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Old 01-14-2005, 01:31 PM   #1
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Acne or Rosacea?

How do you tell if you have Acne or Rosacea? From what I am reading, if you have a really red oily face, sun damage, and acne that doesn't respond to normal acne treatments (or gets worse after acne treatments) it may be Rosacea. This is common in fair-skinned people. Does anyone here have Rosacea?

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Old 01-14-2005, 04:28 PM   #2
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Re: Acne or Rosacea?

Rosacea is mostly redness with small bumps and is typically in the T-zone area. Acne is mostly larger breakouts and can occur all over the body- rosacea is usually affects only the face and sometimes neck. The redness is bright and enlarges the pores on the cheeks and in extreme cases can really make your nose look terrible. The dermatologist is really the only one who can diagnose you, it's up to you how you choose to take care of it from there. There is a lot of information on the web- just avoid pages that are selling things. It mostly affects fair skinned people from a European background, Though you can easily see the difference in photographs between acne and rosacea.

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Old 01-15-2005, 03:43 PM   #3
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Re: Acne or Rosacea?

For me, my dermatologist started mentioning rosacea when I turned 24. For the most part though my treatments haven't changed.

Old 01-18-2005, 09:38 AM   #4
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Re: Acne or Rosacea?

A quick mention-- When rosacea occurs in African Americans it's a purplish hue rather then a red one. Temp01 covered almost everything and did a good job.

I would also recommend using a microfine zinc oxide(EG Zinclear).
The reasons are the following:
(1)Transparent on skin - decreased whitening
(2)Narrow particle size distribution
(3)Free of hard agglomeration
(4)Enhances UVB and UVA blocking

Expect to pay from $7 up per ounce. The current one I use costs $39 for 6oz

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