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Your skin can red because of many reasons. Redness can be triggered by sunburn, irritation, blushing, anger…And the list goes on. There are also medical conditions associated with redness of the face. The persistent redness of the face occurred due to increased capillary permeability and increased blood flow in the facial vascular bed, which results in facial flushing episodes. Patients may sometimes experience pain, burning sensation, and stinging. But patients aren’t complaining about it because they know why their faces are always so red.
Here are the common reasons your skin can appear red:
1) Stress or anger:
This is the principal reason why people’s face gets red. When you are stressed, your body overworks itself to release cortisol, the stress hormone. This causes facial blood vessels to expand and generate people’s faces to redden.
2) Sun exposure:
Exposure to the sun for a long time can also make skin red because it causes skin damage which leads to skin reddening. Thus people should avoid sun exposure as much as possible by covering up with clothing and wearing hats etc. where ever possible.
3) Allergy symptoms:
People are seen complaining about facial redness, most commonly when they have hay fever symptoms or other allergic reactions to pollens. These allergies lead to facial reddening because people tend to rub their irritated eyes, which causes the blood vessels of the eye and surrounding skin to expand. Nasal passages also become blocked due to allergy symptoms, watery eyes, and a runny nose. Both these conditions cause increased blood circulation around the eyes, thus leading to reddening of the face.
4) Skin disorders like Rosacea:
Certain skin diseases like Rosacea can also be responsible for facial redness. This chronic skin disease causes people’s faces to appear reddish because of blocked blood vessels on the front. It is seen more often in people of Celtic origin, aging females, and overweight. People with this disorder tend to have acne, spider veins on cheeks, dry or rough skin, etc. A person can consult his physician about this if he is experiencing any patterned redness on his face.
5) Allergic reaction:
Food allergies can lead to hives which result in facial flushing episodes due to the release of histamine by our body as an allergic response. Thus it becomes essential that you identify foods that might cause allergies so that you can avoid them.
6) Certain medicines:
Certain medications are considered as the trigger of facial flushing episodes in some people. These medications include antifungals, antihistamines, antibiotics, etc. You must consult with your doctor before taking any medication to know their possible side effects on the body.
7) Alcohol consumption:
Alcohol consumption increases capillary permeability and therefore increases blood flow leading to reddening of the face. This is more common in individuals who have consumed alcohol regularly over time or in people who are not used to drinking alcohol.
Dermatitis can also be responsible for causing facial reddening. This condition is caused by skin inflammation, which results in sunburn-like symptoms on the face like flushing, itching, etc. To get proper treatment, one can consult his dermatologist if he is experiencing any redness or other skin problems.
9) Exposure to cold weather:
Cold weather isn’t the cause, but freezing winds that accompany cold waves can lead to dryness, redness, and itching due to the lack of humidity in the air. Thus people should take extra precautions during winter like using a moisturizer, wearing a scarf, etc.
Psoriasis is a condition that causes dry, red scaly patches on the skin. People who have psoriasis often experience facial flushing episodes along with itching and other symptoms.
Thus people should be aware of these possible reasons for their facial redness to take necessary precautions to alleviate the problem.
How to get rid of the redness of the skin?
- Use a cleanser that contains green tea extract or other herbal extracts to help reduce skin irritation and inflammation.
- Apply a moisturizer to the affected area of your face to help prevent the dryness of your skin. Use a mild one that contains mostly natural ingredients.
- Ensure that you obliterate makeup from your skin before going to bed at night so that there is no residue left on the skin overnight, which might cause redness in the morning when you get up.
- Lose weight if you are overweight to reduce your risk of developing Rosacea. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and nourished.
- All these steps can help control your facial redness problem more effectively, but if they do not work for you, consult with a dermatologist who will recommend other measures like laser treatment or topical medications for this condition.
- Avoid using cosmetic products that contain alcohol or fragrances, as these might also irritate the skin further. It is essential to look for products with natural ingredients if possible.
- People should avoid stress in their daily lives as it tends to make things worse for them when they already have a problem of excess facial flushing. Thus finding ways to relax will give immediate relief from symptoms like reddening of the face.
What are the natural ways to prevent redness on the face?
- Aloe Vera:
Aloe vera is considered one of the best ways to get rid of redness on the face. It contains aloe polysaccharides which possess anti-inflammatory properties and thus help eliminate facial redness that is caused due to inflammation in the body. You can break open a leaf from the aloe plant and extract the gel from it. Apply this gel on your skin and leave it for 10 minutes so that it absorbs appropriately into the skin before you wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this process several times during the day for the best results.
2) Green Tea:
Green tea helps reduce stress and improve skin’s overall health when consumed regularly as part of your diet plan. It is also an antioxidant in nature that fights free radicals, which cause aging and other harmful effects on the skin. You can either drink green tea regularly or apply brewed green tea water on your face for instant results to unclog your pores, prevent acne breakouts, tighten pore size to remove blackheads, and reduce redness caused by Rosacea.
3) Lemon Juice:
Lemon juice acts as a natural bleach that helps to remove mild pigmentation from facial skin. The presence of vitamin C in lemons heals damaged skin cells and thus reduces the redness associated with pimples and sunburns. Mix lemon juice with fresh cream and apply this paste on the face for at least 10 minutes before washing off. This will not only help reduce facial redness but also make your skin fairer.
4) Cucumber juice:
Cleanse your skin by applying cucumber juice on your face to reduce the redness caused due to inflammation in the skin. It will refresh your skin and help tighten pores that are prone to blackheads and pimples. You can apply crushed ice chips mixed with some plain gelatine over the cucumbers before you blend them properly into juice. Use this cucumber juice as a face pack to remove acne scars, wrinkles, and other skin problems.
5) Egg Whites:
Apply egg whites on your face to reduce the redness caused due to Rosacea. The egg whites will help tighten up your pores and also refine your skin tone. They contain lactic acid, which acts as a natural exfoliator, making you feel fresh instantly. You can even use raw egg white paste instead of commercial face packs available in the market for reducing redness from facial skin without damaging its delicate nature.
6) Sandalwood Powder:
You can also mix sandalwood powder with rose water or orange juice to make a fine paste. Apply this on a clean, washed face by massaging gently in circular motions to reduce facial redness and tighten pores.
7) Oatmeal Pack:
Soak some oatmeal in water for at least 30 minutes before grinding it into a fine paste. Mix this paste with milk or honey and apply it to the face to remove acne scars, blackheads, and other visible signs of aging. The anti-inflammatory properties of oatmeal help reduce inflammation caused by Rosacea while smoothening the skin tone, making you look younger naturally. For best results, mix sandalwood powder with oatmeal before use.
8) Potato juice:
Potato juice acts as a natural bleaching agent that will help brighten skin tone when applied regularly, twice, or thrice a week. Apply potato juice mixed with lemon juice on the face to reduce acne scars and blemishes caused due to sun exposure or other factors. It also acts as a mild exfoliant that eliminates dead skin cells regularly, giving you clean, smooth skin.
9) Ice Water:
Apply ice water on your face every morning to improve blood circulation, thereby reducing facial redness. This will not only make your skin soft but also eliminate freckles, red spots, pimples, and discolorations from facial skin. Ice contains anti-inflammatory properties which relax muscles resulting in gentle massage of your skin, making it supple, smooth, and glowing naturally.
10) Rose Water:
Rosewater is known for its cooling effect when applied to the skin while eliminating toxins, dirt, and other impurities from pores due to its astringent nature. This water is excellent for your skin, making it fairer while also soothing tired skin. It tightens the pores if applied regularly on the face. You can keep rose water in the refrigerator, so you get cold rose water when required.
11) Coconut Water:
Apply coconut water mixed with a few drops of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to reduce redness caused by pimples or sunburns without spoiling the skin surface. The antimicrobial properties of coconut water help kill harmful bacteria that come in contact with your facial skin during hot summers helping you look fresh and young naturally.
12) Tomato Juice:
Tomato juice acts as a natural bleaching agent that helps lighten the facial skin naturally. It is loaded with antioxidants that nourish your face while also tightening pores. Apply tomato juice mixed with plain yogurt on your face to reduce redness caused due to sunburns or other factors making you look younger instantly. You can even apply tomato pulp directly on facial skin for fast results.
13) Orange Juice:
Apply orange juice on your face by using cotton balls for 10 minutes twice a week to reduce facial redness caused due to inflammation in the skin. It contains natural citric acid, which acts as exfoliating agent leaving behind soft glowing skin. You can even mix rose water with orange juice and use it as a toner at least once daily for effective results. Use raw pap instead of soap and wash your face daily with this water for best results. It is a very effective remedy to reduce facial redness naturally at home without any side effects on the skin. You may also apply tomato pulp directly on facial skin for fast results.
14) Apple Cider Vinegar:
Apply diluted apple cider vinegar (1 part ACV and two parts water) to clean washed face using cotton balls for 5 minutes twice a week to prevent Rosacea. Redness, burning sensation of eyes, swelling, and other symptoms of Rosacea can be reduced by applying diluted ACV at least once a day, even during the initial stages of rosacea development which makes it an effective remedy to cure Rosacea naturally. You can even mix honey with ACV to make a face pack and use it as a mask for 15 minutes daily.
15) Homeopathic treatment for the redness of skin:
Homeopathic remedies like arnica, belladonna, or bee venom are known for their anti-inflammatory effects on facial skin when applied topically. They contain natural steroids which reduce redness, inflammation, and irritation by counteracting histamines released in inflamed areas of your face. You can use diluted homeopathic remedies directly to the affected areas for quick results within a week.
Benefits of using homeopathy skin treatment:Skin problems can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. There are many reasons for skin problems, such as bacteria, infections, allergies, and even environmental and climate conditions changes. Homeopathy treatments are quick and very effective for Rosacea. Also, homeopathy remedies do not have side effects like other medicines do cause significant organ damage or irritation on super sensitive areas like the eyes or genitals. This treatment proves to be particularly beneficial for pregnant women, where standard medications have fewer side effects.
Homeopathy helps in improving the quality of life through the treatment of skin disorders, whether they are physical or emotional issues. In most cases, homeopathic medicine is a suitable alternative for individuals who cannot use conventional treatments due to various allergies and other health problems. In cases where a particular food or chemical has caused a skin problem, it is advisable to avoid using it again. This will help in preventing future outbreaks and can be pretty helpful. For more information, you can book an appointment through OHO Homeopathy!