I have suffered with Acne Rosacea for over ten years with my main symptom being facial flushing.
The symptoms of rosacea are extreme redness of the cheeks, spots, raised bumps and dry, sore eyes. Triggers include stress, exercise, alcohol, spicy food, sunshine, central heating, cold etc – in fact I often joke that “life” is a trigger.
Rosacea is very common in people with my skin type – I am fair-skinned with a tendency for rosy cheeks and one of the main issues I face is finding a product that reduces the visibility of the redness, yet does not irritate my skin.
I am not a big fan of thick, heavy make-up, as it is not something I have the time to do everyday, but instead prefer to use something much lighter and natural looking.
I have been using BB creams for a couple of years now and have found them perfect for daily wear, thanks to their sheer coverage and lightness on the skin.
BB creams are very similar to tinted moisturisers but go one step further, providing genuine skincare benefits, as well as providing enough coverage to be used in the place of foundation and that all important SPF factor, plus many of them come in different shades so you can find the perfect tone for your skin.
It has taken trial and error to find the best BB cream for dry skin, but I have a couple of favourites that I always keep in my make-up bag and use on a day-to-day basis.
I am very self-conscious of my rosacea, but using a BB cream gives me the confidence to face everyday with my head held high, plus are more reasonably priced than a good foundation.
Do you use BB creams?
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