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Always Red in the Face? Think Rosacea

If your face is always red, if people always asking you about your sunburn or if they think you are constantly embarrassed then you probably have rosacea.  These rosacea patients  are known as “flushers and blushers.” In the beginning the slightest provocation will produce a facial blush but eventually the face is left in a state of constant redness.  While some patients with rosacea may have a type of “adult acne” with pustules and pimples other patients have facial redness as the main symptom and until now traditional rosacea medications have been ineffective at treating this symptom.  However there are three excellent strategies for combating facial redness:

Mirvaso

The first FDA approved medication specifically approved for the treatment of facial redness, a single application of Mirvaso relives redness for up to 12 hours. It is a first and only in its class medication and is highly effective for many patients.

Intense Pulse Light (IPL)

This is where high-powered broad spectrum light beam flash is delivered to the treatment areas to selectively destroy and reduce cutaneous blood vessels. Usually several treatments are required.

Camouflage

Increasingly there are a number of new color correcting makeups,  available  in highly pigmented shades . The principle of color correcting makeup is essentially that of color theory: Opposite hues cancel each other out. So a primer in pale green can mute redness. As the color correctors are so concentrated the trick is to use only a small amount. We recommend Algenist REVEAL Concentrated Color Correcting Drops, Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid, and Cover(t) Stick Color Corrector by Marc Jacobs Beauty.