Having red, irritated skin on your face can be an issue for many. Skin redness is caused by inflammation and is common on sensitive skin types.
The only way to get rid of redness is to eliminate what is causing your skin to be become inflamed in the first place. The cause can be anything from diet, environmental stresses, genetics, acne, rosacea, allergic reactions to new products, sun damage and over exposure to the wind.
To discover the cause of chronic red skin, especially on your face, make a visit to your dermatologist or medical doctor and get an expert opinion.
After you discover what is causing redness there are a number of preventative measures that can be added to your daily skin care routines to reduce red facial skin.
Avoid hot water
The skin on our face is very delicate. Hot water, especially in the shower, or when cleansing at the sink can rupture the tiny blood vessels on your face, causing inflammation and redness to appear.
Cold water, not only provides immediate relief to inflamed skin, but is also dermatologist recommended to use more often in your daily routines.
From colder showers, to lukewarm water when washing your face, make it a point to regularly avoid warm and hot water.
Also, make sure you are not using icy cold water, as it has the same effect as hot water which will irritate your skin.
Use herbal properties
There are many herbal properties out there that offer immediate relief for red facial skin.
Looking for products that feature one of these herbs as their main ingredient will help reduce facial skin redness.
You can also apply the herbs on their own directly to your skin, however you will miss out on other benefits that formulated products provide. The skin on your face is a unique environment and requires different elements to keep you skin look it’s best.
Aloe vera helps the skin retain it’s natural moisture levels. It comes in a gel like texture that maintains moisture within the skin.
When you have red facial skin, you are likely dealing with a form of infection that needs to be treated. Aloe vera helps with it’s antibacterial properties, making it great for acne, cuts, abrasions and scrapes.
Aloe vera also is a natural supplies of salisylic acid, which helps fight acne by exfoliating the skin.
It also helps with hyperpigmentation by preventing the enzyme that causes dark spots to from, known as tyrosinase.
Licorice root is known for soothing irritation.
It is also antiviral and will fight any infection that your skin may be experiencing.
The effects of licorice root will also prevent and help any scaring of the tissue.
Overall, licorice root is a powerful antioxidant that can help keep your skin resilient in the face of sensitivity.
We recommend: Redness Relief Essence
Oatmeal reduces itch and irritation and is used to calm inflamed skin from eczema, and psoriasis.
Rich in protein and lipids, these naturally emollient properties make oatmeal great at moisturizing the skin.
The calming effects of oatmeal also make it perfect to ease the discomfort of red facial skin.
Oatmeal is also non-irritating, making it safe for skin that easily breaks out from allergic reactions.
We recommend: Ultracalming Serum Concentrate
Calendula is a natural source of anti-inflammatory properties.
Calendula’s antibacterial agents heal wounds, bringing relief to any blood vessels that may have ruptured from harsh skin care.
Combined with it’s anti-aging benefits, calendula will keep your naturally skin tighten and stay firm while healing red facial skin.
Lastly, calendula helps with collagen production, making it a potent tool against healing red facial skin.
We recommend: Calendula Redness Rescue Calming Mist
Magnolia is widely known for it’s ability to fight skin redness.
Magnolia soothes irritation by reliving skin with it’s anti-inflammatory properties.
High in vitamin A makes Magnolia a natural exfoliant to improve cell turn over and aid in anti-aging.
It is especially effective in preventing skin damage especially from UV rays from the sun.
We recommend: Huile de Magnolia
Improve skin barrier
Once the main issue of redness is relieved you can focus on increasing the skin’s barrier and reslience.
With improved skin barrier inflammation and irritation are less likely to occur. Since red facial skin is a sign of a deeper underlying issue, improving your first defense is a preventative measure.
A damaged skin barrier will be unable to keep the deeper layer from becoming inflammed while retaining your skins natural oils and moisture.
To reduce facial skin redness it is recommended that you focus on improving your skin barrier to improve the overall look and feel your skin.
We recommend: Skin Strengthening Complex
Tone skin color
The skin takes to heal.
The top layer of your skin is replaced gradually over 28 days. This means, to see a change in your skin tone you will have to be consistent with your skin care routine for 28 days to see optimal results.
To reverse any scarring that may have occurred while your skin was inflamed it is recommended to tone the skin color with pigment correcting treatments.
This will not only heal any scarring, but also prevent scarring from any active irritated parts of your skin.
We recommend: Pigment Gel HQ Free