Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin condition that most often affects the face, and usually starts to present as a tendency to blush easily. And while many cases of rosacea are simply persistent redness, it can also present as visible blood vessels, redness, swelling, breakouts, a bumpy texture to the skin and irritated eyes.
However, there are a few things you can do to reduce the redness and visibility of rosacea with skincare and makeup.
1. It starts with skin care
Always choose cleansers, moisturisers and other products formulated specifically to soothe and reduce the symptoms of rosacea and skin redness.
2. Avoid harsh makeup removers
Micellar water is usually the most gentle way to remove makeup, Avoid makeup removers with alcohol or fragrance as they can further irritate rosacea.
3. Use colour correctors
A sheer, green-based primer or green-toned colour corrector can reduce the visibility of rosiness, such as the Stila One Step Correct primer. Spend some time speaking to the makeup experts at a beauty counter and ask them to show you how to apply a colour corrector the right way.
4. Choose your coverage wisely
When it comes to applying foundation, choose a product that won’t slip off your face, but will set, such as the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. For additional benefits, looks for a formula that has soothing or hydrating properties, or additional colour correcting properties.
5. Pick your tools
When it comes to applying makeup to cover rosacea, your best for a flawless finish is to use a beauty sponge, such as a BeautyBlender or Real techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. This way, the product can be dabbed on and blended flawlessly into your skin, without being pulled around by a brush or your fingers, which can result in inconsistent coverage.