A woman with facial psoriasis looks at herself in a handled mirror. She's rubbing makeup on her plaques.

Makeup and Psoriasis: Treat Yourself with More Self-Confidence

Psoriasis on the face is not only extremely annoying for many sufferers, but is also quite a burden. Unlike psoriasis on the body, the areas on the face cannot be easily covered with clothing.

I used to have very bad psoriasis on my face. When I was 17, I wanted to go to a dance. Ashamed of facial psoriasis, I cried for days. A lady I was working with suggested trying a little makeup. For many women who are not affected, the daily application of makeup is a matter of routine. However, it is different for women who suffer from psoriasis.

They have a little more concern about this topic and are more careful. Not every product is suitable and not advisable to put on our face.

Should I use makeup to cover up my facial psoriasis?

Makeup is used by millions of women, so why can’t we? However, there are some important things to consider if you want to use makeup on your psoriasis. The first and most important point concerns product selection.

In order to prevent unnecessary skin irritation, it is advisable to choose products that contain as few ingredients as possible. You should always stay away from cosmetic products that contain mineral oils, emulsifiers, fragrances, and preservatives. Consult with your pharmacy could be best suited to ask a few questions.

There are now a number of cosmetic and care products that have been developed for such skin problems such as La Roche Posay, Avène, and Vichy. You can get the best possible advice from your dermatologists. In addition to professional advice, they can also offer you individual advice.

This not only gives you important information regarding the product, but it also helps you find what you are looking for more quickly. If you have found a product that is compatible with you, then you should not change it easily. Switching between different cosmetics can strain the skin and in the worst case even worsen your psoriasis.

Choosing a suitable makeup product

Depending on the severity of the disease and depending on the desired result, a number of cosmetics are suitable for covering the redness or spots in the face area. However, always make sure that the products you are using are specially made for sensitive skin.

What must be considered when using makeup?

For the reddish areas or if you just want to hide the spots, light cream is enough makeup used in combination with a skin-friendly base cream or concealer in a greenish color. The advantage here is that the red skin areas are practically neutralized thanks to the greenish color of the products. For an optimal result, first, apply the base cream or concealer to the affected areas and then the cream makeup.

The following aspects should always be taken into account when using cosmetic products:

  • Before applying the makeup, apply the skincare that is suitable for you to the skin so that the product does not get into the pores
  • Don't forget to clean your makeup and take care of it. The use of compatible and mild cleaning products can help.
  • No use of cosmetic products on acutely inflamed areas
  • If problems occur such as itching or burning stop using the product and contact your doctor

Finding confidence with psoriasis

I don’t see anything wrong with using makeup for psoriasis. It can be a great psychological remedy, especially on important and special occasions. It also makes you able to forget the annoying spots on the face for a moment and not to feel constantly stared at by others.

Cosmetics can make the disease practically invisible and give the person a feeling that they no longer have to hide; especially in public. But as with all other things in life, it is up to you whether you want to use makeup products or not. You should also make sure to give your skin enough time to breathe.

Don’t wear makeup to please anyone else; do it because this is what you want to do.

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