Some people are more prone to skin redness than others. Redness can occur due to natural flushing, exposure to cold temperatures, exercise, acne, and certain skin conditions like rosacea. This redness may also be accompanied by bumps or visible blood vessels. While you can’t always prevent skin redness, you can help manage it with the right skincare habits, treatments, and products.
1. Rethink Your Skincare Regimen
If you’re suffering from skin redness, switch your skincare products with gentler options. For those with redness caused by certain conditions such as rosacea, introduce a targeted product into your skincare routine like Rosacea Care. Created by Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, a skin specialist in Singapore, Rosacea Care is an effective daily use serum that helps relieve red, sensitive, stressed, or irritated skin.
2. Wash Your Face Twice a Day
Calm red and irritated skin with a gentle wash each morning and evening. As both hot and cold water can dry out your skin, use warm water. When washing, do not rub the skin which can cause irritation. Use a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser that does not contain alcohol or other drying agents. Cleansers containing sulfates like Rosanil may help reduce inflammation. After washing your face, pat dry your skin with a soft towel.
3. Apply an Oatmeal Mask
Oatmeal is a natural skin soother that can help treat various causes of redness, from typical sunburns to chronic eczema. You can purchase an oatmeal mask or create your own using pure oats and water. Once the oatmeal has had a chance to soak up the water, apply it to the face as often as once a day. An oatmeal mask can also be made with milk instead of water. Milk contains fatty proteins that help rejuvenate the skin.
4. Protect Your Skin with Sunscreen
Skin redness can be triggered by exposure to sunlight. UV rays can also worsen already irritated skin. Always apply sunscreen before leaving the house, even in the winter and when it’s not sunny. Opt for a gentle sunscreen like the Oil Free Sun Protection SPF 30 by our skin doctor in Singapore. This ultra-light sunscreen for sensitive skin is oil-free and protects against UVA and UVB rays.
5. Chill Your Face with a Cold Compress
To instantly reduce redness on your face, apply a cold compress. Use an icepack wrapped in a towel, a wet washcloth from the freezer, or a washcloth ran under cold water for optimal results. Gently press the washcloth to the irritated area on the face to help shrink blood vessels under the skin. A cold compress can be applied several times a day or as needed.
6. Consider Aesthetic Treatments
Facial redness can be triggered by a wide range of factors, such as exercise, sunburn, or allergic reactions. For long-lasting relief against redness, pigmentations, and sun damage, try an aesthetic treatment like Limelight or Laser Genesis, available at the Cutis Aesthetic Clinics in Singapore. The LimeLight Facial uses IPL “light” technology to treat any part of your face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. On the other hand, the Laser Genesis procedure utilizes non-invasive laser technology to safely, discretely and effectively treat fine line wrinkles, large pores, uneven skin texture, diffuse redness and scars. To consult with our skin specialist at the Cutis Medical Laser Clinic or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, our Harvard-trained and US Board Certified skin specialist in Singapore, please contact 6801 4000.