Post # 1
So when I get nervous/excited/embarrassed/speak in public or just about anything that draws attention to me, I get red. Then I get even more embarrassed, which of course makes me even more red. I’d like to avoid this at the wedding and for our e-session coming up. I’ve heard people take over-the-counter meds before they start drinking (for those who turn red with alcohol), but I’ve never tried it before and don’t know which ones to take. Anyone have tips???
Thanks for the help guys!
Post # 3
I’d love to hear suggestions on this too. I blush and red-out way too fast, and really do not want to be a red faced bride!
Post # 4
I’m going to bump this up, because I’m the same way – as soon as there’s attention on me I lose it.
Post # 6
- Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna
Oh right here! The lady who did my makeup told me to make sure to get the foundation spread well over the places I get really red and then to use VERY little blush or even none at all. The red in my cheeks came through the foundation just like a light blush, it worked great!
Post # 7
I don’t have a solution for you, but I have the same problem. At the wedding, it wasn’t an issue because it was such an out of body experience that I didn’t even register being embarrassed/whatever.
But, I hope you find a solution that works for you!
Post # 8
I get really red as well.or pink i guess. So when i purchased makeup the consultant gave me some creama dn foundation that helps hide that. I will do a little research and figure out what it was…:)
Post # 9
oh me too! my cheeks get so flushed looking. I don’t know the answer except apply more conecealer to those areas than you normally would. Maybe if you have a couple moments free run an ice cube or cool towel over your facial and touch up with powder?
Post # 10
Thanks so much for coming to my call ladies! Unfortunately, I hate wearing any powder/concealer on my face and wasn’t planning on wearing any to the e-session or wedding. I’ve found a few articles about taking Pepcid AC to reduce redness while drinking, so hopefully it’s got the same effect for this situation. I’m gonna give it a whirl next month and I’ll let ya’ll know about the results!
Post # 11
I have a similar problem, but it was caused by rosacea. I would turn bright red anytime I was hot, stressed, or drinking. I started using Cetaphil antibacterial soap as my regular face wash and within a week I stopped flushing. Now it takes a combination of all of the above triggers to start the flush, but I’ve noticed that it’s nowhere near as red as it used to be. I’ve also read that carrying a small mister with you is a good idea. Just fill the mister with cold water when you start to flush and lightly mist your face. It shouldn’t cause your make-up to run and the cool mist will calm your skin. Hope this helps!
Post # 12
@McVerde: A mister’s a great idea! Thanks!
Post # 13
There are lots of redness relief foundations available. My face tends to be a little red and splotchy anyway, and have found that cleansers and lotions marked “calming” seem to work well for me. Also, mineral foundation. Even the cheap Wet and Wild one that I use covers redness VERY well.
Post # 14
I break out in hives/red blotches on my chest when I get nervous. I was going to ask the doctor for a valium to help calm my nerves, but I ended up not being able to take anything (expecting momma here). I’m not sure if getting a valium would be an option for you? Otherwise I don’t have much advice. I ended up sucking it up and hoped for some good photo editing 🙂
Post # 15
My little sister has excema which makes her face red and bumpy when she gets hot or excited so she uses a creme makeup that hides the redness. It works amazingly well on her. I would talk to a make-up artist to find out what they suggest. That is what she did and again, what they gave her works AMAZING. You would never know that under her make-up her cheeks were as red as roses and it doesn’t look like she caked on the make-up either.
Post # 16
@HoneyAndT: I know you posted this a while ago, but I have the same issue and would like to know if taking the Pepcid AC worked for you. Or if you have any other suggestions! Thanks!!!