Red skin almost appears angry, like it’s saying “Something isn’t right here!” When your skin looks red and irritated, it’s definitely trying to tell you something: that you need to make some tweaks to your beauty and skin care routine.
Whether your skin is prone to redness because of acne, rosacea, or some other condition, these beauty solutions can help. Some of these are quicker fixes, while others address the root cause of redness and, therefore, may take longer for results to show. Either way, wave ‘bye to redness and drastically improve the look and feel of your skin.
Cover It Up — with Professional Help
The quickest fix to battle redness and irritation is making an appointment with a professional makeup artist. They have a host of tricks in their beauty arsenals that tone down flushed skin. For instance, celebrity MUA Katey Denno suggests using a yellow-tinted base because it will “cancel out the red.” She says using a green base can make your skin look greenish or gray in the end. Your makeup artist can recommend products and offer application tips to help you get redness under control while you work behind the scenes to isolate the problem and treat it.
Change Your Skin Care Routine
While a dermatologist may be the right provider to see if you need prescription drugs or clinical strength chemical peels, an esthetician will deliver a more thorough, personalized skin consultation. An esthetician can assess your skin to get to the root of redness. They can also make product recommendations, such as not using harsh, foaming cleansers that strip your skin of its natural moisture better. Even better, your esthetician can perform a facial and apply a calming mask to start easing redness right away.
Clean Up Your Diet
Another long-term fix for combating facial redness is eating better. You already know you should try your best to eat more real, whole foods, but your skin really, really wants you to! According to Antonia Balfour at Mind Body Green, an anti-redness diet can help ease one of the underlying causes of red, irritated skin— inflammation. Try eliminating inflammatory foods such as sugar, alcohol, fried, processed, and spicy foods. Instead, eat more fresh fruits and green veggies, whole grains, and fatty fish.
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