Redness concealer can help reduce the appearance of facial redness caused by rosacea and other skin conditions. To choose the best product for your skin, consider your skin type and tone as well as the amount of coverage that you need. Investigate yellow-based concealers, as these are often most effective at covering up redness. If possible, try samples of several different brands and concealer types before making your purchase.
Concealer is a highly pigmented cosmetic that is designed to blend into your skin and cover discoloration and imperfections. It is often used in conjunction with foundation and facial powder to minimize the appearance of skin redness. You will typically have two options when choosing a redness concealer. The first is to select a standard concealer that is about two shades lighter than your skin tone. Your other option is what is sometimes described as a neutralizing concealer, which is typically yellow in color. In either case, you will usually also have to choose between a liquid or cream concealer.
If your redness is severe, you may find that a neutralizing concealer provides the best coverage for your skin. Some people, however, have found that these intensely yellow products can be too obvious on their skin. If you are one of them, look for a standard redness concealer that has a yellow cast but is not overtly yellow. This may be sufficient for concealing discoloration.
When testing concealers, be sure to try them with whatever foundation and powder that you typically use. If the concealer is too thick, it may actually draw attention to the fact that you are trying to conceal a skin flaw. In situations where you need to use concealer on more than one area of your face, such as under your eyes, you may decide to purchase two separate concealers if you find that different products work better on certain areas.
Skin inflammation can be caused or aggravated by a number of things, including cosmetics. When selecting a redness concealer, be aware that it may contain ingredients that can irritate your skin, exacerbating redness. If you notice that your skin is becoming irritated while using a redness concealer, discontinue its use and find another product. In some cases, you may realize that your redness is severe enough that cosmetics no longer effectively correct it. If this is your situation, seek medical advice for managing and treating your condition.