Redness on the face is a skin condition that a lot of people struggle with every single day. These red patches are often caused by various factors such as skin allergy, sunburn, rosacea, skin sensitivities, and blushing. Some try to hide their facial redness under layers of makeup, but that only worsens the condition. The safer way to deal with facial redness is to ditch the expensive chemicals and go for organic remedies.
Here are some simple ways to treat facial redness:
Find out what’s been causing the problem.
If you keep noticing that there’s redness on your face, it might be symptoms of a more serious medical condition. Keep a close eye on the cosmetic and skin care products that you’ve been using. Stop the application, and use them one by one so you can figure out which of these products is causing the facial redness. If you can’t figure things out, ask an allergist to help you with patch testing.
Follow a Healthy Diet
If you’re serious about removing the redness on your face, you should follow a well-balanced diet that’s rich in vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, and vitamin B. You must also add minerals such as magnesium, zinc, and iron. Load up on watermelon, carrots, spinach, oranges, bananas, and apples.
- In some cases, you will have to purchase over-the-counter creams since these contain ingredients that can help soothe inflammation. These creams can also give you an instant relief from the redness and skin irritation.
- Look for the words feverfew and licorice in the product label since these two are natural ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties. You can also look for creams that contain turmeric, tea, cucumber, ginger, or magnesium.
- Stay away from products that contain peppermint, witch hazel, eucalyptus, clove oil, or fragrance. These are skin irritants that will only worsen your skin condition.
Wash your Face with a Gentle Cleanser
It’s important that you clean your face regularly to remove dirt, oil, and other impurities. If you don’t do this, your face will become ruddy and red. When washing your face, you need to make sure that the water is not too cold or too hot. Use gentle cleansers that contain zero alcohol and are designed for people with sensitive skin. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel, and then apply a gentle moisturizer.
Aspirin contains salicylic acid which is essential in treating different types of skin conditions. It lessens the inflammation of the blood vessels located on your face. You can make aspirin paste by crushing one half aspirin in a bowl and adding some water. Mix until it has a paste-like consistency, apply the paste on your face and leave it there for half an hour. This will lessen the redness immediately. Rinse your face with cold water, and then pat it dry with a soft towel.
Organic Coconut Oil
Organic oil is nature’s moisturizer. It contains properties that hydrate and moisturize your skin. Facial redness is often caused by dry skin that’s why you need coconut oil to bring back the softness and moisture that your skin needs. Just dab a small amount of coconut oil on the dry and red areas of your skin before going to bed. If you’re not comfortable with the greasy feeling, purchase a moisturizer that has coconut oil as one of its ingredients.
Use a Cucumber Slice
Aside from anti-inflammatory properties, cucumbers also have cooling properties that are essential in removing facial redness. They are rich in vitamin C which contributes to the removal of red spots. Get a cucumber from the refrigerator (so you’re sure it’s cold), peel, and slice it. Lie down and place the thin cucumber slices on the red areas. Leave the slices for about twenty minutes. Do not rub the cucumber slices on your skin because that will only make things worse.
The blood vessels on your face shrink when the weather is too cold. Because of this, our blood has a difficult time in reaching the face so it goes to the center of our body to help keep our vital organs warm. In effect, we end up having rosy cheeks. You can hide this by wearing a scarf and placing it over your cheeks, nose and mouth to help keep them warm. You may also opt to dab some petroleum jelly on those areas to trap the heat before wrapping your face with a scarf.
Try Using a Corrective Concealer
You can hide the red areas of your face with a corrective concealer that has added pigment. Beauty professionals usually recommend corrective concealers with green tints because that’s the most effective in hiding those red facial spots. Just use it to draw dots all over the red areas and blend it in using a sponge or the tip of your fingers. Try not to make it too thick or people will know that you’re literally hiding something.
Use Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel has been used for centuries as a treatment for different skin conditions. It has properties that can reduce skin inflammation and redness. You may opt to use the leaf of an aloe vera plant, or purchase aloe vera gel from the drug store. All you need to do is dab the aloe vera gel on the red areas of your skin. Massage in upward strokes or circular motions to keep the skin from sagging. Your skin will feel cooler, and you will notice that the redness is decreased within thirty minutes.
Cold compress is a simple and effective way to get rid of facial redness. Cold soothes the inflammation in the affected part of the skin and it lessens the redness. To do the cold compress, you just need a clean washcloth and soak it in cold water. Place it on your skin. Linger a bit longer on areas with red patches. Put the wet washcloth in the fridge after, leave it there for a couple of minutes, and then place it on your face.