Those tiny little bumps you get on your face? Those are called pustules, but you may find yourself referring to them as zits or pimples. A typical reaction to those pustules is to grab acne cream and use it as a rosacea treatment for face bumps. That won't help. In fact, acne creams contain ingredients that will actually irritate your skin and make the rosacea worse.
Make sure the rosacea treatment for face men and women beauty products you use avoid the common rosacea triggers .
- Benzoyl Peroxide
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Glycolic Acid
- Menthol or Mint Oils
- Salicylic Acid
- Witch Hazel
So, What Can You Use?
If possible, see a dermatologist for a prescription medication for rosacea. The most commonly prescribed rosacea medications are:
- Azelaic Acid (Finacea) - A topical foam or gel that fights pustules.
- Brimonidine (Mirvaso) - A topical that shrinks the blood vessels.
- Doxycycline (Doryx/Oracea/Periostat/Vibramycin) - A topical cream or gel that prevents the growth of bacteria.
- Ivermectin (Soolantra) - A topical lotion that helps kill mites.
- Metronidazole (MetroGel) - A topical antibiotic gel.
Oxymetazoline ( Rhofade ) - A topical ointment that shrinks the blood vessels.
- Tetracycline - An oral medication that prevents bacterial growth.
With regular use rosacea medications may stop working. If that happens, your doctor will need to prescribe something else. That's why some people prefer to find an over-the-counter rosacea treatment. Look for organic, all-natural products that don't have dyes, fragrances, or harsh chemicals. These are products I've had recommended to me by others with rosacea.
Made From Earth Rosehip and Hibiscus Facial Serum
I have to say that I've preferred Made From Earth over any other product that's been recommended to me. The topical actually has stopped pustules within a few days. Ingredients are certified organic and include things like rosehip oil, hibiscus, aloe vera, coconut oil, vitamin E, several B vitamins, and rosemary. A little goes a long way. You don't want to block pores, so stick to a thin layer.
Kanuka or Manuka Honey
Studies have shown that kanuka honey can help combat rosacea. Finding kanuka is tough. It's often easier to find manuka honey. I've seen it in Costco and Amazon sells many manuka lotions. I tried Honevo Red for several months. It's a twice-daily topical rosacea treatment mask that you leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing off. Studies impressed me, but it never worked for me.
Prosacea Medicated Rosacea Gel
I picked up a tube of Prosacea after many people told me how well it works. I'd heard people with the bulbous growths on the nose saw some relief from those thickened patches of skin, too. I don't have that issue, but I liked thinking there was a suitable over-the-counter rosacea treatment for nose bumps.
The key ingredient is sulphur, which is recommended as a rosacea treatment for face bumps. It also contains aloe vera, lactose, diazolidinyl urea, water, and other man-made or chemical ingredients.
I hoped Prosacea would work, but it didn't. If anything, my experience was that my skin was drier after two weeks.
Rosacea affects people differently, so be prepared to try different rosacea treatments for bumps and see what works for you. While Made From Earth has worked best for me, I know others have had absolutely no luck. I have a feeling that the weather, diet, and genetics play a bigger part in why some products work for some and don't for others.