Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Smart Tips To Put Makeup When You Have Rosacea

Rosacea can be described as persistent skin illness that commonly strikes those with fair complexion, usually whites. Its key characteristic is the reddening in the central area of the face particularly inside the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin, swelling of the affected region accompanied with growth of papules and pustules, continual and noticeable flushing, and visible lines of veins across the face.

Rosacea is a very common illness among Whites, and in America alone, it is believed there are 14 million individuals who suffer this disorder. On top of that, women are almost thrice more prone to have this condition than men. Although it is usually a simple problem, it might cause changes in the looks of those that have the condition and may even impact their confidence because they may become too conscious of what they look like. Fortunately though, those afflicted with this disorder can utilize makeup products to hide the symptoms of rosacea on their face. Below are a few makeup tips that can improve the feel of the skin and boost the self-confidence of those who have rosacea.

To begin with, purify and hydrate the face using mild products. Avoid using rough, abrasive materials on your skin as they might cause irritations. Also, it is better to apply less products as possible to lessen the exposure of the skin to potential irritants. Additionally, if you are undecided about the product that you will use, test it in your arms or neck first before using it on your face.

Using a green-tinted base is ideal if you have rosacea as it can help correct your sensitive skin redness and even out skin tone. For concealers and foundation, choose those that are oil-free especially if you experience a growth of papules and pustules. The foundation must also match the person’s natural complexion while the concealer ought to be one shade lighter. Don't use sponge or fingertips in applying foundation since it is better to apply anti-bacterial brushes and apply make-up to lessen skin infection.

For your makeup, choose mineral powder because it doesn’t have things that can potentially irritate the skin. Some are even created to color-correct the redness of our skin. Blushers are optional since those who have rosacea already have a lot of color for their skin, although there are mineral powder blushers available if using this is a must. There are mineral powder eye shadow and that is recommended for those who have rosacea with eye involvement. Finally for your lips, consider people with neutral shade close to the natural lip color so as not to point out the redness on the skin.
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