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Rosacea is a difficult condition to live with. It often takes a long time to find a combination of medications and skincare that help and covering it with make up can actually make thing worse. Rosacea usually goes hand in hand with dryness and sensitivity and many cosmetics dry the skin out even more, making covering the redness tricky as well. There are ways to tackle it though, and we’ve got some tips to help:
Cleansing sensitive skin can be difficult – you want to make sure your skin is clean but using harsh cleansers can strip away natural oils and leave sensitive skin more vulnerable than ever. Jan Marini Age Intervention Gentle Cleanser is gentle enough to use after chemical peels, making it perfectly gentle enough for rosacea-prone skin.
You may think that toning is too harsh for sensitive skin, but there are specially formulated toners out there to deal with such issues. Dermalogica Redness Relief Essence is a lightweight advanced treatment toner that helps calm and balance sensitive skin. It works to relieve, restore and hydrate sensitive skin against redness, discomfort and dehydration.
After toning, you’ll want to do is prep your skin with a very good, but very gentle, moisturiser. Dermalogica UltraCalming Barrier Repair is a unique anhydrous moisturiser that melts gently into sensitised skin to soothe and help repair damage from environmental aggression whilst creating a shield against environmental assault, soothing redness and reducing inflammation.
The sun can play havoc with rosacea, exacerbating the redness and irritation and drying the skin out further. However, many sunscreens are too heavy for delicate rosacea-prone skin. Dermalogica Super Sensitive Shield SPF30 is designed for the most sensitive complexions and will give you broad-spectrum protection against the suns harmful rays.
Conceal with Colour
Before you apply your foundation, you can give your redness a helping hand by using a green-tinted base coat. Green concealers combat redness and act like a neutralising base underneath your normal foundation. This also allows you to use a lighter covering of foundation as the colour is being corrected. Try to find an oil-based product to avoid drying out your skin.