My Favorite Beauty Products For Rosacea

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Lately, I've been getting a lot of compliments on my skin...which makes me very happy. I have struggled with controlling my rosacea which I've had for a little over 15 years. My dermatologist told me that I likely developed the condition during my pregnancy and while rosacea isn't curable, it is treatable. Since that time, I've been hyperaware of my skin condition and have diligently worked to keep it under control. I've tried both oral and topical prescription and over-the-counter medications and many different beauty products.

50% of the way my skin looks is about what I eat. The other 50% is about how I take care of my skin. In the end, I have found that altering my diet and using a combination of beauty products that help mask redness have been a successful combination.

Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Cleanser ($6)
This gentle soap-free cleansing gel contains licorice root to help reduce redness and sooth inflamed skin. I love it because it's free of parabens, dyes, aluminum, and fragrances, and doesn't cost a fortune. It's been a very effective treatment for my redness and isn't drying.

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizer with SPF 15 ($17)
With rosacea, most of the products that treat the condition can take 4 to 12 weeks to show a visible difference. After just one week of consistent use, this moisturizer reduces redness and calms irritated skin. I use it each morning after cleansing but prior to putting on my makeup.

NYX Studio Perfect Primer in Green ($13)
I don't always use a primer before makeup, but on days when my redness is considerably noticeable, this one by NYX is my go-to. This one spreads like butter and lays like silk on the face, and the green shade reduces the appearance of red tones.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream ($32)
Until I found this product, it has been years since I had a flawless complexion. I use this cream as a foundation because it's long-lasting and offers complete coverage. It contains anti-aging peptides, colloidal oatmeal, hydrolyzed collagen, aloe and avocado to helps camouflage any red-toned skin discolorations including rosacea, broken capillaries, blemishes, skin irritations, sun damage, scars, age spots and more.

Glo Skin Beauty Redness Relief Powder ($30)
I had never really given much thought to how a face powder could affect my rosacea. But when I looked the list of ingredients on the powder I was using, I realized that the chemicals could be causing redness rather than covering it. A friend recommended this calming face powder that neutralizes surface redness while treating inflammation with a special blend of therapeutic ingredients including honeysuckle, zinc oxide, licorice and caffeine extracts.

Cetaphil Redness Relief Night Cream ($13)
I just started using this cream so I don't have a whole lot of experience with it, but I have high hopes for it. It's specially formulated for redness-prone skin and contains caffeine and allantoin which help provide relief. I love the price point. So many over-the-counter products indicated for rosacea tend to be expensive. When I find one that's under $20, I'm always game for trying it.

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