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So apparently what I had was no rash, or sun sensitivity (per se) or anything like that.  My rosacea went on full force in the new environment and all the new triggers around me.  I had along my jawline papules.  My rosacea has always had flushing, redness on butterfly area.  Never papules.  Hence I did not know what they looked like.  I now do ).  The Dr. prescribed Solodyn (minocycline) to deal w. the papules surge and metro cream and sulfacet to maintain me during my time in PR once Im done with the antibiotics. 

My question then is, how would I incorporate SAS back into my life with the metro/sulfacet included?  I am going to start washing again w. SK since it is mild for me.  I would like to Add HA and the serum after that but do not know how or at what pace since I have those two creams to include.  The one other thing I bought that I really wanted to use was the anti-inflammatory cream that seems to be effective as an anti-inflammatory for some rosaceans.   

The other thing is that he thought the the dust, mold, etc. from the documents I am dealing with might exarcerbate the rosacea too.  I have read that the Celestite Spritz has helped some who enter these kinds of invasive environment and was wondering what thoughts are of incorporating this before work at the archives and workouts.

Please note that I want to go slow with reincorporating SAS into my regime and would really appreciate your input on how to do it.  Thanks so much for your support. 

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When I must travel, which I try to avoid because of all the variables it introduces, my doctor always prescribes Zyrtec allergy medication for dust and mold because they for sure will cause a flareup for me and it is easier to assume they will be present than to deal with it afterwards. I cannot take antibiotics so I've never mixed the two.

The other thing I do when I go to a new environment is to use a cream with lots of dimethicone in it as the topmost layer. I use Skinceuticals Epidermal Repair. That takes about 15 minutes to dry because it has so much dimethicone in it and then I put on Jane Iredale mineral makeup and that provides a bit more protection. For me, lots of dimethicone like the Skinceuticals product has proven to be almost impenetrable and protects my skin really well in a foreign environment. But others with rosacea say that anything occlusive makes them worse. I do small area tests with new products for ten days. That has proven to be my safety zone.

When I took metro my doctor told me to put it on first and then wait ten minutes for it to penetrate and then use anything else I wanted to but I can't tolerate sulfacet. I never had to stop using any other product that was helpful. But I always call my doctor when I don't know.

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Rachel,

So you use the metro before any of the Skin Actives products? Thanks to maybe the meds, the metro, the sulfacet, God knows what, my skin is starting to go back to normal. In fact, it is almost completely normal already. I want to reincorporate my SAS products into the routine but have not gotten feedback as to how to use it. I have managed to reintroduce the Kelp to cleanse my face. I read on the posts to use the HA before metro so I have started doing that. I noticed that the lotions dried my skin so adding HA prior to it has really helped. If I see my face super dry I add ESL as well mixed with some water. THis too helps. Afterwards, I apply either one of the meds.

I would like to add back the Rosacea Serum but am not sure on how to do it. At some point I would also like to add the inflammatory cream that I wanted to use at nights. I guess the only product I have yet to include are those two. Thanks for the feedback and other thoughts!

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With medications so strong, it is hard to predict whether our products could do much for you. Maybe you could wait until you can go back to a simpler regime.

I wonder whether so much silicones are not obstructing your pores and hurting, rather than helping.
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Hannah,

That makes sense. I am getting some IPLS done before going back to PA and I might reintroduce the Rosacea Serum and introduce the Anti-Inflammatory cream when I go off the metro and the sulfacet.

To be honest, I hate using these meds. In general I don't like it. I used Noritate but after the IPLs I did not need to use any kind of medicated lotions until now. That was about 4 years ago when I stopped using Noritate altogether. To clarify I use the metro lotion in the AM and the sulfacet in the evening. Sometimes I skip a day or two in between for the Sulfacet because I found it drying. I hope I can get off these creams once I have the IPLs done and back to the states.

Reintroducing the Kelp, and the HA did not pose a problem. The ESL i use only when I feel my skin dry (once or twice a week thus far). Also I dilute with distilled water both the HA serum I have already made and the ESL whenever I use it. Do you think that might be too much silicone? I guess Im confused about exactly what that comment meant? Thanks in advance for the clarification!

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I simply don't think that silicones are a solution to rosacea.

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