Rosacea Review - Newsletter of the National Rosacea SocietyRosacea Review - Newsletter of the National Rosacea Society

Tips for Looking Your Best in Photos

Wedding and vacation seasons are fast approaching, and what would those times be without photographs? But many rosacea sufferers shy away from the camera, fearful of an unflattering photo. Here are some tips to put you back in the limelight.

  • Try camouflaging cosmetics. Green-tinted foundations, concealer sticks and green-tinted moisturizers can help counteract the redness of rosacea.

  • Avoid makeup lines. Blend foundation and concealer down the neckline and out toward the ears and hairline to provide a natural look and prevent a "mask" appearance.

  • Play up your eyes. Emphasize your eyes to draw attention away from other areas by using natural eye shadow shades that match your coloring. For example, you might want to apply two colors -- one for contrast and one for contour.

  • Choose clothing carefully. Some say red or plain black-and white garments may accentuate a red face. Try wearing softer hues such as pale blues, yellows and khakis.

  • Follow prescribed therapy. Adherence to your medical therapy and skin-care routine is always important, but is especially so if you are trying to keep your rosacea in remission for upcoming family wedding photos or vacation snapshots.

  • Just relax and smile. Put yourself at ease and be as natural as possible. A genuine smile makes for a much more pleasing photograph.