There is a fine difference between a rosy glow and inflamed/irritated, red skin. The former is considered a sign of healthy skin. But if your skin shows redness, feels tight and you feel tingling sensations every time you wash or put on makeup, it may be due to rosacea, sunburn or skin sensitivity. To deal with this skin condition it is best to first know the exact reason behind it.
Causes of inflammation/redness on the skin
It is yet to be discovered why this skin condition occurs but it can be due to the hyperreactivity of blood vessels or inflammation in our skin.
This condition typically occurs as a rash in your skin. The cause of this problem is due to the immune system or an environmental trigger.
There are various reasons why acne occurs; it can be due to stress, hormonal change or diet.
If you have sensitive skin then over-exfoliation can also cause certain redness and irritation in your skin.
- Sensitive skin
It is a common form of skin problem that occurs due to allergic reaction or over dry skin can also lead to this condition.
Ways to combat redness
#1 Use barrier repair ingredients
Using products that have skin barrier repair ingredients is another way to fight the red, irritated skin. Ceramide is one such ingredient that is scientifically proven to be the best barrier repair ingredient. It is a fatty lipid molecule that deeply moisturizes the skin and promotes cellular function. If you are looking to add ceramide to your skincare routine, our Ceramide Supercream Moisturizer is the one to go for!
#2 Use soothing ingredients
When you have skin irritation or redness it is best to use mild and calming skincare solutions like:
Aloe Vera instantly soothes the inflammation and heals it. Ingredients like Panthenol, Cica, Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E are also proven to be effective. They are moisturizing and have anti-inflammatory properties. They are best suited for sensitive skin.
#3 Use SPF regularly
Overexposure to the sun can also cause skin redness, hence it is important to use a good quality sunscreen such as our Cover Up Sunscreen with SPF 50+. This sunscreen acts as a barrier to harmful UV rays, reverses the damage of pollution on the skin, and prevents skin dehydration. Use this skin block every time you step out of your home and Say Hello To Happy Skin!
#4 Keep your skincare regime minimal
Keep your skincare routine simple with minimal products. Less product layering lets your skin breathe. Stick to a regular cleansing, moisturizing and protecting routine and it will be sufficient.
#5 Use a mild exfoliant
Even though your skin is inflamed, that doesn’t mean you cannot shed off those dead cells. Instead of strong/physical exfoliators, use mild ones like Niacinamide. This ingredient makes sure you get rid of the dead and dull skin cells from the outer layer, allowing new cell growth and better blood circulation.
#6 Consult a dermatologist
If you can’t seem to find the cause for the redness, and if it persists, it is important to consult a doctor informing you of your skin condition. A dermatologist can look up your skin history and accordingly prescribe medications.