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Small Changes in Skin Care Can Bring Big Results for Acne and Rosacea Clients

Posted: February 7, 2011

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In addition, Berson explained that cosmetics – traditionally used to camouflage redness and pimples common with acne and rosacea – are continually improving and can be found in formulations that are nongreasy and noncomedogenic. For example, mineral-based cosmetics, which contain powdered formulas of silica, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide which absorb oil and camouflage redness, are nonirritating for acne and rosacea patients. The ingredient dimethicone also creates a smooth, matte finish when added to cosmetics. These can camouflage breakouts or redness while also protecting the skin from ultraviolet light, a common trigger for rosacea flares.

To learn more about acne and rosacea, visit AcneNet or RosaceaNet at, a Web site developed by dermatologists that provides patients with up-to-date information on the treatment and management of disorders of the skin, hair and nails.