Struggling with sensitive skin that’s prone to redness and rosacea? You may have serious rosacea or mild redness that flares up with heat or simply after washing your face. Whatever the causes, it’s not that healthy, pleasant “rosey cheek” type of look most of us are going for. But there are ways you can combat this red, blotchy skin.
When it comes to colour correcting products, it’s amazing how far the beauty industry has come. While you can mask your redness with “green” tinted makeup and CC creams, it doesn’t remedy what’s happening under the surface. Foundation doesn’t remedy persistent or chronic facial redness—it just covers it up.
Some redness can even cause heat and discomfort. And, if you’re not in a position to have, or want to spend large amounts of money on, laser treatments, your skincare is something you need look at tailoring to this issue.
One of the common steps all dermatologists will suggest for anyone who experiences skin redness is to ensure you use a hydrating moisturizer. Even if you feel your skin is ultra-sensitive and you’re nervous about applying anything on it, moisture helps to reduce swelling and also acts as a protective barrier.
Best Face Creams for Redness: Here are a few products that can help you combat redness and rosacea.
—by Toni-Marie Ippolito
Main image: model not a true likeness for skin redness.