If you suffer with Rosacea, you will know what it’s like to have to put up with redness on your face, and not only that, you also have to put up with those annoying spider veins that can appear on your nose and cheeks. There are plenty information online on how to treat rosacea and certain things your doctor can do to help combat these symptoms but you may suffer the odd flare-up which can leave you feeling embarrassed.
Your self-confidence can also take somewhat of a knock because this condition is visible to everyone. In this article, you will find information on Makeup for Rosacea, and how you can apply it so it doesn’t make your condition worse.
Makeup for Rosacea and Where to Start
You must make sure you cleanse your face properly before you apply makeup for rosacea. Keeping your skin as healthy as possible is what’s important when you suffer with this terrible skin disorder. Your medicine cabinet should only contain cleansers, toners and moisturizers that suit the type of rosacea you have, and don’t contain any ingredients that can make your symptoms worse.
It’s also important that you don’t irritate your skin by rubbing at it; a gentle hand is what’s needed. Don’t use abrasive items such as face cloths or sponges just gently use your hands instead, when you’re ready to apply your make up you should only use tools like brushes that are anti-bacterial.
Choosing the Right Products
Make-up in essence has a myriad of different ingredients and you have to be very careful when choosing rosacea makeup. Always read the label and avoid products that contain bismuth oxychloride or mica. These ingredients can be used in mineral powder foundation and may cause irritation to your skin. The advice here is to go as natural as possible.
When choosing a foundation make sure you steer clear of any product that’s heavy, such as creams or oil based foundations. Mineral powders are the best ones to go for. You should also buy a base to help protect your skin from the elements. Using a green tinted base is possibly the best thing you can do. It will have UVA as well as UVB protection, and the other added bonus is that it will help your rosacea makeup last longer.
How to Apply Rosacea Makeup
As said, you should use an anti-bacterial brush rather than your fingertips, which can be oily, or a make-up sponge that can be harsh. A gentle hand is required and you should lightly brush make-up on. Work from the center of your face outwards.
When it comes to things like eye-shadow or blusher the same rules apply as with foundation and makeup for rosacea. You may in fact, not need blusher at all since your face might have plenty of color already. The color lipstick you choose should be as close the color of your skin as possible, if you use bright colors, this will draw attention to the redness in your face.
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