Post # 1
My wedding is in June and I have mild rosacea on my cheeks. It is not super noticable but it is enough to make me selfconcious about it. Usually my makeup covers it pretty well but I want to look perfect on my wedding day (what bride doesn’t, right?)! And I feel that the rosacea will keep me from looking my best. Do any of you have any advice on over the counter products or remedies I could try?
Post # 3
Go see a dermatologist, and see if you can get a prescription for an anti-inflammatory called Oracea. It’s not cheap, but will really help a lot! I was told it was a heavy-duty kind of medication though, so your derm. might have suggestions of cheaper, milder things that might work better for you.
Post # 4
@Anise: Thanks for the advice I will have to look into Oracea. Did you personally use it? If so how long did it take for you to notice a change? I am hoping not to spend too much money….got to safe as much as possible for the wedding! 🙂
Post # 6
Drs typically treat with Flagyl or Doxycycline… You could just go to your primary care.
Post # 7
I used Oracea for a few months; if you have insurance it helps and the dermatologist should be able to give you a coupon to get your copay down to $25/month. I think I was on it for around two months to get the best results, and then theoretically you can taper off of it and the results (at least for acne) should last.
Post # 8
I have rosacea on my cheeks as well! It can be pretty bad (especially if I go from temperature changes or get flushed). It’s so annoying and I have found that the only real treatment for it is to have IPL/photofacials. Its expensive, but it does work. It takes several treatments and requires maintenance. I had several treatments leading up to my wedding and I have them done from time to time. I find that I have to be careful in my application of makeup so that it is light enough that it doesn’t get cakey, but also provide enough coverage. Its tricky. I use either Bobbie Brown or Laura Mercier foundation. I’ve tried eveything and that is what works best on me. Its all in the application as well. You have to layer on the makeup a little at a time. I ended up with pretty good coverage on my day. I don’t have before pics – but here’s what it looked like on my day:
Post # 9
I have SUPER rosacea on my face…. not pretty. But I am planning on putting makeup on to hide it.
Post # 10
i really dont have advice for a perscription, but i did do my cousins make up for her wedding and she did have some rosacea on her face due to her pregnacy.
i used a concealer wheel like the one below. (sorry huge pic)
i used the ^^ green color concealer to cancel out the red in her face. then i used a small amount of the skin tone concealer on top of that, then i applied her foundation. the green is light enough to not show through the foundation, but make sure you dont pile it on.
i would do a make up trial before hand so you can see what type of coverage you need.