The best rosacea cosmetics combine effective gentle covering of the affected areas with anti-inflammatory and antibiotic agents. In this article we’ll examine some of the things you need to look for, as well as suggesting some specific products you may wish to consider.
Rosacea is a skin condition that occurs most frequently in adult females between the ages of thirty to fifty. Males get it too of course, but since this topic is about cosmetics, it’s directed more towards women. Rosacea is often confused with common acne (acne vulgaris) which is an inflammation of oil glans in the skin. However, Rosacea is in fact a distinct disease from acne. The symptoms of Rosacea typically cause an underlying redness of the face which can be addressed with appropriate rosacea cosmetics. The initial symptom is dilation of small blood vessels in the face. There may be a genetic/geographic component to the disease so that people with ancestry from the British Isles who have a ruddy complexion are at higher risk.
While the exact cause of Rosacea is unknown, research suggests that some environmental factors may trigger an onset. Such rosacea triggers include wind and changes in humidity. Rosacea is rare in children and usually doesn’t begin until adulthood. Both men and women may suffer from Rosacea it is worse when it occurs in men in men but it occurs more commonly in women. If untreated Rosacea becomes worse over the years and patients do not outgrow it as is common with teens who experience common acne.
Rosacea Cosmetics – General Guidelines
In mild cases Rosacea may go untreated and the redness is covered with conventional cosmetics. In more severe cases cosmetics may be used in combination with anti-inflammation agents and antibiotic treatments. Try to avoid any makeup products which contain known skin irritants such as alcohol, witch hazel, fragrances, menthol, lemon, lime, cedar, pine, peppermint and eucalyptus. It is also a good idea to test any rosacea makeup products you purchase first, preferably on an area of your skin that attracts less attention, such as your neck. If you experience a reaction, make a note of the ingredients with a view to discovering what triggers adverse reactions for you.
On the positive side, look for rosacea cosmetics with ingredients that promote cell turnover so that dead skin cells are removed, that protect from sun damage and are also replete with antioxidants and repairing ingredients that help build collagen and absorb oil (if you have oily skin).
Before beginning to apply any of the layers of makeup it is important to cleanse and moisturize your face thoroughly but gently. Use a gentle, non-drying water soluble cleanser and avoid using soap. Please try to avoid rubbing or pulling your skin. Remember that even oil on your finger tips and the bacteria in it can irritate sensitive skin. So it may be necessary to apply cleansing solutions and moisturizers with anti-bacterial brushes.
Another suggestion is to use multitask products with a view to reducing the number of rosacea cosmetics needed. The more cosmetic products you use, the greater the chances that you will apply one that has irritating ingredients. So try to use a product that can carry out more than one function. Exposure to sunlight is a possible trigger for Rosacea outbreaks so selecting a primer that offers UV protection while also serving as a base for your makeup deals with two issues at once and is more likely to reduce the number of ingredients put on your skin.
Foundation and Concealer
The foundation and concealer in your rosacea cosmetics should be oil free. The foundation should be as close to the color of your complexion as possible but the concealer should be a shade lighter. But in both cases they should be oil free to reduce the possibility of skin irritation and applied with antibacterial brushes.
For moderate and severe cases of Rosacea it might be appropriate to use over corrective varieties of makeup that can produce the appearance of nearly flawless skin. Recent advance of mineral power makeup have made it more effective for Rosacea sufferers. A light yellow tone mineral powder can help mask the underlying redness.
Blush and Lipstick
It is usually best to use only a minimal amount of blush if any at all, to avoid the underlying redness becoming re-accentuated. So try to select a gentle eye makeup. Choose a mascara and eyeliner that are not likely to cause an allergic irritation and that can be removed easily without pulling and tugging on the skin. Finally, neutral colored lipsticks work most effectively in complementing the other components of rosacea cosmetics.
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Suggested Rosacea Cosmetics
Here is a short list of rosacea products that meet most of the above guidelines:
1. Pevonia Botanica Rosacea Skin Care Solution
This kit contains gentle cleansers, a toner and a rosacea cream.
2. Elicina – The Original Snail Cream
This is a nutritive and hypoallergenic cream derived from the Childean garden snail.
3. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion
This is a non-irritating formula developed with dermatologists which helps restore and maintain the skin’s natural protective funtion.
4. Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation
A foundation specifically developed to cover sensitive skin conditions, including rosacea.
5. Clinique Redness Solutions Makeup
This one actually helps heal redness while covering it. Using probiotic technology, it enlists “good” bacteria to help strengthen your skin.
6. Sheer Cover
This is a mineral foundation. Being free of preservatives, chemical dyes, silicone and talc, it won’t irritate your skin. It also includes soothing green tea and other natural calming agents.