What is it?
Facial redness can come in many shapes and forms and more importantly it can be caused by many different things. Understanding what causes your redness is crucial in order to figure out the right treatment. It can be an irritation (sunburn-like), flushed skin, rashes, red patches… If you suffer from chronic redness and can’t figure out why, play it safe and ask your dermatologist!
Origins & main causes
Sometimes redness can come from a specific skin conditions, like rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis, or be a reaction to medication. But it can also result from irritation or an allergic reaction. Irritation makes blood vessels dilate as blood rushes to the surface, which causes your skin to become red. Some skincare products might be causing this irritation, especially if you are using harsh cleansers, strong exfoliators or retinol-based products. Exernal factors that tend to dry out your skin would also increase your redness.
What to do
If your skin feels irritated, try to figure out if a product in your routine could be behind it. Usually removing the source of the redness does the trick. If it does not seem that simple, we would advise you to ask your dermatologist for a diagnosis and a treatment plan. Skincare wise, remain attentive to how your skin reacts to new products and try soothing products that can help calm the irritation and repair your skin barrier. Look for products formulated with aloe vera, ceramides, niacinamide, centella asiatica. Remember that an iritated skin needs even more sun protection!