Those with sensitive skin may be more likely to have their skin become red or irritated. This is a skin condition that can affect all skin types caused by different factors such as sun damage, rosacea, seborrhea, acne and outsider elements. Although redness is generally a harmless issue, it is very annoying and uncomfortable, it can impact confidence, and cause more stress, leading to more flare-ups. However, in order to treat this type of condition properly is important to know what might be causing your facial redness:
- Contact dermatitis: red and itchy patches can form due to direct contact with an irritating substance or an allergen which can take a few days to appear.After touching something hot: Damages to skin tissue caused by exposure to heat, radiation, electrical contact, or chemicals.
- After touching something hot: Damages to skin tissue caused by exposure to heat, radiation, electrical contact, or chemicals.
- Over sun exposure: overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can result in redness in the skin.
- Infection: if you feel your skin sensitive or painful, it is an infection.
- Heat Rash: If it looks like you have lots of red bumps, especially on your neck, shoulders, chest, and back, you have heat rash
- Rosacea: it usually causes a red rash around the nose, cheeks, or chin that looks like blushing or flushing.Psoriasis: thick, red, scaly patches are a symptom of psoriasis, especially common on the elbows, knees, scalp, lower back, and face.
- Psoriasis: thick, red, scaly patches are a symptom of psoriasis, especially common on the elbows, knees, scalp, lower back, and face.
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Remember that the best person to diagnose the best treatment for your skin redness is a Skincare Expert, make sure to visit your dermatologist or aesthetician before applying any topical cream. Once you determine the type of redness that is affecting your skin, there are some ways that you can do at home to calm it and make it less obvious by adjusting your daily skincare routine.
There may never be a true “cure,” but there are certainly ways to manage this condition and prevent it, a good skincare routine to follow is key to keep your skin happy enough:
STEP 1: Drink water
Although drinking water may not be enough to heal skin redness, this step can definitely help limit the symptoms of rosacea and prevent. Your body is mostly made up of water, and by drinking enough every day, you help flush out toxins on your skin and in your body, therefore, drinking plenty of water helps to keep your skin hydrated and help to heal the skin quickly.
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STEP 2: Cleanse thoroughly
When it comes to redness, a good cleanser can make a huge difference in your skin’s health as long as you avoid harsh liquid soaps or foaming cleansers that strip away the skin’s natural oils and cause dryness.
It is very important to pick the right cleanser for your skin type, especially one that doesn’t contain harsh chemicals that can make active redness even more, it’s imperative to keep skin fully hydrated even while cleansing.
STEP 3: Calm and keep Balance
After cleansing, apply a serum product that helps calm and soothe the skin, we recommend you to use one with antioxidant properties which are ideal to soothe irritants and strengthen the skin barrier to neutralize free radicals, which are harmful atoms that cause damage to the skin.
Serums are an essential part of your skincare routine that will help boost the skin’s defenses against environmental aggressors.
STEP 4: SPF
Protecting skin with SPF is vital to take care of your skin every single day of the year against everything that can affect it, redness is not an exception.
Sun burns can make skin redness worse, not to mention that it accelerates the aging process, so make sure to use a moisturizing SPF every day, rain or shine, because sun rays can damage the skin even if it’s not a sunny season.
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Another tip for you, wear a SPF with a formula that helps protect the skin even against the blue light emitted by smartphones, tablets and other similar electronic devices used daily.
SPF are vital and it will help reduce irritation and the appearance of redness.
STEP 5: Keep Moisturized
This is not an option; moisture is vital when it comes to rosacea. Complete your daily skincare routine with a hydrating lotion day and night to help the skin barrier to stay stronger and far less likely to be affected by outside irritants.
We recommend you to use a moisturizer that contains Ceramides and hyaluronic acid, these two have amazing properties to hydrate the skin by retaining water in the skin and repairing skin barriers.
You should moisturize your skin every day, twice a day, in order to help your skin reduce irritation, peeling, burning, and redness. It restores your skin’s protective barrier.
STEP 6: Simplify your Skincare Routine
If you are prone to skin redness, don’t overdo your skin care routine using products that contain lots of strong ingredients that can overwhelm the skin and lead it to bad reactions. Otherwise, keep calming, hydrating cleansers, serums and moisturizers ideal for your skin type that maintain the health of your skin.
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These 6 steps truly have everything you need to maintain a skincare routine that helps reduce and control the appearance of skin redness. Keep in mind being diligent about following your regimen every day, even when you are tired, your skin will be thankful!
Remember the importance of having the guide of a Professional Skincare Expert that can help you to determine more specialized treatment for your skin condition.
Visit us for a free initial consultation to evaluate your skin in order to provide you a personalized service that meets your needs!