I found the topical borax/hydrogen peroxide treatment, followed by spot application of tea tree oil to be helpful in controlling my rosacea. It didn't eliminate the redness, but has reduced the red bumps on my cheeks dramatically.
Eliminating alcohol and diet soda/ artificial sweeteners other than stevia also helped a lot. If I cheat and have a diet coke I notice many more bumps the next day. I'm not sure if it is the artificial sweetener or something else in the soda, but it is a reliable trigger for me.
Hi all, firstly thanks for all your fantastic posts and advice. I just wanted to relay my experience with treating Rosacea with Borax and Ciclopirox Olamine. I had been told several times over the years that I had Rosacea, but it was never really that bad, so I did nothing about it. The reason I started taking Borax was to treat my hair loss. My hair was falling out in fist fulls all day long. So I started on the internal 1/8th tsp in 1 litre of water 4 days on/3 days off and the external Borax and hydrogen peroxide (I only have 3% solution at home) mixed with water 1:1:10 for 10 mins then wash out. This helped with hair loss, and my Rosacea went crazy. I had major die off with a crust forming over my Rosacea. Another side effect of the Borax, was into the 2nd week I started getting pain in my back and legs, by the third week it was really bad and my legs and feet were really swollen. I realized I was detoxing from flouride and believe me, it was not pleasant. I was back to normal by week 4 though.
My Rosacea had stabilized, but was not really improving. I washed my face with Borax and a oil cleanser I had made of Macadamia Nut & Neem oil morning and night, used a toner I made of ACV, hydrogen peroxide and Colloidal silver, but was really only controlling the Rosacea. It was still red, raw with pustules.
I decided to try the anti-dandruff shampoo remedy I had read about here, so I found out it's called Stieprox here in Australia. I washed my face & hair with it left on 5 mins, rinsed off and repeated as per the instructions on the box. I had another die off and the crust forming over my Rosacea that night, but the next morning, the improvement was huge! I've been washing my face with it morning and night for 3 days now.
The Ciclopirox has really worked and I would definitely recommend it. I will update if it isn't all it's cracked up to be after a month, but otherwise I'd say it has really worked so far.
Sorry it's so long winded, but I hope this helps someone else :-)
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
I cannot find the original Rosacea H202 Borax recipe. Something seems disfunction with the new website. Anyway I am writing to ask for an opinion and share my new Recipe that I am really excited about.
Just about 50, my skin and its barrier are not always prime. Whereas my skin used to tolerate the borax h202 formula for rosacea on face. Now it seems to have the potential to really dry it out. So realizing how alkaline Borax is -- and that I had seen Vinegar used in place of H202 for mange -- it occurred to me why not combine the Vinegar and Borax in addition to the h202 with a goal of achieving the perfect PH balanced for face spray! The goal currently is around 5.5 I think.
My concern is that the more things to combine that reactions can alter the original composition such the the recipe no longer works like it should! In this case I also wonder if some of the action of the Borax killing the face mites 'is' because of the alkalinity? Anyhow my batch from last night left me the smoothest and silkiest of any Borax/H202 treatment I have achieved!
I would like to share the recipe. Thanks for your time... I am getting ready for round 2.
I have tried just about every conventional remedy for my rosacea. Metro cream/gel, sulphur cleansers, etc. I cut out caffeine, spicy foods, etc. and still no relief.
I had been experimenting with VCO and ACV topically for a while, but....
Then, one day, I came across a web posting about what we see on the outside is a reflection of something going on inside. Most every ailment we have can be contributed to poor gut health. Well, that lead to further research. What I discovered in my research was that Candida Yeast/Fungus infections and intestinal parasites can cause many problems, including skin problems that look and act like Rosacea.
I finally went to a Naturopath and was tested. Sure enough, I had a Candida fungal infection that had become systemic!!!!!! I had suffered for years and not once did I ever have a traditional medicine doctor suggest Candida. I have been treating something I didn't even have.
I am still in the early stages of treatment and have a long way to go, but ACV and VCO have been 2 components of my recovery protocol and I can attest to the benefits I have seen.
Initially my skin looked better, then it got worse (due to "die-off" or Herxheimer reaction), and after a few weeks as my body detoxified from the culprits, my face cleared up and no longer looks flushed. The red bumps, postules, and dry, itchy, crawling skin have all disappeared.
So Rosacea may not be Rosacea after all. Moral of story. You may not have Rosacea, so get evaluated for Candida AND don't give up too soon on ACV and VCO, because your body may simply be fending off the toxins as they die off.
Camomille tea, rubbing alcohol and Tea Tree oil cured my rosacea
About four months ago I had my first bout of rosacea. I had a few episodes of redness that lasted a few minutes on my face and tips of my ears before but until a few months ago it always went away on it 's own. My first bout was pretty bad as it was mainly my chin that was red and stayed red. I used make up during the day to cover it and that worked. At night I would tone it after washing with cold camomille tea and tea tree oil. This did lessen the burning feeling and the redness a bit but not by much.
My rosaacea, three months later, is now at the point almost completely gone. Here is what I have been doing. I noticed a dramatic change right away and hopefully this will work for you as well.
1. Every night, after washing my face I apply a homemade toning solution made of 1 cup cammomille tea, 1/2 cup rubbbing alcohol and about 10-15 drops of tea tree oil. I apply it with a make-up sponge, completely covering the red areas twice. I leave it on overnight. After a week of this, the redness was reduced by at least 80%. I'm still a bit pink and have flushing but nothing out of the ordinary and the flushing subsides. My skin is also super smooth, blemish free and very soft now, a bonus!
2. I stopped eating soy sauce and vinegar as I always would get redness after eating food with these ingredients.
3. I ate alot of root vegetables, citrus fruit and bananas, foods high is potassium and vitamin C. I gained five pounds but my rosacea did really noticably reduce. I plan of losing the weight and hopefully my rosacea will not return as well.
4. Other things I did that I don't normally do is I ate alot of spicy foods once (vegan Kimchee), and applied a commonly prescribed rosacea cream three times. The cream felt funny and has perservatives so I stopped. I don't know if this had an affect but it may have helped. Spicy foods is supposed to aggravate rosacea but it seemed to have the opposite affect for me.
So far this regime has had a dramatic affect on my rosacea. I will update you in a few months and let you know if this is just a temporary solution or if for me it's a real cure.
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
(Toronto, On, Canada)
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
I would like to share how I got my rosacea under control. I noticed my redness increasing after my morning shower. I am a male so I switched from blue shaving gel to white shaving cream. While I was shaving I used to rinse my razor in hot water. I now rinse my razor in cold water. I stopped using shampoo and standard soap for about a week. Just rinsed my head and face. I am now using a non mass produced soap for my head and face. I think it is an organic type of soap without perfumes. My wife bought it for me and I don't have the label, unfortunately. My face has been clear for about 3 weeks.
After exhausting many attempts with various recommendations for rosacea cures, I finally went to a Traditional Chinese Medicine practioner after reading about other peoples successes. I was skeptical, but have found one doctor who really knew what he was doing. I have been taking the herbs for a month now. My symptoms are 90% gone. I did have a moderately severe case of rosacea. Now, I actually have pretty skin again. I had gone to another doctor at first, but his herbs were not as good. I think every doctor has his own formulas. These herbs really heal the problem of a "hot" stomach. Rosacea is only a symptom of this problem. Good Luck!
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
Hello to all!!
I am so happy because I have been using coconut oil with lavender essential oil mixed in and using it every night to remove my make up. In a very short time my rosacea has been starting to lessen!! What I do is use a small bowl with about 4 Tablespoon of oil and 6 drops of lavender, mix well, take a little bit and smear it all over my face and neck. (I keep this in the bathroom and it lasts a few weeks) Then use a wash clothe that is pretty warm and place over my face and wipe off my makeup. I then use a little more for moisturizing around my eyes. Sometimes I add frankincense around my eyes too. I am really loving essential oils.
Since it was COVID season I decided to give it my all and try and resolve my rosacea. I researched and decided mine was 'mite based'. I had tried all the stuff from the Dermo but it always came back and the antibiotics caused me other problems besides. My rosacea presented as redness and weird little zits that could last for weeks. I never had a blemish as a child so at 57-65 this was weird to me. I decided it was a mite based issue as the other reasonings seemed a bit off for my issue.
I cleansed my face with borax that I fine-ground and coconut oil. 50-50 ratio. I'd wash with cool water and rinse with cool water. Then I applied the coconut oil and borax powder afterward too. I was just sitting at home so I'd apply this as the day went on as well. I had more breakouts but I felt like I was aggravating the mites.
I also put my bed pillow in the dryer for about 20-40 minutes incase there were mites on my pillow.
After about 5-7 days of borax/coconut oil I then switched to putting just coconut oil on my skin and then applying tea tree essentiall oil on top of it. I was amazed at how soothing the TTO was to my skin as I felt TTO would feel quite harsh to me but did not!!
I'd rinse my face during the week with cool water.
I'd apply coconut oil (or tamanu oil. kinda stinky but good for redness) and then add tea tree essential oil to my skin over the oil. I guess you could mix your own but I am lazy. LOL.
Within a week my zits and bumps and redness were much less. I also tried using Manuka essential oil and Lavender essential oil here and there too.
At about the 6 week point I had no zits left. The mild redness I have is becoming less and less as well.
I hope this helps someone!!!!
ROSACEA RELIEF. One word: Colloidal Copper!!! Colloidal Copper!!! Colloidal Copper!!! Along with a daily Centrum or equivalent vitamin!
(Brooklyn, New York, NY)
(West Newfield, Maine)
(St-Georges De Beauce, Quebec, Canada)
Yesterday morning I was anticipating the long awaited important day/evening and to my horror, when I looked in the mirror, my nose was bright red!!! It's currently summer here so I put it down to being hot and bothered but I hadn't seen it like this in a couple of years.
I knew make up would run in the heat of the day and was pretty despondent as my red nose used to stand out like Rudolf - you can imagine my aversion to cameras!! I knew EC would provide the answers but I had no idea I would actually find a remedy that worked instantly (albeit praying I would) - I didn't have Colloidal Silver which was popular but I do have plenty of DE so I made up a paste - about 1 tsp and probably similar amount of water - and applied with a cotton pad to my nose and immediate area. I left to dry for about 10 minutes then carefully washed off with cool water. Within 1 minute, my nose had gone from bright red to about 50% of what it was. I was amazed and so pleased.
A couple of minutes later, the 50% had diminished even further and I can honestly say, I would have had no more than 10% of the redness that I did 15 minutes prior!!! I was SOOO relieved and couldn't believe it!!! The skin on my nose was way smoother as well. I would definitely recommend DE as worth trying - I'm sticking with it as well as going back to my daily intake of Blackstrap Molasses, which also helps immensely.
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.
(Everett, Wa, Usa)
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!