I am a 21 year old male turning 22 next month. I have been fighting Acne Rosacea for around 8 years. I have had times when my face was all red and flaky while at other times not so bad. I'm desperately looking for a way to get rid of this as it greatly affects my social life. I have tried all sorts of moisturizing creams and oils but nothing seems to have a permanent solution to this problem. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could tell me how they have had to overcome this problem because 8 years is a long time and I don't want it to continue for another 8 or more.
Try using [this](http://www.swansonvitamins.com/prosacea-prosacea-gel-rosacea-treatment-0-75-oz-gel?SourceCode=INTL405&CAWELAID=550269319&catargetid=530002460000000567&cadevice=c&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CJOnvO7vsLgCFS9eQgodLmgAHQ) if you can find it, and if that doesn't work try talking to your doctor. There's really not much to be done about this, but it's definitely not permanent.
Rosacea is a difficult dermatological condition. Creams and oils applied on the affected area can actually be a trigger/cause of the inflammation. As with most dermatology problems, try to use products that have the best record of non-irritability e.g. "cetaphil" type products. One thing you could try if you haven't already is to instead of sleeping on a pillow directly, use a clean towel that you launder everyday with just water and plain bleach and sleep on that on top of your pillow. It's often a recommended tip for acne vulgaris, but it's quite applicable in this situation as all you are trying to do is limit your contact time of your face with things that may irritate it, including a dirty pillow.