Roseacea - products that suit

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I have roseacea and have real trouble finding suitable products for my face.

I currently use Pond's cold cream as a cleanser, that's really working nicely, and sometimes rosewater if I need a toner. But finding a moisturiser that is light on the chemicals and doesn't cause my sensitive skin to react is a problem.

I currently use nivea pure essentials day cream, but there's no SPF protection and having been out in the cold today, my face is still bright red and hot more than an hour after I came indoors.

Any advice gratefully received. smile

lurkingaround Sat 26-Jan-13 21:33:44

That's a few years ago, and there's been no recurrence. I think the figure of 50% of people over the age of 50 years are colonised with Demodex. It's similar to the mange mite in dogs, I think.

I'm making your night, aren't I?

DonaAna Sat 26-Jan-13 22:51:10

I checked up Dermodex and the theory appears to be backed up by at least some research evidence. Selsun may really be worth a try.

Quoting directly from the article:
"They crawl about your face in the dark to mate, then crawl back into pores to lay their eggs and die."
Whoa, a novel in a sentence. Who knew you'd have all this drama going on while you sleep...

pinkhousesarebest Sun 27-Jan-13 00:34:32

......don't want to go to bed..

lurkingaround Sun 27-Jan-13 10:01:02

Indeed, pink, I was pretty horrified at first. Made worse by heay/oily creams. They thrive on that kind of environment.

Passed on/around by touching etc. Life just keeps on giving, eh?!

Yes Dona, I think there's more and more evidence and growing acceptance of Demodex among the medical community.

valiumredhead Sun 27-Jan-13 11:04:50

The aloe range from The Body Shop is fantastic.

Reading that link is making me feel blurgh, not helped by the fact I now have a cold and feel rough anyway. Might see if I can get some selsun and see what happens. And a trip to the docs might be good too.

lurkingaround Tue 29-Jan-13 10:59:53

Just be aware FryOne that your GP may not know a lot about Demodex, even some dermatologists aren't very aware of it. I wish I could remember the Selsun regime I had to use, I've a memory of using I twice a week, but I'm not 100% sure. And I think I had to use Lyclear cream after washing? Have a Google, and see what you can find.
Goodness, it wasn't that long ago, you think I'd remember, there was a haze of sleepless nights back then.....

Hope you feel better soon!

DrMcDreamysWife Tue 29-Jan-13 11:03:17

I swear by the Liz Earle cleanse and polish. It really calms my skin and keeps it clean without irritating my cheeks. It's not cheap but it lasts ages so it sort of works out ok

hatcam Tue 29-Jan-13 11:17:19

Have a look at this www.drsambunting.wordpress.com.

She did a really great blog post about rosacea and honestly, this woman is the bees. She is a leading cosmetic dermatologist with a great empathy for how all consuming and miserable skin conditions can be. Can't recommend her advice more highly!

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