Thursday, 12 March 2015

Dr Sam Bunting on Rosacea

The final instalment of my first batch of videos with Dr Sam is now live. Rosacea it is!

Sam and I are filming again next month and will try and collate as many of your questions as we can for the next series.

Any questions on this video do please leave them in the comments and I'll respond as quickly as I can.


www.drsambunting.com

68 comments:

  1. Great! Really enjoying these videos. Have I missed the one about hyperpigmentation?

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    1. Yes, I've been waiting for this one as well. Feeling foolish if I missed it somehow.

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    2. same for me! looking forward to hear what I can do about my stained face :(.

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  2. Sunscreen and other specific product recommendations would be very helpful!

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    1. Agreed! I think Caroline is a fan of clinique/clarins sunscreens so I'm assuming she still likes them in 2015...? :)

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    2. She and "a model recommends" did a great sun screen colaboration video last summer. So it maybe on Ruth's channel. But it's a great video. Several products shown and why they like each one. And for what purpose. Check it out! 😊

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  3. Have enjoyed this series, thanks! Maybe for next meeting - does Dr Sam recommend any specific sun blocks? And how does she suggest they are removed?

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  4. Definitely more videos please! Especially good tip about spending more money on your sunscreen. People look at like I'm mad because I'll spend £40 on a sunscreen but practically nothing on a moisturiser.

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    1. I'm with you Andy. I do the same thing. I have found a sunscreen that I love that doesn't break me out or turn me white. I wear it daily and it is on the pricey side. My moisturizers are inexpensive in comparison. I had severe hyperpigmentation in the past from not wearing sunscreen or just buying the cheap ones that broke me out and I did exactly what Dr Sam said. I would look outside to see if I could get away without wearing it. Now, my complexion is more even toned than it used to be, of course along with cleansing and exfoliate which are major contributors. :-)

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  5. Dr Sam is fab! I am suffering with perioral eczema (mostly identified through your blog) and have finally convinced a doctor to prescribe antibiotics (it's been over 6 months), but if either of you have anymore advice then it is EXTREMELY gratefully received 😘

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  6. Rosacea/redness cheat sheet with recommendations? Need a new day moisturiser and a serum, and struggling to find ones that aren't either aimed at acne/oily or dryness. What about us annoying combination/dehydrated/red nosed/spot prone people?! :P

    Been a great series! You and Dr Sam are quite the skincare team. xxx

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    1. This is exactly my skin! Would love a cheat sheet - the red nose is not caused by too many whiskies!

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    2. 4th all of this - the majority of products I've tried either aren't strong enough to combat the dehydration or if they function decent in that area, produce breakouts. Am in early stages of loverly inherited rosacea, so would be very interested to hear specific product recommendations & cheat sheet as well :-) Really enjoyed this video series and look forward to seeing more collaborations from the two of you, thank you!

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    3. Yes please....with added issue of sensitivity to essential oils, which are in a lot of products aimed at rosacea/sensitive skin.....

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    4. Yes please.....with added issue of sensitivity to essential oils, which are in so many products aimed at rosacea/sensitive skin.....

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    5. I'm with you on the essential oils! A lot of oil serums include essential oils, and I'm wondering if I could get the same effect as of a brand serum by looking at the ingredients and just mixing the oils in it without the essential oils? I read somewhere on the site that there are on dupes, and I get that, but what is the real difference between a brand serum and mixing you own with organic cold pressed oils? Do the brands use "better" oils?

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    6. Yes please!!! This would be utterly marvellous!!!

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    7. I'am starting to develop rosacea for the 1st time and im at a loss on how to combat it. It started when I began using benzol cream for the cysts and spots (which has done wonders but now my nose and cheeks are red, sore, bumpy and so dehydrated). Hydrolaun has done wonders for the dehydration but still the rosacea persists. So a cheat sheet would be fantastic!!!!

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    8. I have very sensitive skin prone to redness, and oils are no-no for me.
      I'd like to get recommendation on good exfoliators that don't irritate sensitive skin or dry it out.
      Recently, I bought Clinique's Turnaround serum, we'll see if it works.

      Caroline, yes - cheat sheet with recommendations, please!

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    9. I like La Roche Posey Rosalic AR serum. It calms the skin, and I think it makes me blush less.... Also like La Roche Poseys Tolarien Ultra cream/serum, it is calming as well. Rosalic AR is more like a gel, while Tolarien is more cream-like.

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    10. That sounds like my skin too - a cheat sheet would be v helpful Caroline. Especially about how to cleanse this type of skin - I go through phases where I HCC with a flannel but not sure if this is too abrasive for sensitive red skin - but then again it is helpful to get rid of annoying flakies. Also moisturizer recommendation would be helpful for combination, red, sensitive plus spot prone! Great interviews with Dr. Sam Bunting - her skin is so lovely and glowy - would love to know her skincare regime!

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    11. Cheat sheet for rosacea sounds great! I'm focusing too much on my dehydrated, dry skin and not taking care of the redness.. and it's the redness which is most upsetting for me.

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    12. Please please please could you do a cheat sheet on Rosacea. I would treasure it!!

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  7. I would love some help with perioral dermatits.my gp prescribed eumovate (I was under the impression steroids made it worse!?) and canesten (they did not help). I have now been given zineryt. I would like to know if there are better topical treatments as I would like to avoid abx? Thank you-loving ur work and Dr Sam is some kind of miracle guru!!

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  8. Sunscreen product recommendations? You gave her favourites in the first video about female hormonal acne, but none of the videos which followed. Its really helpful to know!

    I just bought La Roche Posay anthelios 50 gel cream but its awful under makeup, rubs off and doesnt sink in nicely at all

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    1. Alpha H Essential Moisturiser SPF50 is lovely and fab under make up! Highly recommend, think it's £29 but lasts ages...

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    2. Eltamd uv clear works fabulous!! Lightweight. Non greasy. No breakouts!

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    3. great recommendations, thanks xx

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  9. Are there BHA alternatives for those allergic to salicylic acid? (salicylic acid = painful, large cyst like things on the face; asprin = painful, large hive like things on the body)

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  10. Yes, I would like a video on sunscreen as well! I find it so difficult knowing which one and for how long they work etc. And brands as well :)

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  11. Thank you, great video! Would love some product recccomendations as I find it really difficult to find products that help with the redness/broken capillaries but also hydrate my dry skin. Am usually too scared to try new products in case it makes the redness worse!

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  12. Caroline, there is a video with dr. Sam where she states that double cleansing isn't good for the skin and that oils should not be used on acne prone skin... any thoughts ?

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    1. I watched the same video, came across it by accident and would also love to know your thoughts Caroline, I assume there is a huge difference between gentle double cleansing and a real heavy duty, removing make up with a foaming cleanser, follow by clarisonic with another striping cleanser....but I would prefer to hear the answer from the horses mouth ;-) we all trust you Caroline!

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    2. After I read your comment I remembered the video, I actually watched it months ago and commented on it because I disagreed with some of the points she made and its only now dawned on me its the same person as in Caroline's latest videos!

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    3. Wow, I remember that video, is that the same person? Will check it out.

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  13. Would love some explicit physical sunblock suggestions for rosacea, plus BHA treatments suitable for us sensitive rosy-cheeked types, too, please!

    ps Loving your work, Lady H! xx

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    1. Second this please

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    2. Thirded (is that a word?) please. Great series of Vids with Dr Sam, thank you both.

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    3. Err, fourth-ded? :)

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  14. Hello Caroline,
    A question on SPF - I've been usen La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 30 for oily/combination skin (I have combination skin) the last few years and am really enjoying it. However, I've only just now realised that it contains denatured alcohol. I am trying to avoid the "bad alcohols". What is your take on denatured alcohol in SPF's?

    Thank you,
    B

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  15. Great series Caroline and Dr Sam.

    Could you and Dr Sam do a video in the next series on different cosmetic treatments, i.e. Microdermabrasion, lasers (by type), derma-pens etc? I would love to hear the pros and cons of each as well as what concerns they best address. Thanks!

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  16. Milia! How do I get rid of the milia on my back? I never even knew what it was (I tried squeezing them like zits) until I discovered it's called milia. The top of my back/sides of arms are covered in milia along with acne. HELP!?
    Also, how little/much acne should I have until I go to the dermatologist and ask for something like roaccutane? My face isn't covered in acne but I frequently get cysts on my forehead/cheeks/chin as well as on my back, and sometimes I have zits even on my neck.

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    1. Karima, are you sure it isn't Keratosis Pilaris on your arms? That's very common & usually responds well to exfoliation & moisturisation. There's a Palmers Cocoa Butter lotion that has AHA/BHA in it & my KP always responds pretty well to this.

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    2. That is likely keratosis pilaris on your arms and maybe back--- check google
      I have this also and it's very frustrating
      http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/basics/definition/con-20025750

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  17. Hi Caroline what do you think of the Clinique Super City Block SPF 40 for rosacea/combination/oily? Gemma

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  18. Loving Dr Sam. Thank you for sharing! My rosacea started when I moved to London 7 years ago. I hadn't changed my diet or lifestyle at all. What did change was the water. My skin HATES London water. I think I have finally found my main trigger and that is the shower water. I know you Caroline have written about avoiding getting it on the face but I have only decided to heed that advice and it is paying off! It is only a few days into this not getting shower water on my face but it seems to be having a really positive effect! If only I had realised this sooner, it would have saved me many trips to the dermatologist, endless trips to Space NK for the latest 'cure' and least of all saved my sanity!...oh well, you live you learn!

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  19. First time in your blog and I’m impressed! Everything is so beautiful! I think that you do a great job! I know that blog requires much time, but keep doing it!

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  20. Thanks, Caroline and Dr. Sam, from one of the Technicolor Rosacea Brigade. I once went shopping for make-up after walking in the cold wind and the nice assistant actually asked me if my husband had hit me! So I'd love some help with sunscreen and exfoliant. I've been using Anthelios gel SPF 50 and like it a lot. It dries to a non-sticky finish, which I like. More videos please! Lists of products mentioned would be helpful -- I'm hard of hearing and there's a bit of echo in the video. Many, many thanks!

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  21. ECZEMA! I'd like to know more. I've struggled with eczema my entire life (23yrs). My elbows, hands (gets really bad in the winter, particularly my fingers), face (terrible around my mouth.. yuck!). It makes it really difficult to use skincare products. It'd be great if the both of you can give me some incite as to what I can do to treat/prevent it and what I can use (ingredients-wise for my face). Using sunscreen actually irritates it even more. Pretty much EVERYTHING irritates my skin.

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    1. Yes please!! Any insights into eczema especially sensitive skin/facial eczema would be so helpful!!!

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    2. I've had eczema for 20 odd years but have been clear of it since I started taking large doses of vit D and fish oils, the vit D has also helped my mum's psoriasis. It may not work for you but give it a go, you've nothing to lose except red, sore, cracked skin :)

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  22. I remember 15ish years ago my mum took me to a derm for my rosacea as I have constant redness, sensitive skin, super dry cheeks and a bazillion broken capillaries. They offered to laser my face to remove the capillary damage but there wasn't much they could do with the rest. THANKFULLY people don't try to laser your face in the same capacity any longer and I've just accepted my red cheeks as part of my person. It's like cellulite. Some times life just gives you things and you can't get rid of them but you might as well make peace with them...they aren't going anywhere! (That being said I've always been thankful that some tinted moisturiser and my skin tone will balance out substantially)

    x
    Sara

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  23. Any thoughts on Clinique City block SPF40 oil free?
    Melasma after pregnancy when to seek medical intervention?
    Thank you xxxx

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    1. I would also love to hear your opinion on Clinique City block as well. After seeing it being used in a recent Lisa Eldridge video I was thinking about trying it

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  24. Is it true, what dr. neal schultz say, that you don't have to put on the same amount of physical sunscreen as you have to with chemical sunscreen ?
    And I don't get, why the protection of mineral sunscreen doesn't last longer, when I apllied it
    a second time.

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  25. Very interesting. I have mild rosacea and do know my triggers. Sun have to wear 30-50 SPF every day. I am using the Zelens at the moment but will return to the Kiehls as I prefer the texture. Sam mentions BHA,but I cannot use any acids I go red and itch and break out in red spots within ten minutes. I am okay with Hyalluronic acid, which is a different kind. Enzymes make my itch and anything with rose oil breaks me out. I have been using a Clarisonic with the gentlest head since 2009 with out a problem, but only use 3 times a week.

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  26. Caroline, it would be SO GREAT of you if you can do a series focusing on PD! What products can / can't be used - retinol, vit. A products, glycolic acid, what type of sunscreen etc.

    Gracias!!

    *a confused soul with PD*

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  27. Can anything be done about broken capillaries?

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  28. Yet again you wrote another amazing blog post you never fail to deliver. You inspire me to write my blog and without you and so many other bloggers I wouldn't of had the confidence so thank you for being you,

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  31. A cheat sheet on Rosacea would be amazing. Really struggling with skincare and makeup - everything makes it worse and my skin is so sore :(

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  32. Love your blog and videos...especially the ones with Ruth! I was hoping, though, I could hear you (or anyone, really) talk about addressing rosacea on oily, aging skin. I feel like most of what I read/hear assumes that rosacea sufferers have dry skin. I've had the hardest time finding anti-aging products that are not too harsh and not too heavy for my specific skin type. Many thanks!

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