Redness due to…
- Port wine stains
- Flushing or blushing
- Thread veins
Camouflage cream is ideal to mask unwanted redness of the skin and match the colour of the masked area with the normal surrounding skin.
Some causes of abnormal redness of the skin:
Port wine stains
- Port wine stains are a type of birthmark . They are caused by enlargement of small blood vessels in the skin, present from birth, and result in permanent reddish patches which may be large and highly noticeable. They may affect any part of the body, but especially the face.
Flushing or blushing
- Flushing or blushing of the face and upper chest may occur in perfectly healthy people and is sometimes triggered by exercise, stress, embarrassment or the menopause. The skin is otherwise quite normal.Camouflage cream allows the face to remain a consistent colour as the underlying flushing or blushing comes and goes.
- Rosacea produces redness and pimples on the face of adults. It is of unknown cause but may be aggravated by over-use of strong cortisone (steroid) creams on the face. It may leave the skin of the face persistently red and flushed, and with numerous thread veins.
- Thread veins often occur on their own or as a result of a skin disorder such as rosacea or sun damage. On the face they can cause a reddish, flushed appearance. On the legs they are often dark bluish in colour. Varicose veins on the legs are much larger than thread veins and stand out. They cannot themselves be hidden by camouflage cream, although any colour change they cause can be hidden.