I have Rosacea and use Metrogel, 1% and I have had great results. I have never taken antibiotics for my Rosacea, just putting the Metrogel on my face, twice a day.
In the summer, since I live out West, I use SPF 30 or higher. I had a slight tan over this past summer and that seemed to help, too. But I am usually very gloriously pale!
Ask your dr. about Metrogel 1%. It totally works wonders!