Any bees with rosacea?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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171 posts
Blushing bee

MrsUPS:  I, too, have the dreaded rosacea. It is especially bad when I’m hot, nervous, or have had any alcohol, all of which will be happening on our wedding day next month!  I’m still trying to find foundation that won’t break me out or dry and flake on my cheeks, which is what tends to happen when I try to put anything more than tinted moisturizer on 🙁

It’s not for everyone, but I’m fair skinned and will be getting a light spray tan before the wedding. My chest is always a problem area in terms of redness, and the little bit of color will help camouflage some of the inevitable flushing that will occur. Thankfully I’ve gotten 2 spray tans by the same woman at a tanning salon in the past two years that have been light and natural looking. I hope you find some help here!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

MrsUPS:   I have rosacea as well.  Medications didn’t help me, but keeping out of the sun and wind, and cutting out spicy food has helped a bit.  As far as makeup, I have been able to wear Stila makeup, and also Make Up For Ever.   To clean my skin I use witch hazel, and I moisturize with Urban Decay B6 spray followed by First Aid beauty’s anti redness serum.  

 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

MrsUPS:  I’m kind of cheap with some of my makeup, but I find that Aveeno products work really well for me, so I use their tinted moisturizer and redness relief lotion.  I also usually buy more expensive face lotion to supplement (La Roche Posay Rosliac) a few times a year. The flaking looks gross, even if I didn’t think my skin was dry, and an hour or so into wearing foundation it will usually crop up. Thanks for the heads up on Physicians Formula!  I recently tried Tarte’s clay foundation for a day and had to return it because my skin started flaking and the makeup became splotchy on my cheeks.  :-/

I need something for my engagement photos next week, so I’ll be going to Mac and Ulta to try a few more foundations next week. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

Astra:  I’m going to look into Stila and the anti redness serum, maybe also MUFE, as I read a lot about it on this site. Thanks!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have rosecea. I only use bare minerals makeup. I wash my brushes almost every other day. As for stuff for cleansing, I use cetaphil or aveeno ultra calming face wash. For lotion I use aveeno ultra calming Moisturizer. 

I tried every med on the market when I was diagnosed 6ish years ago and the only thing that worked for me was elidel cream. Then everytime my lips barely touched alcohol I had a 1 in a million reaction where my face would go numb, red, tingly for 30 mins to 1/2 hour. It was bad. It took me 2 years to figure out elidel was the problem. 2 weeks after stopping elidel the side effect went away haha. Now I’m maintained mostly on good skin care and being really careful that nothing crappy touches my skin. I recently had a freak out bc the resort I’m going to uses MAC makeup and the only thing I use is bare minerals. I had a trial locally at the MAC counter and they sell a mineral line now So I plan on bringing my own foundation with me to be sure I don’t bust out before my wedding since I’m getting a trial when I get to the resort. If I flare up I have metrogel to use but honestly, I’m unsure if it helps or not. 

FWIW when I was first dx my derm recommended bare minerals followed by Clinique as brands That are good for rosecea. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I have pre-rosacea and I get red and blotchy and hot and itchy if I’m nervous, overheated, or drinking at all. The nervousness is a huge problem because I teach and I detest being up in front of people….and then an oblivious student will ask me why my face is red, which makes it worse… *sigh*

 

I was put on a prescription and it did nothing other than make me break out because it’s such a heavy cream. I tried Aveeno, and it didn’t help. I’m now using Aveda sensitive skin products, and my skin is so happy. I’m also using a gradual fake tanner (Jergen’s) for the non-face parts of me to avoid super obvious redness, and I might get a tinted moisturizer too. I don’t generally use foundation – feels weird usually and it never actually covers the red. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Myself and my mom have rosacea. I was diagnosed more recently than mom but figured I had it long before. Funny enough my doctor said I had it when I was there for another reason. I just happened to not be wearing makeup that day lol. I use Cetaphil to wash my face and stopped using faceclothes. I splash coldish water on and sponge dry my face afterward. I use a Vicky mineral balm as a moisterizer as nothing else seemed like it was doing the job. My foundation also starts looking flaky after awhile but I find the balm helps. I use a clinique redness reducing primer and foundation. My skin is extremely sensitive and it can be hard finding makeup I don’t react to. Bare Minerals is good as well.

Post # 11
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Newbee

I’m a makeup artist with rosacea.  I wouldn’t suggest using mineral makeup for your wedding day, it tends to flash white in photos.  What I have found works for my brides with reddness is color correcting primer under makeup, and like to mix MUFE#1 with some Almay Smart Shade.  It’s a swirl of green (to neutralize the red) and a lavender color (to brighten the complexion).  The mix works well, and Almay is quite affordable.

I don’t use any medication my rosacea and have found that with time it’s faded alot, only really becoming noticable when I get into the martinis!  Just to let you know there’s hope!

Post # 12
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539 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

MrsUPS:  you might want to try MAC mineralize foundation.  it is liquid and super light.  its the one i used in the trial and it did NOT cause any face issues for me, so i am bringing it with me to the resort as they likely only have the reg mac line not the mineral line.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

tulletime:  yeah I find when I try to use product to help the rosasea it actually gets worse. Is MUFE make up for ever? We don’t have a sephora where I live but I’m planning a trip soon to a province with one and was going to visit there. Anything I should look for when I’m there? I break out so easily I’m afriad of spending money on new products although I don’t mind spending it on things that work. Particularly for the wedding day.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have mild rosacea and I only use Rivecowe CC cream on my face. However, it is for paler skin tones. I order it on eBay and I highly recommend it.

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