If you want to know how to get rid of redness on face so you can feel better about yourself we need to first identify what’s causing the redness on your face. Most people that suffer from redness on face typically have a minor or more serious case of Rosacea.
Rosacea is a condition where the skin turns red and may possibly be accompanied by skin pimples that look like acne. It may also consist of a lot of small spider like blood vessels.
Other common causes of redness are allergies, climate changes, and the sun. Also, excess alcohol can play havoc with the skin’s appearance as can chronic high blood pressure. So, the rash may not always be Roasacea. There are many different options if you plan to get rid of the redness on your face. You can start by trying the right moisturizing ingredients to strengthen the barrier of your skin (gylcerin, ceramide, cholesterol, and stearic acid).
I’ve heard that some ingredients like Salicylic Acid, Licochalone, Sulfur, and Niacinamide can possibly help smooth the skin. Omega-3’s are great to help improve the look of skin and overall health as well. Keep in mind to carefully choose the right skin care products as some can irritate the skin and cause more problems. Take it one at a time!
Avoid ingredients that can cause dryness or irritation such as benzoyl peroxide, alpha hydroxy acid (some of these ingredients are in acne mediccations so be careful) and minty ingredients (menthol, peppermint oil, cinnamon oil).
Monitor what you put on your skin (and my own experiment)
Although these are a few ways to improve the look of your skin I highly recommend monitoring everything you put on your face as well as everything you eat. Being aware of the products that you use on your face can be helpful in determining which are causing more harm than good. Sometimes we think the solutions that are doing the best for us are actually making things worse. Keep a journal so you can monitor your daily activities as well as foods you are consuming and the products you’re using on your face.
From personal experience, I can tell you that this helped me a lot! Some years ago, I was suffering horribly from hives, itchiness ALL OVER my face, arms and legs. I went to my personal doctor who sent me to Dartmouth-Hitchcock (in New Hampshire) to get tested for various allergies. While it turned up a few things that I was, in fact allergic to (something called “Balsam of Peru” and anything with “cinnamate” in it – which was in a lot of sunscreens at the time), it didn’t completely solve the problem.
Finally, I started writing down EVERYTHING I used and ate. AND, it turned out that anytime I had something with “bee propolis” in it, I swelled up like a balloon. I immediately discarded everything with bee propolis, beeswax, and honey and my skin instantly cleared up. After 10 years or so, I have been able to take small amounts of honey as a treat, but since then I have avoided bee products. I’m just saying that it was helpful for me to log what I was doing, and hopefully that can help you too.
Stay away from certain exfoliating solutions as they are harsh to sensitive skin and can worsen inflammation. If you need an alternative exfoliating solution some people use a salicylic acid type of facial gel. Personally, given my own pre-disposition to light and very sensitive skin (and my own issues with my overly-red cheeks on occasion), I stay completely away from skin peels. I mean, think about it: if you’re already dealing with that “rosy glow” that’s now really “rosy” and isn’t really a “glow” – do you honestly want to be scrubbing, peeling and aggravating the condition any further?
There are more expensive solutions such as IPL. IPL is an Intense Pulsed Light is a laser treatment that helps with acne scars as well as eliminating broken blood vessels quickly and effectively.
Before you start with laser treatment I would highly recommend that you talk to a qualified dermatologist. There may be a less expensive effective solution for your condition as everyone is different. If you are unable consult with a dermatologist refer to tracking and follow the advice explained above.
There are many less expensive and even home remedies that have been proven to have great effects on the look of your skin. If you want to know how to get rid of redness on face for long term effects don’t just begin a regimen, stick to it. You may need to make some lifestyle changes and break current habits but it will be worth it in the long term.