1. Debbie Smith
    12th April 2017 / 10:13 am

    I too suffer from Rosacea and have done for 15 years it started during my second pregnancy and has got gradually worse. I have some major flare ups possibly induced by stress I am interested in knowing more about gluten and diary free do you thing it makes a difference. Also I wear make up everyday and always choose perfume free or hypo allergenic however I still feel it flares my skin up so try to have makeup free days. I am not good at putting on make up and just wander if I am using the right products I found your price on face to face very interesting . I also take antibiotics daily to combat my Rosacea thankyou Debbie Smith

  2. Caroline
    12th April 2017 / 2:57 pm

    I have just been diagnosed with Rosacea in the last month up until then has thought I had a really bas allergic skin reaction. I have type 2 which has been triggered I think from exam stress but I love exercise and going out an enjoying myself so could be anything really.

    I have been using some natural based honey products from Bee Good and so far have found them gentle on my skin so could be worth having a look at for your blog.

    I am interested in different foundations to try as using Clinique currently and while it has great coverage by the end of the day my skin is very tight so shall be trying Loreal as you have mentioned.

    Your blog is great and saw you on the Katie Piper show last night, really pleased to see Rosacea being featured, has made me feel a lot better

    • Karon
      17th April 2017 / 3:56 pm

      Try bare minerals liquid gel and powered with a primer I’ve just had a make over and it’s fab

    • Olivia
      31st March 2019 / 3:54 pm

      I have been reading about kanuka honey. Have you ever heard anything about this?

  3. Katharine harvard
    12th April 2017 / 6:25 pm

    Hi. I have rosacea and thread veins. I have tried laser and v beam and has only made it worse. I can’t find a good make up to cover my skin as it is very very oily and make up dosent stay put long. Have spent over 30 yrs trying to cover these problems and am so tired of never finding something that will cover it and stay on. Any help would be very grateful. Katharine

  4. Paul Geary
    12th April 2017 / 6:36 pm

    Hiya im a man struggling with rosacea for 8 months currently lined up for pdl laser, I found your blogs very comforting as there aren’t really any male rosacea bloggers, it’s so hard to cover and ive found this so life altering it just really sucks,keep up the good work

  5. 12th April 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Your “contact me” section is not working but I’d love to join the facebook group!!

  6. Rachael
    22nd April 2017 / 9:25 pm

    I have never been diagnosed with rosacea, but I too have bumpy, red, flaky skin which can be extremely itchy. I’ve had it since I was a child, and continue to have it today (if it’s not rosacea, I’d like to know what it is!). My mom took me to the dermatologist who diagnosed it as acne (I was a kid of course that’s what she’d diagnose it as) and I remember getting concentrated salicylic acid for my face. I screamed because it burned so horribly and made my face so much more bumpier and redder. My mom said I was overreacting whenever she would give me a new wash to try and I told her how itchy and burning my face felt. I’m 28 and finally found peace with using the Clinique Redness Solutions kit. I don’t use the primer (simply because it chalks up and comes right off my face), but I love the wash, cream, and even cream foundation. It’s a bit pricey, but it’s been so worth it in me even being comfortable going out in public. I remember crying and being fed up with myself, and begging someone to bring me to the store to buy this and try it. She put the cream on and it felt like I had stuck my face in a cooling ice bath, it felt so wonderful! Then she put on the foundation on half my face and it was like I miracle I had to buy it all. It’s been heaven for me.

  7. miss espresso
    11th May 2017 / 1:35 pm

    I’ve tried doxycycline (Oracea). It did absolutely nothing except cause me digestion trouble, and of course I had to follow a full course of probiotics treatment to restore the mess left by the antibiotics. And of course once I stopped Oracea my face got worse than before I started it. It took a couple of weeks to get back to (my) normal. I don’t recommend antibiotics to anyone. Too much trouble for nothing.

    I tried Robaz. Didn’t work. I tried Dalacin C solution; that one almost worked for a while then nothing…

    What seems to be working? Completely cutting out sugar and coffee. Which makes everyday life less fun but it’s worth it.

  8. Lynne Allison
    3rd May 2018 / 9:25 am

    I’m so jealous of those who can tolerate makeup to cover their raging red burning faces. I can’t. My skin is so intolerant and hyper reactive that I can’t even cleanse most of the time. Anything on my face and I’m left in a world of pain. I’m so unhappy and feel like I just survive…I don’t live as I have no confidence and feel so horrible compared to those who can at least cover their rosacea and give themselves the ability to feel stronger and able to face the world. My skin is my life and no one understands that I can’t just ignore it….it’s basically staring right back at me every day.

    • Lorraine Miller
      30th April 2019 / 10:54 pm

      I just listened to you in Woman’s Hour and looked up your blog. You are doing fab things to help sufferers. I wish the feature had been more detailed though, I’m not up to speed with modern treatments but in my day the only thing I was offered was Oxytetracycline, my body stopped tolerating it and constantly gave me thrush.
      I was diagnosed in my mid 20’s and my Mum developed rosacea in her early 40’s.
      I’m now 57 and had some rough times with the condition. Triggered by stress at work and it was also dreadful in both of my pregnancies.
      I can saw that as I approached my 50’s the condition began to ease and has been better post menopause. If I drink alcohol my nose will flare up with spots. The sun is the worst thing for it and would recommend factor 50 everyday. I use Avene products, I have found this brand to be the best. But I will always have a red nose but I have learned to live with it thanks to Bare Minerals.

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