Hi Maye, you came to the right place! Being an acne survivor myself…I know a thing or two about feeling like you look “awful”. I also know what it’s like to have red, inflamed skin and feel absolutely hopeless! So let’s see if I can’t help put you on the path to healthy, happy skin! Before we talk make up, lets discuss skin treatment options. Some of my best clients suffer from rosacea and as a result we carry customize treatment plans specifically formulated for even the most sensitive, rosacea-prone skin. If you are looking for a treatment regime I recommend SkinRxClinic’s Rosacea Kit #1: The kit will address all areas of concern you referenced and includes:
Arnica Face wash– Arnica repairs, calms & heals, Aloe Leaf Gel is soothing and cooling; Angelica Soothes and repairs; Echinacea is anti-microbial as well as anti-aging.
Willowherb Soothing Serum– this is a ultra cooling, soothing gel containing Canadian willowherb, clinically proven to calm redness and irritation while acting as an anti-bacterial agent. Vitamin K is added for its blood clotting ability and aids in healing and calming capillaries/blood vessels that have enlarged or burst. Vitamin K is great for darkness under the eyes too!
Skin Recovery– is a lightweight, non-greasy, hydrating moisturizer is saturated with ingredients to hydrate, moisturize and repair sensitive skin. Linden extract normalizes blotchy, red skin.
Visiblie Lift Eye Gel– The Visible Lift Eye Gel is an amazing firming/lifting gel formula with natural ingredients including Cucumber Extract and Firming Hydrators. Gently reduces puffiness and dark circles. Soothes and refreshes irritated, dry or dehydrated tired eye area. You can leave this gel in the fridge for extra anti puffiness benefits!
PVA Shammy– cleanses the skin with this cloth instead of harsh washcloths. Gentle on sensitive skin. Cleans great around the eyes and for removing eye make-up thoroughly.
If you are just looking for one “SUPER HERO” product…..SkinRxClinic has it! RosaPlex Skin Serum is just that…a super product! My clients who already have a skincare treatment regime and are just looking for a miracle product, RosaPlex is it! RosaPlex Skin Serum is specially formulated for the most sensitive, reactive, rosacea-prone skin. It is a clinically-proven, unique marine complex combined with Arnica Montana Flower Extract and Beta-Glucan, provides combined anti-inflammatory and skin-clearing effects aimed at helping resolve and prevent: flushing or redness that does not go away, small bumps, pimples or papules, dry or rough looking skin, dilated or visible capillaries, burning or itching of the skin, while helping lightly and gently to renew skin texture prone to dryness, visibly open pores and/or superficial irregularity.
If you choose only the RosaPlex serum and would still like to address the under eye bags, the Visible Lift Eye Gel is available solo.
Now that we have discussed treatment, let’s talk make-up. There is nothing worse than feeling and looking like you are wearing “too much” make-up. It’s hot, sweaty, uncomfortable and it looks bad! With that being said…there is a solution! Mineral Based Make-up ! I know you said you have used Bare Essentials and Sheer Cover in the past with unsatisfying results, but don’t get discouraged to Mineral Make Up all together! You are not the first client I have who was ready to through in the towel on the Mineral Make-up craze! While I DO recommend using a mineral base, I DO NOT recommend using a powder mineral base, they tend to cake up and crease into lines and wrinkles and actually do more harm than good. I would opt for a Liquid Mineral Foundation Base. SkinRxClinic’s Liquid Mineral Base offers a velvety smooth fluid and triples as a foundation, sun block and anti-ager. It features our exclusive, gentle and non-irritating multi-mineral complex, plus micro-diffusers to reduce the appearance of redness and or lines. And it dries Matte which will help absorb oils and reduce sweat.
So, you are correct….you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear….but it’s not time to give up trying!