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It Works for Me - National Rosacea Society

Zinc Sunscreen

As I live in Australia, the sun was a massive irritant for my rosacea (redness of skin on cheeks, and nose that was blotchy and painful).  The only thing I have found that works is sunscreen with a large proportion of zinc. 
— M. Swards

Bath Soap

Using regular bath soap, I began scrubbing my face three times a day, about eight hours apart, while paying particular attention to my nose.  The effect was almost immediate.  The redness and soreness abated, pimples became fewer and both eyes were clear in the morning.  I knew that I still had rosacea, but all of my symptoms were greatly diminished – as long as I kept my face clean.
— D. Scarff


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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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National Rosacea Society
196 James St.
Barrington, IL 60010

Our Mission

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

consultation with a qualified physician. The Society does not evaluate, endorse or recommend any particular medications, products, equipment or treatments. Rosacea may vary substantially from one patient to another, and treatment must be tailored by a physician for each individual case. For more information, visit About Us.