Skin Redness Remedies

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Skin Redness Remedies

Skin redness can be embarrassing, especially as an adult. By the time you're in your 20s and 30s you expect acne and redness to be a thing of the past. Unfortunately, many of us suffer from rosacea, adult acne, large pores and more. That redness is often caused by inflammation. The skin can become inflamed for a variety of reasons such as environment, diet and stress.

Cause of Inflammation

To begin, you need to determine the cause of the inflammation. Have you been sunburned? Is your skin dry or oily? Do you currently have an acne breakout? If you are sunburned, you should apply aloe and consider taking an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen (if you are able to), which can help reduce the redness and pain. If your skin is dry you will want to use a moisturizer. If your skin is oily, you should try a toner first and then use a moisturizer.


You can try using a toner with glycolic and lactic acid. The acid will promote cellular turnover to refine the skin and help remove the appearance of redness. DERMAdoctor's Litmus Test replenishing toner is specifically formulated to help rejuvenate environmentally unbalanced skin.


Don't forget to moisturize your skin after cleansing and using a toner. Your skin can turn red if it is dry and irritated. Look for ingredients like willow bark, which can help to clarify the skin, or witch hazel, which is a natural astringent. You should always use a moisturizer with an SPF if you will be outdoors, as the sun can damage unprotected skin.


Using facial masks, such as those that contain sulfur, can help to draw impurities out of the skin and help reduce redness. Sulfur can kill blemish-causing bacteria and help with gentle exfoliation. Good facial masks can help to rebalance the skin. Often skin will over-produce oils or breakout if the skin chemistry is unbalanced. DERMAdoctor's award-winning Ain't Misbehavin' sulfur acne mask is a high-tech fusion of Chinese, Ayurvedic and Western Medicine, infused with phytosphingosine to help combat acne and redness.

While large pores, rosacea, acne and redness are all embarrassing; there are several products to help combat the redness. Toners, moisturizers and masks can help with your specific skincare needs so that you can go back to feeling confident about your skin!

By Jen Mathews
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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