At 62, I’m having problems with rosacea – any ideas for products?

I recently had a complete hysterectomy at age 62. I do not take HRT . Since the surgery my skin has become extremely sensitive. I had been diagnosed with roseacea years ago but never had much trouble with it. Now my face is a mess. I am finding that coconut oil is a good gentle cleanser at night to remove make up. Everything else irritates. What is a good skin line in cleanser and make up for me? I have used Eau Thermale Avene Retrinal + .01 cream successfully until the hysterectomy last July. II

Some thoughts, if you haven’t already, please see your dermatologist for help. The prescription topical creams for these are excellent but need to be used for at least 10-12 weeks to see the effect. Oral antibiotics are an option also.


As for skincare, try to find the Avene Antirougeur Kit – I’d carry it on our site but it doesn’t fit into our postal boxes. The kit is a much better value because it contains 4 of their full-size products for sensitive, red, rosacea prone skin. Our practice carries it and many patients like it.


As for make-up, I still really recommend the Jane Iredale mineral powders – moderate coverage and very soothing over moisturizer and sunscreen. Just make sure someone color matches you. I’d carry these also, but it’s impossible to color match accurately online.


Happy holidays!    Dr. I


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Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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