Red Skin Remedies
January 04, 2017
Red Skin on the face is a common irritation with a number of different causes – from rosacea, to acne, flushing, sun damage or general irritation, just to name a few. While general redness can be controlled with cosmetics, cleansers and lifestyle changes, more severe irritation could be a condition that requires addition treatment.
Everyone has dealt with red skin irritation at some stage! So we’ve put together a short list of red skin remedies to read through, and find a possible solution that best fits your problem.
Corrective Concealer – try using a corrective concealer with a yellow or green tint. Concealer relies on principles of complementary colours to balance colour tones, which is why green-tinted foundations in particular work well to correct redness.
Product Testing – if you’re experiencing regular unexplainable redness… consult the range of products you use on your skin, as one of them may be causing a reaction. Try cutting back on all of them, and then introducing them one by one to find the culprit.
Sun Protection – a lot of redness is from sun exposure. If you spend time outside everyday, try putting on sunscreen before you leave the house. Look for “non-comedogenic” sunscreens that won’t clog your pores, or moisturisers and face creams that have sunblock features.
Special Treatments – there are a number of special treatments that can help with facial redness.
- Moisturizers with phospholipids, hyaluronic acid and hydrocortisone are all great for plumping up skin and calming down redness (consult pharmacist or dermatologist before testing).
- Aloe-vera creams help reduce inflammation.
- Direct and sparring application of coconut oil to dry skin redness works as a natural emollient, which locks in moisture.
- Oatmeal masks are great for sooth many forms of reddening irritation. Simply soak pure oats in water before applying to face for at least 30 minutes.
Hydration – drinking water and eating hydrating foods such as apples, celery, coconuts, cucumbers, melons, peaches, spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes and broccoli – which contain antioxidants, can help fight skin irritation from the inside out.
We hope this helps! To start your facial skin care regime with a fresh slate… contact Serene Day Spa about our range of Facial Rejuvenation services today!