(Closed) Rosacea/red skin

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2016 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

when i was in college i had Rosacea. I found taking antihisthamine tablets worked quite well for me.

I hated having it as for it i wasnt just rosy looking cheeks but weird thick red streaks over my face which looked awful in my opinion.

I still flush easily now but its seemsi have grown out of it.

I used to also wear a green based primer before applying foudation which took away alot of the redness.

Post # 4
2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

I have that! And it gets worse when I’m hot, excited and drinking, so I’m frantically trying to find solutions pre-wedding day because otherwise I’m going to look like a traffic light in a snowstorm.

I’ve been using a bit of the Clinique stuff (which is kinda expensive), but I was told by my beautician that it can dry out your skin because it often contains alcohol or similar chemicals. She recommended Bare Minerals, which is all natural (so shouldn’t irritate it any more), and covers really well – I went for a trial session at the local counter and got a starter kit of the foundation etc. They do a redness reducer (which I’ll try and get next month when I get paid!!) which you put on under it, and then the normal foundation powder goes over the top. I really recommend them – their starter packs come with tutorial application DVDs and they are really helpful at the stands in store. It’s also pretty expensive, but the help and support I got with it made me feel like it was worth it.

Additionally, I’m kinda in a fight with my GP to get some camouflage makeup for it. I was originally referred to the camouflage service by one GP, got the prescription, but another GP refused to sign it off – he wanted to try treating it with antibiotics first. Well, 6 weeks later, the antibiotics have had no effect, and I’m hoping he’ll prescribe the camouflage stuff. That is a lot harder-wearing than normal makeup, and if you mix it with moisturiser, makes quite a light cover, which you seal in place with a powder, and then you can put normal makeup on over the top. If I can get that, and combine it with the Bare Minerals stuff, I think I’ll be sorted! I tend to flush through normal makeup if it’s a big party, so I’d like the extra safety.


ETA: I’ve grown into mine – it’s got a lot worse over the last few years. I’m also trying to lose some weight in the hopes that will also help a bit (although exercise does make me flush more.)

Post # 5
1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wear sunscreen.  Every day.

Actively working out 3-4 days a week helps me a lot.  Combine that with something like Oracea and my skin drops all the redness in my cheeks.  (Doesn’t help with my Asian Glow, but that’s a different matter)

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