Is your skin affected by Rosacea? This common skin complaint often develops in middle-age and occurs when blood vessels near to the skin’s surface dilate, making your complexion appear flushed. In addition to having a crimson complexion, people affected by this chronic condition can start to develop dry, irritated skin as well as spots, which many sufferers choose to conceal with make-up. Here, Green People, the sensitive skin experts, share their top 5 natural make-up tips for Rosacea.
DON’T SKIMP ON SQUALANE
Did you know that your skin produces a natural moisturiser? It’s called Squalene and when your Squalene levels drop your skin can become dry. The good news is that you can top-up your Squalene levels when you apply your makeup base. To help your makeup sit smoothly, prime your skin with Green People’s Neutral Scent Free 24 Hour Cream. Packed with vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients it contains Squalane derived from olives which is converted to Squalene when it is applied to the skin.
SWAP TO AN SPF
Whilst the cause of Rosacea is unknown, environmental factors are thought to trigger the condition. Skin affected by Rosacea can be particularly vulnerable to sunlight exposure so, where possible, it’s best to use products that contain an SPF. Wearing a natural suncream underneath your make up can help to protect sensitive skin but, Rosacea sufferers should take care to choose products that do not contain chemical ingredients such as salicylates as these can irritate the skin.
ADD JUST A TINT OF COVERAGE
When your skin appears blemished or inflamed it can be tempting to coat-over the inflammation with heavy foundations but, sensitive skin needs to breathe. Instead, opt for lightweight mineral-based products that don’t contain silicone and won’t block your pores. We enhance our Age Defy SPF15 DD Tinted Moisturisers with Natural Earth Mineral pigments which adapt to compliment fair skin. To help your skin glow for longer, dust a pressed mineral powder over the T-zone after applying your foundation.
DON’T SPARE YOUR BLUSHES
People who are affected by Rosacea tend to avoid drawing attention to their cheeks and avoid blusher at all costs but, the reality is, applying a small amount of well-blended blusher to your cheeks can help prevent your skin from looking dull. For a flattering colour that suits all skin types, opt for a mineral-based product in shades of Rose.
CLEAN UP YOUR ACT
Sensitive skin needs to breathe and so it’s important that you remember to take off your makeup at the end of the day. Rough washcloths and drying make-up wipes can irritate the skin. For this reason, it is advised that Rosacea suffers use a gentle, alcohol-free cleanser, such as Green People’s Neutral Scent Free Cleanser, which softens and soothes your skin as you cleanse. Don’t forget to wash the cleanser off with warm water, followed by a splash of cool water, to help boost circulation.