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RUDDY SKIN IS OFTEN A PRECURSOR TO ROSACEA

RUDDY SKIN IS OFTEN A PRECURSOR TO ROSACEA

According to the National Rosacea Society, rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition that usually starts with flushing and redness on the cheeks. As it progresses, the redness becomes more severe and can spread to the nose, chin, and forehead. As symptoms worsen, blood vessels can appear on the face, and red bumps and pimples.

The NRS also notes that 50 percent of rosacea sufferers can have irritated eyes that look watery or bloodshot.

Women are most likely to develop rosacea, which affects fair-skinned people the most.

The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, but specific triggers are common.

So dealing with ruddiness, the first thing is to reevaluate your skincare regime.

For example, if you use cleansers and scrubs that are too harsh, they will irritate your skin.

On the other hand, if you spend time outside, protect your skin exceptionally well; use a sunblock with an SPF 50 and apply it often.

Azelaic Acid, which is naturally occurring in grains such as wheat, may help with the acne-like symptoms of rosacea. It can leave skin feeling tingly when applied and has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Azelaic acid can be found in creams, serums, and gels.


So dealing with ruddiness, the first thing is to reevaluate your skincare regime.

For example, if you use cleansers and scrubs that are too harsh, they will irritate your skin.


On the other hand, if you spend time outside, protect your skin exceptionally well; use a sunblock with an SPF 50 and apply it often.


Azelaic Acid, which is naturally occurring in grains such as wheat, may help with the acne-like symptoms of rosacea. It can leave skin feeling tingly when applied and has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Azelaic acid can be found in creams, serums, and gels.

Rosacea, Ruddy skin and Rosacea Coverage

Gentle cleansing is vital for skin with rosacea. Twice-daily cleansing removes excess oil, environmental debris, bacteria, other microorganisms, and residue from skin-care and makeup products for rosacea.

 
It's the first step in helping to soothe and treat your rosacea skin.


I recommend using mild cleansers and gentle face moisturizers to avoid aggravating your skin with solid scrubs or products with alpha hydroxy acids. If the ruddiness persists, ask your dermatologist about a Rosacea topical treatment.


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Best practices to avoid Rosacea irritation:

Choosing a Cleanser

  1. Use the fingertips, not an abrasive washcloth or sponge.
  2. Choose your cleanser with care according to your skin type.
  3. Keep in mind that non-soap cleansers may be the best option unless your skin is oily. They contain less than 10% soap, rinse off, and have a neutral pH toner to balance the skin's natural pH.

  • Dry to normal or combination skin. Many non-soap cleansers, including several options for sensitive or redness-prone skin, are available.

  • Dehydrated skin. A creamy, low-foaming, non-soap cleanser may be ideal for very dry skin — these types of formulas can often leave behind a thin film that helps skin hold moisture.

  • Oily skin. For very oily skin, wash with a mild cleanser to avoid scrubbing. Aggressive rubbing or over-cleansing can irritate the skin.

Cleansing Tips

To minimize skin irritation, try this gentle, step-by-step cleansing routine developed by leading dermatologists for people with rosacea.

  1. Using your fingertips, wash your skin with a cleanser suitable for your skin type. Avoid using an abrasive washcloth or sponge, which may irritate.
  2. Rinse away the cleanser with lukewarm water. Hot or cold water may cause flushing or irritation. If your face is irritated by water at any temperature, try using a soothing cream cleanser you can tissue off.
  3. Gently blot your face dry with a thick-pile cotton towel. Don't rub your skin, as this may irritate you.
  4. Since stinging most often occurs on damp skin, wait 30 minutes for the face to dry completely before applying any topical medication. Slowly reduce the drying time until you find the least amount of time your skin needs to avoid a stinging sensation.
  5. After applying topical medication, wait five to 10 minutes before applying moisturizer, sunscreen, or makeup.
  6. If you have ocular rosacea, follow your doctor's medication directions.

Many beauty brands still believe that rosacea-prone makeup wearers want something heavy enough to mask their redness. But, of course, sometimes this can be true – camouflaging a flare-up does deliver a quick confidence boost, yet a more natural finish is so much more confidence-building, especially if it stays on all day. 


Our No Sweat Foundation makeup product is perfect for extended wear and flawless for rosacea-prone skin. It has Colour Correcting Pigments, calms and neutralizes redness, and evens-out skin tone. In addition, the olive (a mix of subtle yellow and green) neutralizes on application, correcting redness on all skin types. 

Use it alone, or add extra coverage with a layered application, as it calms and balances redness, evening out skin tone.

Keep the application light.


Our vegan, luxurious cream foundation is formulated to be lightweight, breathable, and maintain a flawless look even in the harshest conditions. Buildable, as a foundation or concealer, gives your skin a radiant, natural matte finish. smooth, even, and effortlessly enhanced.
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What I love about my "No Sweat Foundation" is that it will stay on until I take it off with cleanser, so I never have to worry about my rosacea creeping thru my makeup look.

You can trigger your rosacea with the makeup you wear.

Certain ingredients can irritate your skin further, exacerbating the problem. Here are a few elements found in cosmetics that irritate rosacea skin conditions.


Dimethicone

It is a common silicone-based ingredient found in makeup and skincare products. It gives makeup the feeling of gliding and smoothing over your skin. It is also used in most primers as it can fill in fine lines and wrinkles to even out the texture and tone of the skin. Unfortunately, although dimethicone is FDA approved for safe use in products, it is often found to irritate those with rosacea or severely sensitive skin.


Talc

Talc has long been used in cosmetics to absorb moisture, smooth and soften products, and make makeup colors appear more opaque. More recently, talc has been targeted as a culprit in clogging pores. Unfortunately, for those who experience acne-rosacea, this is not a great mix.


Bismuth

Bismuth is used in lots of cosmetics, particularly those that are "mineral makeups." It is commonly used as a colorant because it adheres to the skin well and gives it a luminous, shimmery appearance. However, those with reactive/rosacea skin might notice that products containing bismuth, especially those with bismuth as the main ingredient, can irritate because of the structure of the particles, as they have sharp edges that poke into the pores. 


Parabens

Parabens are preservatives used in cosmetics to lengthen the product's shelf life; they are used to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. You might find that products containing parabens are acceptable for your skin in small doses. However, when most of your products contain this preservative, those with pretty reactive skin might find it harms their skin.