Menopause and Rosacea

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Dear Peri/Menopause Warriors - Just curious if any of you lovely ladies have been diagnosed with rosacea or ocular rosacea during this lovely journey. i was just wanting to compare notes with anyone who might also have these issue - thanks a bunch

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    Hi debra, I have rosacea too, it flares up on the side of my cheek at least i think it's from perimenopause . What is ocular rosacea? Never heard of it.. hugs to you in this journey, it's awful something new everyday

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    I have it. I have noticed more incidents of itchy eyes. If I scratch my lids and around my eyes it gets red and swollen. But I have noticed I am more sensitive to skin reactions. I have used vitamin E around my eyes and night for decades suddenly it now gives me a reaction. Skin goes red hot and itchy.

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      hi beth - do you also suffer from flushing? migraines? Do your eyes ever seem really bloodshot & feel like they have sand in them or you have a lot of sleep in them in the morning? if so, you might have ocular rosacea & should probably get it checked out - or you are correct, things are bodies used to tolerate can no longer tolerate. i am just trying to see if there is a correlation with the flushing & the rosacea -

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    I haven't been diagnosed but I either have rosacea of some kind of acne flare up on my nose and one cheek. I don't think it is acne as my skin is dry, but I have never had acne before so I have no clue. All I know is that I didn't realise how difficult it is to deal with a spotty/red face and it's really affected my confidence. Do you find it hard to be sociable with it too?

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      hi - do you find that your face/acne gets inflammed with either hot flashes/stress or certain food triggers...if you think the facial redness is bothersome, try the ocular rosacea.... i look like i was in an alley fight - Oy Vey!

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      i just use an ancient greek remedy oil i got on the internet - it doesnt have any chemicals in it & it doesnt irritate my skin - i have also heard that rose hip oil spray helps with rosacea -

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      Had to come back to this thread for any future readers as I have finally got rid of my rosacea after six months of it bugging me. I would not try this with ocular rosacea, but on my cheeks I used a combination of niacinamide and azelaic acid to clear my skin dramatically. The niacinamide worked on the real underlying rosacea redness within a few days. The azelaic acid took care of drying out any pustules and preventing other break outs. Topped off with some hyaluronic acid on wet skin to help with dryness, and in a month I have no signs at all of the horrid rosacea that was killing my confidence. I hated turning to chemicals, but the difference was so dramatic and The Ordinary products are at least cruelty-free and vegan!

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