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How to Cover Redness on Skin From Acne or Rosacea

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Facial redness is a common skin issue—and one of the most challenging to deal with when you don’t have the right products. Perhaps no one knows this better than IT Cosmetics founder Jamie Kern Lima, who struggled for years to find products that truly worked to cover her acne and rosacea. “Every single morning, it would take me a long time just to get coverage,” she recalls. “And if I got coverage, I would then pray it didn’t crease and crack and make me look so much older throughout the day.”

Unsatisfied with her options, Jamie decided to create the skin-loving solutions to these problems herself. Read on for the IT Cosmetics products she recommends to make the look of redness on skin disappear!

Apply a Targeted Face Serum and Soothing Moisturizer Before Anything Else

Clogged pores can lead to blemishes which can lead to redness. If this sounds familiar, consider applying a product like Bye Bye Pores Glycolic Acid Serum once daily. With 10% glycolic acid, this dermatologist tested face serum exfoliates to promote a clearer complexion while still being gentle enough for sensitive skin. Follow up your serum application with an ultra-gentle, deeply hydrating face cream like Bye Bye Redness Sensitive Skin Moisturizer. Designed to help neutralize and soothe the look of facial redness, it’s infused with skin-calming ingredients including colloidal oatmeal, aloe and cucumber.

Choose the Best Concealer for Your Type of Facial Redness

For redness around the corners of your nose and other small areas of your face, opt for a more targeted coverage solution. Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Concealer. This drying lotion and treatment concealer in one effectively covers the look of blemishes and acne and contains oil-absorbing zinc oxide, kaolin clay, witch hazel, tea tree and sulfur.

If you’re dealing with rosacea, broken capillaries or another type of red-toned discoloration in larger areas of your face, choose a neutralizing, color-correcting facial cream that provides hydrating, long-lasting full coverage and is easy to blend in all over your face. 

Use Setting Products Designed for Sensitive Skin

Before moving on to any other makeup you’d like to wear, it’s a good idea to set your concealer with a hydrating powder (Jamie’s pick is Celebration Foundation) or a makeup extending spray that’s infused with skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid, coconut water and aloe vera extract. This will help your concealer wear beautifully throughout the day so your redness stays covered—and all you see is beautiful-looking skin!

Want more tips from Jamie on how to cover acne, rosacea and other types of skin discoloration? Watch this.

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