Red skin is a far more common issue than you can ever imagine. There are literally millions of Americans out there today that suffer from this skin condition. It’s mainly people with sensitive skin that have to deal with red skin the most. Sometimes you think that your redness is gone after doing something about it for one night, then when you wake up, you’re surprised at what you see.
Questions start flying through your head in an attempt to analyze the situation at hand. You question whether or not you have rosacea? Perhaps you tried some product that you hadn’t used before? Was it something that you had eaten recently by chance? All these things come to mind and you begin searching for more solidified answers.
While I’m here to share everything I know about red skin and treating it, I must admit that I’m not a dermatologist. If you’re looking for the most professional advice possible, you’ll have to pay for it and make an appointment to visit the doctor. Now, if you’re looking for some knowledgeable advice from someone that knows a lot about skin care but isn’t exactly certified, then keep reading. Trust me, you’ll get some nuggets of knowledge by doing so.
If you are trying to get the redness out of your skin and you can’t seem to do so, then you might want to read on…
Battling and Treating Red Skin
With all those thoughts running through your mind, you’re probably wondering what on earth you can do to get rid of the redness in your skin. The first thing I’ll address is the reasons why you might not be able to clear up your red skin. There are a few things that I’m guessing you haven’t taken into consideration as of yet.
Mistreatment Might Be The Issue
I’m not talking about mistreating your skin in a negative manner. What I mean is that you might not be treating the real cause of your skin redness. There are tons of creams, serums, lotions and more on the market that claims to improve and eliminate the redness in your skin. However, most of the products out there fail to truly address the main reason why your skin is red.
Let me give you an example, if you happen to have red skin due to it being dry, well then you’ll need to treat it differently than if it were red from a condition like rosacea. Depending on the cause, certain treatments may not work. For example, some cases of redness call for laser treatment and topical treatment simply doesn’t work at times.
Creams Alone May Not Work
Are you simply applying creams and thinking you’re going to fix everything? If so, then that might be why your skin is still red. Certain conditions may require both topical treatments as well as laser treatment. If you’re only taking action doing one of the two required things, then you’re going to have red skin.
Exfoliating Too Rough With Too Many Products
Some people go crazy when it comes to products. They use dozens of products in order to clear up their skin. Think about it for a second. Many people out there will go out of there way to use face scrubs, toners, and moisturizers. They’ll use products that all contain glycolic acid and other chemicals. This can be a problem when it happens. Excessive and rough use can damage blood vessels which cause them to turn redder. You don’t want to do that, trust me. It’s essentially adding fuel to the fire.
Don’t Over Strip Your Skin
When you use too many harsh products, you end up stripping your skin of the essential nutrients and weakening your skin barrier. It would be much better for you to focus on repairing your skin versus exfoliating and stripping it of everything. A clean slate doesn’t necessarily mean better. Find something that contains ceramides and niacinamide to help soothe and treat your damaged skin.
Don’t Tan At All…Ever
If you’re going tanning to make your red skin tan, it’s not going to work. This is literally the opposite of what you should be doing. Instead of hitting the tanning booth in an attempt to hide that red skin, you should break out the moisturizer and apply some SPF 30 or more while you’re at it. This will help cut down on the redness flare-ups that you get. I know, you never thought that you were doing more harm than good. Well, now you know that you’re doing the wrong thing so be sure to make a change.
Find A Product That Works
Want to really reduce the redness in your skin? Great, then you need to find a product that works. This doesn’t give you permission to run around trying every product on the shelves of Sephora. Not even close! What it does give you is the option to strategically try one product at a time until you find something that works quite well. Remember, everyone has different skin so a solution for one person may not yield the same results for another. Find what works for you and take it from there.
When In Doubt Doctor It Out
What exactly do I mean by this? Well, I mean that when you can’t figure out what the issue is it’s time to head to the dermatologist to get a professional opinion. I’ve personally told friends to drop everything and to hit the waiting room to get a more specialized opinion on that matter. While we like to help you out, there are times when it makes the most sense to just head to the doctors. The main reason for going to see the dermatologist would be to determine the main cause of your red skin. Once that has been identified, it makes treating the condition so much easier.