While treating and preventing skin conditions such as eczema, acne, psoriasis and rosacea needs to be the first and most important step to addressing the problem, camouflaging them is often the second.
In addition normal foundations often do not provide enough camouflage makeup or longevity for covering lesions, patches and scars caused by problem skin.
Here is a guide to some effective skin camouflage products that should also be kinder to your skin.
I’m Fabulous Powder Organic Camouflage Foundations
I’m Fabulous foundations are vegan mineral powder foundations with an SPF15. Suitable for very sensitive skins, although coverage is better than most mineral foundations, as with most mineral powders, it may not be as much as is needed for moderate to severe skin flaws.
These foundations contain no Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Synthetic Dyes, Petro-Chemicals, Phthalates, Preservatives, Oils, Silicones, Waxes, Talcs, Alcohols, Parabens or Bismuth Oxychloride ( found in most mineral make up and can cause itching!)
BareMinerals SPF 15 Touch Up Veil
This is another mineral based powder concealer made from sea minerals and bound with cold grapeseed oil.
Vichy’s Dermablend fluid corrective foundation formula combines a high concentration of pigments for heavy coverage for scars, lesions and red or dry patches of skin.
For additional coverageVichy’s Ultra-corrective foundation cream-stick contains professional high corrective efficacy and is meant for more severe skin flaws. It contains 40% pigment concentration and is best used on localised areas of skin imperfection.
Both products are hypoallergenic and paraben-free and made withVichy’s Thermal Spa Water.
Keromask is used and recommended by the British Association for Skin Camouflage and Changing Faces. It is also recognised by the British Medical Association.
Keromask is a full camouflage product designed for all skin types and suitable for disguising serious skin imperfections, including acne scarring, birth-marks, veins, moles, broken capillaries and dark circles or red skin under the eyes.
The Keromask range includes 24 shades of Camouflage Cream and all products are hypoallergenic, water proof, smudge proof and heat resistant.
Lycogel Breathable Camouflage[quote]Lycogel is one of the only camouflage products also offering a new breathable technology that lets air into the skin while providing full camouflage, making it helpful for use on patches of skin effected by acne, eczema and psoriasis as breathability is important for not making these skin conditions worse.[/quote]
Breathable Camouflage is available in 10 shades. It can be mixed and applied in buildable layers to create a custom coverage that looks natural. Breathable Camouflage is water resistant for up to 90 minutes, contains no parabens has an SPF 30.
Covermark foundation is a patented formula and one of the longest established and medically approved waterproof make ups that covers virtually any blemish or skin problem.
Covermark Foundation contains an SPF30. Covermark also make skin camouflage products for other areas of the body.
Skin Shop KALME Day Defence & Tinted Moisturiser for rosacea
This is a natural duo combination that is a day treament cream with an SPF25 and a tinted moisturiser to help calm down and camoflage red skin.
Both products are paraben and chemcial free