A lot of men suffer from rosacea and unlike most women they are sometimes reluctant to go see the doctor, go see a dermatologist and take action on their skin problem. This article is not for those stubborn guys, it’s for the ones who actually care how they look and want to minimize how their rosacea looks in public – this article is about male makeup for rosacea!
You don’t have to be an emo rocker to wear makeup anymore – guys shouldn’t be afraid of using some makeup to improve their appearance and give them a bit of extra confidence. The insecurity from having bad skin in public does not only affect women, but guys often need help as well.
Here are some of the top male makeup products recommended by male rosacea sufferers on the rosacea forums.
Dermablend is a redness concealer that is said to work on mild flushing caused by rosacea. If you are in the early stages of rosacea or are effectively managing your rosacea, this male rosacea makeup will really hide the condition. Users are reporting great success with it.
Rosacea Forum users suggest that if you have some spots you need to use a stronger concealer on those spots and the dermablend and an overall redness removal cream. The key is only to use a small amount of the product.
For those tough spots, you can use a concealer like:
Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing 01 Light
That is an “industrial strength concealer”, so some serious pimple hiding power here!
MAC Studio Finish Concealer spf 35 NC30
The MAC studio finish concealer is a great product because it combines the concealer product with sun protection. The product includes SPF 35 protection and one of the recommendations for selecting rosacea products is to find products that do multiple things. This will make your face look good and protect it from one of the key rosacea triggers – the sun.
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microperfecting Primer 1 Green
This product is a green tinted primer. Green tints reduce the appearance of flushing in the face, so this one is quite effective.
You can even get green tinted moisturizer! Again that achieves that 2 in 1 objective and is both a moisturizer and reduces the appearance of redness on the skin. One of the best tinted moisturizers according to the forums is:
Organic Wear Tinted Moisturizer, Light to Natural 1.5 fl oz (44 ml)
Since men don’t tend to know much about applying makeup, here are some of the fundamentals:
Use a ‘setting powder’ to make sure the makeup doesn’t rub off during the day. So if you just want to use the concealer, just buy setting powder and the concealer.
One of the best setting powder is:
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural MEDIUM PLUS
It’s very light and you won’t even notice you are wearing it. The next tricky part is selecting the right color to match your natural skintone. You need to look at the skin on your forearm and work out what tone your natural skin is (not your red flushed face). Don’t be afraid of talking to the ladies at the cosmetics counter, they will be helpful and it gives you a great excuse to meet some good looking women!
You should also ‘prepare’ your face before putting on makeup, which means you should wash and moisturize your face.
Finally, you should not overdo it. Don’t paint your face white! You only want to reduce the redness which doesn’t take a great deal of makeup.
You would be surprised at how much confidence you can gain by knowing you look great! Try some male makeup for rosacea and you will be pleasantly surprised at how much it lifts you up from the usual negative feelings that having rosacea brings.