Post # 1
As some of you might remember my ACNE BEE post; I am fighting a losing battle with adult hormonal acne (I get it on the outer perimeter of my face, bottom of chin) although mine is not cystic; every face wash, changing towels, pillowcases, changing diet has not worked.
I went with a friend today for a girls day. We visited a Medi Spa. The esthetician that was doing my facial had a long talk with me about the problems I were having, all the things i have tried etc…. She was looking at my skin and said shes almost positive I have rosasea. She said I do have a little bit of acne but shes extremely confident that my overall problem is Rosacea since it can LOOK like acne. I was pretty shocked. I have been to lots of diff dermatologist and not one has ever told me that.
She said that alot of ppl extremely fair skin, with alot of red undertones have super sensitive skin (never thought I did) and rosacea can cause it to flair up and make your entire face red, blotchy, broken out. It totally makes sense. Im currently in the process of getting some rosacea cream, changing my face washes to see if it helps. Ill keep ya updated!
just a thought for others that are experiencing the same problem!
Post # 3
Yeah I’ve figured that I have it also, haven’t been to a doctor for it though.
Post # 4
I went on a low sugar, grain elimination diet (paleo/primal) and my bumps and redness went away. I also started doing oil cleansing method with hemp oil. Some people think that rosacea is linked to b vit deficiency, and hemp oil is high in b vitamins.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I have very fair, sensitive skin that can get VERY red, and my dad has rosacea. Hmmmmmmmm
Anyway, I found by pure accident that my face looks best when I mess with it the least. In the morning I “wash” it with warm (not hot!) water and raw honey (the kind you get from the farmers market or health food store that hasn’t been filtered, and still has honeycomb and pollen bits in it). I follow this up with my fav Korres moisturizer (yoghurt for warmer months, pomegranite for colder months). At night, if I haven’t worn make-up that day, I simply splash some warm water on my face and follow up with my Korres moisturizer. If I have worn make-up, I’ll use a Korres make-up remover wipe, then Purpose facewash, then my moisturizer. Once every 3 days I use my clairisonic with a delicate brush head to exfoliate a bit. I use Neutrogena on-the-spot for a spot treatment, if I need it; but I usually don’t. Right now I am PMSing and have 2 zits (1 chin, 1 jawline). That’s it. I would normally have 10-15, and I only have 2. Woohoo!!!!!!
Post # 6
Rosacea is genetic!!!
When I wake up in the morning my face is absolutely clear, totally flawless. maybe 2-3 lil acne spots but thats it….. later on through the day is when it starts getting flushed and read and large acne looking spots.
Post # 7
@MrsRuby: I’d give serious consideration to going to a dermatologist. I was diagnosed by a non-medical person wtih rosacea and it turned out to be seborrheic dermatitis which requires different treatment than acne or rosacea. He put me on a cream that has cleared things up beautifully! I’ll have to use it probably for years, but it wasn’t expensive and it’s made my face nice and clear 🙂
Post # 8
Seeing another derm might be a good idea. They specialize in different things (so many seem to do cosmetic stuff and aren’t so great for conditions!). A derm told me it looks like I have pre-rosacea. For now I’m not too concerned, my skin is better than it was in my teens and while it’s not flawless it’s pretty good. I don’t do much for my face. I just wash with water most of the time, and use a gentle moisturizer. If I get a bad zit I’ll use proactiv, and sometimes use a gentle soap that I use daily for the rest of my skin. Spicy foods can mess with my face, but I don’t really like them anyway.
Post # 9
@MrsRuby: My dad has horrible roseacea and I have KP (raised bumps on your body that are nice and red, mostly on backs of arms and upper legs). Over the years we have both tried to get rid of them using cream after medicine after pill. This year I found that some people try soap with Sea Buckthorn Oil. Oh. My. God. I found a holistic store that sold it, and my face and body broke out BAD after a week. Two weeks in and my face is super clear and my legs and arms are starting to have the redness go down. My dad is trying it as well and after a bunch of bad redness he said his face looks amazing. It’s like $10 for the soap and well worth the try IMO.