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Mama Deb
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On a different note:

My face is much better. The dermatologist gave me a prescription for Desonide Cream (technically for just my eyelids, but my eyes were so bad I think they distracted him from everything else) and told me to use it and NOTHING ELSE until it cleared up - just cool water. It turned out to be a reaction to the alpha hydroxy independent of the roscacea.

I no longer itch. I no longer feel the need to poke at my face. I no longer feel like it's on fire. In fact, it feels normal. I am using the cream on other areas that were affected, but those areas are smaller and smaller. And I was beginning to have trouble with my eyesight, and that's gone.

It doesn't look normal - my eyes are still a little swollen, and there are deep wrinkles that didn't exist before - but it looks so much better, and with my glasses on, it's not even very noticeable. I'm still using the cream, of course, and just washing with cool water.

So, he never gave me a chance to ask. Any recommendations for sunscreen that's sensitive skin friendly? I'm figuring I should start using that once it all clears up.

(Now if only my knee would stop leaking lymph.)

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I don't have rosacea, but I have *extremely* dry and sensitive facial skin. PABA-free sunscreens based on zinc oxide seem to do the best job for me without irritating my face - but a broad-brimmed sunhat works almost as well.

I've been washing my face with plain tepid water and a cotton facecloth for a couple of years now, except for the rare occasions when I wear makeup. Other than the dryness, my skin's in better shape than it's been in years.