Usage of facial peels, rough towels, harsh scrubs, or bar cleansers can make rosacea worse.
The causal factors of rosacea could be the abnormality in the blood vessels under the affected skin, excessive heat or sun, higher number of Demodex folliculorum present on the skin, or unnatural resistant response by the skin due to excessive use of hormonal creams.
Rosacea if left untreated can become chronic. Chronic rosacea is responsible for ocular rosacea, which leads to burning sensation of the eyes along with the symptoms of rosacea.
Proper medication for rosacea is not only necessary, but also important. But how about trying makeup along with medication? We are sure that applying makeup with caution can help you in bettering your appearance. Here we present to you with leads and tips to feel sure-footed and confident against this skin problem.
How to Conceal Rosacea with Makeup
When you wipe your face, make sure not to rub the skin with the towel as this can dry your skin extensively, thereby causing irritation. Also, remember that selection of sponges and brushes for makeup has to be done carefully. Antibacterial tools and equipment are the best for people affected with rosacea.
Now grab a sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater. It should offer broad-spectrum protection and also be water-resistant.
Buy a sunscreen that consists of zinc oxide and titanium oxide other than the antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients. If your schedule compels you to stay outdoors, under the sun, then application of sunscreen after every two hours is mandatory.
When used as a makeup base, it helps in covering the redness of the skin and evens out the skin tone. But while buying a green-tinted primer, go for the one which offers UVA or UVB protection. This will help you to skip the sunscreen lotion. What a lovely multi-function product! How about buying some candies with the money saved?
Before you buy these, see that the concealer is one shade lighter than your skin, whereas the shade of the foundation should exactly match your skin color. While putting on these products, make sure that they are oil-free and have an aqua base.
The concealer is a must for a person with rosacea. Before applying foundation, give dabs of the concealer under the eyes and over the redness. All the bulges and marks can be hidden with this.
You must start applying from the center of the face towards the outside. Blend it evenly. But if you are using a powder or cream foundation, swing the brush into the product and blend it over the face. Use the edges of the brush to gain access to the narrow areas like eyes and nose.
Another method for covering the redness could be cover-corrective cosmetics. It is also known as paramedical makeup and contains pigments that match the skin tone.
Other than rosacea, it is used to cover up birthmarks, tattoos, burns, and eczema. The cover-corrective cosmetics act as a natural skin mask. They are also available in UV-A and UV-B sun guard formulations. You can try this for a perfect face.
Mineral makeup is also available in formulas that ward off the redness of the face. A yellow dust of these minerals can flawlessly act as a shield to cover up rosacea. It can also be used as a substitute for foundation.
Refrain from using eyeliners and mascaras that need strong removers to get off the eye. Eye shadows with hard metal colors have heavy chemicals and high pigments. Instead, you can go for neutral shades that have pigments to a lesser extent.
Dark lip colors are bombarded with pigments. So beware. Going neutral is always the way out for those with rosacea.
What Else You Need to Know
Always keep the usage of makeup to the minimal. Excessive ingredients and products irritate the skin and aggravate the condition. This is why utility of products with multiple benefits should be encouraged.
Don't just hurriedly slap on the new products on to your face. Apply a bit of the product on the back side of your ear, neck, or arm. Check if you feel any burning or stinging sensation. If you do, do not use the product.
Do make it a point to splash your face with salicylic acid at least once a day. It will reduce the redness and also help ward off blackheads and acne. Some of the prescribed medicines used to treat rosacea are azelaic acid, Tazorac, and Renova.
Before buying any cosmetics, check if the ingredients contain alcohol, lemon, menthol, cedar, pine, or synthetic fragrances. Products with witch hazel, cinnamon, rosemary, and lavender should also be avoided. If they do, do not buy the products. It will have adverse effects on your skin.
Disclaimer: This is for informative purposes only and should not be substituted for the advice of a medical professional.