Rosacea: An Introduction

Rosacea Sunscreen Feedback (Derived Online)

I found out I had rosacea about 10 or 12 years ago. At that time I started wearing a slightly tinted sunscreen lotion on my face and it has made all the difference. I use Iminance by Lancome... I like that the tint evens out the redness, but you could use any sunscreen face lotion that agrees with your skin. Sun exposure seems to have been the biggest trigger for me, because I sure haven't given up hot beverages, spicy foods and everything else that can make me flush!

I have rosacea too — oh joy! I have started using the Rodan and Fields Calm Regimen, and also got their book ''Unblemished'' with my order which details which sunscreens and moisturizers are helpful, and not aggravating to this condition. I use Eucerin Extra Protective Moisture Lotion for sensitive facial skin — it has an SPF of 30. It has worked well for me. hope this helps.

I also just found out that I have a mild case of rosacea. My dermatologist recommended an antibiotic called Metrocream (it's also available in gel form). Although evidently this doesn't work for everyone, it has worked wonders for me. My flare-ups had been very common on days when I was out in the sun even for a short while (in spite of having applied sunscreen) or in the wind, on my bike, etc. It seemed increasingly difficult to avoid flare-ups (which consisted of my cheeks beginning to tingle first, then really burn as though I'd gotten a sunburn; if the trigger wasn't removed, this flare-up also involved my eyes). About two weeks after beginning the Metrocream, exactly the opposite is true: now I don't remember the last time that I had a major flare-up, and even minor flare-ups are very infrequent. My dermatologist, by the way, specifically recommended against using aloe vera, which he said can irritate the skin for many people.

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