Q. I have been seeing a dermatologist for years for my rosacea. Nothing really helps much, and many things irritate my skin.
I saw my neurologist for headaches, and he asked what I was doing for my face. I told him I’d tried everything, but was currently using Finacea. He suggested using Selsun Blue dandruff shampoo on my face, for about five minutes, while taking a shower.
It took three days before I could see a difference, but for the first time in eight years, the redness is finally going away! The shampoo dries my skin, so I moisturize after the shower. My face looks better than it ever has.
A. Rosacea causes redness of the cheeks, nose and forehead. Thanks for sharing your story. Others have reported that topical application of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) or milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) can also be helpful for this skin condition.