Non-Prescription Treatments for Rosacea

More rosacea products from Proactiv to Benzoyl Peroxide

Proactiv Solution is offered as a Combination Therapy three product system: Renewing Cleanser, Revitalizing Toner and Repairing Lotion. The products contain ingredients such as finely milled Benzoyl Peroxide, panthenol, allantoin, sulfur, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyethylene, Witch Hazel Extract, aloe and chamomile.

The Proactiv system strives to exfoliate the skin, open the pores and even the skin tone. The effects of benzoyl peroxide on unborn children or nursing babies has not been studied, however Benzoyl peroxide can be absorbed through the skin.

Colloidal Silver

Over the years colloidal silver has been a very controversial treatment and some would say very dangerous. Medically there is no proven benefit to the use of colloidal silver but many possible risks. Exposure to colloidal silver over a period of time can result in a condition known as argyria. The silver particles accumulate in the eyes, internal organs, and the skin causing the skin to turn an ashen bluish grey color.

Research by the FDA found that the amount of silver found in various product samples tested differed from 15.2% to 124% of the amount stated on the product labels. The amount of silver absorption required to cause argyria is not known. What is known is that the possible risks of using products containing colloidal silver far exceed any unsubstantiated benefit.

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Benzoyl Peroxide

BENZOYL PEROXIDE widely used in the treatment of acne, but should be used only as directed on the product label as it will cause skin irritation. Benzoyl Peroxide is not recommended for use if you have any other skin condition such as rosacea, eczema, dermatitis, seborrhea, sun burn, skin redness or raw or broken skin.

Avoid using benzoyl peroxide on the neck, nose, and in or around the lips and eyes.

Do not use Benzoyl Peroxide in combination with any other topical acne, rosacea product or any other skin product containing AHA's, BHA's, sulfur, salicylic acid, resorcinol, lime, spices, or tretinoin. Do not use with hair dyes, hair permanents, hair removal products, shaving creams, after shaves, astringents, facial scrubs or skin exfoliates.

Along with the positive effects of benzoyl peroxide there may be some unwanted negative effects.

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