Everything You Need to Know About Rosacea Makeup
Here are some tips for choosing and applying your Rosacea makeup, to help to minimize the effects of rosacea.
What is Rosacea?
It is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that affects the skin and sometimes the eyes (known as ocular rosacea).
It is characterized by redness, swelling, bumps, pimples, and can
also affect scalp, neck, ears, chest and back. It generally affects
people with fair skin.
There are numerous common triggers that aggravate Rosacea, and
even if you avoid all the triggers you are still left with the problem
of covering up the redness.
Coping With Rosacea
Since there is no cure for Rosacea, I wish I could wave my wand and make your redness go away.
I do have some recommendations for you:
Control your triggers. Everyone is different. For some it's weather and stress, for others it might be certain foods, etc.
Product and Treatments for your Skin
MetroGel is a topical treatment that works to reduce inflammatory lesions associated with Rosacea.
Don't suffer in silence. Contact your dermatologist and have him prescribe what is best for you.
Choosing Rosacea Makeup
- Use fragrance-free lotions and cosmetics.
- One of the best ways to protect your skin is to
apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day. Look for sunscreens with
zinc oxide in the active ingredients and avoid the ones with the
Do not rely only on the SPF#. This number only indicates how
long you can stay exposed before having to reapply. It does not tell
you what the ingredients are. For you it is all about ingredients.
- Your skin is sensitive, so the cleansing products
you use should be as chemical free as possible. There are products on
the market that are paraben free meaning chemical free. Unfortunately
each Rosacea case is different and what works for one may not work for
someone else. Your goal is to find products that will not irritate your
- Try using a
but not just any brand. You need to read labels and look for the ones
without mica and bismuth oxychloride in it. Neither of these
ingredients is good for your skin.
- IMPORTANT - Minerals are the way to go but
not all mineral powders are pure and chemical free. Mineral powders
will do a great job of covering up your redness. They are not perfect
but given the fact that you are not covering up with a heavy cream
foundation they give your skin a chance to breathe. The coverage is
quite good and healthy for your skin.
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