I belive I have finally discovered the source of my rosacea and the rash that has overtaken my face for the last 5 months. I have tried all sorts of lotions, an antibiotic, LOTS of supplements, and am on the Elimination Diet. Nothing worked. Most recently my dermatologist gave me the patch test on my back to see what substances (not food) I might be allergic to. I responsed to nickle and chromium.
Chromium is found in construction materials and it used in treating leather. BUT it is also founds in nutritional supplements. I looked at the multivitatim that I take religiously every day and saw that the last ingredient on the bottle was Chromium. 100% of your needed daily amount. I stopped taking the multivitatim and about 48 hours later my skin completly cleared up. It's been 5 days now and my skin is clear, pale, and smooth. Yes, it's only been 5 days, so I am still keeping with the Elimination Diet rules to make sure its not also food related or that it doesn't come back. But I am very very very hopeful this was the trick.
I encourage everyone to look at what they put into their bodies on a regular basis to see if that might be the cause of their skin problems. Taking a multi-vitamin is important for your overall health, but I will need to find one without Chromium.