What works for me..
- Hi all,
I am an Asian chinese with very fair complexion. Rosacea is
extremely rare for my race and in my country Singapore. I basically
have to self-treat myself. My condition was quite serious two months
ago when everybody commented who slapped my face.. Was terrible but
told myself to do massive amount of research on various treatment
that is available in my country..Just to share with all what works
1) IPL treatment with Lumenis Vasculight Laser. Just had my second
treamtent and the redness is about 30-40% gone. Episode of flushing
reduce significantly. After my course of 5 IPL treatment, I intend
to go for Pulse Dye Laser which will treat those deeper areas.
2) Doxycline 100 mg. Took one twice a day, in the morning and after
work. Helps with my mild acne breakout especially after IPL
treatment when your skin is super sensitive. Other than that I take
Vit C, grape Seed extract, evening primose and Flaxseed oil. Just
one tablet each after food.
3) Linda Sy ZincO sunscreen and Vita Oil. Order them from the
internet.The instructions says to use librally..but I found it to be
too drying for my skin. I just use one drop of Vita Oil for my
cheeks area and smooth a tiny bit of the ZincO on top during day
time..Works great. At nite I just use ONE drop of Vita Oil..For
cleansing I use Cetapil Gentle Cleanser, which the laser centre use
4) I believe the face tells you a lot about your body. Have been
reading about chinese medicine for rosacea on the internet. Most
reports claim it is caused by Lung Heat and Large intestine dry.
Have yet to try anything but will visit the chinese doctor this
evening and see what he has to say or prescibed. May even want to
acupuncture ..Will update you guys..
I think the most important thing is to be patient and explores what
works for you. Good luck to all..