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Rosacea is a pretty common skin disorder, right? Most people have mild cases that simply produce reddish skin and perhaps a few visible veins, don't they? So what's the matter with managing your case on your own?

Yes, Rosacea is a very common condition. In fact, The National Rosacea Society estimates that more than 14 million people in the U.S. have the skin disease, whether they realize it or not. And indeed, most cases are mild and managed well with home treatment. But there's still reason to consult an experienced physician, preferably a dermatologist, if you suspect you have rosacea.

The most obvious reason to see a doctor is that rosacea tends to worsen over time. The condition may spread to involve cheeks, nose, chin, forehead and beyond to the neck, chest and other areas. Permanent redness, more spidery veins and small, pimple-like bumps may appear. In advanced cases, people develop lumps on and around the nose that multiply. In some patients, the eyes are involved. The most serious cases of this ocular rosacea can cause eye problems like itching and burning, swelling and even blurred vision.

Another reason to get expert advice when you're first diagnosed with rosacea is that an experienced professional can help you find the right treatment to help you get and keep your condition under control. Oral and topical treatments from mild to more aggressive are available, and it often takes some time to settle on the combination that works best for each individual.

Finally, if you are considering ways to improve the appearance of your skin, a trained professional will be able to help you understand the merits of options such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment, photorejuvenation and a variety of lasers. New equipment is introduced into the market every year, each one claiming to be the true "breakthrough" in skin care. It takes a dedicated physician to keep up with the latest technology and understand which option is best for each unique case.

Yes, you should have a strong hand in managing your rosacea - hand in hand with your physician.

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I am 30 years old and have acne as well as rosacea. I have tried everything over the counter for both problems, and most recently the very expensive laser surgery. That laser surgery (Isolaz) did NOT work. Save your money. It cost me $700 for three treatments and my acne and rosacea were both worse.

I tried the Made from Earth Rosehip Face Serum and have been using it for 2 1/2 months. My acne has improved greatly. My rosacea is lighter and there are less "bumps" in my rosacea. My skin is not perfect by any means, but it is definitely 70% better than what is has been for the previous 10 years.

Also, it is a great moisturizer. This is good, because I used to use Clinique's Moisture Surge which is like $40 itself. So, it sort of kills two birds with one stone. I like it! Recommended for people tired of trying all the rosacea treatments with no success. Plus, you wont need an additional moisturizer.

August 19, 2009 - 11:02am
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Anonymous

I am 30 years old and have acne as well as rosacea. I have tried everything over the counter for both problems, and most recently the very expensive laser surgery. That laser surgery (Isolaz) did NOT work. Save your money. It cost me $700 for three treatments and my acne and rosacea were both worse.

I tried the Made from Earth Rosehip Face Serum and have been using it for 2 1/2 months. My acne has improved greatly. My rosacea is lighter and there are less "bumps" in my rosacea. My skin is not perfect by any means, but it is definitely 70% better than what is has been for the previous 10 years.

Also, it is a great moisturizer. This is good, because I used to use Clinique's Moisture Surge which is like $40 itself. So, it sort of kills two birds with one stone. I like it! Recommended for people tired of trying all the rosacea treatments with no success. Plus, you wont need an additional moisturizer.

August 19, 2009 - 11:02am
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Anonymous

Normally I don't take the time to write reviews of anything, but the Made from Earth Green Tea Toxin Cleanser has changed my mind.

I am a 52-year-old woman and have had rosacea my entire adult life. It started out as acne when I was a teenager, then progressed to the rosacea stage later on, with much less acne. I have tried oral antibiotics, gels, lotions, and all of these were dermatologist prescribed. I even tried Murad products. Some treatments improved my complexion a little, some made my rosacea flare up even worse.

When I read some reviews about the Made from Earth products on the internet, I decided to try the Made from Earth "Green Tea Toxin Cleanser". Well...what a surprise.

After just a few weeks (while also using themade from earth rosehip serum) the redness was diminished, and after almost a month now, my rosacea symptoms are all but history. I just can't believe it.

I don't know what's in that stuff, but it works for me. I am completely satisfied with it. There is no odor, no greasiness as with some ointments. In fact, after applying it seems to tighten and smooth everything a little, and I have found that I receive all the benefits even using it once daily, in the morning.

I suppose if I used it twice daily I would probably have even better results. I guess I just wanted to make the tube last longer.

I wish they would make it in a larger size, then I may be more apt to use it more often, even though I don't really need to. My verdict is: if you have any symptoms of rosacea, give this a try and see if it doesn't improve your complexion quickly.

July 24, 2009 - 11:36am
HERWriter

Interesting information. Thanks for the info.

June 30, 2009 - 7:17pm
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