Skin redness is an especially nasty problem for many people. Those who suffer from chronic facial redness understand that having an unsightly complexion effects self esteem. Several years ago, upon visiting with a dermatologist, I was diagnosed with skin rosacea: a manageable skin condition. If you have experienced red facial skin due to rosacea, then you understand how annoying this chronic skin problem can be. Over the years, I’ve found the following 3 ways to reduce skin redness.
Drink Water Regularly
Water is nature’s way of detoxifying the body. Everyone knows that Chicago is extremely windy. During the winter months, freezing cold weather irritates exposed dermal areas. Excessive heat will also expand blood vessels, increasing the likelihood of blotchy red skin. In my case, cheek redness, nose redness, as well as forehead redness proved increasingly challenging. I’ve discovered that consuming a 9 cup minimum of water daily, has seriously helped to combat the problem. After increasing my water intake, I was able to notice a moderate improvement, within just two weeks.
Avoid Super Spicy Foods
Spicy foods can sometimes inflame skin that is naturally sensitive. I’ve found this especially true for my fair complexion. Super hot coffee or spicy foods cause a rush of blood to wash over the face. These delicacies do not cause facial redness, but they can dilate blood vessels – which only makes matters worse.
Stay out of the Sun
Over exposing your skin to the sun is a sure fire way to bring about facial redness. My best advice is to find sun screen that doesn’t irritate your face. Since my rosacea condition is very sensitive to chemicals, I try to purchase over the counter products with natural ingredients. Another personal recommendation is wearing a hat. Unlike your average person, those who are prone to red skin are doubly sensitive to the sun.
Everyone has their own triggers, so finding methods that work right for you might require a little experimentation. Since chronic facial skin redness can be a sign of other medical conditions, make sure to see a dermatologist for professional treatment. In any case, taking good care of your skin should be taken seriously.
There are many high quality creams available by prescription to reduce facial redness and decrease inflammation.