Anyone else struggling with rosacea and/or acne? All my life I've had a red face - not just red undertones in my skin (my neck is white) but a face that looks like I've been crying all day - red and blotchy. Plus I deal with breakouts of small pimples that take ages to go away. As a teenager I had the usual pustules, but they mostly cleared up in my 20s partly thanks to rigorous skin care. Now in my late 40s they are coming back thanks, I assume, to menopause. Never did I think I would be getting wrinkles and pimples at the same time! Plus I now have broken capillaries on my cheeks and under my nose. To add to the fun, i have a few dark spots/freckles. I don't leave the apartment without mineral foundation, but even foundation doesn't cover some of my broken capillaries, dark spots and pimples. I use mineral foundation and concealer. I then have to use a rose-toned blush to give some color to the white patches. Once all this is applied (takes 10-15 minutes) I can get started with other makeup!!!! I am not conventionally attractive to begin with so I use eye makeup on my slightly protuberant eyes, and contour for my chubby face. My makeup regimen for work takes 45 minutes, after which I look "okay." I use an expensive skin-care line from a dermatologist, and it doesn't seem to be helping much. I'm debating switching to other products. I am also trying a once-weekly glycolic peel and my skin may be "purging." If I had unlimited funds I would get Intense Pulsed Light treatment for the redness and broken capillaries at least. As it is, I use makeup to cover the horrors underneath. I really identified with the article here on SF about acne sufferers ending their lives. People are not kind. I've been asked if I am sunburned, if I eat a lot of junk food, if I've been crying, and so on. Mostly people just look disdainful if I go out without makeup.