I am new to the forum but was glad when I found it because I have been reading posts here for about two months that have helped me to understand the large number of treatments that people use for rosacea.
My rosacea consists of red cheeks spreading up towards the temples areas. Recently, I've noticed spider veins but have never had any p&p's as I've heard them called here before. I wanted to share my experience because I have actually found something effective for me - tea tree oil.
Not confident enough to say it's a cure but my skin has not looked this healthy and not red in a very long time. I read about demodex mites and wanted to try a natural treatment. After just one day, there was noticeably less redness on my face. I kept up a routine of applying it once a day mixed about 1/2 and 1/2 with jojoba oil (an unbelievable moisturizer). The redness kept dimishing. I missed two days and the redness flared back up so I continued with the TTO mix and my skin got back to improving. I then realized my eyes were getting very irritated (my thought is the mites migrated to safe ground) so I scrubbed my eyelids (extremely carefully) with diluted TTO and that has helped my eyes now too. I'm up to three times a day after reading about the life cycle of the mites and like I said, my skin is still noticeable improving. I haven't seen a whole lot on TTO in this forum, has anyone else had any experience - good or bad. I know some complain b/c it can be pretty harsh. At first, diluted would kind of burn but now I can apply undiluted to my cheeks with no complaint, like I've built up a tolerance? Also, I would imagine TTO could be effective for p&p's since I've heard it's a great anti-microbial and anti-fungal agent.
Glad to be here and hope this can give some food for thought to those who haven't tried TTO or addressing demodex mites as a possible cause.