Calling all rosy-cheeked beauties. We have the scoop on what products and methods you can deploy when your skin needs calming down. From preventative measures, like wearing SPF on a daily basis, to green-tinted products you can apply that help knock back redness, we’re exploring ways to minimise blotchiness. Say goodbye to that embarrassing beetroot complexion and hello to improved overall confidence.
Wash your face
This may seem like a given but often your red skin is due to acne or impurities that come from not cleansing your face often enough. Washing your face morning and night, using a cleanser specific to sensitive skin, and one that contains no alcohol, can help reduce the irritation for more even-looking skin.
Moisturise with SPF
Using a moisturiser with an SPF is necessary to protect your skin from the sun’s harsh UV rays, but it’s also effective in reducing redness. Opt for one that also includes medicinal skin-calming properties and vitamin K, which aids in the body’s blood clotting process.
Consider aloe vera
Aloe vera has a natural soothing effect on the skin, and acts as an anti-inflammatory to minimise redness and irritation while hydrating and moisturising your face. Fortunately, aloe vera gel is something that’s readily available and a product you can get right off the shelf. Apply to your face twice a day and reap the rewards!
Alter your eating
Sometimes, ridding yourself of redness on the outside takes changing up what’s happening on the inside. Regularly drinking water and eating hydrating foods can protect your skin from drying out when it’s exposed to cold weather or dry conditions. So, stock up on cucumbers, celery, sweet potatoes, spinach and broccoli for an even skin tone.
Try colour correcting
Making use of green-tinted products is a quick and easy way to hide redness. Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Colour Correcting Fluid in Green blurs flaws, leaving skin illuminated and bright. Green also counteracts spot redness, including blemishes and broken blood vessels. Mix with a primer for subtle correction.
We’re certain one, or all of the above, will help rectify your redness. If for some reason they don’t, we advise visiting a dermatologist to get to the bottom of what’s causing the discolouration.