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Artist,

 

I can also relate, having dealt with rosacea and really being too busy to even do much about it...very long commute, demanding job, busy life, blah blah...but when it flared out of control once, I really started to take notice and investigate it further. Mine was on my forehead, scalp and around my eyes but not in the usual cheek area. It can be quite debilitating and/or stigmatizing, for sure. I used to think it must be related to HCV/liver issues. Strange, in retrospect to have put up with both these issues for so long and then have them both cleared around the same time.

 

Though mine cleared almost instantly with meds, I have a long term plan of gradually reducing and eventually stopping minoxocillin and continuing to use a good skin care regime.

 

I wish I had a picture of some of my worst days with rosacea. It's a little scary to think how well I was putting it out of my mind! When people start asking "what happened to you?", you know you are having a bad day...

 

You have had such great success and have worked very dilligently to obtain it. Congrats!

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Artist,

I think you're hot! You've got a beautiful face. I usually have to use Photoshop's airbrush tool to make my face look that clear. It's definitely cheating, but I can make your before pic look as good as your after pic. I can't photoshop myself in real life though, (and I'm a guy, so I can't wear a bunch of makeup) so hopefully I'll be where you are soon.


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artist.....yes you are a pretty gal, and now with the lovely sas skin to go with it.

i'm going to work without under eye concealer tonite.....that is a big plus! and a big joy, and a big thanks to sas!\

emily


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ha ha!! I think my ego has been boosted When my rosacea was bad it was hard even to smile all the way. A full smile actually hurt my cheeks. They feel and look so much better now, I am constantly smiling...BIG. Now I will have smile wrinkles to tend to eventually

Thanks so much. I'm just so much happier these days! I am very lucky to have found this wonderful place.

Artist
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Hi,

 

So glad that Artist is doing so well.  I'm so happy for her.  I have tried several combinations for my flushing.  My p and p's are much better but I am still having a lot of problems with redness on my cheeks and nose.  I've gone back to the basics with EGF, sea kelp, canvas, liscorice, and HA. I've been using this pm and am.  I also use a little emu oil over this mixture pm.  Any suggestions from anyone would be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks, Sue

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Hi Artist, congratulation!  You look beautiful!  What is IPL?  You said it helped you a lot.  Is it some kind of antibiotics?  I have a friend had Rosacea.  It was brought on by her pregnancy.  I remember having dinner with her after her son was born, her face just all of sudden became red.  She took 5 weeks of some antibiotics and that seemed to take care of it.  I understand antibiotics do not work for all rosacea sufferers.  She doesn't remember what kind of antibiotic she took (She got it in China).  I am just curious what IPL is.  Thanks.

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Artist, what SAS product are you using/making?

i use dermalogica barrier repair with dimethicone, vinyl dimethicone, sheabutter, rose hip oil as main ingredients..this is the only thing i tolerate.

 

are you sure about the seakelp? i thought it was only great for hair, like the RUSK deepshine line, one that I can highly recommend for shine (not for the smell )



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IPL is Intense Pulsed Light therapy. This term covers a wide range of different lasers, some more effective than others. I am due for my second treatment (in a series of 4 to 6) tomorrow -- ow ow ow!!! But the benefits are tremendous for people with rosacea and redness issues. I wish I could say that SA actives had completely cured my rosacea (and I wish I could say, as Rich does, he no longer needs makeup!). It has dramatically improved my skin, but when you get to a certain stage in the rosacea process lasers are the only thng that will clear it up. Then ideally with use of my SA goodies, I can improve my skin's health and slow down the production of all those surface capillaries.

 

In the meantime, I thank GOD for my Cle de Peau foundation and concealer -- expensive, but makes my complexion flawless and look like I'm not wearing foundation.

 

As far as dimethicone (and other silicones) they have been a godsend for people with sensitive skin. They are often the only moisturiser/barrier a severly sensitive skinned person can tolerate. They are actually the "miricle ingredient" in Sephora's "Cosmedicine" line -- it is the first ingredient listed on  the "active ingredients" of each product -- to quote the website,

 

"Dimethicone: OTC (over-the-counter) barrier ingredient bolsters skin’s natural defenses. Creates a “zone of inhibition” that prevents the entry of harmful external irritants and potential environmental skin-agers and prevents the exit of vital moisture."

 

Dimethicone and other silicones give me little whiteheads, but most of the my clientele love it for the soft velvety feel it imparts and the fact that it stays put, unlike oils.

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In the meantime, I thank GOD for my Cle de Peau foundation and concealor -- expensive, but makes my complexion flawless and look like I'm not wearing foundation.

 

Lili, do you have the complete ingredient list for this makeup? thnx, emily


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No, I threw away the box. But you could probably call the Cle de Peau counter at Sak's and have them read you the ingredients. I use the original foundation -- very pigment rich, but very finely milled, gives you a flawless finish.

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