It Works for Me - National Rosacea Society

Cucumber Slices

To help reduce flushing, I apply cucumber slices directly to the flushed skin.  I use English cucumbers, peeled and sliced very thin.  The thin slices conform to the skin contours much better than thicker slices.  I apply the cucumber and leave it in place until nearly dry.  Cucumber has a cooling effect that seems to exceed the effect one would expect from moisture alone.  I keep a small container in the refrigerator and take one along when traveling.  I pack a small paring knife in a checked bag when flying.
— U. Macmillan

About It Works for Me

Beyond medical therapy prescribed by your doctor, a vast array of other measures have been discovered by patients to help control their condition. It Works for Me is a venue for sharing reports from rosacea patients, as well as physicians, who have written over the years to tell us, "I tried this, and it works for me," in hopes that they might help other rosacea sufferers with their individual cases. If you have a tip to share, please email it to, and it may be included here.

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The National Rosacea Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of people with rosacea by raising awareness, providing public health information and supporting medical research on this widespread but little-known disorder. The information the Society provides should not be considered medical advice, nor is it intended to replace

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