When it comes to Rosacea makeup ingredients to avoid, a recent study by the National Rosacea Society in the USA found that the most commonly avoided ingredient that rosacea patients look for when inspecting products that they consider buying, is alcohol.
This study was conducted using a sample of 771 rosacea patients and of them, 90 percent indicated that they read the ingredients of skin care and cosmetic products before purchasing them. Of those, 77 percent claim that they limit the use of products containing alcohol.
It was also found that 64 percent of respondents steer clear of products containing fragrances, while 42 percent avoid anything that includes dies and pigments. A further 41 percent were sensitive to menthol and about one-third weren’t happy if the product contained witch hazel, sulfates, citrus juice or oils, or paraben preservatives.
Moreover, 30 percent of survey subjects who answered the questionnaire about which rosacea makeup ingredients to avoid, had an aversion to anything containing alpha hydroxy or mint.
How They Decided Which Rosacea Makeup Ingredients to Avoid
In this survey, 66 percent indicated that the decision process involved first trying a product and then noting whether it had any negative affect on their skin. Using a process of elimination, the respondents would decide against any products which they found irritating or that resulted in rosacea outbreaks or flare ups.
Others were more interested in reading about the subject, which is probably why you’re here right now. Some took on board advice that they received from their physician.
Everyone is different – and different people are more sensitive to different ingredients than others. So really, in addition to educating yourself about potentially irritating ingredients in makeup products, the bottom line is, that for you, it’s really just a matter of trial and error. But next time you go shopping, try to keep in mind the results of the above survey and take notice whether any of the ingredients mentioned above mean unhappy results for your skin.
If you’re struggling with acne Rosacea and have oily skin, then you may wish to exchange any oil based foundation or concealers for mineral powder makeup – and apply it using an antibacterial brush.
At-home exfoliants and peels or microdermabrasion products may also be a no-no. It may be preferable to visit a spa and enjoy some professional treatments there. You could also consider asking the attendant about the ingredients in the products they are using. Many of the better beauty professionals will be aware of rosacea and be informed on how best to treat you.
Other Rosacea Makeup Ingredients to Avoid
According to Cosmetics Cop, rosaceans may also be sensitive to numerous other ingredients, including acetone, bentonite, bergamot, camphor, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, cocoa butter, cornstarch, fennel, horsetail, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, marjoram, mint, papaya, phenol, sandalwood oil, thyme, wintergreen and ylang-ylang. The ingredients sodium C14-16 olefin sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate and TEA-lauryl sulfate can also irritate rosacea-prone skin.