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I love the Ordinary's niacinamide and 2% retinoid serums. Both have soothed and smoothed my rosacea, pores and fine lines. My skin is far less red, and i can use less foundation and powder. I see the difference when i'm too lazy to take my makeup off at night time i lapse in my skincare routine.
I also love a good hyaluronic acid serum too. This soothes my skin fantastically as well layered on top of the others. My redness (also roughness, pimples and dryness) have all decreased. I love Hada labo premium hyaluronic serum, also the Ordinary's hyaluronic serum. No stinging or breakouts with these two. Just plump, hydrated skin. They are also really good value too.
I have Rosacea and find that when i'm on lymacycline (antibiotics) for it, that is the only real thing that helps. Clinique Even Better foundation and Benefit Boi-ing concealer (advertised as industrial strength!) does a good job of covering up. I am finding the pink nivea face wash is fine and nivea sensitive moisturiser is ok too. Clinique moisturisers/cleansers made it worse but weirdly that foundation does not aggravate my skin.
For a temporary fix, my Spanish dermatologist prescribed a cream called Mirvaso which temporarily constricts the blood vessels but it is very expensive (50 euro) and he told me to use it only infrequently. I am sorry but I don´t know if is avaiable in the UK. I keep it for occacional public speaking things I have had to do.
Textpectation, do you think there is the possibility that the blushing could be part of your blood condition? I found drinking lots of water and going to the gym helps but I suspect that's because it is a stress reducer. Stress is a major factor for me.
I would start off with some anti-redness products from a pharmaceutical brand e.g. Avène. I have used their products for years since a dermatologist recommended them. I now just use the anti-rougeur daily moisturiser and a sensitive skin cleanser from LRP. But in the past I have used this specific anti-redness cream from Avène
Paula's choice redness range might help and I like their clear extra strength exfolient. www.paulaschoice.co.uk/exfoliants/products I have that and their redness relief moisturiser full size. I had samples of most the redness range and found that they toned down redness when all used together and with the exfoliant but have run out of samples and the moisturiser on its own isn't doing much.