Over-the-counter rosacea treatments

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Rosacea affects more than 45 million people, according to the website rosaceacure.org. It starts out as a redness and flushing on the face, cheeks, forehead and nose and less commonly spreads to the neck and chest. Rosacea affects both men and women and usually starts at the age of 30. The cause is still unknown but some doctors think it may be caused by overactive facial blood vessels and inflammation. Symptoms of rosacea include flushing and redness of the face and neck, red lines on the face, and small, red, lumpy pimples. Other symptoms include burning or itching of the skin, swelling of the face, enlargement of the nose, and eye problems. There are several over-the-counter treatments for rosacea.


Cetaphyl is a gentle cleanser that comes in a cleansing bar, antibacterial bar and cleansing lotion. These gentle cleansing bars and lotion have no ingredients in it that may irritate the skin. The cleansing bars are designed for dry and sensitive skin. You can use cetaphyl cleansing and antibacterial bars just like regular soap. You can use the cetaphyl lotion after your bath or shower to help moisturise your skin. Cetaphyl helps rosacea because it is not a soap and has no fragrance or ingredient to irritate the skin.


Vanicream is a nongreasy moisturising cream that is easy to spread on your face and body. Vanicreams soothe the skin and can be beneficial to skin problems such as rosacea, sunburn, dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema. Vanicream comes in a lotion and a skin cream.


Rosacure was specifically designed to treat rosacea. Rosacure is a anti-redness face cream and can reduce the appearance of redness caused by rosacea. Rosacure was originally made in Italy. It is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and fragrance-free. It should be used twice a day for four to six weeks for best results in reducing redness caused by rosacea.

Zenmed Skin Care System

Zenmed rosacea cream and skin care system can reduce inflammation and decrease tissue swelling caused by rosacea. There are three types in the zenmed skin care system: rosacea cream, gentle cleansing gel and derma cleanse. The rosacea cream has ingredients in it that help reduce the facial redness, flushing and broken blood vessels caused by rosacea. The gentle cleansing gel removes acne that is caused by rosacea, and the derma cleanse is also an acne treatment since most sufferers of rosacea also suffer from acne. Zenmed is not recommended for use while pregnant.

Zinco Cream

Zinco cream is specially designed for ultra-sensitive facial skin. It is a sunscreen with zinc oxide that shields the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. It also gives skin a healthy tone while reducing facial redness and blemishes. Zinco cream is chemical free, has no fragrances, alcohols or dyes in it. Zinco cream is safe for those who have allergic reactions to chemicals and fragrances.

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