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Tips To Makeup Care for Rosacea

2023’s Best Makeup for Rosacea From Ingredient Expert, Jaclyn Peresetsky.

The complexity of rosacea and the variety of flare-ups can make someone be very cautious when choosing the right makeup products. Flare-ups from rosacea include redness, red bumps, visible blood vessels, and swollen skin. Rosacea sufferers should look for products that hold certain attributes such as being anti-inflammatory and neutralizing redness. Now that makeup lines are offering, “good-for-you skincare ingredients”, there are many more options for makeup formulas.  

However, remember no rosacea person is the same and each person’s skin may need different support. It is best to either choose a few foundation options in which you can test patch the formula on the skin behind your ear to see how your skin responds to the formula. This is the thinnest area near the face out of sight, so it is an easy area for test patching. Other options for our sensitive rosacea clients is to have a customized foundation formula made by Color Me Perfect. The CMP foundation system allows the color to be customized, hydrating or oil-balancing ingredients to be added, or calming skincare ingredients to help nourish and soothe rosacea-prone skin.

Ingredients In Makeup For Rosacea 

Ingredients to be on the lookout for really help reduce inflammation. Niacinamide and hyaluronic acid are rosacea-friendly ingredients as niacinamide is calming and will decrease redness and hyaluronic acid is moisturizing which gives the heated complexion a fresh drink of water. Azelaic Acid, a compound found in wheat, rye, and barley, azelaic acid is a well-known rosacea helper as its skin-soothing properties help calm persistent redness and sensitivity. These ingredients can be very beneficial if found in a liquid mineral foundation.

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Also, you need to consider makeup products that pair well with a nourishing, color-correcting foundation. Concealers are crucial to have in the makeup arsenal of anyone who suffers from rosacea flares as they can help cover up some redder areas of the face since many facial blood vessels enlarge, giving the cheeks and nose a flushed red appearance. Another challenging frustration of rosacea clients are breakouts that just popped up on their cheeks and can be even more centrally located. Many concealers today on the market have not only the ability to cover some of the physical markings from rosacea flare-ups, but they also have some skin-healing ingredients in them.  

Colore Me Perfect Makeup For Rosacea 

Our Color Me Perfect concealer contains an oriental herb that has been used for centuries in both traditional Chinese and Indian medicine.  It is a natural acne fighter and soothes inflammation, repairing skin and preventing scarring. This concealer can also be used for concealing under-eye discoloration. Even the youngest of clients will experience some redness around their eyes that may look like they are sick, not rested, or are suffering from an allergy flare. Clients that specifically have rosacea may notice even more redness around their eyes because of the tiny capillaries around the eyes that tend to be more dilated.  Centella Asiatica possesses active ingredients including saponins, flavonoids, phenolic acids, and antioxidants. Not only do these ingredients help calm inflammation, but it also encourages the production of collagen, while improving hydration. Centella is also an effective ingredient for brightening the skin and improving collagen by improving circulation and stimulating new cell renewal. 

Ingredients That Bother Rosacea Clients

There are ingredients to avoid in makeup or skincare that can worsen your rosacea so it is important when choosing your makeup products, you avoid a few not-so-good ingredients. Firstly, alcohol can be used in certain types of makeup that need to dry very quickly such as a setting spray. Be very aware as alcohol can be very disruptive to the skin’s barriers and make the skin oilier which may increase breakouts on the cheeks for rosacea sufferers. Secondly, fragrance is another well-known trigger for rosacea so try and stay away from makeup products that smell like perfume.  

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Avoid Fragrance 

Most clients can tell right away when a fragrance is bothering their skin as they will experience increased heat in their skin along with a visible small, bumpy rash. Also, essential oils that can be added to cosmetics for their “skincare benefits” may be the match that lights the flame for skin with rosacea and causes an outright flare. Essential oils are very potent and sometimes too potent for the delicate barrier of the rosacea skin. Also, some essential oils can cause dryness and irritation, especially for people with sensitive skin. Peppermint, oregano, and sage oil can worsen redness and inflammation and can cause a rosacea flare. 

Mineral Makeup For Rosacea 

A makeup and ingredient base that seems to be the most universal for rosacea.  Mineral makeup is often a good choice for skin with rosacea, as it typically doesn’t contain potentially irritating ingredients. There is also an innovative mineral powder formula specifically formulated to color-correct redness. Color Me Perfect creates a baked mineral powder that is a light, soft minty green tone ideal for color-correcting a ruddy skin tone. Many people with rosacea find mineral-based products suit their skin the best and cause no irritation. 

Makeup Can Build Confidence 

Most importantly, for anyone suffering with rosacea, makeup can help with confidence.  People that make comments to rosacea sufferers about how they should let their skin breathe, well as an esthetician and a makeup artist, I can tell you that most people’s skin will do better with makeup that is matched well for their skin’s unique needs, created with the perfect skin flattering shade, and can give added protection against environmental stressors. So, go on and encourage anyone that you know to choose the right makeup formula for their skin and hold their head high with confidence so that they are not making their skin worse by wearing makeup. They may then be able to find peace of mind!

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Contribution by Jaclyn Peresetsky

Jaclyn Peresetsky began her career as an esthetician in 2003 and created Colore Me Perfect in 2010. During her day to day interaction with clients, she learned that her clients desperately desired to know their perfect colors and were tired of wasting money on the wrong colors. Her expertise in color from the Columbus College of Art and Design along with her knowledge of skin science from Ohio State Plastic Surgery gave her the know how to begin the journey of creating a color analysis system to define one’s perfect makeup colors, hair color, nail color, and clothing color for all complexions. Being a born entrepreneur, she opened a small color studio followed by opening Skin Perfect Spas and Identity Retail Store.

The additional experience made her realize she needed to define the color analysis system and color palettes even more so she created the patent pending 16 global city palette that encompasses all color characteristics and intricacies of all global complexions. Colore Me Perfect is now sold in spas and salons across the country so more people can discover the power of their colors. Skin Perfect spas continue to thrive and be the research and development headquarters for Colore Me Perfect. Jaclyn’s book, “Discover the Power of Your Colors” is sold on Amazon to color seekers across the world. She is a noted speaker and travels all over the country teaching advanced makeup and skincare techniques. She is opening an advanced esthetic and color school, Skin Perfect University to continue elevating the expertise of the skincare industry.

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