How to conceal Rosacea

This is how I apply my makeup every day (rosacea or not).

I realise I'm talking all the way through the video, but I had to speed the process up :)

Here's a list of the products featured in this video:

  • Bare Minerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener in Luminous 2
  • Jane Iredale's Pure Pressed Base Mineral Foundation in Golden Glow
  • Too Faced Bronzer in Chocolate Soleil
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light
  • Burberry's Blush in Tangerine
  • MAC's Mystery and Brush 242
  • Rouge D'Armani Sheer 202 Lipstick
  • Other brushes featured in this video are from Chanel, Bare Minerals, KIKO, Benefit and Eco Tools

Will Jurlique's Calendula Redness Rescue Range rescue me?

Jurlique's Calendula Redness Rescue Range - Calming Mist (left), Soothing Moisturising Cream (middle) and Restorative Treatment Serum (right)

Jurlique's Calendula Redness Rescue Range - Calming Mist (left), Soothing Moisturising Cream (middle) and Restorative Treatment Serum (right)

Whenever rosacea sinks its claws into my already sensitive skin, it often leaves it looking scorched, ravaged and in despair. It's a vicious cycle really -- my skin gets better, then my body will suddenly chime in and say "you're stressed, woman" and soon after the niggly bumps start to reemerge I find myself back where I started.

Square one with red cheeks.

Most, if not all, store products really aren't a cure all, but they can help to quell the fiery inferno working its way across my face.

Here's hoping Jurlique's Calendula Redness Rescue trio works to cut the blushing and the rest of the nasty experience.

I'll keep you posted about my findings.

Whatever Wednesdays: The Scream

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For the past month and a half I've felt like this...

Well, not 100 % emotionally, physically -- more specifically, my face.  Since mid-August I've been suffering from the worst rosacea flare-up ever!  In the past, it was a spot here or there, but now I have huge patches on my cheeks.  They're scaly, severely parched and red.  Pyschologically it's created a horrible feedback loop; I stress from the severity of the itching and burning, I scratch in my sleep and grow scared whenever I enter the gym.  I constantly wonder... Will the sweat burn my skin beyond belief?  Will the sweat expose the redness and can anyone see what I've been feeling?

I went to the doctor a few weeks ago and he prescribed me antibiotics, yet lo and behold they haven't worked!  Thus continuing the suffering.  I've avoided the sun at all cost, I cut out red wine and spicy food from my diet and try to apply a cold compress after each gym session.  Still, here I sit, red-faced and wondering when this bout of rosacea will end.

Please tell me it gets better.

That there is light at the end of this tunnel.

Romina, my brow gal, has been super supportive by doing research about rosacea in an effort to help hydrate my skin.  In two weeks time we're trying out a facial she thinks will help.  *Fingers Crossed*

To Scott: thank you for letting me whinge and for looking beyond the constant "blushing".

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