I have always had red skin on the cheeks, arms, nose, lately even the ears and chin. I went to a dermatologist 15 years ago and he recommended lasering it off. Reading about that online I am glad I didn't go for that: It doesn't just hurt the skin, it's also usually temporary.
I've been trying creams for my trouble - they usually have a green tint to cover the redness, and it seemed they might be making the skin a bit lighter permanently as well. But the creams I used would give me pimples as well. Just what I needed! And my skin is good about pimples when left alone, so I basically had a choice: pimples or redness.
Then I found the Eucerin line of redness relief products. They are made for sensitive skin, so they do NOT give me pimples or rash or any of that.
Like other anti-rosacea products the day products contain green pigment to neutralize the redness. But they also contain ingredients to permanently make the skin less red.
On my skin (my problem was BAD) it only causes a lessening of the redness. That's better than nothing and I think if I continue with it, the redness will become even less.
But what do you do when you REALLY want clear skin. On a wedding or something? Well, then the foundation isn't enough and you go for the concealer. They call it 'Tone Perfecting Creme'.