beauty   //   September 22, 2015

BEAUTY BUZZ: AN ANTI-REDNESS MIRACLE WORKER

la roche posay

While I’ve been fortunate in that I don’t suffer from a lot of breakouts, my skin has different kinds of redness issue: rosacea. I’ve had it for most of my life but it seems to have only gotten worse as I’ve gotten older. I can’t seem to pinpoint one single cause because for my skin, there seem to be many culprits: a glass of red wine, the sun (though I rarely spend any time with my face in the sun and if I do, I’m loaded up with this SPF), heat, spicy foods – any and all of these can cause red spots to appear. Lovely.

I’ve tried all kinds of different things and some have helped (this), some haven’t. I’m always up for trying something new which is why I decided to grab a bottle of La Roche-Posay’s Rosaliac AR Intense while wandering around the drugstore last month. I’ve had good luck with La Roche-Posay in the past (their mineral sunscreen is super light and feels amazing) which gave me high hopes for their Rosaliac serum which promises to “reduce visible redness.” I’ve been using it for about four weeks now and I can honestly say that it’s making delivery on its promise. I apply two pumps in the morning and evening, after I cleanse and before I moisturize. My skin feels like it’s calming down and, while it’s not immediate, the redness (especially the red spots that appear post-shower) seem to fade after about 15 minutes.  My nose looks less like Rudolph’s, and my skin feels refreshed and less irritated. (The line also carries a CC cream devoted specifically to facial redness that I’m thinking might be worth a try.)  Even if you don’t suffer from full-blown rosacea, I think it would be a great quick-fix for any redness that comes post-workout or after a little too much time spent in the sun. It’s certainly not a cure but I’ll take the small miracles where I can get them.

Do you have any tips or tricks to combat redness? If so, please share in the comments!