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    facial moisturizers for 68 year old with rosecea

    This may be too specific, but my skin feels itchy and raw most of the time these days. Yesterday I went to the drug store and walked out with nothing as I was overwhelmed with choices. I use prescription metrolotion on my face for rosacea. I understand I can put lotion on my face after the metrolotion dries. My question is, why do all the products have sunscreen? I also use olive oil . Any suggestions.

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    If you want to go a natural route, I would recommend trying a calendula lotion (I've seen these at health food stores and Whole Foods). I make my own with calendula I grow. Its wonderfully healing. I had a bad accident a couple of weeks ago where I had a significant gash in my thumb. I've been using my salve and the healing is quicker than I would have expected.

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    Try azelaic acid. There are Rx brands Finacea (for rosacea) and Azelex. But if you google, you may find some OTC products with azelaic acid in them, without a prescription or a sunscreen.

    Here's a comment from a blogger on it:

    "I initially looked into azelaic acid as a treatment for the unpleasant flakiness I was developing around my nose and mouth. Turns out it can also be helpful in smoothing skin--and so much more.

    "Azelaic acid is most frequently prescribed for rosacea sufferers, because it’s crazy-effective at decreasing the inflammation that causes rosacea’s trademark redness. The ingredient is also antibacterial, making it helpful for decreasing acne."


    I did market research on rosacea for many years. It's very difficult to treat, and I do think that there are probably systemic reasons for the inflammation, such as dietery factors, but I never got into that. But while the metro lotion (and metro gel) helps the pimply kind of rosacea, Finacea/azelaic acid really does a better job at the redness/scaliness. And it does have some overall advantages in terms of skin tone as well.
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    I've read several places that food sensitivities play into rosacea--wheat particularly.

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    I like Clinique moisturizer best and it does not bother me, and many many face creams do.

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    I've read several places that food sensitivities play into rosacea--wheat particularly.
    dairy. dairy is the worst.
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    Burt's Bees Night Cream. Organic and fabulous!

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    Thanks all.

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    Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue. It's a gel-cream I love. It's $6-7, depending on where you get it. I used to use the gel version of Clinique's yellow moisturizer. This stuff is very similar and much less expensive.

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    Does everyone really need moisterizer?

    i use none on my face and use it elsewhere only when it is dry, usually only in winter months.

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