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  1. I am no longer going sit by and wish my skin looked good again. Tomorrow I am going to a skin clinic and going to have them look at my skin. Hopefully they can help my ruddy complexion look normal again. I also want to ask them about derma rolling and tca crossing. Has had anything good come out of skin clinics?
  2. I recently found out that I have rosacea, and I am beginning to figure out my triggers. One of my triggers is long showers. On a normal day, I can take an 8-10 minute luke warm shower and not aggravate my skin. When I have to shave my legs, I'm in the shower about 10 mins longer and come out a red, blotchy mess. Any ideas for how I can deal with this? I need to shave, but want to avoid the long showers! My current regimen is CeraVe foaming cleanser, Finacea, and CeraVe moisturizing lotion. I started this 2 weeks ago, and I seem to do great as long as I avoid my triggers.
  3. Hey- so I'll be starting Paulas Choice regime in combination with FINACEA. For the past year or so I've kind of thought I had rosacea, as I've had these off and on patches on my nose of redness, I also have large pores and blackheads, with some pimples having pus in them, and others simples expelling nothing but clear liquid. there's some occasional patchy redness on my forehead, and under my eyes, but it's more noticeable at times then others (like perhaps when I drink). My cheeks have clear bumps on them from the sun when I angle my head in the light, but can't be seen straight on... they go up and down depending on oilyness/sun. I've been using harsh glycol products to treat acne, but it doesn't solve it completely - and I just kind of assumed I might have sun damage on my face...but the redness gets worse sometimes, and clears more sometimes. Last night I was using a natural mask mixture of honey, egg, tomato, and cider vinegar - washed it off and under my eyes and across my nose became SO RED, i assumed it was allergys because I also have red eyes a lot, but now I add it all up and I'm thinking I probably have rosacea... but my nose is kind of stuffy a lot. I'm betting I do, but what if I don't have rosacea and have allergies? I'm betting I have a little of all the above (but allergies from my thyroid being messed up right now). I guess I'll give these things a trial, and see what happens... I can always return them if they don't work out, and FINACEA is good for regular acne & scars anyways (apparently more so than retin a). I'll let you guys know how it goes. I'll ask my doctor and tell them the symptoms I'm having before starting FINACEA, but it's hard to diagnose unless you're having a flare up (maybe I'll take a shot of Vodka before going into her office). Any harm in starting FINACEA or Paulas Choice? How long should I give these things to work, and if I break out from them, should I still continue using them?
  4. iwantclearskin!:)

    Stopping treatment.

    Hi everyone! So I have mild to moderate acne on my forehead, cheeks, and nose. Last summer I was prescribed Epiduo and Finacea (I don't have rosacea but my dermatologist said it would help with redness/flakiness caused by the Epiduo). I've been using the two products for over a year (Epiduo at night and Finacea in the morning) and my acne is definitely better but for the last two months my forehead and my nose have been breaking out like crazy! I was running out of both prescriptions and they are both VERY expensive with my insurance so I decided to try something else. For the past three days I've been using: Morning: -Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Redness Soothing Facial Cleanser -Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer SPF 15 Night: -Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash -Cetaphil Moisturizer I'm going to replace the Cetaphil Moisturizer with the Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion in a few days, I just want my skin to get used to the new routine before I add anything really strong. I've had success with Neutrogena before so I really wanted to try it again. My skin has been looking pretty good the last few days I've been using this routine but I'm just worried that I'm going to have even worse acne than I did before. So my question is- has anybody stopped their prescription topical treatment suddenly and had great results? I'm tired of spending money on Epiduo and Finacea because they barely made a difference.
  5. my pores are huge and clog every single day with dry hard sebum. I also have rosacea so I try to treat my skin with a gentle cleanser but it ends up clogging my pores. Its mostly in my chin and around my mouth and I could literally go around my whole face with my tweezer picking out the sebum thats wedged in my pores..Its the kind that a greasy wax like plug that you mostly get around your nose, well i get them all in my chin and I cant figure out how to stop them from forming once I get them out. I had some extractions from my derm today and i then did more on my own when I got home. I swear it was like i hadnt washed my face in a week. The amount of crap that came out was ridiculous. Ive tried mandelic on them before they come out and after and it brings them to the surface but doesnt prevent them. Ive tried differin, and ziana and the same thing and these are retinoids so WTF else should I try? SA and AHA's dont help. The derm suggested the skinceuticals line but i've tried their gentle cleanser and its something that clogged me after four days of use. does anyone know if this is a hormonal thing as Im in menopause as well
  6. Hi all, In less than 4 months I've been diagnosed three different skin disturbs on my face. In jannuary 11 I saw a dermatologist that after having had a quick look at my face prescribed me differin 0.1 to heal my acne. Unfortunately, differin made my skin worse, loads of breakout along with new little scars. For those reasons in March I decided to ask for another opinion and then I saw another dermatologist. The latter, prescribed me rozex metro cream as in his opinion I had rosacea rather than acne or something else. Since then, I started a rigid diet in order to understand what foods were the triggers of my rosacea. As you already know, finding out what foods and drinks trigger our rosacea is really tough and for that reason I wanted to go to an allergist to find out if I was allergic to some foods and if so avoid them to help containing my rosacea. Anyway, the allergist said that in his opinion I don't have any allergy and diagnosed me with seborrheic dermatitis. unlike the two dermatologist who spent just 10/20 seconds before giving their diagnosis the allergist (who is a private doctor, where the 2 derma are public derma) and spent 5/10 minutes to make sure that he was right in his diagnosis, He used a kind of magnifier with a blue light to examine properly my face and hairs. I'm confused because I've seen three different specialist and all of them came up with a different diagnosis. Moreover, I don't know whether to believe an allergist as he shouldn't be a expert of rosacea or sebborheic dermatitis. What do you think? and what would you do if you were in my position? I thought about asking for another demartologist opinion but I'm afraid he might come up with another diagnosis. Thanks very much
  7. HERE IT IS: "Q. I suffer from regular acne in addition to rosacea. Is this common? A. Rosacea and regular acne, called acne vulgaris, usually appear separately, but some patients are affected by both. While both conditions in adults are often informally referred to as "adult acne," they are two separate diseases, each requiring different therapy. Acne vulgaris is associated with plugging of the ducts of the oil glands, resulting in blackheads and pimples on the face and sometimes also the back, shoulders or chest. Rosacea seems to be linked to the vascular network of the central facial skin and causes redness, bumps, pimples and other symptoms that rarely go beyond the face. Special care is necessary in treating patients with both conditions because some standard medications for acne vulgaris can make rosacea worse" I am currently on Dans Regimen however, i stopped using the moisturizer for no reason really early on...maybe i should go back on it? my face is pretty red like at all times, suddenly itll get pretty oily, but it is oily almost all day. I make sure to get no contact with my face im really good at taking care of it however the redness makes my acne seem worse than it really is.
  8. jaysjay

    light therepy

    has anyone ever tried it on red marks or on general facial redness due to rosacea. i am talking about blue and red leds.
  9. Hi guys, Currently I'm having a skin problem which I don't know what it is. here are the pictures of my skin condition. I have oily skin, some times have small pimples. 5 days ago, I tried new cleanser which is Palmer's Cocoa Butter Gentle Daily Cleanser. I think I'm allergic to one of the ingredients in it. Before using it i had no problem about my skin, but then I got those little pumps with redness. It's not itchy or something. Is it Rosacea or something else? thank you guys
  10. So my face has had a red tone for quite awhile now, and i have no idea what to do. Does anyone know what i have? Is it Rosacea? My forehead is completely white, its mostly just on my face. Please let me know if you know any products/methods to help clear up redness. I know you many of you will probably just tell me to see a derm, but i just wanted a response from the community. I've also been trying to avoid the sun as much as possible this summer, so i don't believe it could be the main reason.
  11. What are you tried and true methods for helping red skin, whether it is a rosacea flare-up or just leftover scars? Which moisturizer do you find to be most helpful and any specific ways you wash your face? I work with Eucerin and wanted to give some background information about eczema. The medical term is Atopic Dermatitis and affect approximately 15% of infants and children and 3% of adults in the US and results in skin losing its moisture. There are ways to help when your eczema gets bad. You want to start by keeping your skin very moisturized to help prevent flare-ups and to reduce the itch. Use only warm water when you bathe and limit it to 15 minutes. When finished, gently pat yourself dry instead of rubbing as this could irritate the skin. While your skin is still a little damp, use an effect moisturizer that helps to prevent itch like Eucerin Calming Creme. For those with sensitive skin or want a thicker formula, try the Original Creme or Lotion. A lot of people have had great success with Eucerin products and it is often recommended by dermatologists. Has anyone tried Eucerin and had luck when their skin begins to get dry and itchy? What tips and tricks do you use to help maintain soft, moisturized skin?
  12. Hi, I have had persistent redness on my cheekbones for many months now. I put special anti-redness lotion on, I wash with relatively sensitive stuff, and I still have the redness. I don't know much about rosacea, but I did take a picture. Can anyone help me figure out what this is? Let me know if you need a different picture. http://i.imgur.com/o9V1y.jpg
  13. Hey guys, came off accutane over 6 months ago, and still have persisting facial flushing which seems to be getting worse. "Post accutane flushing" Im seeing my derm in approx 3 weeks time (cant wait) .. and it wont surprise me if he diagnoses me with some form of rosacea. Exercise, alcohol and different emotions are the worst triggers. So my question is, with people with any experience or information .. whats the best medication for it? What have you found thats worked to reduce or even better hopefully stopped flushing! Any comments are greatly appreciated, thanks in advance
  14. So.......my skin is hell on earth basically. It's beyond dry............red, irritated, my skin is flaking off, it's horrible, it burns, it hurts, it's hell on earth. The heat makes it worse and super aggravates it and causes a terrible burning feeling. It basically consumes my entire cheek down to the jawline and my chin, nose and forehead are also dry but not as irritated looking. My skin is producing basically no oil it seems..........my face is tight and it hurts to wrinkle my forehead or smile after 12 hours of washing it last.......... Does Rosacea cause dry skin like this? I've checked out photos of Seb. Dermatitis but it doesn't really look like that........and it's not really itchy and I heard Seb. Derm is very itchy. It just burns. Oh FML
  15. Title says it all. I'm already on my 3rd month and my skin is wonderfully clear except for the accutance-induced rosacea. How does one prevent a relapse, if possible? Thanks
  16. Okay, so I am new to this site. I have read some things for awhile, but decided to make my own post to see what kind of help people could give me. I'm 19 and have suffered with rosacea since I was about 12. I got acne here and there, and got some cysts on my chin but they would always go away fast. However, things got really bad this winter. Starting around November 2010, I started getting a bunch of cystic pimples on my chin. My skin was super dry and it is still just as bad. I don't know what to do. What kind of products could help my sensitive and pissed off skin?!
  17. Okay, this was on todaytonight(the news) probably a month or so ago and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. It's about a guy in Australia (where else?) who's found a way to use natural fruit, most commonly paw paw/papaya to cure some crazy shit. I mean gangrene, really bad leg ulcers, age spots that are as bad as acne scaring, migraines. It's all in the video anyway. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2jW036RHFA...player_embedded (this is the part where you watch the video) Now, the Opal-A product they talk about is in a couple of products out now: The Optiderma Active Treatment Gel (82%), and Only Papaya Active Treatment Serum (80%) I think? Now, Tom doesn't work for these people but I think a while back he sold the rights to that one process to them. More importantly, he's now making his own line of products that will be coming out late this year or early next year. On his site, it lists a bunch of ailments that his products have treated including rosacea, scar tissue, cysts and of course acne, plus a bunch of other impressive shit. http://www.tomsnaturalproducts.com/ You can't buy any products yet 'cause they're being manufactured, but you can register (that's what I just did) and I think they send you info.
  18. I have so much congestion and clogged pores in my chin area only and i dont know what cleanser to use? I have rosacea so i need something gentle but it ends up clogging me like my latest one. Ive made several attempts at OCM and it only makes me breakout in welt like bumps and clogs me even more..Ive tried jojoba, castor, grapeseed and seabuckthorn oil..They all do the same. My skin does not like oil..I washed with Neutrogena Gentle cleaner, Aveeno Ultra Calming Foaming cleanser, Serious Skin Cares Glycolic cleanser and the latest Skinceuticals Gentle Cleasner from my spa lady...Loved the B5 and phyto calming serum but the cleasner was like gunk and i used it for 5 days and im a mess..I cant get a handle and ive tried mandelic, bha, differin, tazorac, ziana and nothing stops them or rids them..The only way to get them out is extraction...help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  19. Maver1ck


    I think I might have rosacea, but I'm not 100% sure. Ever since I started using BP( 2.5%, about 1 year ago ), my face has had a reddish tone to it that doesn't want to go away. I haven't used BP much for about two months except spot treatment, and stopped completely about three weeks ago. I've tried Aloe Vera, as well as exfoliation to try to get rid of the reddness but it hasn't seemed to help too much. I'm alittle hesitant to goto my derm just to see if I have it cuz sometimes my face looks pretty normal. When I workout, or it's hot, my face gets really red tho. I also blush really easy. I've also read that it affects mostly older people( I'm 19 ). I know a few people in here say they have rosacea. How old are you? What treatments have worked for you? Do you guys think I should see a dermatologist?
  20. Forster

    Face Medication

    I'm using the regimen to clear up my acne and it's worked great. The only problem is that my face has been getting really red with the On-The-Spot treatment. I could stop using it and go to something else, but my face has always gotten really red before that so I went to the dermotologist and she gave me metrogel 1% for the treatment of Rosacea or however you spell it. Should I just cleanse my face and use the metrogel...or do the regimen and use metrogel...requiring me to rub even more stuff into my face.
  21. BeautifulSkinAgain

    Needeling and Dermaroller Question

    Am I too old (46) to get any results from needeling? After all, I am older, and I do have rosacea. I have not done anything to try and improve my skin.
  22. I was wondering what people have found as an effective antibiotic for rosacea. I have some acne, but rosacea around my cheeks is much more bothersome. Antibitiotics in the past have helped me with controlling the acne and the flare ups that I get with rosacea. I think the name of the medicine I was on was Adoxa, but I was not consistent with taking it and eventually it started giving me a rash. I am a little hesistant to start the traditional -cycline antibiotics because I have been told that they cause tremendous discoloring of the teeth. Is there anything new out there that has helped reduce the redness and flare ups caused by rosacea with minimal side effects? Thanks. In addition, I had tried using topical Finacea which helped but then started causing severe burning and discomfort on my face. I also tried metro-gel which did not seem to have much of an effect. It seems like one has to be very consistent with using topical medications for rosacea, in my case if I even missed a day it would seem like I had never used anything on my skin (the flareups and redness would be right back to how it was). I think antibiotics and eventually laser treatments work the best for me. Thanks.
  23. Does anyone here have rosacea? If so, how did you discover you had it? when did you decide to go to the doctor? how long did you have symptoms before you decided to get treated? and what were your symptoms?
  24. bfg4

    Rosacea Alternatives

    Have what I've been told is rosacea for quite some time although not a bad case. Looks like I've gotten sun on my nose and high cheek under eyes. Metro gel doesn't help or Retin A. Interestingly migraine meds that shrink blood vessels seems to have an effect though the doctor looked at me like I was crazy when I mentioned it. In places it just looks ruddy -- in others I can actually see the capillaries. Would a fade cream/substance help? I'm loathe to embark on VBeam but has that been positive for some or made it worse? I'm told it will take two treatments -- does it look hideous after it's done and for how long? Just had it done on a smaller area that isn't rosacea and not sure of the results yet. Thanks.
  25. hey, does anybody here have rosacea?? i just found out at my derm appointment that i have it, but i have the kind where there is acne too. i just feel right now like i am the only one suffering. i know i'm not but i'm very frusterated. i'm only 26 years old..... also, for those of you that have it, have any of you used 'finacea' and do you or did you like it at all?? i've been using it for about 4 days now and it makes my skin soooo tingly and itchy. it's driving me bonkers. it is making my skin feel really soft like suede but it is also making it very pale and pasty looking which i hate.... has anyone else experienced this?? any insight would be appreciated. i'm not too familiar with rosacea or the treatments for it. i had gone into my derm to see about a second course of accutane (i took a course about 6 years ago and it made my skin beautiful). but the derm wants me to try doxycycline and finacea for the next 6 weeks. he said if i'm not satisfied or don't feel there has been improvement, he'll put me on a second course of accutane. does accutane help at all with rosacea?? i remember when i was on it last, my face sometimes looked really red and sunburnt, so i don't want it to make my rosacea worse. sorry for all of the questions!! heidi