I get asked about make up for rosacea a lot, so I thought I’d put a few of my top recommendations in one handy blog post. I originally shared these on instagram (if you’re not already following me, you can find me HERE) but I know some of you like a longer, more detailed review so here we are!
Last night I posted this video to Instagram, summarising some of the most common rosacea myths. It revisited an instagram series I did previously, but I know it’s really annoying to scroll back to find specific posts over on there, so I thought I’d collate all of the rosacea myths in one place.
Pinterest recently set me the challenge of creating some 10 minute make up tutorials, as part of their ‘Stay INspired’ campaign. As we’re all stuck at home at the moment, many people are turning to Pinterest for inspiration, entertainment, and information. The two videos I filmed are linked below, and I’ve also added all of the product information and some tips for application. Which is your favourite?
When I started the ‘How Do I Look?’ series, it was because I had seen how powerful it can be to find someone else who has shared your experience, someone who looks like you, someone who feels like you. When I found others with rosacea online, I was so happy: I felt understood and supported in a way I hadn’t before. And I wanted to help make those connections for other people. Being involved in the skin positivity community online, I have been introduced to so many incredible people doing amazing work. People with conditions I know nothing about but wanted to: psoriasis, vitiligo, trichotillomania, eczema, scars, acne conglobata… So this blog series was born: interviews with all sorts of people who are all using their spaces online to spread information, love, and support. As April is Rosacea Awareness Month, I’m focusing all my interviews this month on ROSACEA.
Today’s interview is with the wonderful Rose Gallagher: make up artist, Heads Up champ, and fellow rosacea sufferer. We first met a year ago, when we were both guests on the Sali Hughes Soho Radio show, talking about rosacea, and I’ve been in love with her ever since. Rose talks to me about her diagnosis, her love of make up, and why developing rosacea has changed her life in a positive way.
In the last 13 years my rosacea has changed so much: I’ve gone from Type 2 (pustules and bumps) to Type 1 (flushing with persistent redness); my skin is now more oily, rather than dry and scaly; I’ve changed my diet and lifestyle, my skincare routine has been honed and perfected, and I’ve learned how to manage my stress a little better. I finally feel like I am more in control of my rosacea, but years of damage have left me with a lot of broken capillaries (spider veins or telangiectasia if we’re being scientific) which give my skin a pink tone even when I’m not having a flare up. Keep reading for my tips on how to cover thread veins below.