How to choose the best makeup products for mature women with rosacea?
We know makeup can conceal embarrassing flare-ups, like redness, bumps, and visible blood vessels. It helps boost confidence and make us feel more at ease in social settings.
But what kind of makeup foundation is safe and healthy for this inflammatory condition?
Dealing with rosacea on its own is a makeup challenge, but when you also have aging skin that's sensitive, discolored, or prone to wrinkles, it becomes an even greater challenge!
The National Rosacea Society recommends women pick foundations with simple ingredients and opt for oil-free choices, like mineral powders specifically formulated to color-correct redness.1
As a woman over 50 with an inflammatory skin condition, what do you want from your foundation?
You want it to address the specific needs of sensitive and redness-prone skin AND, aging skin issues. Here's an overview of what women like us, over 50 with rosacea, want in our foundation makeup:
Any cosmetic or foundation that contain heavy creams make my skin feel hot and irritated. So I always opted for mineral powders.
They wore well, but, not all of them made my complexion look good. In fact, the powders accentuated fine lines and made my face look, well, just aged.
The makeup is so light, I don't feel like I'm wearing anything at all. And, the yellowish tint helped reduce redness and imperfections.
Yes, while it's true most women over 50 have dry skin issues, you're better off using a rosacea specific moisturizer under your mineral makeup product, then buying a foundation that claims to contain it all! This oil-free moisturizer with SPF 30 was developed specifically for mature rosacea skin.
Ladies, just because we have specific makeup needs doesn't mean we should have to pay more for it. Whatever makeup product you choose, just make sure you're not overpaying! 🤔
Why pay for ingredients you don't need?
I've tried a ton of those expensive "anti-aging" makeup products. They're not bad, but they didn't do anything special for my complexion either, considering I spent a fortune on them!
With so many makeup brands to choose from at a wide range of prices, it might be difficult deciding on the best makeup product for your skin type. I hope this article can help make your decision easier.
Avoid overpaying for makeup products. A good clean rosacea makeup shouldn't cost a fortune.
Many makeup manufacturers boost their prices by including a small quantity of anti-aging ingredients and marketing the product as high-end. This tactic is commonly known as "Window Dressing."
To apply foundation the right way, consider these steps:
1. Don't use your fingers or sponges. Instead, use an antibacterial foundation brush to keep your skin happy. Or consider a paddle brush.
2. If you're using a liquid foundation, put a small amount on the back of your hand, dab the brush in it and gently spread it from the center of your face outward.
3. For powders, glide the brush across the compact's surface and then apply it to your face. Use broad strokes for larger areas like your cheeks, forehead, and chin. For narrower areas such as the nose, mouth, eyes, and hairline, employ the brush's edge. Ensure a thorough blend.
4. Make sure to clean the brush after every use for a fresh and flawless finish.
In high school, I tried makeup foundation to even out my skin, as it always looked spotty.
But I didn't know the cheap makeup I used back then was making my rosacea worse. I thought the redness and pimple-like bumps were just normal teen acne. It wasn't until I was over 50 that I found out I had rosacea.
Once I knew, I searched for makeup that not only made me look good but also eased my rosacea symptoms.
And, what a task that was!
While there are a TON of anti-aging makeup products for women over 50 to choose from. Not many address aging and rosacea in one product.
I also like that it contains herbal extracts like green tea, licorice, aloe vera and jojoba that can help rosacea symptoms.2
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