How to Reduce Facial Skin Redness | Advice from the Derm

August 12, 2021
How to Reduce Facial Skin Redness | Advice from the Derm

Dealing with red, sensitive skin? Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Zenovia is here to help! Skin redness on the face is commonly caused by a sensitivity or allergic reaction to certain product ingredients. Acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, hot flashes, and seborrheic dermatitis are other causes.  

How to Reduce Facial Redness  

Because many skin conditions can cause facial redness, it is essential to get the right diagnosis and consult with a board-certified dermatologist. In the meantime, here are some at-home treatments that can help soothe the skin!

Gentle Skincare

Opt for gentle skincare products that are free of alcohols, fragrances, and other irritating ingredients. Scrubs and exfoliants should also be avoided. Using products that are formulated with aloe vera and antioxidants can help soothe the skin and provide superior free radical protection.  

Dr. Zenovia’s ultra-light, oil-free Aloe Vera Blemish Soothing Moisturizer is infused with medical-grade Aloe Vera to soothe sensitive, acne-prone skin. It effectively hydrates while reducing the appearance of redness and promotes the appearance of even texture and tone for a supple, glowing complexion.  

Moisturize & Protect  

Facial redness goes hand in hand with a damaged skin barrier. To protect the integrity of the skin’s dermal matrix, moisturize morning and night. Applying sunscreen daily is also imperative. Dr. Zenovia’s Vitamin C Brightening Moisturizer SPF 30 provides 360-degree mineral protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays and environmental stressors for even-toned, radiant skin.  

In-Office Treatments

Topical prescriptions and laser treatments are available to treat facial redness. Aside from using gentle topicals, consult with a board-certified dermatologist to help manage redness.  

Note from Dr. Zenovia: If redness or irritation persists for more than a couple of weeks, schedule an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist!

 Read more: How to Repair Damaged Skin Barrier