How to Get Rid of Redness on Your Face

by Marie Nieves about a year ago in skincare

Read about how to switch up your skincare routine and regulate your diet in order to reduce or get rid of the redness altogether.

How to Get Rid of Redness on Your Face

Skin redness is a common condition that can be both irritating and make you feel self-conscious. Hot flashes, sunburn, and acne are just some of the causes of red skin that will require you to switch up your skincare routine and regulate your diet in order to reduce or get rid of the redness altogether. In case of chronic redness caused by seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, or maybe rosacea, you'll need to visit your dermatologist and get adequate treatment, but the following tips will also be of good use.

Avoid skin-irritating food

Your diet has a huge impact on the way your skin looks and feels. Provide your skin with all the essential nutrients. To make sure your redness calms down, fuel your diet with vitamins like A, B, C, and E, and minerals like zinc, magnesium, and iron. Hydrate with water too, so that your skin is supple and elastic. This will prevent dry red patches. Consuming hydrating foods in abundance will help you stay hydrated as well, so eat more watermelon, grapes, cucumbers, and strawberries. Cut back or stop having hot drinks and spicy foods altogether because they may cause flushes.

Improve your skincare

Redness, blotchiness, acne, or eczema are all signs of inflammation on the skin, which means your skincare routine should focus on calming down the skin and avoiding products that may cause the skin to look flushed. Instead of using cleansers that leave a squeaky-clean feeling on your skin, go for a mild cleanser rich in ceramides or glycerine. Stay away from products with fragrances and look for hypoallergenic products. If you're used to taking long hot showers, you should switch to short and lukewarm because too hot water will cause the skin to become even drier and more inflamed. After a mild cleanser and soothing toner, be sure to apply a hydrating serum regularly too, to lock in moisture and offer your skin enough hydration and care that will soothe redness. Harsh exfoliation can only irritate the skin more, so it's best if you opted for gentle face scrubs and use them once a week. Azelaic acid can be very beneficial when it comes to reducing redness just as manuka honey.

Makeup can help too

In case you’re having spider veins, makeup can be of great help in concealing them. As a short-term solution, a green colour corrector before the foundation can successfully solve the problem. Namely, green is the opposite colour to red on a colour wheel, which means it will cancel out red hues when mixed together. In this case, after you apply a green colour corrector to your red areas, and blend everything with a foundation, your spider veins will become invisible until your makeup is off again. Don’t forget to set your makeup with a setting powder and a fixing spray to make it last all day long. However, if you’re looking for a long-term solution, laser treatment will be a fix up that every dermatologist will recommend.

Slather on SPF

Sun exposure can be one of the biggest causes of skin irritation and redness, which is why it's essential that you protect your skin on a daily basis. Whether you're just going out to run errands or you plan on spending hours under the sun, be sure to slather on SPF. Even though only your arms, face, and neck will be exposed to the sun, apply sunblock on all the body parts that will soak up the sun. Wear protective clothing and head accessories, such as a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, to cast some shade over your skin. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen even during the winter when you go to the mountains because you’ll be much closer to the sun at high altitudes, and even though the temperature will be below zero, the sun can still cause damage to your skin. Therefore, it’s vital that you become proactive and take care of your skin well.

Final thoughts

Skin redness can be a very unpleasant condition, but luckily there are a few tips that will help you keep it under control. Make sure you avoid skin-irritating foods and start eating healthy. Step up your skincare routine and use makeup too, if you want a temporary but very effective solution. Don't forget to slather on SPF and keep your skin protected from the harmful UV rays all the time.

Marie Nieves
Marie Nieves
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Marie Nieves

A lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and surf the Internet. Her favourite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag.

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