Reducing Skin Redness

Here are a few things you might want to try.


Many people struggle with breakouts of redness on their faces and neck. If you are one of them, and you want to reduce the redness, here are a few things you might want to try:

Check it’s not an allergy

Many people are unwittingly allergic to various foods, beauty products, and chemicals, many of which can cause breakouts of redness on the face and other parts of the body.

If you think you may be allergic, then taking an allergy test is a really good idea. If it comes back positive, make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your options.

Avoid alcohol and spicy foods

For many people, eating spicy foods like chilies or curry, and/or drinking alcohol, can cause the skin to become flushed for a prolonged period of time.

This is because spicy food and alcohol dilate the blood vessels, which increases blood flow and results in a very red face. If you notice that certain foods trigger your redness, then it’s really easy to remedy the situation.

Use natural products


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Some people end up with red skin because they use beauty products that are too harsh for their skin and this can result in what is known as contact dermatitis.

If this sounds familiar, then switching to natural unfragranced products is a good place to start, although even natural products can cause negative reactions in some people.

Too much retinol

Retinol may be a miracle curfew that makes skin look younger and more vibrant, but if you use too much of it, it can result in red skin that doesn’t exactly look amazing.

Make sure you are using your retinol products as directed and try to take a break from them once in a while if you notice any lingering redness.

Sun exposure

Pale skin and the sun are a really bad mix. If you spend too much time out in the sun, and you do not use a decent sunblock product, you could end up with angry red skin.

More importantly, you will be at higher risk of developing skin cancer. Take sun protection seriously!


Exfoliating is really important because it gets rid of dead skin cells and brightens up your complexion, however, if you are doing it more than once or twice a week.

It could be irritating your skin, and this could result in a red complexion, try cutting back on exfoliation and see if that helps.

Cheap makeup

Some cheap makeup is amazing but some cheap makeup contains potentially dangerous chemicals that can cause red skin, which is why you should always read the ingredients list and ensure any makeup you have is as safe as possible for use on your body.

Red skin can be a symptom of an underlying health issue, so it is always a good idea to get it checked out by a professional dermatologist, but if your redness is less serious, the above ideas may help you to calm your skin down a little or a lot.

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