The best way to get rid of facial redness is to know what’s causing it and to treat it with natural and gentle products.
A lot of skin irritation and redness is caused by pollution and other weather elements. Here are the best ways to treat redness on the face:
Figure out what’s causing it
Besides the obvious and common reasons, most people suffering from skin irritations don’t know exactly what’s creating it. That’s a big part of getting rid of it. Knowing the problem allows you to get the best treatment.
Some reasons for facial redness include:
- Over exfoliation
- Contact dermatitis ( a fancy way of saying you recently used a new skincare product that caused the redness)
- Seborrheic dermatitis (another fancy way to describe the red and flaky patches around your nose and eyebrows, almost like dandruff)
- Genetic flushing
- Sun exposure
Use natural products to soothe your skin
They are some natural products and homemade creams that have proven to be effective against facial redness. Some of them include:
- Use a cucumber mask. Grate or blend a cucumber and apply it on your face, you can put it in the fridge for an extra cooling effect.
- Anti-inflammatory, cooling foods such as celery, apples, melon, coconut, peach, papaya, and spinach are a great addition to your diet to fight off any redness because of their high levels of anti-inflammatory. Cinnamon and turmeric also work perfectly.
- Oatmeal masks. Oats have a fantastic benefit of soothing the skin and clearing any redness, eczema, or itching. It’s incredibly gentle on the skin, and you can use it as a mask regularly until your redness clears out.
- Raw honey. Honey is a superfood that’s rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. It also has added benefits on the skin, such as getting rid of acne and scars, rosacea, and Seborrheic dermatitis while keeping your skin super hydrated and moisturized.
- Green tea, chamomile, and peppermint teas are all great natural substitutes for anti-redness medicine. Apply the tea bags directly on the area (preferably cold for the cooling effect) and leave them on for 10 minutes before rinsing.
Sunscreen and SPF are essential because your skin redness could also be due to sun exposure. Apply a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF every day before leaving the house. You can also use makeup products that are non-comedogenic and have sunscreen in them for extra protection.
After washing your face, apply a moisturizer immediately to lock in moisture. You can also store your moisturizer in the fridge and use it to your face when your products are cold. It causes the blood vessels in your face to constrict and redness to fade. Avoid buying or using any products with alcohol, witch hazel, peppermint, fragrance, eucalyptus, or clove oil. These are considered skin irritants and will only make your skin more irritated and red.