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Tips on How to Reduce Redness in Skin

Minimize redness and irritation with these key tips and skincare products.

Discover how to reduce skin redness with SkinCeuticals. Learn about treating redness and rosacea with skincare products like our Phyto Corrective Essence Mist.

Whether you suffer from rosacea, irritation or overall skin sensitivity, red spots on the skin, blotchiness and general redness are common for people of all ages and skin types. Skin redness can be the result of multiple factors and can be stubborn to treat. Thankfully, we’ve got plenty of tips and tricks to help minimize redness in your skin, along with dermatologist-recommended skincare that can help curb irritation and even rosacea and eczema flare-ups. In fact, SkinCeuticals has an entire line of skincare that helps target redness and red spots on the skin with soothing, nourishing formulas that are safe for all skin types. The Phyto Corrective skincare line includes a calming face mask , one of the best face serums for redness and, the latest addition to the collection, a soothing essence mist with hyaluronic acid .

Read on for tips on how to reduce redness in your skin, including the best skincare to minimize red skin blotches, rosacea and more.

What makes your skin red?

Skin typically becomes red when blood vessels dilate, causing more blood to rush to the surface of the skin, which, in turn, makes it turn red. As previously mentioned, there are multiple factors that can cause redness in the skin, such as skin sensitivity, which means skin can turn red when it comes in contact with something that causes irritation, skin conditions like rosacea and eczema, hormonal changes in the body (like menopause and pregnancy) or a genetic predisposition to redness—or it might be something as simple as a sunburn. These are just a few causes to consider when you discover red patches on your skin. One of these, rosacea, is a very common skin concern that causes flushing and/or blood vessels to become more visible. Rosacea often occurs on the cheeks, but it can also affect other areas, such as the nose, the chin and the forehead. The exact cause of rosacea is not known, but some potential culprits are genetics, environmental factors and an overactive immune system.

How do you treat rosacea and red skin?

If you’ve experienced red skin flare-ups or bouts of rosacea, you know how challenging they can be to treat. While it can be tricky at times to minimize red spots on the skin, there are a few key steps you can take to help.

- Discover your triggers: If your skin redness is the result of environmental factors or is linked to flare-ups after coming in contact with certain ingredients or fabrics, you can use this knowledge to help change up your routine to avoid these triggers. This can be a long and difficult process, but it’s worth it if it can help you figure out what causes your red skin.

- Talk with a dermatologist: If your rosacea or skin redness is causing you pain or is upsetting for you, make an appointment with a dermatologist. Your derm can help narrow down the exact skin concern you’re dealing with as well as recommend treatment options.

- Find your best skincare routine: Using the right skincare products for your skin can help not only soothe and calm irritated skin but also prevent future flare-ups. Overusing skin treatments like exfoliators (both chemical and physical) and potent retinols can, depending on the person, cause skin to become irritated and inflamed. Nailing down the best skincare regimen for your specific skin needs is one of the best steps you can take to keep your skin happy, healthy and redness-free.

A new mist for sensitive skin

Expanding on its bestselling Phyto Corrective line, SkinCeuticals recently launched Phyto Corrective Essence Mist , a soothing botanical essence mist that makes quick work of red, irritated skin. Safe for all skin types but specifically formulated for skin that’s prone to rosacea, redness and sensitivity, this mist hydrates and reduces visible redness with just a few spritzes. Formulated with hyaluronic acid—which helps to hold water at the skin’s surface to boost moisture levels and give the skin a plumper appearance—it gently works to relieve skin of dryness. It also contains glycerine, a powerful humectant that pulls water into the outermost layer of the skin, making this mist a must for anyone suffering from a dry, irritable complexion. Lastly, it contains a blend of cucumber, thyme, olive leaf, boldus leaf and rosemary extracts—a phyto-botanical blend that works to soothe skin and calm signs of redness. Created for anyone who is prone to red patches on the skin ,SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Essence Mist can be applied to bare skin in the morning or evening and reapplied throughout the day over makeup for a calming, hydrating boost. Just think of it as your new go-to face mist.

The best skincare for redness and rosacea

Along with SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Essence Mist , there are additional skincare products that are excellent for targeting unwanted irritation and red skin blotches. SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel is one of the best face serums for redness . Containing a blend of soothing ingredients similar to those in Phyto Corrective Essence Mist, this serum is formulated to minimize the appearance of skin discoloration and promote a fresh-looking complexion, making it perfect for anyone who suffers from regular rosacea flare-ups or other skin sensitivities. SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel can be used in both your morning and evening skincare routines when your skin needs a little TLC. Rounding out the trip of redness reduction skincare is SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Mask . Packed with a calming dipeptide that helps to reduce the perception of heat sensitivity, this mask rehydrates and comforts reactive skin. When applied, it instantly feels cooling on the skin and can be used whenever you feel a rosacea flare-up coming on or when red skin and irritation appear.

Last, but certainly not least, if your skin is prone to redness, one of the best things you can do to prevent inflammation is use a non-irritating sunscreen daily. SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 is a mineral-based sunscreen that won’t cause further disruption of your skin barrier. Formulated for skin that’s been compromised after certain skin treatments or skin that is just generally sensitive and dry, this tinted sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection and hydration for skin of all types.

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