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Learn About Rosacea, Mineral Makeup And Possible Cure


Women With Rosacea Can Benefit Using Mineral Makeup

While women wait on the science to help find a cause and cure, our mineral makeup provides benefits to women that suffer with rosacea.  We are often asked by women if our mineral makeup products can be used if they have rosacea whether it be mild or severe.  Although minerals are quite gentle to the skin as a rule, it is sometimes the excessive buffing required by certain brands or the ingredient Bismuth Oxychloride they use that can contribute to irritation and exacerbate the rosacea.

That is why we also created 3 specific foundation formulas that address different skin types and conditions afflicting the face.  Not only do we provide great coverage, but you can reduce redness by color correcting with our natural skin tone shades.  Our DELICATE formula is best for keeping the face soft and is gentle to sensitive skin.  We actually don't recommend the typical GREEN color correcting advice.  This will change the natural color of your makeup giving your face a gray pall.

Should A Blush Be Used If I have Rosacea?

We offer mineral powder blush, but since skin already tends to have a lot of color, we recommend avoiding too much cheek color.  However, with our soft blush and neutral tones in some, you can give a nice light hue to the cheeks without over doing it and it can look quite elegant especially when getting excellent coverage with your mineral foundation.

Beauty Tip: Keep the lips in a neutral to nude tone with one of our beautiful lip colors since anything too dark or red can enhance the redness already in your face. 

Exciting Discovery Could Be Next Cure For Rosacea Sufferers

The Journal Of Medical Microbiology published a review that scientists are closer to establishing a definitive bacterial cause for the skin condition rosacea. This will allow more targeted, effective treatments to be developed for sufferers.

As many of us know who suffer from rosacea, the many trials and medications we use, seems to be endless in our search to cure it.  So this latest research is welcomed news.

This is a basic synopsis of the article; Rosacea is a common dermatological condition that causes reddening and inflammation of the skin mostly around the cheeks, nose and chin.  In severe cases skin lesions may form and lead to disfigurement.  Rosacea affects around 3% of the population -- usually fair-skinned females aged 30-50 and particularly those with weak immune systems.

A new review carried out by the National University of Ireland concludes that rosacea may be triggered by bacteria that live within tiny mites that reside in the skin.  The numbers of Demodex mites living in the skin of rosacea patients is higher than in normal individuals, which has previously suggested a possible role for the mites in initiating the condition.

Studies have shown patients with varying types of rosacea react to the molecules produced by this bacterium -- exposing it as a likely trigger for the condition.  What's more, this bacterium is sensitive to the antibiotics used to treat rosacea.

Dr Kevin Kavanagh who conducted the review explained, "The bacteria live in the digestive tracts of Demodex mites found on the face, in a mutually beneficial relationship.  When the mites die, the bacteria are released and leak into surrounding skin tissues -- triggering tissue degradation and inflammation."

He further added, "Once the numbers of mites increase, so does the number of bacteria, making rosacea more likely to occur.  Targeting these bacteria may be a useful way of treating and preventing this condition."

Learn More in the complete article: Bacterial Cause Found For Skin Condition Rosacea


Keeping Fingers Crossed

This latest research will hopefully lead to achieving the best results for rosacea sufferers.  Many who currently use creams which also cause their own fair share of problems on the skin, like acne or further irritation, can look forward to science working toward helping those with this ailment.

Being on the receiving end of "this is all we can offer you right now" just to have repeated bouts of whatever your affliction is for the year can be frustrating.  Many women and men suffer from rosacea and it can truly be a painful and embarrassing skin condition.

Here's keeping our fingers crossed for those many ladies who are also our clients, that this will end rosacea for them and the damage it causes to their skin and self esteem in the very near future. 

We also want you to please not despair or give up because you can have great success with our mineral makeup products and skincare in the meantime while we keep an eye out for science updates.  Our powders are all designed to be gentler to those with any skin condition that causes great sensitivity.  Our minerals will leave your skin looking natural and beautiful.

We are always here to guide you and assist you in any way we can.  Our education center located in the bottom left corner of our website has a multitude of articles geared toward many common and not so common ailments, some of which can simply help you with choosing the best shade for your skin.  Or give us a call to chat, we make the time for every woman in need.