You don't have to feel like hiding your face the moment your rosacea flares up. Many makeup products, available through the popular cosmetic lines, can help camouflage redness and pimples. Here are some general guidelines for selecting cosmetic products.
Choose water-based moisturizers and light, oil-free makeup products.
Try a color-correcting prefoundation base in shades of yellow or green to counter redness, or makeup with natural yellow tones. Avoid makeup with pink or orange hues.
Never use anything that stings or makes your face redder. The goal is to reduce redness.
Avoid ingredients such as alcohol, menthol, peppermint, eucalyptus oil, clove oil, witch hazel or products with heavy fragrances.
If your rosacea is severe, you may want to ask your dermatologist about seeking the guidance of a paramedical makeup consultant, often known as an aesthetician.
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