A ruddy complexion is not always simply diagnosed. The redness can be due to as short-term allergic reaction to irritants, sun, wind or high temperature exposure, recurring rosacea or a temporary rash.
Environmental factors can play into a change in skin tone and texture. Have you tried a new product recently? Is your skin well-hydrated? Are you using sunscreen regularly? Have you changed your diet? You may be able to determine what’s irritating your skin without a visit to the dermatologist by noting any changes and adjusting routines. A visit to the dermatologist will help you determine how to address aggravated skin.
Avoid aggressive cleansing/exfoliating/peeling. As tempting as it is to rush to see results from specialty products – the instructions are meant to be followed. Once a week use really does mean use only once a week.
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If your skin is already irritated, chapped or sore, be gentle when cleansing. Switch to a cleansing milk for a milder way to clean.
Dr.Hauschka Skin Care Cleansing Milk contains a special fermented grain extract that nourishes and protects dry, sensitive skin, leaving it pampered and velvety smooth.
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Try a soothing serum like First Aid Beauty’s Anti-Redness Serum to calm irritation.This formula contains aloe to soothe while ginger works as a natural, powerful anti-inflammatory. It also features bisabolol which is an exceptionally gentle anti-inflammatory that helps the product penetrate your skin.
FIRST AID BEAUTY Anti-Redness Serum $34
Or try the top-rated formula from Murad which uses azealic acid and vitamin K to improve hydration and calm flushed skin. Goji berry extract hydrates and rejuvenates dry, flaky skin and zinc oxide and peppermint leaf extract soothe and help to reduce stinging and sensitivity.
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If you skin is really aggravated, implementing simple routines throughout the healing process may also help, but there are some quick tips to help hide some of the redness with minimal fuss. To camouflage spots, try the Paula Dorf Special Disguise Concealer. The violet tone brightens anywhere you need a lift, while the mint color neutralizes redness.
PAULA DORF Special Disguise Concealer, Mint-Violet $23
For allover reduction in pink tones try Smashbox Halo Color Correcting Powder. This oil-free, talc-free, paraben-free formula boasts a formulation of gold, 48 minerals and a powerful peptide to perfect your skin. Not only does the advanced powder even out skin tone, but it also provides all-day moisturization with a patented hydration system.
SMASHBOX Special Disguise Concealer, Mint-Violet $39