I am checking back in again-- I previously read a post that I continue to look for. It was from a woman who mentioned that her rosacea seems to kind of 'morph' each time she tries something out. Her rosacea will calm down for a week -+ and then whatever remedy she is using seems not to work anymore-- that seems to be happening with me also-- If anyone knows this post I would like to read it again-- I keep search for it.... EC do you have easy access to this post?
I tried Oregano oil and it was helpful for a few days but then my face got horrifically dry-- like leather! I used it sparingly and diluted topically. I also took oregano pills.
Diluted apple cider vinegar is helpful but not great.
Zinc oxide cream was good for a few days-- even my bf said my face was less red but then my face started to dry from that too.
I used collodial silver as a toner. Not much of anything there but my face did not react from that.
I also tried tea tree oil dotted on the breakouts (diluted). Too harsh for my skin.
I change my pillow case every few days.
Now I am using borax and HP to wash with-- dab it on and let it dry-- and that calms it. I then apply a Eucerine zinc oxide/titanium dioxide senstive skin cream to nose, upper lip and an oatmeal lotion to the rest of my face. I have less break outs but I am still not happy with the results.
Right now I am sitting here with yogurt on my nose/lip. lol. It feels nice!
I am thinking I need to keep rotating different remedies for my particular problem... I do not have rosacea bad but the redness and few zits are noticable. I am 58.