Maybe the best thing to do is doing less?
I haven't been diagnosed with rosacea, but I think that's what I'm dealing with ...
My skin has always been soft and thin, pale with pink cheeks in winter, with visible veins and dark circles under the eyes (but hardly ever any puffiness)and it's very sensitive, turns red in cold/hot/windy weather or when I have a glass of wine. The big problem is that I just can't stop picking on those little bumps and pimples, and that leaves red marks that fade very slowly ... I very rarely get any big breakouts of real acne, but small black- or whiteheads that are often dry. I also feel itchy and tight easily, though I sometimes get a bit shiny on my nose and in my forehead despite feeling dry (and sometimes flaking a bit).
I've always been obsessing rather too much over my skin and trying out different products to make it better. And I've been picking WAY too much on it! I guess that's not exactly making it any better.
Finding this site was really interesting. I went on the cosmetics database and realized that my extremely expensive products from Decléor are are actually not nearly as safe as I thought.
My immediate plan is to actually stop putting anything on my skin at all while doing a detox/elimination diet (also to deal with indigestion from possible candida overgrowth or allergy). I'll do this for the next two weeks. Wondering if I should wash my face with anything, though. Perhaps my Dr. Bronner castile soap with lavender that seems to be quite safe according to the database?
Hoping that everyone else out there finds a solution to their problems!
All the best!