Covering Rosacea with Makeup

Covering rosacea effectively requires the right kind of makeup. It needs to both counteract the redness while at the same time, nourishing your skin and reducing inflammation. Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition the affects the face. It causes redness and small, red, pus-filled pustules or bumps. If left untreated, rosacea will get worse. Rosacea is common among fair-skinned people, but rosacea incidences are common in parts of Asia, too.  Rosacea is a frustrating skin condition that may begin subtly with intermittent redness along the cheeks and nose. Many rosacea sufferers have their own skin care routines and makeup choices that help them with the outbreaks.

There are still debates about what causes rosacea, but regardless of the cause, following a dermatologist’s recommendations can give you the freedom from embarrassing and unsightly rosacea breakouts.

Skin Care for Rosacea

Skin care routines and advice for rosacea included adhering to specific steps and products to help you achieve the quality of skin you want. Using these tips and tricks for covering rosacea, you will reduce wrinkles, blackheads, oily skin, red bumps, and inflammation.

•    Use a gentle water-soluble cleanser. Absolutely no soaps or bar cleansers.

•    Apply sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater. Make sure the only active ingredients in your sunblock are titanium dioxide and or zinc oxide and filled with antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients.

•    If you have normal to dry skin use a lotion or cream moisturizer that includes antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients.

•    Oily skin requires a gel or light serum moisturizer with skin-repairing ingredients and antioxidants. Retinol included in the ingredients is very good for rosacea sufferers.

After you have cleaned and moisturized your skin, you can use makeup products developed for those with sensitive skin.

Covering Rosacea Effectively

Keep your makeup regimen simple. The more ingredients and products you use the higher the incidences of rosacea. Use multi-functional products such as green-tinted bases containing sunscreen. A green-tinted base will hide the redness and even out your skin tone. Two products recommended by top dermatologists are Dermablend and Cover FX cream foundation.

Oil-free foundations and concealers offer the coverage you need. Your foundation shade should match your natural skin tone as closely as possible. Your concealer should be one shade lighter than your normal skin tone.

Use antibacterial concealer brushes to apply makeup. Using your fingers or a makeup sponge can cause damage to your skin.

As an alternative use mineral powder. Mineral makeup is a great choice for covering rosacea. It does not contain irritating ingredients. Some mineral powder formulas are formulated to color-correct redness. Use mineral blushers. Do go easy on the color if you use it at all. Sheer blush formulated for sensitive skin is best.

Gentle eye makeup is a good choice to prevent ocular rosacea. Products that are ophthalmologist and allergy tested are ideal. Mascara and eyeliner should go on easy and wash away with warm water. Mineral powder eye shadows might be the best choice for eyes that are susceptible to rosacea. Neutral colors will be less irritating than strong pigmented colors.

Neutral lips will keep you looking awesome. Avoid red lipsticks that may intensify the look of redness in your skin.

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