Tip #1: Caffeine!
It’s clinically proven that redheads have thinner skin. As a result, we are more prone to getting certain skin issues, such as those pesky dark undereye circles. Dark circles can result from fatigue and lack of sleep, genetic factors, aging or illness. So how do we fight the darkness?
Caffeine! I’m not talking about your morning cup of joe. I mean topically applying caffeine based creams, or starting your morning off with a little teabagging (sorry I couldn’t help myself).
Okay, here is how it works: When applied topically, caffeine constricts blood vessels which results in reduced puffiness and redness. This makes it ideal for not only treating under eye circles, but facial flushing and rosacea. As mentioned in my previous post, caffeine has even been said to combat the appearance of cellulite.
There are some great creams out there (100% Pure comes to mind), but if you want to try a home remedy: Steep 2 caffeinated tea bags in hot water for a few minutes, then place them in the refrigerator. Once they are cool, apply them to your eyes for 5 to 10 minutes.
Or, for a quick and easy fix, follow our next tip!
Tip #2: Mineral Moisture Tint
With pale skin and freckles, redheads face the challenge of finding a foundation that will provide even coverage without being too heavy. Regular foundations are often too overpowering, not to mention it is difficult to find a color match.
This is where mineral moisture tints come in. This is truly one of the BEST makeup tips for redheads. Mineral moisture tint is meant to be layered, meaning it can go on light and give nice coverage without overpowering your freckles, or heavy if you prefer. Mineral moisture tint also just feels better on your skin. Instead of this layer of cake, that your skin most likely doesn’t need and which only adds to skin issues, it covers up any blemishes while moisturizing.
Added benefit, because it is more sheer in appearance, it is easier to find a color match. All you really need to know is your skin’s undertones!