Rosacea
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Natural Remedies for Rosacea

Rosacea and SIBO Connection
Posted by Courage2014 (Melbourne Ausstralia) on 03/01/2014

I suffered Rosacea for nearly a year. I wish I could post photos to show the extent of it. I suffered dreadfully. Some days, on the way to work, I'd look at myself in the rearview mirror, turn home and call in sick. I tried everything - researched for months.

In the end, this is how I healed: it seems generally acknowledged Rosacea if an illness of the gut (it is 'triggered' by foods). It seems generally acknowledged that some types of Rosacea have an overgrowth of mites.

Depending on the extent of your illness you can heal by getting the mites under control. There are many ways of doing this, as per this site.

However, if your illness doesn't respond (and mine didn't) - perhaps the issue is more serious. You may need to look at your gut. There is a correlation between SIBO (bad bacteria overgrowth in the small intestine) and Rosacea. You can research this correlation easily.

As much as I am careful about the use antibiotics, I did use one antibiotic - the only one that seems to cure Rosacea - Rifaximin. (Here in Australia it is terribly expensive - around $690.) There's lots of research being done in this area. Essentially what I had to do was get the bad bacteria overgrowth in my gut under control, then work on getting the good bacteria into my gut. It takes months, if not years, to heal the gut.

Perhaps your rosacea isn't as dramatic as mine and you can heal your gut by using peppermint capsules (again - you can research this on the net).

Its been nearly one year now... I only used one course of the antibiotics - 10 days 3 x per day (again, there are lots of medical research articles about this, just google it). I'm still on a very restricted diet - no grains, no sugar- it seems to work. My rosacea is gone... keeping fingers crossed...

Colloidal Copper
Posted by Jillery (North America) on 01/20/2014 89 posts
4 out of 5 stars

So Sarah from TN who first replied about colloidal copper (CC) never got back to us on how she used it. I've been using CC kind of as a toner and it helps some. I did try colloidal silver with no results. I'm thinking I should take CC internally also. I wish Sarah would check back in with an update...


Change Pillows Daily, Multiple Remedies
Posted by Jillery (North America) on 01/12/2014 89 posts
4 out of 5 stars

So I continue working on my rosacea issues... Overall my rosacea is not THAT bad (red bumps and redness on nose, cheeks, a bit between my eyebrows, some breakouts/redness above and below lip) but I have hardly had a pimple in my 58 years that this condition is making me a bit nuts. lol.

You can see from my other posts what I have been doing all along and that I feel my rosacea kind of morphs from a treatment getting better and then worse after a few weeks.

Most currently I am wiping down my face with hydrogen peroxide and then I use a sulpher ointment on the Tzone. I let it dry. Then because the general condition of my skin is dry, I put on some oatmeal based generic lotion. My face is calming down more and more. The sulpher stuff I used was a product specfically for rosacea-- main stream.

The other thing that seems to make a difference is taking 2t of apple cider vinegar with about 4 T of water-- like a shot of booze. I had been drinking the ACV thru out the day but doing it in shots twice a day seems to be better for me. This also helps diminish my HOT FLASHES.

The vitamins I take everyday is zinc/copper, vit D (3000-6000 mg per rx. my D is/was sub normal) and magnesium (400-800mg). I was taking these things prior to the sulpher and ACV also.

My skin was quite dry this morning but my skin cycles from a bit oily to extremely dry and right now I guess I am in a dry period. So I also used some castor oil mixed with almond oil with some esssential oils in it (lavendar and orange)

That's it. I hope this helps someone.

Jillery


Oregano Oil
Posted by Jillery (North America) on 12/27/2013 89 posts

and OH I do have molasses in the cupboard!!! Thanks!


Oregano Oil
Posted by Jillery (North America) on 12/27/2013 89 posts

Thank you Tj for your information and guidance. What does the MSM powder taste like? I would assume it has that stinky eggy smell to it? If so, what do you do to get it down easily?


Oregano Oil
Posted by Cj (Tauranga, New Zealand) on 12/27/2013

I suffered from rosacea for many years and finally got rid of 90% of it by taking Blackstrap Molasses every day - about a tablespoon and followed that with a glass of water. Although about the same time, I was also regularly having MSM (powdered sulphur) each day, about 1/4 tsp and still do. My rosacea seemed to disappear within about 24-48 hours. Have you tried oil pulling? I did this also for about 8 months and loved what it did for me but then just suddenly stopped and haven't done it since. I believe that could also have a marked effect on your rosacea. Worth a try.

So I can't truthfully say which of those alleviated it, but I think it was the molasses.


Oregano Oil
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 12/27/2013

Dear Tina,

Yes, I had assumed that Evening Primrose and Borage would be pretty similar. Although, I have been taking EPO for the last month (just for kicks...I had some in the house and took it since it is good for menopause/premenopause and I am 46.) and it wasn't helping my skin issue. So, I looked the two oils up to see why one might work better...turns out that Borage Oil has 5 times as much GLA (gamma linolenic Acid) as Evening Primrose. GLA is suppose to be important for healthy inflammatory and immune response.

So, it will be interesting to see if Borage helps with Rosacea!

Dear Jillery,

Your post made me smile--you want to be one of the people who gets cured right away with one thing! :) I agree!

I wonder what your mother put on your psoriasis? And, I too wonder why my rash travels. It does seem to begin when I have had a tiny cut or bug bite in the skin.

Have a great day!

~Mama to Many~


Honey, Cinnamon
Posted by Laura (South East London) on 12/27/2013

hi I keep getting breakouts, ive been told I have acne rosacea, ive read all the stories but do they use the same thing..cinnamon and honey?...if so where can I buy this and how do I use it


Oregano Oil
Posted by Jillery (North America) on 12/27/2013 89 posts
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

OH WOW-- MOM OF MANY WROTE ME!!!! THANK YOU!!!! --

I forgot to mention I did try castor oil for a number of days also... I actually have some on my T-zone right now along with a little coconut oil. Although the area is more calm than it had been THIS GIRL AIN'T HAPPY. lol.

I will look into the Borage oil-- I had not considered that... I was thinking of trying another oil.... can't think right now... seathorn or something like that.... also I was thinking of the maluka honey too... then of course there is always colloidal COPPER--

Yesterday I did try urine wiped on my nose (my own... not some strangers...lol) as even though slightly gross it makes sense in a way... it didn't make it worse or better but it did feel... different...

I want to be one of those people who slather something one and the next day it is gone!!!

I wonder why your rash travels? I used to get psoriasis -- a kind of rash on the inner bend of my arm when I was a kid... kinda like hives... I remember the smell of the creme my mom would put on it.. but not the name. but it was some old timey type of stuff so I doubt it is around anymore.

Thank you for responding to my post-- I did spend more time looking for it today and pages 1-6... and I know I have checked thru page 10... so who knows... Feel free to write me at dancingpretzels at the Y-- I like your name Mom of many...

oh yes... also tried milk of magnesia dabbed on too-- just add that to your list to share... it was listed on peoples pharmacy radio show in NC.

Jillery. xo


Oregano Oil
Posted by Tina (Cambridge, Ma) on 12/26/2013

Dear Mama to Many, I was very interested in your borage oil post. I have rosacea on my face too and have been taking high doses of evening primrose oil and pharmaceutical grade fish oil every day. Have also tried vitamin e and vitamin d after reading about it here. During the winter, nothing really helps. So now I will try borage oil even though as I recall it is quite similar to evening primrose oil, no? Thank you!


Oregano Oil
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 12/26/2013

Dear Jillery,

I haven't seen the post you mention, but what you described about the poster saying her rosecea seemed to "morph" struck a cord with me.

For the last several years, I have had a bit of skin trouble on and off. What might start out as nearly nothing would become red and itchy. The first couple of times it happened, I thought it was ringworm. It looked like ringworm to me. I have treated that in the past on a child and on cats. But nothing would work on me. I spent 7 months trying different natural remedies (and finally tried something OTC) and nothing was working. I did finally find a GSE cream that got rid of it after 7 months of different remedies. Each thing I tried seemed to be helping, then suddenly the patch would become larger and what was seeming to help would not. I went through this a couple of times with spots on my legs and it was frustrating. (The next time the GSE stuff didn't work.) Last year this happened on my arm. But it didn't look as much like ringworm and I didn't connect this to the previous problem. It seemed more like eczema. But again, nothing worked for long and after some improvement, it would become worse and the spot would get bigger. I kept trying different EC remedies. Finally I tried Borage Oil. 3 capsules a day. It totally worked! As long as I kept taking it, I had no trouble. If I ran out of Borage, the spot on my wrist would begin to return. Well, I ran out of Borage a couple of months ago and decided to test it. The spot did not seem to be returning.

However, a couple of weeks ago, I started with a spot on my ankle. It reminded me of the other spots on my legs and I thought, Here we go again! It looked like ringworm, like before. Nothing was helping, like before. Suddenly, a light bulb went on. I thought, maybe this is the same thing I had on my wrist! I ordered some Borage Oil and started to take it. (3 per day.) Within a couple of days I could tell it was working. It has been maybe a week and the spot is almost 100% better.

So, I have no idea what I had on my wrist or leg. Ringworm? Eczema? Something else? Now I think they were all the same thing. In any case, it appears that Borage Oil is very helpful for skin issues. It makes me think I am missing something nutritionally that Borage is supplying. I was pregnant and/or nursing for years and think I am got pretty depleted.

Borage Oil can also be used topically. Castor Oil may also be helpful topically. I love to use it on my face at bedtime.

Anyway, I thought I would pass this information along as I also seemed to have a "morphing" skin issue.

Let us know what you try and how it is going!

~Mama to Many~


Oregano Oil
Posted by Jillery (North America) on 12/26/2013 89 posts
4 out of 5 stars

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.


Change Pillows Daily, Multiple Remedies
Posted by Jillery (North America) on 12/09/2013 89 posts
4 out of 5 stars

Hi All, Been reading and reading about rosacea here and on peoples pharmacy pages. I have some sort of rosacea but overall my skin is very very dry or can get that way very quickly. I keep my face clean but immediately have to put lotion or coconut oil on it so it does not dry out. If I use lotion I use a oatmeal based one without mineral oil in it. I just have to gently rub my nose or face and I will get a red splotch on it for a minute or two. What I have been doing for the last week is:

-Changing my pillow case daily

- Wash just my nose and under my nose with dandruff shampoo (with zinc in it)-- I basically wash the rest of my face with water. I pat most of the water off and the use Colloidal Silver on my breakout areas of nose and under nose. The areas calmed down quickly and are still on the mend.

A person posted about how her rosacea kind of morphs and I feel my case is like that also so I will keep you posted on how this does, but I used oregano oil and ACV on it and my face was so flakey and dry within a day even with smearing coconut oil and almond oil on it afterwards.

Are there any other sensitive delicate faces out there also? Any different approaches? ~jillery

Oregano Oil
Posted by Jillery (North America) on 11/27/2013 89 posts

Has anyone used oregano oil for rosecea? I saw a clip about taking the oil internally (4 pills a day) and using a diluted oregano oil on the areas on your face. I have been using it for the past two days and my results aren't 'in' yet-- it seems to have calmed things down a bit but I will not attest for the results as of yet. Anyone? Anyone?

Borax, MMS
Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 11/26/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Presently I am using MMS for roseacea with good results. It needs to be sprayed on at least three times after each drying and as often as possible. In between I use a good moisturizer as the drying process is also drying the skin.

Colloidal silver also works very well sprayed on or using a ball of cotton wool. This all has to be done as often as possible for at least three months.

I wash my face with borax and Dr. Bronner's kastile soap. It can be kept on for a few minutes before washing off. It produces good skin and the mites don't like it.

Another strategy is using castor oil on the face to suffocate the parasites.

Do not forget nostrils and inner ears and eyes. MMS is good for eyes. Om


Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Posted by Jess (Usa) on 11/26/2013

Can't wait to try the anti-dandruff shampoo. Looking back I think my rosacea first showed up after I had a rescue dog with demodex mange. I didn't realize it was rosacea for a couple of years after that. just a note, if this is caused by mites, you will have to wash all bedding in hot water and toss your old pillows and get new or will keep re-infecting yourself. I can't afford to replace my mattress but will spray it and my cloth furniture with the cedar oil based spray I use to kill fleas, ticks, ants, etc.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cat (Tauranga, New Zealand ) on 10/14/2013

How did you use the blackstrap molasses? internally or apply it to your face? Thanks!


Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Posted by Andrea C (Wales) on 10/09/2013

Hello xx Acne has been found to be caused by mites, Dermodex Mites is the common one, there is lot's of information on EC about this. Look under 'Acne' and also 'Mites'. Love Andrea C xxxx


Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Posted by Mtv (Ohio) on 10/08/2013

How many times a day until the pustules go away. I am also using ACV straight on them. Does the skin get worse before it gets better? It has been about 2 weeks and I get rid of 2 spots and 1-2 brand new ones pop-up the next day. My skin is definitely the worst it's ever been.

FYI--I grabbed the original Selsun Blue as far as the shampoo.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Carol (Shasta Lake, Ca. Usa) on 08/30/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Hello to everyone. I have had roseaca for over 30 years and not one doctor I have been to ever told me that I had it, until last year. He asked me how I was treating my roseaca. I told him I did not know it could be treated. He put me on an antibotic cream and sent me to a dermetoligst who gave me oral antibotics. I used this for 2 months and did not see any improvement. I also had two laser treatments to reduce the redness. The redness went away, but the bumps and pustules remained. I decided to try natural methods and my bumps and pustules are almost completely gone. I wash my face with gentle soap then wipe it with hydrogen peroxide. When that dries, I wipe it with apple cider vinegar. When that dries, I use moistureizer. I have the advance stage of roseaca--rhinophyma. The nodules on my nose are still there and will require some other kind of treatment, but my face is 100% better than it was. I don't know if this will work for anyone else, but it has sure worked wonders for me.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Anna (Portland) on 08/12/2013

I would like to add to my first comment that I think it's best not to moisturize the area that you are applying ACV until the rosacea is gone.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Anna (Portland) on 08/12/2013
5 out of 5 stars

To Jerome from Brooklyn, I am very grateful for your post. I tried the same procedure last year with ACV for rosacea on my right cheek and it worked for me, although I had to repeat a few times. The key is full strength and not to give up. I almost did because the appearance of my face really scared me the first time I applied the ACV - I thought I might have ruined my skin - but I hadn't. Here's what I did:

I applied full strength ACV on a cotton pad directly to my cheek. I must have left it on for 20 minutes and when I got up and looked in the mirror, my check was swollen, extremely red, and there was some blood. I was horrified! It looked like I'd been punched in the face. I left it alone for a couple of days but I re-read Jerome's post for support and I just continued to wipe the area twice a day until the scabs that formed had healed and peeled off (about a week or two). The rosacea got much worse than it had been, which was a good thing. It made me break out in areas on that cheek that I don't usually break out in. But I knew that was okay because if I applied the ACV to my left cheek (that doesn't have rosacea), there was no reaction. The ACV only affected rosacea prone areas. After the worst affected area had healed, I just continued wiping the other now pimply areas, but it didn't really work well. I found that I needed to give the area a good soaking - leaving the full strength ACV pad on for 15 minutes or so. Anyway, I ended up repeating this process about 3 times because it was drawing out my rosacea pimples from my skin, wiping in between while waiting for the scabs to heal. It pretty much got rid of all of the rosacea and I didn't have any rosacea or pimples on my cheeks for 9 months. Recently, the redness/rosacea pimples starting coming back a little and so I started the process again. This time my reaction was more mild because the rosacea isn't nearly as bad (no swelling, no bleeding, but some scabbing on my face right now). The rosacea will be all gone within a week or two. I hadn't applied ACV to my skin for 8 months, so now I know that I should continue just using ACV as a toner, to keep it in check. If you have bad rosacea, I would recommend this process if you have at least 4-5 days off work if your skin reacts as mine did. But it's worth it because nothing else worked for me.

Btw, I didn't take ACV internally because I tried it a long time ago and it gave me a yeast infection. I've decided since that like with my skin, it was probably just trying to flush out the bad stuff (fungus, yeast, ??).


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cat (Tauranga, New Zealand) on 07/18/2013

ACV really is a miracle in a bottle. It may not have worked for your rosacea - and it didn't work for mine - but it works for almost everything else. Bear in mind, different remedies have different results for people so dissing ACV is silly. Try something else. I used Blackstrap Molasses for a few months and that was when I really noticed a huge decline in my rosacea. It's never returned even though I haven't had the BM for over a year. Don't give up, I was determined to deal with mine after putting up with for years and years, and I have finally. I no longer worry about getting photos taken and looking like Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer!!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Anonymous (Anonymous) on 07/17/2013
1 out of 5 stars

Spent nearly a month drinking this horrid stuff 2tbsp in 8oz water twice a day in effort to rid myself of this horrid disease. Was so disgusting I wanted to puke, but I kept going because I thought it could help me, even just a little. Saw zero improvement. Same with using it externally. Burned TERRIBLY and made things MUCH worse. After this experience I truly don't understand the hype for this stuff.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Pbird (Everett, Wa, Usa) on 06/28/2013

Wow Amanda. Thanks for your astoundingly thorough exposition! I am way too lazy for all that but I have learned from it.... and will be encorporating some of it. Sometimes I think the treatment that works is the one we believe in with all our hearts or feel that has been sent to us. Gotta keep an open mind. Thanks again.


Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics, Aloe
Posted by Kathy (Lv, Nv) on 06/27/2013

Hi James, I started taking diatomaceous earth on May 8th, about 1 Tablespoon per day and I also use it as a face mask about once a week. I think the DE is helping my roscea. I am not as red as usual. And I just notice that my hair is returning to a darker color!!! The DE kills parasites, so perhaps if it is mites it is helping. I also have red broken veins. I had laser trtmnts a few years ago but it did not help.


Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics, Aloe
Posted by James (Ormskirk, Lancashire, Uk) on 06/27/2013

In reply to afh's post from 2012, I've got broken vein rosacea which is getting worse and driving me nuts too. Gut issues must by relevent for mine, as the rosacea worsens immediately following food. I've had IBS for years and have become intolerant to dairy, gluten, fruit, chocolate, nuts which is a pain. choc and nuts in particular right now make my rosacea awful.

I've got low stomach acid (using the bicarb soda on empty stomach test - no real bubbling felt) and have been on betaine hcl tabs for a while. Due to recent higher stress I needed more tablets and started using ones with higher pepsin also, for breaking down proteins, thinking I could be low in that as it is produced in the stomach.

On the higher tablet level my nose veins became much worse, but this also is during a period of higher stress which could also be the dominant factor. If not just the stress, maybe I was acidifying my body too much, or the stress was reducing my pancreatic enzymes.

I got lab tested and my pancreatic enzymes were normal few years back, though this could have changed.

I have found enzyme supplements help digestion to varying degrees, find one or a combination that suits. A nutritionist informs me that evidence shows they don't lower your own enzyme levels, which had always been a caution for me. I've found previously they benefit the skin and reduced the onset of redness and nose veins.

So I've tried to cover all bases - reducing stress with mindfulness practise, and opted for aloe vera to calm the guts, and am about to start ght's active digestive enzymes again to help the nose veins.

I'm adding alkalising drops to help rebalance my body if over acidity is a factor as well. Also starting o2 drops again for fatigue (have helped previously, but only at high dose and lose gains when stop - I'm recovering from chronic fatigue syndrome). fingers crossed, I can report back after a few weeks with any knowledge gained.


Vitamin A
Posted by Loretta (Snellville, Ga) on 06/25/2013

Beta carotene is the preferred supplement for long term use. Your body will convert it to vit A. You can overdose on vit A over a period of time. I am presently taking vit A, because I did not know the difference. U take 25,000 IU 2x day. It is working for my rosacea, (along with 10 other things including baking soda in water 2x day), as well as helping my skin become smoother. when I use up this bottle, I will switch to beta carotene.


Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Pbird (Everett, Wa, Usa) on 06/19/2013

I have rosacea also and in my experience, if I eat no sugar or flour products of any kind my skin remains clear. It's as predictable as clockwork. If I dip into the goodies I will pay for several days with a breakout.


Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Kathy (Lv, Nv) on 06/18/2013
4 out of 5 stars

Rosacea update: I am still taking the diatomaceous earth every day 1 Tablespoon mixed in water or juice and I also make a paste of it (water and diatomaceous earth)and smear it all over my face. I leave it on for 10 minutes (about 3 times a week) and then rinse it off. So far between drinking the earth and using it as a mask on my face, my rosacea seems to have cleared up a little, 30% or so. I was hoping for a complete cure but this is better than none.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Om (Hope, B.c., Canada) on 06/16/2013
4 out of 5 stars

I never used to have rosacea except the last two years and I am over 60. I thought it came as a result of severe trauma and stress. But then again, I have pets that are itchy and I am still persevering with their problem.

Last time I used the colloidal silver I made at home and I never go so scientific, just use a cotton ball and as I sit at the pc do the dabbing for a good 30 mins.

Skin turns out perfect. But this year, again severe stress and trauma, I find when I am in the garden I must wear a hat. It seems the sun causes it in part. I have had the pinkness and itch for years on my scalp and lost much of my hair. Then, when I used straight ACV this took a turn for the good. I alternatively use ACV and coconut oil on my hair. Having a fine, fair and dry complexion, for many years I have used Mahanarayan oil which is sesame oil which added minerals. Even though I am on the wrong side of years, I get compliments for my fine and flawless skin. Coconut oil is for skin with good oil content. The shampoo I use is Dr. Bronner's which is pure kastile soap with a choice of essential oils, from the health food store. I use this also for cleaning my mouth and teeth and it is pleasant and really shines the teeth.

My thinking is the ACV is too hot for a hot condition except if there are lesions. In that case it really works well on them. Coconut oil, aloe vera, are cool and seem to counteract the heat and redness. I can go for many months, even a year and then it makes its reappearance.

As to colloidal silver. Especially if it is a case of mites, CS really kills them. I know in case of bed bugs, they drop dead instantly upon contact. So with other mini monsters. I never spend much money on all kinds of products as God's pharmacy has much to offer. It just requires time for research. I am vegan and have a very healthy regimen with green drinks, lots of veggies and no bread except rye crackers at times or crepes with barley flour, chia seeds and hemp nuts, and coconut products.

Elimination is perfect as I have used Triphala for years which rejuvenates the digestive tract as well. So, I think it can't be the diet - maybe mites. Mites are also in pillows and so one has to throw them out periodically.

It is the experimentation which helps us to get in touch with our bodies as our chemical composition varies from person to person. So one shirt does not fit all. I thought I might try a borax paste as well as it kills mites. Love to all. Om


Manuka Honey
Posted by Kelly (Toronto, On) on 06/04/2013
4 out of 5 stars

I completely agree. I am in my early 20s and I have mild rosacea along with some acne. For years in my teens I was using conventional face products like Oil of Olay and my skin was dry and of course acneic. I've read in a few places that when your skin is properly hydrated it is less susceptible to acne causing bacteria. My face was so bad a few months ago (inflamed, lots of minor acne scars, texture was very thick and I got those big under the surface pimples) that I actually considered going back to conventional makeup to hide my face. I swept up drug store samples of everything and went to Holts for the high end stuff. It looked awful on my face and my face was even worse. I was reacting to everything left and right. The natural moisturizers I'd been using just weren't cutting it. I did a lot of research and was just short of making my own, but I found that a few companies provided the perfect mix of actives with natural moisturizing factors to help me out. Also I could mix in my own actives to cater to my needs. I have used SkinActives since February, and this is not an advertisment for them. A few of their creams with the addition of niacinamide and white willow bark etc. have been AMAZING. Not only do they moisturize well (with water binding molecules and amazing antioxidant skin protection) I have seen an amazing reduction in acne, and facial redness. I love these moisturizers with facial oils and other serums on top.

This has not been the most amazing thing for my face by far though. I would say that manuka honey-from the first 30 minute topical treatment-I did with it, has shown by the fast the greatest improvement in my skin. I do not wash my face with anythiing else, though before this I was washing with my moisturizer and buttermilk powder. Honey is my new wash and mask. Another amazing mask is honey and seaweed powder. I feel as though in a couple of months I can go out without any makeup. I wear the tiniest amount of makeup since these amazing discoveries. Acne is viritually gone and scars are so light and my redness is faint, until the next time I get embarrassed. I use Sappho makeup which is a light-full coverage foundation, but I am going to be going to be adding Living Nature tinted foundation as I need viritually nothing these days. I hope this helps someone else, and may the experimenting for even greater ingredients continue. The Manuka honey I use is of a high MGO number.


Vitamin A
Posted by Jane (Pawleys Island, Sc) on 05/28/2013

What type of vitamin A did you use please? I understand that there are two types, one from animal protein and one from plant (beta carotene). Thanks.


Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Posted by Nancy (Cabot, Ar) on 05/23/2013
5 out of 5 stars

For some reason, I was looking at my rampant rosacea and thought, "this is all red, itchy, flaky, why don't I try dandruff shampoo since these are the symptoms of dandruff. " Immediately, I noticed a difference in my skin. The redness diminished tremendously as well as the pustules, flakiness and all. My skin almost looks normal, and it's soft again. I thought I'd invented the wheel or something! Good to know I was on the right track. I don't know what is in the shampoo, probably some sort of sulfide.

Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sue (Fairfax, Va Usa) on 05/10/2013

Can you suggest the strength or type of colloidal silver that you used? I know we aren't allowed to mention brand names, but there are many kinds on the market, so a little guidance would be very much appreciated. Thank you.


Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Om (Hope, B.c., Canada) on 05/09/2013

Colloidal silver is the remedy I have used it with excellent results. Once in a while I have had to repeat a mild recurrence just by soaking a cotton ball with CS and dabbing the skin. The present medical system claims it is not curable. How come then I cured myself at hardly any cost. It is good for itch, sore eyes and internally. You don't have go out and look like the head of a match stick. All the best. Om


Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Trisha (Sioux Falls , Sd) on 05/08/2013

Has anyone tried colloidal silver for rosacea??? I can't wait to try the anti dandruff shampoo. Mine keeps moving to new locations which made me think more along the lines of questioning parasite. Especially since I have pets.. All great ideas. Keep you posted on what works for me.. Namaste


Dietary Changes
Posted by Sp (Wb, Nj, Usa) on 05/07/2013
4 out of 5 stars

Going completely gluten free had a huge impact on my rosacea. It cleared it up at least 75%. I didn't go gluten free for the rosacea, that was just one of the great side effects for me. It's hard to go gluten free, but give it a try. It surely won't hurt you. Good luck!


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/06/2013

I recently googled rosacea and there was a current study suggesting that some rosacea could be caused by a mite under the skin that when it poops caused the topical part of the reaction and then the treatments people try can deal with the reaction to the poop symtoms but not get rid of the mites.... Don't lose your HOPE.... LOVE , JOY


Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Cat (Tauranga, New Zealand) on 05/06/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I don't know what Ted's remedies for rosacea were but I suffered from rosacea for years and honestly, I never noticed it until it was pointed out to me. At that point, I was so humiliated that I was self conscious and tried to cover it up with makeup but really, that was futile.

It wasn't until I started taking blackstrap molasses that I noticed a difference pretty much straight away. Now I've stopped taking it (must get back on for other benefits) and it hasn't returned at all and it's been over a year. I recall thinking that when I looked at the molasses closely, it had almost a green tinge to it as it was so black - if that makes sense.

It's also well known in the cosmetic industry that redness is combatted with green, so there are cover foundations specifically designed for those with red tinges in the skin. I feel that the molasses worked it's magic from inside and perhaps the green hue had an effect after all! Worth a try because it's so inexpensive. Don't give up.....xx


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Claire (Asheville, Nc) on 05/06/2013

Hi! Please tell us exactly what protocol you followed so we can know what you tried.


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Anonymous (US) on 05/06/2013
1 out of 5 stars

After reading the reviews for Ted's Remedy for rosacea, I was extremely hopeful. I followed everything perfectly for several months, but now I am strongly considering giving up on the treatment. I have noticed no changes. It continues to follow the cyclical pattern of ups and downs. I have, however, noticed my rosacea spreading. Not "moving" or transferring like he said it might do, but spreading. As in, now it is in 2 places instead of one. I don't blame it on the treatment, I blame it on the treatment not working and the disease is simply progressing. Needless to say, this remedy did not work for me and I have no idea why. With such great reviews, I really expected great things here. I have tried absolutely everything for this disease and nothings has been able to help me in the slightest. I am 20 years old and this disease has ruined my life. Since this failed I just don't know what to do anymore...

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Marjorie (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada) on 04/07/2013
0 out of 5 stars

Hi - I am hoping for some feedback from Ted from Bangkok.

I have been suffering from rosacea for a year now - it is the skin thickening type however. Each morning my pores are enlarged on my nose and forehead, and my nose is gradually growing thicker and wider. After much research, I feel certain it is caused by Demodex mites. My immune system is down, also.

I have been applying the borax and H2O2 solution, plus taking 1/8 tsp a day in water for the past 10 days, as advised by Ted. I have also put permethirn on my face for 5 nights in a row. I have also been taking orange peel oil in water for the past two days.

My skin seems worse than ever at this stage. The inflammation is great, and I have smll papules breaking out around my eyes. Also, my stomach broke out in a great rash.

Are these all symptoms of die-off? If you could answer please, Ted. I feel desperately unhappy at this stage. I don't even want to leave the house because my face looks so hideous.

Thank-you for the hope you have inspired.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Donna (Phoenix, Arizona) on 03/15/2013

Hi Mary. You might want to try going gluten free. Take wheat, barley, rye and oats out of your diet. You might notice your symptoms diminishing within a week or two. Also, consider supplementing with a good quality multi vitamin/mineral supplement and a good quality essential fatty acid supplement (fish oil, borage oil, evening primrose oil) so you can provide your body with all of the essential nutrients that it needs. A good book to read is The Wheat Belly Diet. It might help you understand why it is necessary for you to be gluten free so your immune system can heal. God Bless.



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