Rosacea: which beauty products should you use and why?

Skincare and makeup tips for people with rosacea

It's always important to pay attention to which products you use on your skin and face, especially for people with sensitive skin and chronic skin conditions like rosacea. You have to be on the lookout for moisturizing and gentle skincare and makeup products, as well as healthy skincare habits. Here are some tips to help you!

People with rosacea know that this chronic inflammatory skin condition isn't a comfortable condition. The symptoms can be pretty annoying: redness over the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin, swelling, irritation on the eyes, and breakout similar to acne. Luckily, it isn't the end of the world and you can take some measures to prevent reactions and take care of your skin.

One of the first and most important products to keep with you is SPF. A non-greasy and unscented sunscreen with a factor of 30 or higher is a lightweight option that'll protect you from the sun and, at the same time, won't trap the heat underneath itself. Constant applications will give your skin better protection.

It’s very important to reapply SPF every hour for better skin care and protection, especially if you suffer from rosacea.

When choosing a cleanser, it's important that it's adequate for sensitive skin. Try to avoid fragrances, soaps, oils, and acids, as they can be reactive. Contrary to popular belief, water won't dry out your skin, and you can choose to cleanse once to take your makeup off and another time to clean your skin.

Moisturizers work similarly, which means you should also go for lightweight options rather than heavy cleaners. Many people with rosacea feel like an extremely dense product ends up trapping the feeling of heat over your skin. A non-comedogenic product won't block pores, so you should pay attention to that in the labels. Cooling ingredients like aloe vera are also a great addition.

Moisturizers and cleansers with cooling agents like aloe vera will be gentle on your skin, an important addition if you have rosacea.

The next step, previous to any makeup, is a primer. If it's silicon-based, it'll help smoothen out rough skin. It's also a great ally when keeping your makeup in place, especially if you have a red flare-up that can cause it to melt away.

For the best foundation, go with a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream, two lightweight choices. You can use it to even out your skin tone, and then cover the redness with water- or smudge-proof concealer. While you can use a powder formula, keep in mind that it can increase your skin's dryness.

A cream concealer formula can help you cover any redness caused by rosacea.

Wearing blush and highlight can be tricky if you don't choose the right colors. To counteract any redness on your skin, go for lavender blushing tones instead of red ones. Peachy blushing tones will also work, as they have a yellow base. For contouring, pick a golden-shaded bronzer.

Hopefully, this information was useful to you and you can correct now some of the possible mistakes in your skincare and makeup routines, an important step towards healthier skin!

Tina Reese

Tina is an award-winning columnist and beauty editor. Passionate about all aspects of makeup and skincare, she spends her days trying out new launches and researching the ever-changing world of beauty trends. Follow Tina’s articles and you’ll always stay updated on who’s who and what’s what of the beauty industry.+ info

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