The redness on your face may be a concern if it happens all the time. It is not life-threatening, and has no negative consequences for your health.
However, it could make your face appear flushed and red all the time. Additionally, it might make your blood vessels quite obvious, which not everyone finds comfortable seeing on their face.
In this article we are going to share dos and don’ts for a redness-free complexion, keep reading!
Some of the dos and don’ts:
- Don’t drink alcohol:
This works best if you suffer from alcohol flushing. Instead of indulging in a martini on date night, switch to non-alcoholic drinks.
- Don’t eat spicy foods:
If spicy foods are the reason behind your rosacea or eczema flare-ups, it’s time to cut them out of your diet.
- Don’t use fragrances and harsh chemicals:
Fragrances, dyes, and other harsh chemicals in your cleanser or lotion could be what’s triggering your bouts of allergic contact dermatitis or rosacea. If a recent makeup, laundry, or skincare product doesn’t seem to be playing well with your skin, odds are that you are allergic to one (or a few) of the ingredients.
- Don’t over-exfoliate:
Over-exfoliation can impair your skin’s protective barrier and lead to inflammation which can worsen your facial redness. Cut down to exfoliating once a week and see how your skin reacts before you decide to increase the frequency.
- Don’t pick at your pimples:
This is a major no-no if your facial redness is due to an acne breakout. Picking or popping your pimples will leave behind acne wounds which lead to PIE.
To prevent yourself from touching your pimple, apply an acne patch over it.
- Use sunscreen:
Sunscreen protects your skin from UV-induced inflammation and reduces the risk of sunburn-induced skin redness. To avoid further sensitizing your skin, opt for a mineral-based, broad-spectrum physical sunscreen that does not contain chemical irritants.
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About the Author: Dr. Donika Vata is a medical doctor from Ferizaj, Kosovo. She studied general medicine from University of Hasan Prishtina.
Dr. Vata has been writing about medical and skincare related issue in journals, social media websites, and books. She was working for some well reputed clinics such as Telehealth Pro- Online consultations, German Cancer Center, and AppLMD. Dr. Donika was also volunteering in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Currently, she is working as a medical doctor and researcher in a dermatology clinic.