Hi....has anyone please got any suggestions as what i can put on my rash...butterfly one....its very red and bright at the moment............?....any offers of help will be gratefully reveived.....:hehe:.....jane
You can also ask the Red Cross Camouflage make up service. Ring your local Red Cross or of you go to St. Thomas ' they have a clinic there.
They will find right colour make up, teach you to apply and ask your Doc. to put it on prescription.
i use veil cover make up originally recommended by the red cross camouflage make up service. If you google Veil cover cream it comes up with the web site and you can order direct. They even do a sample kit so that you can choose your colour. If you go to your doctor they may put it on prescription for you and then you can get it cheaper. Its changed my life as it hides my rash.
Hi, Just wondering what you use for facial wash? Maybe that is to harsh for your skin.
I have tried EUCERIN sensitive facial skin cleanser. It' REDNESS RELIEF for visibly red skin. It is a soap free gel. After using it i have noticed the redness has calmed down alot. It's available over the counter with other eucerin products. Mostly found in drug stores. Hope this has helped.
if it is really bad, I have been told that there is a green make up base (yes green) that you can use that takes the colour out of the rash, and you can then put a regular make up over the top of it to put a natural colour back in, if you get what I mean. I checked this out when I was wanting to cover up a rash, but in the end I just couldn't be bothered, so I just go for toning down with a regular foundation rather than covering it up altogether. I am not confortable with anything approaching heavy make up, I'd rather have the red thanks, but it is very much an individual choice.
experimentation is the key I think to find out what works for you - problem is that can get expensive until you hit on the right solution for you and your skin.
I've had to deal w/ this for a few years now & I'm a male so make-up is a new ball game. My flares extend into my hairline & are visible, so foundation & powder don't work out to well there. I've had to stick to concealers. I have been using Revlon, NYC and Trucco-but yesterday i picked up a tube of L'oreal infallible concealer. Surprise-it worked. The others had stopped being able to conceal the redness at the temples. I still use Revlon concealer for the butterfly on my nose and the flares on my forehead & scalp but since I wear a ball hat when i go out those areas don't show,(forhead, scalp).The L'oreal is supposed to last 16 hours but at least i found a close match that covers and is pretty close to my the rest of my skin tone in that area. I never would have dreamed I'd ever wear make-up as a guy except like at halloween, but it's necessary if only to make myself feel better. i.e.-if you look good, it helps you feel good:hehe:
Thanks for the tip about the Oreal makeup I am very glad you have found something that works well. Tell me does it stay on ? I always wonder about when film stars embrace and the women press their faces to the beautiful black dinner jackets without leaving a trace. I suppose the jacket is all messed up but they just change to another for the next shot !
I like the way the Revlon Colorstay really does stay as advertised. I used to use Clinique years ago and everything got covered with it.
I agree with Florie about those Eucerin redness products : the cleanser and the night cream are excellent. They look pricey but they last for a long time, in my experience. My daughter likes them for her rosacea. They are starting to introduce them into the UK so she and I are having a campaign for them to add the cleanser so we won't have to import it !
I never got on well with the green products although I occasionally use a Physician's Formula powder palette with lots of patches of different shades of green. It does help a bit although it tends to make the red a rather unnatural grey tint.
I have never dared use a beauty consultant in a store. The whole idea of getting my makeup off in public and having other people touching my skin is unbearable. I wish the Red Cross would start holding their monthly clinic again at St Thomas'. I had thought of doing a specialised make up course and helping others but I don't have the energy.
So far the L'oreal has stayed on. The only reason I can think of the other brands not lasting is because maybe the dry heat from the heater? they lasted much better in Florida where it's always humid & one almost never uses the heat. I've always wondered that about the movies too since they all wear so much make-up-but it's the movies & anything can happen!:wink2: I'm always spending time getting the little make-up I wear out of clothes, hats etc. On the subject of movies, back in the 80's there was one called 'Death Becomes Her'. It was a comedy w/ Goldie Hawn & Meryl Streep where they kill each other, then find find that the potion they've been taking has the ability to bring them back to life. Bruce Willis played Streep's husband, who was a drunken ex-plastic surgeon. Even tho the 2 ladies are alive, they are physically falling apart. Bruce Willis uses spray paint to fix their skin when they have problems with it. Wish there actually was a spray paint that would work funny movie:rotfl: On the Eucerin, I use their bar soap in the shower and it's great for dermatitus. Bought a small bottle of the redness cream they make but haven't used it regularly. The whole line is carried here & I will look into it when I get more motivated...It gets to be a drag going thru all this-pun intended Really glad to have found the forum, take care rob. Oh, Maybelline has a concealer line that is actually waterproof-been wondering about that, will probably ending trying some, seems like it would not let skin breathe & possibly cause itching. It gets good ratings on the yahoo consumers comment page tho. may try some...
Like lola, i too went to the red cross and had my makeup done for me and they supplied it all for free aswell, but since my new treatment 2 years ago i dont have to wear any makeup now cos my disciod is well under control after suffering for 10 years. i have put a post on the message board about my new treatment for disciod lupus. My lupus was so severe i did not like going out of the house for people staring now i can hold my head up and smile . i just have to try and get my SLE under control now.Please dont suffer like i did.
lots of love Denise
You just have to be careful with using a lot of makeup to cover the rash because I used to be very self concious about my rash and I made it a 100 times worse because I got a staff infection because of caking to much makeup on and your pores can not breathe and an infection set in. I wound up in the hospital because of it and actually I am in the medical books because the doctors asked permission to take pictures because it was the worse that they have ever seen. So I would be careful with putting alot of makeup on I would not like anyone to go through what I went through. I know the rash can be very frustrating but sometimes we just have to deal with it. I hope this helps you and not frustrate you even more.:wink2: