Dressing for Rosacea: Colors to AvoidIt’s quite likely that you avoid certain colors because of your hair, most women do. Have you stopped to consider that the colors you wear affect how red your face looks? The colors you wear can make your redness stand out. Many people with rosacea can tone down the redness by choosing appropriate clothing colors. There are a few things you should know. Your hair color and skin tone matter. What works for me may not be as helpful to you. I have very pale skin and natural blonde hair. My blonde hair was white-blonde as a kid and darkened up. As I went through a pregnancy, I picked up weird red tones. Now it is doing what my grandmother's hair did as she aged. It's intermixed with silver now, so it is going back to the white blonde. It's so white-blonde that I struggle to find colors I like. Your natural skin tone will dictate a lot of what you can wear. My skin has always been very pale with pink tones. I burn easily and freckles were unavoidable. I've used green concealers for years to tone the pink on days that I can't avoid wearing makeup. It's very rare that I'll put makeup on, but when I do I prefer mineral-based concealers. Bellapierre has a full kit with the different colors you need to conceal the redness and other imperfections.
Go for Cool ColorsPeople with rosacea benefit from cool colors that can tone down red skin. Many men and women with rosacea find cool colors like green and blue can help make their red face less noticeable. Green and pale yellows are especially notable as they are the same hue put into many cosmetics designed to tone redness in rosacea sufferers. Another benefit of these colors is that they tend to be suitable for any hair color. Cool colors include:
- Blue and green tinted grays
- Shades of blue
- Shades of green
- Shades of bluish purples