If you suffer from a skin problem called rosacea, then you're likely to try to find any product which can be used to cover up the embarrassing effects rosacea has on your appearance. Should you try to cover up your rosacea? And, if you decide to use cosmetics, which cosmetics are the best bet?
If you suffer from a skin problem called rosacea, then you're likely
to try to find any product which can be used to cover up the
embarrassing effects rosacea has on your appearance. Rosacea can cause
severe reddening of your facial skin and can break outs of small
pustules. One of the problems many rosacea sufferers face is that many
over-the-counter lotions, creams and makeups may actually make your
rosacea outbreaks worse. So the question becomes, should you try to
cover up your rosacea or not?
Covering up your Rosacea:
If you're suffering from a serious outbreak, it may be better to use
your prescribed medication or natural remedies that you normally use to
heal your skin and not put on any make up. However, there are times
when you want to cover the redness and mottled look that rosacea
causes. Inexpensive cosmetics may actually make your problem worse. As
any rosacea patient will tell you, your skin can dry out, burn, itch
and feel irritated overall. The good news is that there are make ups
which you can safely use when you need to cover the redness caused by
How to cover Rosacea:
You should invest in some good quality makeup to help cover your
rosacea. Liquid make ups and make ups which are marketed for dry skin
usually work very well for rosacea patients. In addition, you'll want
to stay away from makeup that has fragrance or that contains talc. Try
a hypoallergenic makeup or a mineral makeup, which will work with your
skin and promote healing. To help improve your skin, be sure to use a
quality moisturizer before you apply any makeup.
Cover up makeup also works quite well to hide the redness of your
skin. Any makeup which has a green or a yellow base will literally
'cancel' the red tones in your skin. There are many brands of makeup
which make special powders and cream cover ups that are yellow or green
in tint. Be aware that rose or pink-based makeup will only exaggerate
the redness of your skin and you won't achieve the look you want when
suffering from a rosacea outbreak.
When you decide to wear makeup during a rosacea outbreak, you should be
aware that sunscreen should be a factor in your decision of the type of
makeup and facial products to use. Rosacea patients are usually very
fair skinned and sun exposure can aggravate your rosacea. You can help
combat this by making sure you apply a quality product which contains
an adequate sunscreen.
There are many different brands of makeup on the market today which
contain sunscreen or SPF protection right in the makeup. These are
excellent for rosacea patients. Mineral makeups, by their very nature
are known to be effective at screening out the sun's harmful rays. Read
labels carefully as you shop for makeup and skincare products and make
sure that you're buying the best products for your skin's health.
You can wear makeup when you suffer from rosacea, and many cosmetics
can help you look your best, even when you feel like you're at your
worst. The key is finding the products which also nourish, improve and
protect your skin.
Dee Braun, a single mom of 6, is a Certified Aromatherapist, Certified Dr. of Reflexology and a natural health practitioner. Click now to visit NaturallyBeautiful.Me at http://www.naturallybeautiful.me/ - where you can find helpful information on natural and effective skincare treatments (including recipes!) to help battle the ravages of time, toxins and stress as well as address many common skincare problems.