How to reduce redness or Rosacea

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How to reduce redness or Rosacea

Rosacea and skin redness can be improved

Rosacea and skin redness is a condition which can affect the face, particularly cheeks, nose and forehead. While it is common, it can be painful, inconvenient and can really impact on some people’s self confidence. Skin redness can be triggered by various things including alcohol, skin products, exercise and foods but it can be treated by a GP to help control the symptoms.

However, clients and followers often ask me for advice on how to cover the redness when flare ups are particularly bad. Some people feel like they need to layer up on coverage. Also, there is a temptation to avoid using blusher or bronzer because adding more colour to the face seems like a ridiculous idea!

There is a very simple way to reduce redness in skin which is to correct the colour. Colour correction neutralises the discolouration, taking the skin tone back to a balanced even skin tone. At which point, makeup can be applied in a normal way which includes adding a beautiful flush of colour because the redness has been cancelled out.

If you do have redness or Rosacea, you need to use a green colour corrector to neutralise the skin colour. Colour theory (and the colour wheel) plays a huge part of colour correction and choosing complimentary tones but that’s a different issue for another post.

So you’ll notice the opposite colour to red on the diagram is green. So adding green to red will take the colour back to zero.

With that in mind, I am introducing you to Rosalique 3-in-1 Anti-Redness Miracle Formula SPF50. Recently I received a gorgeous package gifted to me by Rosalique which included the 3-in-1 product, a luxury makeup bag and the miracle brush.

Rosalique Luxury Gift Set – £64.99

Rosalique is a triple action cream which aims to conceal skin redness, gently treat the skin thanks to the active ingredients which calm and soothe the skin and provides SPF50 protection from UVA/UVB rays which can particularly aggravate sensitive skin.

As skin discolouration and Rosacea is a common problem with many of my clients, I wanted to show a completely unedited/unfiltered transformation using the Rosalique products. I posted out on my social media asking for a volunteer who suffers with Rosacea and I received a huge response of offers. I even had many replies to my post from people just telling me that they suffered with skin redness and were really excited to see the results!

The results – before and after

Yesterday I spent the morning with Jessica and with her permission I documented the before and after photos of her glam make over. No editing was involved with the images or the video other than to create the collage and clip the video together.

Just to clarify, I used lots of makeup products to create Jessica’s overall look but the main purpose of the makeover images is to showcase the results of the skin before and after, correcting the redness.

The skin was prepped by cleansing and moisturising first and then I applied the 3-in-1 Anti-Redness Miracle Formula SPF50 as a primer/base before applying the rest of the makeup.

I used the Miracle brush to apply the 3-in-1 cream. It is really important to buff and blend this product well over the red areas. I would recommend only using this cream over red areas, not over the rest of the face where there is no discolouration otherwise it can make the skin look like strange tone. Once you are satisfied that the redness has been corrected, then apply your foundation as normal. As shown on the video below, you can see that once I neutralise the skin, I am able to add a bronzer and a pretty pink blush without worrying about the redness popping through underneath.

You can purchase the 3-in-1 cream for £29.99 as a one time purchase or subscribe and save 10% for £26.99.

This award-winning product is definitely worth a purchase if you struggle with redness or Rosacea. It will also be a staple in my client kit from now on. Both Jessica and I were delighted with the coverage and overall results.

I hope this helps! If you are interested in booking a 1:1 tailored makeup lesson with me, get in touch!

Gemma Clark – Makeup Artist and Creative Beauty Director x