Getting rid of redness?

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Getting rid of redness?

Postby Lisamouries » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:50 pm

Has anyone ever tried this?

Tip for treating rosacea-prone skin – Instead of a moisturiser drench a cotton pad in milk and wipe the face after cleansing so the fatty acids keep the skin moisturised. Apparently this should help reduce redness and lumpiness.

It certainly worth a try and very inexpensive. I wonder if it moisturises enough though, hmmmm.
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Re: Getting rid of redness?

Postby irishclove » Fri May 08, 2009 11:34 pm

Have you tried it yet?

Let me know if it worked :)
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Re: Getting rid of redness?

Postby CrabbyCathy » Sat May 09, 2009 2:22 am

I wonder if it has to be whole-fat milk? I want to try!
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Re: Getting rid of redness?

Postby Lisamouries » Mon May 11, 2009 12:04 pm

I haven't tried it myself as I am a bit cowardly and don't want to upset my skin at the moment but would be pleased to hear from anyone else. Not sure about which milk though. Would think whole fat myself...
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Re: Getting rid of redness?

Postby nancy5fuzy » Wed May 13, 2009 6:02 pm

Never tried that, but can say I have tried almost every skin care product out there and every natural remedy over the years with little success. I have suffered from rosacea since I was a teenager when I began having redness in my cheeks, nose and chin. Thought I just had ruddy skin. After many wasted dollars, I have found one skin care regimine that works wonderfully. It is actually the first time in my life I have used any products for more than a year! When I run out of it and have to use something for a couple of days until I can get more, I can see a major difference in my skin for the worse until I go back to using it. I only have the redness, not the bumps or acne, but I do suffer from oily skin so have to be careful with what I use or I will break out or get blackheads. With Antiqua Prima products the redness is diminished, my skin is smoother, and blackheads and breakouts just don't happen. It is only available throug salons or doctors that carry it. You can google Antiqua Prima and go to their website and find out where you can get it. I get it mailed to me from Myrtle Beach, SC. I use the Salutatio misting serum, purificatio serum, gratificatio serum, and my absolute favorite sustinere lotion. It is very affordable and all organic which is a plus too. Hope this helps someone! Let me know!
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Re: Getting rid of redness?

Postby Lisamouries » Thu May 14, 2009 8:16 am

Welcome nancy5fuzy.
How interesting never heard of this product before. They say on their website:

The products are not simply soothing, calming products. The Antiqua Prima line is packed with powerful, proven ingredients to assist the professional skin care practitioner with the care of Acne and Rosacea patients with products that are both active yet calming and nurturing to the skin, and do not conflict with medical protocols used today. Antiqua Prima also offers the most advanced technology to address the anti-aging concerns of clients and patients alike.


Anyone else ever tried this?
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Re: Getting rid of redness?

Postby Aurelia » Thu May 14, 2009 3:15 pm

Lisamouries wrote:Has anyone ever tried this?

Tip for treating rosacea-prone skin – Instead of a moisturiser drench a cotton pad in milk and wipe the face after cleansing so the fatty acids keep the skin moisturised. Apparently this should help reduce redness and lumpiness.

It certainly worth a try and very inexpensive. I wonder if it moisturises enough though, hmmmm.


Over the years, our email board the Rosacea Support Group has had a lot of posts about using milk on the skin.

Here's one from Betty L. ("Loriznet") in November 2008:

"Prevention Magazine -- 11/08. Article on page 169: SOOTHE SKIN: Get milk -- Soak a clean washcloth in cold milk and place it over your face for 10 minutes. "Milk contains proteins, fat, amino acids, and vitamin A-- all of which reduce redness and calm irritated skin," says David Bank, MD, a dermatologist in Mount Kisco, NY. Bonus: The lactic acid in milk exfoliates, so skin looks soft and glowing."

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ro ... age/101596

Jim Parker added: "You know that's interesting. I use yogurt or keifer cheese but mostly yogurt and leave it on for 10 min." "I like it plus I think the lactic acid exfoliates a bit. I like yogurt or milk and honey mixed together."

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PS No, I haven't tried it, either.
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Re: Getting rid of redness?

Postby Aurelia » Thu May 14, 2009 3:26 pm

Hi nancy5fuzy and welcome to the group. (wave)

Like Lisa, I'd never heard of Antiqua Prima before, but have just been googling, which was rather entertaining.

The range is mainly the brainchild of Laura L. Root, CIDESCO Diplomate, "with the advice of a interdisciplinary team of medical and spa professional advisors including board certified physicians in both Dermatology and Plastic Surgery". The main focus includes: "Acne, Rosacea, Oil Control, Erythema Control, Exfoliation, Antioxidant Delivery, Calming, Restorative and Protecting".

Laura is a lovely redhead, so I wonder if she, or a relative, has rosacea?

One of their 2007 press releases says "This new company is actually an evolution of Enlightenment Skin Care and its revolutionary Clarifying Products and Healthy Aging Products." More googling found Laura at this site:

http://www.estheticeducationresource.com/index.htm

Lisa, you will surely join me in admiring the display of lovely, lush covers of books written by Laura. "The Skin Care Professional's Chemistry and Ingredient Handbook" runs to more than 335 pages!

Thence to the biography:

http://www.estheticeducationresource.com/bio.htm

Apart from being esthetically licensed in both Arizona and Oregon, writing big books, delivering lectures and running training courses, she has studied holistic nutrition and is currently going for a biochemistry degree. Here's the fun bit:

"Laura has held a private pilots' license with instrument rating since 1988, and enjoys riding motorcycles, target shooting and gardening. In 1993, she traveled to Russia with a group of dancers from Oregon and spent time with ballet masters of both the Bolshoi and Kazan ballet schools. In a previous life, she was a legal assistant/paralegal for 15 years in Los Angeles."

Now, do you think that "in a previous life" refers to before going into esthetics or is meant to be taken literally? Past life people get a lot of flak for so often and boringly claiming to have been ancient Egyptians and medieval princesses and American Indian warriors, etc. How refreshing if some people might claim to have been chartered accountants from Cheam, or legal assistants from California!

Anyway, with a private pilot's license, zooming round on motorbikes and shooting rifles, then backstage at the Bolshoi, she reminded me of another intrepid and enterprising and probably equally delightful lady we heard of a few years ago at the RSG, an Australian who styled herself a "Paramedical Rosacea Specialist".

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ro ... sage/86069

I hope Laura's products turn out to be wonderful. I certainly enjoyed reading about them and her.

Kind regards,

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Re: Getting rid of redness?

Postby Looie » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:10 am

Hi Guys

The milk thing sounds interesting, I read an article recently where Mariah Carey claimed she used milk on her rosacea - her skin looks good to me!!
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Re: Getting rid of redness?

Postby Auburn » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:41 pm

One of the moisturizers I use contains milk protein; it leaves my skin feeling smooth. Very calming during flushes, too.

I'll try the milk compresses and report back.

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