Post # 1
I have THE WORST rosacea. I get these huge red splotches from the apples of my cheeks past my jawline on both sides of my face. There is little to no rhyme or reason to the process, but stress will make it worse. It will just flare up at odd times during the day. It looks awful and god forbid I forget to put on make-up! I look like someone painted my face. And on top of looking disgusting, IT FREAKING HURTS!
So anyone else struggle with this? How do you combat it?
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
@the_newlymintedmrs-s17: I have rosacea, although it’s not as bad as yours. I go very red and flushed if I’m too hot, too cold, excited, drunk… and I get quite a few little lumpy spots on my cheeks.
I’ve been to the doctors about it and sadly it didn’t respond to topical cream or to antibiotic tablets. Apparently my type can only be treated with lasers, and that is only available through private clinics – I do need to follow that up, but I’m a bit hesitant because it feels very vain to pay out so much money for my face!!
I was also prescribed some camouflage makeup, however, which I wear underneath my normal makeup on special occasions and it’s great, it really locks in place. I use it as a base, then cover it with some Bare Minerals foundation which feels really light so doesn’t cause the spots to flare up.
I’m not sure where you’re based, but it might be worth going to see a doctor or a dematologist – particularly if it is causing you pain! They could help direct you to products which might help.
Post # 4
I have mild to moderate acne rosacea and take a topical metronidazole .75% gel and an oral tri-cyclen antibiotic. It seems to keep the flare ups at bay for the most part. I’ve heard good thinks about MAC Pro Longwear Concealer.
Post # 5
I have my tinted green concealer that’s for emergency use ;-p and I use phytomer skincare products. I dont have any prescription stuff though currently, the antibiotic didn’t really help and when I went off of it it seemed to make it even worse. :-/ I have noticed that the more fruit and water I have the less flare-ups I have.
Post # 6
@NikkiKillpretty: I tried the Metronidazole and saw no improvement, sadly. I just started Finacea a few weeks ago and it already seems to be making a difference even thought I only use it once a day. My whole first round of topicals didn’t do squat… I ended up on Clindamycin (topical antibiotic), Finacea (for rosacea, cream), and Minocycline 65mg ER (oral antibiotic) this time around. So far I can actually see results of less redness, less splotchiness, and no more cysts. Yay! They are motivated to keep moving me up because of the impending wedding, though.
I definitely recommend a dermatologist.