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How to reduce facial redness?

Do you suffer from facial redness that you find unsightly? Do not panic, redness is not inevitable. What are the causes of facial redness? How to reduce redness and regain an even complexion? Discover Veld's tips for taking care of your skin.

Redness on the face:what are the causes?

People with redness in the face are often those with fair and thin skin, however, they are not the only ones concerned! In question, either hyper-reactive skin or a skin disease.

Hyper-reactive skin:skin that blushes at the slightest opportunity

When redness appears on the face, it is blood vessels present in the dermis which are involved. They expand and become more visible, in response to different situations:

  • A sudden emotion, such as a spike in stress, shyness, or a fit of anger
  • A sudden change in temperature or exposure to extreme temperatures
  • As a reaction to rubbing or certain cosmetics and make-up products
  • Hot flashes
  • Consumption of alcohol, certain foods or medications

In some people, redness appears very easily because of heredity, this is called so-called vaso-reactive skin :the blood vessels are very sensitive to it, more sensitive than average. Also, the older the skin, the more it is sensitive to redness.

Depending on the stimulus that caused the blood vessels to react, the redness may be temporary and last from a few minutes to a few hours. If the redness settles over time and is accompanied by other symptoms, such as itching, lesions, swelling or burning sensation, then the hypothesis of a skin disease should be considered.

Redness and skin disease:rosacea, couperose and erythrosis

Among the blood vessels that nourish the skin of the face, there are the blood capillaries. They are very fine and very sensitive vessels, almost on the surface of the skin, which react easily to attacks. In some cases, the dilation of these vessels creates plaques on the face , more or less pronounced and extended.

They can remain permanently on the face, or appear intermittently. We then speak of couperose, rosacea or erythrosis. These three names refer to the same disease, but at different stages:

  • Erythrosis causes diffuse redness on the face
  • Couperosis is characterized by the appearance of small transparent blood vessels
  • Rosacea forms patches that are often accompanied by swelling or pimples

If the origin of this disease is still unknown, researchers believe that it is an extreme form of hyper-reactivity of the skin . If you find yourself experiencing the above symptoms, an accompaniment by a dermatologist is recommended. For skin that is "simply" reactive, it is advisable to take care of your skin with suitable products and gestures.

How to reduce facial redness?

Favor the cold

Skin prone to redness needs to be protected from external aggressions and treated gently. So, avoid showers that are too hot and wash your face with hot water. Heat tends to dilate blood vessels and increase facial redness , so prefer the cold to wash your face.

Gently cleanse and remove make-up

Of course, the choice of products that make up your daily skincare routine is also very important:use products that are gentle, respectful of the skin and its natural pH, suitable for reactive skin . For example, to remove make-up and cleanse the skin, soaps are to be avoided, as they are too harsh. It is better to remove make-up with oil, and apply the oil with your fingertips, to avoid rubbing with cotton or a cleansing wipe.

Go big on hydration

To reduce facial redness, take the time every day to moisturize and nourish your skin:these gestures strengthen the hydrolipidic film, the barrier made up of water and lipids that protects your skin against external aggressions. If your skin is nourished and hydrated, it will be less sensitive to temperature differences, pollution, friction, and redness will naturally fade .

For deep hydration, you can bet on our Age 2 range. O! The serum and the moisturizing cream give you an anti-aging and soothing action on a daily basis. Once or twice a week, you can reinforce their effects using the Age 2 mask. O, with an enhanced moisturizing formula!

Finally, to restore your skin to perfect plumpness in the morning, before applying makeup, you can use our Pure Pulp Neo Beauty Restoring Gel :a gentle and restorative treatment, suitable for all skin types, which deeply hydrates and plumps the skin, for an immediate healthy glow effect.

Think about make-up to camouflage facial redness

If after taking care of your skin, some redness remains, it is quite possible to camouflage them with suitable makeup. To neutralize redness, it is recommended to use a green concealer . Once the concealer has been applied smoothly, apply your foundation with a brush.

To avoid causing redness, be delicate in your make-up gestures:do not rub, apply the materials delicately with a brush. On the reddest areas, you can finalize the make-up using a concealer, with small local touches. Finish with a veil of powder.