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Is there ANYTHING that helps red cheeks?

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Lndnmummy Tue 22-Mar-16 21:50:55

I have roseaca I think. My cheeks are red and my eyes are sore. It is terrible this time of year. Is there ANYTHING that helps with redness? I do a decent job of covering it up but I wish I didn't need to.

Apart frm creams/treatment does anyone know of a good dermatologist in London that can help?

TVC15 Tue 22-Mar-16 21:54:39

I don't know anything about helping it go away but makeup wise you can get green primers and green colour correctors that will counteract the redness (green is opposite red on the colour wheel, opposite colours best at correcting). Then you apply your foundation as normal.

NYX do a green primer as do Makeup Forever. The green concealers/correctors are everywhere.

They're not hulk coloured, don't worry!

PacificDogwod Tue 22-Mar-16 21:57:00

Have you seen your GP about it?
Lots of options: from metronidazole gel or cream via azelaic acid cream to oral medication.

No clue about make-up, sorry grin

Cabawill Tue 22-Mar-16 21:57:28

I use the green primer by No 7 and that really helps. You have to use a small amount and I always cover with foundation else it can look a bit strange.

Lndnmummy Tue 22-Mar-16 21:59:52

Thanks for replies, I was wondering if there are any specific creams that helps calm the redness? I have tried all the usual Avene (ok) and LRP (stings terribly).

No idea. But I know green colour correctors are really good for minimising the appearance of redness. I had a reaction to the sun yesterday which left red marks on my neck and upper chest, which I managed to cover fairly well with colour corrector this afternoon before the school run. I would've looked decidedly dodgy otherwise!!!

bloom7 Tue 22-Mar-16 22:05:37

Watching with interest.
I am starting to think I need a blood pressure check up as I am very pale but keep getting very red cheeks at work. Like little circles of red.

I know they say you're meant to avoid caffeine if you have Rosacia.

dontpokethebear Tue 22-Mar-16 22:08:34

I had terribly red spotty cheeks. I found a company called New Dawn that make organic skin/hair care products. Their #7 lemongrass range is recommended for roseacea. Although I haven't had a formal diagnosis, the soap and lotion has worked wonders on my cheeks and most days the redness is barely noticeable.
Whilst the website isn't particularly special? They do guest/sample sizes (think hotel freebie size) for a couple of pounds, so might be worth a try. Hth.

YourBubzYourRulzHun Tue 22-Mar-16 22:26:40

You could try Kalme products. They have also just bought out a concealer that treats the skin as well as covering. I'm torn between getting that or the ReCover one which is meant to be fab.

gonegrey56 Tue 22-Mar-16 22:32:23

The best thing you can do is get the Rosacea treated by a dermatologist . In despair I insisted on a referral from my GP . 2 months of lymecline antibiotic (? spelling?) and azaelic acid cream 15% twice a day and my skin is perfect . I had tried everything else, and this has finally worked for me .

PacificDogwod Thu 24-Mar-16 07:43:00

gonegrey, both those treatments are standard medications for rosacea and can be prescribed by a GP. And frequently are.
There is a 'pyramid' of treatment, from lifestyle advice, via topical creams (metronidazole and azelaic acid) to oral antibiotics like lymecycline.
If the diagnosis is clear (and it's usually made by simply looking at somebody's facial skin), then treatment is straightforward. As always, different things work for different people and having to try different things is quite common.
Info about rosacea

I know this is a S+B thread and not a medical one, so I'll but out grin

Lndnmummy Thu 24-Mar-16 08:37:48

Thanks everyone and PacificDogwod please do not but out. Very grateful for medical advice.

I have had endless cycles of topical creams and antibiotics when I was younger for severe acne and I would prefer to not go down that route again. I will speak to GP/Dermatologist and see what they say. Has anyone had any luck with laser treatment?

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