I've been battling rosacea for years. I thought my skin was burned because of sun exposure but the truth is there were many factors combined that developed into very harden dry oily red skin all around my nose and cheeks area and in between my eyebrows.I didn't recognize my skin.I did a lot of research and discovered demodex mites. I've been obsessed with killing those parasites. I used bentonite clay to clean my face for years but the next day there was still that little black stuff coming out of my pores. Demodex mites reproduce very quick and you need to be consistent.cleaning your face is not enough you have to kill them. and that's where sulphur soap comes. To make it short, Sulphur soap is renewing my skin. Buy it as soon as you can. I used it one or twice daily. I let it sit for 1 minute and rinse. I'm also taking a collagen supplement that is helping rebuilding my skin form the damage
I've noticed a tremendous improvement with sulphur soap in my skin texture and redness too. Add this to your routine.great for acne too
My daughter and a dear friend of mine which had a very severe case of Rosacea. Have you heard of Organic Sulphur you can look it up on line. When you dilute 1 tbsp. In 5 oz. of distilled water it cools it down and it is done in a few days. You can take it orally and it does wonders for sore joints and arithritis. It is wonderful stuff. I take a tbsp. in water every morning on an empty stomach and wait 20 minutes you will be amazed how well you will feel. Lorraine
I have suffered horrible red blotches on my face. A doctor told me it was rosacea and prescribed antibiotics. This condition was psycho! I would go to bed with a flawless complexion and wake up covered in burning welts and pustules. I work with the public and was profoundly humiliated by my face. And then... BLINK... My skin would clear up. I could make no sense of it and felt desperate to find a cure.
Well, you kind folks at Earth Clinic helped me enormously. I would like to pass on a wonderful discovery, in the hopes of helping others. Recently the rosacea returned with a vengence. I tried ACV, aloe, and tea tree oil. Yes, they reduced the redness, but the basic rosacea remained.
Then I read about using a sulfer based shampoo on my face. I went to Walmart and could not find this kind of shampoo BUT I found a bar of sulfer soap IN THE HISPANIC PRODUCTS SECTION in the toiletries dept. I soaped up my face and did not rinse it off for 20 minutes. Amazingly the rosacea was 50% improved! I then put emu oil on my face. Well two days later my skin was completely clear. Free of rosacea and the stress of feeling ashamed! I did this treatment in the morning and at bedtime, and drank about 2 T. of ACV during the day.
I hope this helps. Bless you.
I started to get rosacea after I went to tanning beds last winter. I got a bad sunburn from the beds and the symptoms started. I have no doubt that was the cause.
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Just wondering if anyone has extreme heat sensitivity they believe is caused by their rosacea? I'm pretty confident my rosacea started when I got severely sunburned as a teenager.
I had severe rosacea. I think it was due to overheating. I was breastfeeding, and wanted to get a relief so fast. I had this severe for 3 months in summer season. My eyes were severely affected so was my skin. I used sulfur gel over the counter for rosacea, washed my face 3 times a day with salicylic acid face washes over the counter and finally tried a diluted tea tree oil and I think it killed off all the mites. I leave it for about 30 minutes, then wash my face, then apply the sulfur gel. I did this three times a day and once at night. It dried my skin a little bit, but I am almost done with this. Just wanted to let you know to try tea tree oil, but make sure it's really diluted. I used a few drops in 8oz of water topically and wiped the affected areas.
(TEN MILE, TN)
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Been using tea tree oil for rosacea about one week. Symptoms at first got worse, but then cleared up. I suspect the tto killed the mites, causing reaction, then, it starting clearing up.
(Fair Lawn Nj)
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Also, forgot to mention that the tree oil has cleared up my rosacea bumps too! As far as the redness it has reduced it but using milk of magnesia and apply at night before bed with a cottonball takes the redness out. :)
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I have had an acne Rosacea breakout on my face for almost 6 months. After trying 4 different topical treatments with no results and resisting a second oral antibiotic treatment, I found earthclinic.com. I read EVERYTHING on Rosacea and decided to try Tea Tree Oil on my face. I applied a drop or two to a moistened cotton ball twice a day and noticed relief right away in the sensitivity of my skin. The symptoms began to subside during the first few days and I started applying it directly to my skin with a cotton swab only where I had redness or a bump. It has been just over a week, and my face is mostly clear from breakouts with just a little redness left. I am so relieved to have found something that works - and so happy that it is a natural AND inexpensive treatment. I highly recommend trying it for your Rosacea.
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Have suffered from Rosacea for over a decade. Anitbiotics and prescription acne creams didn't work. I discovered Tea Tree Oil on this site. I have been using it for approx one week. I mix it with a cleansing cream, NOT cold cream. I put one part (I started with teaspoonfulls)of TTO with 7 parts cleansing cream. This gave me approx 12 or 13 % solution. I use this to wash my face twice daily. This stuff is powerful, I let it sit on my skin for a couple of minutes the first time I used it and it did irritate. I have extremely sensitive skin. Now I don't let it sit on my skin and I also make sure to use a light a touch as possible when washing, using warm water only. I found the TTO at a local health food/farmer's market. It was only about $7 USD for a 1/2 oz bottle. So far, it seems to have somewhat abated the redness and acne. Not a cure, but definately an improvement. I also use a repair cream that I bought at the drug store. The combination of the two seems to help somewhat. There is still some redness but I no longer look like a tick ready to pop. After the anti redness lotions has dried, I do apply a good quality moisturizer. I've been drinking a tablespoon full of apple cider vinager two to three times daily and taking fish oil pills two to three times daily. The ACV actually calms my stomach. I hope this helps someone as I know how painful (physically and emotionally) rosacea can be.
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I have tried many things for the rosacea on my nose. It was getting to the point where I was thinking WC Fields every time I looked in the mirror. While treating my toes with fungi cure I thought why not, so I started paining it on my nose morning and night for 2 weeks. The first night I put it on my nose I noticed that my hairline and my eyebrows started to get itchy right away. I suspect I sent the little bugs scattering on my face. Its now cleared up and I follow up with tea tree oil at bedtime and every time it gets itchy. I put the tea tree on my eyebrows and scalp line and ears as well. Now 6 weeks later and I can see the faint scar that was not visible after the break out. No more WC fields when I look in the mirror, what a relief. I have my old or new nose back.
When I was panting the underside of my nose the bristles flicked upwards splashing a tiny bit in my eye and it really burned. Be very careful around your eyes.
Good luck to all.
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Tea tree oil can help rosacea. Not sure if it can erradicate it completely, but it does help kill off the adult mites. You need to use it religiously, every day. (I use it several times a day!) Since the demodex mites keep reproducing you need to keep applying TTO to keep the next generation from growing into adults. For example, if you only apply it one time, say, you may kill some for that day but the lifecycle of these stubborn mites is about 15-20 days. Also, try not to wear foundation makeup during this time, you need to get this out of your skin! Also, don't "feed" the mites by applying any nutritional things such as coconut oil, and other vitamin-rich lotions. I'm still doing research but this is the best natural way I have found so far. Try it!
(Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada)
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I read a suggestion about using tea tree oil to help with rosacea, so I tried it. I'd used it occasionally for pimples, but I had never tried putting it all over my face. It worked like a charm! I still have a little redness which can't be helped because of the summer heat, but I haven't had any break-outs and my face looks much better than it did using the expensive creams.
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I am shocked and amazed after thousands of dollars spent on TCA peels, medicated creams and Dr. prescribed Retin A etc,.that I find Tea Tree oil to be an overnight wonder (Literally) for the treatment of my Rosacea. All my redness was gone after 2 nights of applying the oil directly all over my face. Acne and redness is completely gone!! This stuff is awesome! Got mine at Sprouts health food store. I highly recommend to anyone suffering from acne or acne rosacea.
I have been diagnosed with level 2 rosacea last summer and was devastated and in constant pain ( and itching)
As I am both a skin professional and naturopath, I did lots of research ( first on this site) and also using evidence based info and found a cure!!
I found that Rosacea is due to mineral imbalance in the body. To heal, one must either get a hair mineral analysis or jump straight to heavy metal detoxing ( internally) and helping with demodex mites ( who thrive from mineral imbalance...) on the outside with peroxide and borax.
I preferred using black castor oil as it helped with hyperpigmentation.
Good luck and would love to hear from you!!
(North Little Rock, Arkansas)