chin I just dont know what to to or how to treat?  Is this folliculitis?  There isnt a topical I havent tried but these only dry the area up more. Ive tried moisturizing and this clogs me too and only adds to the problem.  The clogs differ in that some are similiar to a blackhead that you can see the core/contents and it needs to be extracted to heal. Others are sooo tiny and white and resemble little white buldges and come in clusters. Ive thought it could be perioral dermatitis but doesnt resemble any pictures.  Ive tried leaving it alone but the texture turns weird and dry and hard. It then becomes worse because the skin is so out of balance and everything hardens up and becomes stuck.  

My regimen has varied over time as well as supplements too.  My diet is beyond healthy (no gluten, dairy, soy, eggs sugar)
Ive tried different combos of supplements like alpha lipoic acid, multi vitamin, bcomplex, vitamin C, D3, saw palmetto, L-carsinine, B5, Nicotinamide supplements, biotin, zinc and flax, fish oil and evening primrose.  I recently had ALCAT intolerance testing and have always thought fish oil was something that broke me out and I did react to halibut and sardine which are what is mostly found in Fish Oil.  I recently just started Cod Liver Oil so its too soon to see results.  

I am 45 yrs old and all I do is think about how to change my skin.  Over the years Ive had many treatments that include Vbeam, Smoothbeam,  IPL, Cool Touch Laser, and facials consisting of lactic peels, sal peels and dermasweep.  Most of these were for the rosacea and did nothing for the texture or changing what goes on with my chin.  Literally overnight these little seed like things develop and you would think Im not washing properly or exfoliating.  Its a hard balance to find as I cant wash with overly strong cleasners so I dont aggrevate my rosacea.  I also have developed very fine peach fuzz all along the sides of my face and the little hairs are what these things seem to attach to.  I also believe I have seborrheic dermatitis as well because I get these red patches that come and go all over my face.  

I feel like a freak because my skin and texture are disgusting and I always look irritated.  I also know that these things in my chin dont every go away like pimples do.  At least with pimples you can see your beautiful white skin in between blemishes.  My skin is gross all over.  What is left for me....I just can do this anymore and my family and friends see my downward spiral.  Nothing I have done has helped and I see no other options for me to try. Please someone offer something?

Im having trouble sending more than one picture as it keeps saying the file is too big. Im not sure what Im doing wrong but I might try posting it in another post.

picture  way too small. I sent it from my iphone to my email and tried to pull it in that way.  any suggestions?