Even skintone help please

on May 17, 2015 @ 01:29 pm

I've never been diagnosed with rosacea but I assume that's what I have. I have great pale skin all over, but my t-zone, cheeks and chin are red. It doesn't seem to matter what I wash my face with or don't put on my face or what I eat or dont eat. It's always red. Some days it's worse than others (which always prompts my mother-in-law to ask if im feeling ok or if I'm hot).

My question is if anyone else has found anything that helps relieve the redness? A lotion, a cleanser, or a serum maybe? I don't want to resort to makeup to cover it up as I don't normally wear the stuff and would rather not have to. I want to make the redness go away.

I've looked at a few products that 'claim' to illiminate the redness, but they're usually big bucks and there's really no guarantee. So I would prefer to use something that at least works for most people so I don't feel like I may be throwing my money away on a product that probably won't work.

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Face Doctor on Jun 10, 2015 @ 07:26 am

I randomly came across a bar of soap called Face Doctor complexion soap while shopping at Pharmasave...I thought I would give it a try - and boy am I glad I did! This soap is actually made for rosacea sufferers. I don't have rosacea, but suffered from acne (red bumps all over my cheeks and chin). It is a little pricey - I believe it retails for $18.99 on their site - and I paid roughly that much at Pharmasave. However, a bar lasted me months, even with daily use. I noticed results very quickly - within a week. The redness has gone and my acne is pretty much non-existent. I'm not sure which other stores sell this soap - I never paid attention while I was at Shoppers Drug Mart or London Drugs, to be honest. But you can find it online, as well!

Have you talked to your doctor? on Jun 10, 2015 @ 10:19 am

There are a few prescription products available that my patients are using. They really seem to help...best part is if you have a drug benefit plan, you'll get to try with no cost.

Supplements and Diet on Jun 10, 2015 @ 09:26 pm

A lot of times rosacea flare ups can be controlled by taking certain supplements and changing your diet. Supplements such as grape seed extract, flax seed oil and vitamin A have been used to control rosacea. Also probiotics and other digestive aids, such as gentian root, have been said to help with rosacea. Any oil high in fatty acids should help too and be sure to drink plenty of water because it really helps your skin. So perhaps you should try eating more foods with probiotics or taking a probiotic with active cells and try taking an oil supplement. These probably won't give you immediate results but over time they could help diminish the redness you are experiencing. I'm not a doctor so you should go and speak with one to be sure it is rosacea, and to discuss the best treatment options. I hope this helps and I hope you do find something to help. :)

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