Say Goodbye to Redness: Skincare and Makeup Tips

1. Gentle Cleansing

Use a cleanser that is gentle, nonabrasive, and free of harmful chemicals and fragrances. Hot water can aggravate redness, so avoid it.

2. Soothe with Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel can have a cooling and comforting effect on skin that is red and irritated. After cleansing, apply a thin layer of pure aloe vera gel to the face.

3. Hydration is Key

Keep your complexion hydrated with a non-comedogenic, lightweight moisturizer. Consider purchasing products that contain hyaluronic acid.

4. Sun Protection

Exposure to the sun can exacerbate erythema, so always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher before going outdoors.

5. Color-Correcting Makeup

Neutralize erythema with color-correcting cosmetics. Primers or color correctors with a green hue can neutralize red tones on the skin. 

6. Lightweight Foundation

Choose a buildable foundation with a yellow or neutral undertone and a lightweight formula. Avoid hefty, full-coverage products that can irritate your skin further.

7. Avoid Irritating Ingredients

Check the ingredient lists of your skincare and cosmetics products to avoid irritants such as alcohol, fragrance, and harsh chemicals.

8. Cooling Face Mist

Keep a facial mist with calming ingredients, such as chamomile or cucumber, on hand throughout the day to refresh and soothe your skin.

9. Reduce Heat Exposure

Avoid using hot showers, saunas, and heaters because they might aggravate redness.