The One Thing I Wish I Was Told About Treating Rosacea

Written by on November 22, 2010 in research, Rosacea Fact Sheets with 234 Comments

Do you have something that you just wish you were told when you were first diagnosed with rosacea? What little pearl of wisdom would have made the biggest difference to know straight up?

Often when someone is diagnosed with rosacea, their first trip to the internet is a scary one. Those pictures of the worst cases of severe rosacea are enough to depress anyone.

So what do you wish that you were told when you were first diagnosed?

What one thing has made the most difference to you that might help someone else?

My 2 Cents Worth

I took a long time to get on a treatment path that saw me getting consistently better.

I wish I was told about the importance of a physical sunscreen and of a gentle cleanser and moisturizer.

My skin was so inflamed and so un-cared-for that the regular rosacea treatments like antibiotics and Metrogel struggled to make a decent impression on my symptoms.

Only when my skin was able to recover and heal and be supported by a gentle skincare regime was it able to say goodbye to rosacea.

For me being a bloke I would probably never have thought of this as being important. I took a long time to believe it for myself. I could have saved so much time and grief if I had known this one tip.

Please Jump In

OK, even if you have never posted a comment on the Rosacea News Blog before, please help out everyone who has just been diagnosed with rosacea.

Leave a comment below and tell us the one thing that you think was the best bit of advice that you have gotten since you started in your quest to beat rosacea.

Thanks on behalf of everyone who comes to this page looking for good advice!

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234 Reader Comments

  1. Ken Marquis says:

    I stopped drinking hot liquids such as coffee. And using mild soap. I take a antibiotic daily.

  2. Gabriela Reynosa says:

    I use castor oil mix with tea tree oil, it has helped a lot with the redness and has help diminish the bumps. The oils do a great job moisturizing and killing the mites. I saw results after the third day. Before going to bed a mix one spoon of castor oil and ten drops of tea tree oil and put it on my face, the oils absorbed fast and then in the morning I wash my face with a gentle cleanser, put sun block, make up and ready to go.

  3. Ashley McCabe says:

    I would !like to try this new topical but I had a reaction to mirvaso. Has a gone else? Will you try this new topical?

  4. Jerilynn Collette says:

    I find an anti-inflamatory diet, using an omega 3 supplement, Vitamin C supplement along with taking Doxycyline has helped my skin alot. I only use Cal Ben Soap to cleanse my face and use Cere Ve as my moisturizer. I have a sulfur prescription from the Dr that helps with breakouts. For sunscreen, the only product I am able to use is the elta md Broad Spectrum SPF 46. The simpler the better for my skin. I wish my Dr would have been more straight up about how much diet would affect my skin.

    • Natasha says:

      I agree! Diet is a huge game changer. Since I gave up dairy it’s totally cleared up my face… Completely!! It’s really worth the pain of avoiding dairy. I would suggest giving this a go to everyone here. It takes a few weeks to notice the effects so stick to it and maybe it will work for you 🙂

      • Jerilynn Collette says:

        I do the non-dairy, also. It is so hard to eliminate the cheese & butter. I hear they have come out with cheese made from nuts so I am excited to try them. And our cooperative has an omega butter which I have also seen in the grocery store called Melt Organic that is OK but tastes like coconut to me. When I just have to have something, I use it, though! I drink almond milk and use it as a substitute in most everything. It works well. It is hard to know what to use at times as so many things cause a flare. I also have other auto immune diseases that cause havoc with my food diet. It is good to know what other people are using
        I have stuggled with the skin condition for years. I had accutane in my 30’s and it all went away until my 50’s. My Dr doesn’t like me to stay on the antibiotic forever, but without it, my nose started changing, so back on it again. I can’t afford the laser treatments as I am now retired.

  5. Ellie Smith says:

    Sleep with two pillows. This will limit the blood flow to facial area and thus reduce the problem. Worked for me.

    • C.Malek says:

      Great idea.

    • C.Malek says:

      Especially in winter- I find the redness and heat at its worst overnight. For occular irritation (clogged seb.oil glands in eyelids)I have found that wiping the eyelash area ( eyelid rims) with a q-tip in the SLIGHTEST touch of oil, like almond oil, works well and adds a touch of lubrication to the eyes, equalling less dryness and itchy redness.

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