I just got back from vacation in Southern California. Prior to the trip I had little papules all over my forehead and some on my right cheek. There was MAJOR improvement just within a few days of being there. No more bumps on my forehead or cheek. I'm trying to figure out what I did differently but nothing comes to mind other than the fact that I was in the ocean and in the sun. Also, in Southern CA the water is very hard so you must have a water softener - I stayed with old neighbors who have one of these. The water is softened by using salt pellets (weird I know). Anyway, I'm wondering if the combo of the ocean, sun and soft water had anything to do with this vast improvement. Also, no flares while I was there... I need to move back I think! When I lived there I did not have rosacea. It came after we moved away. Thoughts?