Rosacea - a very common condition where your skin turns red in patches - can make you never reach for the blush. This is because adding blush on already reddened skin might make it worse, show more and even ruin your look. But if done right, blush can not only balance out the redness but also enhance the look. Here are some tips to use blush the right way if you have rosacea.
- 01. Neutralise your base
- 02. Blend gently
- 03. Avoid heavily pigmented hues
- 04. Use a bronzer
- 05. Try and stick to powder blushes
01. Neutralise your base
Before you go in with blush, make sure to neutralise the areas based on how severe your rosacea is. Use a green colour corrector to counter the red and neutralise the skin tone.
02. Blend gently
Be gentle with your sensitive rosacea skin while applying makeup. The redness can get easily triggered with factors like food and water; imagine what beating your face with a sponge would do. Use soft makeup brushes and clean them often to keep any bacteria and dirt at bay.
03. Avoid heavily pigmented hues
Stay away from heavily pigmented hues like red and pink as they can enhance the natural red undertones on your skin. Use soft corals and peachy shades instead. The softer pigments will blur out the ruddy tones in your skin.
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04. Use a bronzer
If you are not a fan of the peach tones, consider switching your blush with a bronzer altogether. The deep undertones in a bronzer will cover the natural redness in your skin. Use a bronzer in a lighter shade (preferably one with a gold undertone) over the redness of your rosacea.
05. Try and stick to powder blushes
Anything that will keep oiliness at bay under your makeup should be used for rosacea affected skin. Powder blushes keep your makeup looking and feeling matte, thus, keeping all the camouflaging layers in place!