Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.
treninoin 0.05 v effective but triggers my rosacea, advice please
Did you have rosacea before you started using treninoin 0.05? I think that is the key to sorting out this issue. I have had rosacea for years and nothing worked for me until last summer when I finally insisted my GP referred me to a dermatologist . He did the following : Zapped my age spots with a freeze spray (they darkened then literally dropped off, revealing lovely clear skin) Prescribed Lymecycline for 2 months Prescribed the cream Finacea (Azaelic acid) 15%, to be used twice daily Told me to treat my skin very gently, no harsh scrubs or toners Use Cetaphil and lukewarm water twice daily A daily sunscreen Have Botox ( only if I wish) to treat wrinkles
I now have virtually perfect skin . Wish I had done this before !
I'm glad you're enjoying fab skin gonegrey. Yes, I've had it for years. I use metrogel/rozex x 2 and it works fine. I ran out for a lot of the time I was trying the retin A but I've stopped the retin A and got a new script for the rosex I don't use scrubs and do use cetaphil and spf50
As I'm horribly impatient once I get an idea in my head, I've just ordered samples (paid ones) of a retinol and another serum from the Paula's choice website. So expecting the usual miracles
I would avoid all Retinol stuff like the plague, personally, as it made my thread veins a lot worse. Finacea is good stuff and works well to reduce redness. I slap on a bit of metrogel when the spots erupt from time to time and have my thread veins zapped with electrolysis periodically. I don't use any harsh cleaners and wear sunscreen on my face all year round.