C.A. asks from Montebello, CA on February 05, 2009
42 Years Old with Rosacea
I have rosacea on my cheeks and I use a topical medication for it. I also use Eucerin face lotion with spf. My problem is my face looks dull, dehydrated, tired, and some wrinkles. I also have oily skin around my nose and forehead. I’m looking for a face cream and makeup that will help with these problems.
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So What Happened?™
Thanks to everyone who gave great advice on rosacea. I decided to go to the dermatologists to get his opinion on what he recommended. For makeup there is no such thing as the best product. He Said, "They just all want your money." He said to use what feels and looks good to me. This doesn't mean I won't try what you all recommended. It was a lot of information so it'll take a while. again, thanks.
C.A. answers from Los Angeles on February 06, 2009
L.C. answers from Los Angeles on February 06, 2009
I was diagnosed with rosacea when I was about 35 - I'm 45 now. My doctor in NY told me not to put any products with oil on my face. He is quoted in all the beauty magazines and he has his own skin care line of products but he told me I could use Oil of Olay Complete - since I didn't want to spend a lot on face cream. I have been using the Oil of Olay Complete since then. It is oil free and I use it every day on my face and neck - it is also SPF15. I use Neutrogena oil free face scrub maybe once a week or so to take off dead skin. I only use Clinique make up that is fragrance free and oil free. I only wear make up when I have to. This has all helped my skin.
Hope this helps. Good luck.
K.L. answers from Los Angeles on February 05, 2009
I have rosacea too. I use Cetaphil bar soap and lotion with SPF. Once a week I use an exfoliant, St. Ives elements Microderm Abrasion. For makeup I use Bare Minerals. All of this makes a huge difference in my face. Now I do not need to use the topical meds. I have been doing this for 2 years and love the difference.
L.A. answers from Los Angeles on February 06, 2009
I think the best thing to do is go to your dermatologist and then a skin care center.
I had a small case of rosacea and started getting crows feet around my eyes. I also started noticing early signs of wrinkles. I used many different products and finally found the one that I love. Reclaim by Victoria Secrets. I saw the infocommercial, ordered it and love it. I've been using it for about 3-4 years now and my skin is much healthier.
As for the dullness in my face. I also switched my make-up and started using bare minerals (you can buy this at Sophora, Planet Beauty, Nordstroms). The minute I started using bare minerals, both my male and female friends started telling me that I had a glow. Okay - I swear I am not selling their product :) but I am happy with it and it works well for me.
C.A. answers from Los Angeles on February 06, 2009
Go to a dermatologist. I was trying to deal w/ my rosacia on my own. nope. I am way to old for that. so, I now use a prescription topical, and an oral. I still get zits at 41. I hate it. But, my skin is so much better, and it has only been 1 month.
S.B. answers from Los Angeles on February 06, 2009
I sell Mary Kay skin care and cosmetics and have a few clients with rosacea. I use our gentle cleanser and mineral powder foundation with them and it works. Everything is guaranteed and I work with my clients to create a skin care program that works for them. Call me if you are interested ###-###-####.
M.C. answers from Los Angeles on February 06, 2009
I've had rosacea for about 14 years now and the best thing I've found to use is a product called BioKorium. It's sold in Riverside at their day spa, speak to Vivian to owner she'll be able to give you better info. But if I don't have the money and can't travel that far I've found that using Cetaphil to wash my face, using Aquaphor at night and any good moisuturizer works well. I understand that Aquaphor is thick and it may itch at the beginning, but using a heavy moisturizer at night has helped reduce my oily skin. Oily skin seems to mean skin craving moisture. I also use Cliniques make up line and my skin has an even tone and the redness looks like a soft blush. Hope this helps.
J.P. answers from San Diego on February 06, 2009
I take a tablespoon a day of flax oil to help with my skin. It hydrates your skin and hair, from the inside out. It needs to stay in your fridge and can be purchased at whole foods, or henrys. I used to have very dry skin and now people comment often about how shiny and youthful my skin looks. Also, try to hydrate with a cream that doesn't contain petroleum (Eucerin contains this ing.). I use dermologica products, their best creams, 2ce a day, after patting water on my face 1st. If you can keep your skin better hydrated, I think you'll see less of the rosacia.
R.F. answers from Los Angeles on February 06, 2009
I am just a mom, not an esthetician or anything like that. But I do have VERY sensitive skin...and always have.
The ONLY skincare line I have been able to use without developing a reaction or paying astronomical prices is Earth Science.
It is available online and is not pricey....SPF suncreen for around $9.00...Creamy cleanser for around $8.00,..plus they have night creams, eye creams, you name it.
Their products are so gentle, the first ingredient on the toner is Aloe Vera... it doesn't dry the skin at all.
They also have a mild scrub which has worked wonders for me when I have had dull looking skin. I use the scrub about once a week...
I hope this helps. Goodluck and best wishes,
H.C. answers from Los Angeles on February 06, 2009
D.H. answers from Los Angeles on February 06, 2009
Hi C., I have a completely amazing approach to reducing rosacea. I don't know where you live, but I
am in the South Bay and we can meet or I can tell you
about it on the phone. ###-###-#### It's something that
European spas have used for decades, but is less known here. give me a call or just email back. Nothing ventured nothing gained... D.