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How to Reduce Redness on Your Face: 8 Causes & Treatments

Facial redness is one of those mysteries I’ve never been able to solve—no matter how many times I fervently Google “how to get rid of redness on your face.” It’s apparent when my face seems more flushed than usual, but I’m not always clear what I should do about it or even why I have it. 

Case in point: I’ve apparently spent my whole life with a mild case of rosacea (which I suspected for years but didn’t confirm until recently). And last year, when I experienced what turned out to be an eczema flare-up, even the dermatologist I visited had to walk me through a very long series of questions before determining exactly what I was experiencing.

That’s because there are myriad common causes of redness, and how you treat each one differs. “Your face becomes red when blood vessels dilate,” says Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. “This means that more blood rushes to your skin, giving it a red appearance.”

From there, though, it gets a lot more complicated. So to help anyone else spiraling down an endless search frenzy about how to get rid of redness on your face, I polled top derms to share their best tips for identifying, soothing, and treating any kind of flare-up, from overexfoliation to seborrheic dermatitis. Here’s what they had to say.

1. Redness From Rosacea


Rosacea is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you try to self-diagnose facial redness. But it’s not always the cause, so it never hurts to get a second opinion from a derm. “Rosacea is a condition where your skin is sensitive and overly reactive to environmental triggers,” says Zeichner. “These triggers include extremes in temperature, stress, spicy foods, and alcohol.” 

It also varies in appearance. I previously thought it showed up as a persistent flush under your skin, but it can manifest in multiple forms. Jessica Weiser, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City, says the most common one is erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR), which is the usually seen “flat” redness and flushing. But you might also notice papulopustular rosacea, which she characterizes as redness with a primary feature of “pimple-like pink and red bumps, some with whiteheads.”


As far as treatment goes, there are two things to know. First, there is no permanent “cure” for rosacea, although it can be managed, which Zeichner recommends you do as early as possible to prevent progression. Second, what you do depends on how mild or extreme your specific case is. There are topical options that constrict blood vessels and calm inflammation, like Rhofade, which Dendy Engelman, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City, often suggests. In more severe cases, Weiser says, you may need to consider low-dose antibiotics or laser treatments. In any case, expect to wait a minimum of four to six weeks to see noticeable improvement.  

The final thing you want to do is keep your skin barrier in good shape. Zeichner suggests gentle cleansers, soothing moisturizers, and total avoidance of exfoliating ingredients (both chemical and physical). A good tip: As far as the rest of your routine is concerned, look for products designed for “redness relief.” I swear by Clinique’s Redness Solutions line, along with anything from this list of the best rosacea treatments.

Clinique Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Night Cream for Sensitive Skin

2. Eczema-Related Redness


Ah, eczema, the brooding mystery of skin conditions. This one can be surprisingly tough to diagnose, as I found out firsthand when I got my 2018 flare-up. That’s because its symptoms are extremely similar to what an allergic reaction looks like. “Eczema and allergic contact dermatitis are difficult to differentiate from clinical evaluation alone because both have inflamed pink dry patches that cause significant itching or a burning sensation,” says Weiser.  


If you think you have it, exit your nearest search engine and leave things to a professional. A dermatologist should carefully go through your medical history and personal-care products to determine which condition you’re experiencing. You might be prescribed a topical cortisone or an anti-inflammatory cream to bring down the redness and inflammation. Keep the rest of your routine full of gentle, mild ingredients, and avoid fragrance altogether. Steer clear of retinol and embrace hypoallergenic labels, and you should see an improvement within one to two weeks. “These conditions generally flare with cold weather, change of climate, or change of skin-care products, so they tend to respond readily when conditions are optimized,” says Weiser.

Avène Antirougeurs Redness-Relief Refreshing Cleansing Lotion

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

3. Redness and Irritation From Overexfoliation


Take a peek in my bathroom cabinet and you’ll see that I love an intense peel pad or resurfacing AHA. But it’s not such a good idea to use these on any area with redness, particularly if your skin is dry or dehydrated. Engelman warns that this combination can severely weaken your skin barrier and subsequently trigger inflammation. “If the barrier function is damaged, your skin becomes vulnerable to infection from microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungus, and leads to sensitivity and redness,” she says. 


To get things back on track, put down the exfoliants and reinforce your barrier function with lots of moisture. Engleman particularly likes products containing the ingredients hyaluronic acid and niacinamides.

Renée Rouleau Hydraboost Rescue Creme

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum

4. Contact Dermatitis


This is basically a fancy way of saying that you bought a new product and had an allergic reaction to one or more of the ingredients, whether it’s because they’re causing direct irritation or because your immune system has a true allergy. Zeichner says some common irritating ingredients are things you might find in your acne treatments, like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Other common causes include fragrances and preservatives.


While it’s hard to tell this dermatitis apart from eczema, the good news is that they’re treated in similar ways. Zeichner recommends starting with an over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone ointment, applied twice daily. If there’s no improvement within a few days, you’ll need to head to the derm for a stronger prescription option. Naturally, you should also avoid whatever is causing the reaction. And yes, there is a way to tell. “You can visit your dermatologist for patch testing, a special skin allergy test that will let you know exactly what ingredients you are sensitive to,” he says.

Dermatologists on reducing inflammation and redness on face

When you’re young, rosy little cheeks are pretty adorable. However, as an adult, facial redness is arguably anything but charming. Dealing with red skin can be frustrating, embarrassing and downright baffling.

That’s why TODAY Style tapped top dermatologists to determine what causes facial redness, how to avoid it and how to get rid of it.

Several common skin care conditions can cause facial redness.Getty Images

Why is my face red?

There’s no “one size fits all” remedy for facial redness. Your face can look red and irritated for many reasons — acne is just the most obvious one.

“What most people refer to as facial redness can be caused by a variety of different skin disorders,” said Dr. Janelle Vega, a board-certified dermatologist.

While it’s impossible to pinpoint the cause of your facial redness every time you get a little flushed, these are some of the most common causes of red skin:


  • What is it? “Rosacea is a condition that leads to redness and often pimples on the face,” said Dr. Angela J. Lamb, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City.
  • What causes it? Rosacea is a skin condition often mistaken for acne, and certain triggers — anything from extreme temperatures to spicy food — can likely cause it.

Atopic dermatitis or eczema

  • What is it? “Atopic dermatitis typically shows up as red, itchy, dry, inflamed skin, leading to a compromised skin barrier and skin immunity. People with uncontrolled eczema tend to get secondary infection,” said Dr. Howard Sobel, a New York City dermatologist and founder of Sobel Skin.
  • What causes it? The actual cause is still unknown, but recent studies show that gut health and stress can contribute to flare-ups, according to Sobel.

Contact dermatitis

  • What is it? “This is when your skin has an allergic reaction to something you’ve applied topically,” Sobel said.
  • What causes it? Everyone’s skin reacts to ingredients differently, but some common culprits include fragrances and preservatives.


  • What is it? When you exfoliate too often, your skin can take on a red, raw appearance.
  • What causes it? “This is getting to be very common as at-home peels are gaining in popularity. While at-home peels are safe and effective, if you over-exfoliate, you do compromise and weaken your skin barrier, which inflames the skin,” Sobel said.

Seborrheic dermatitis

  • What is it? “Most people associate seborrheic dermatitis with the scalp, as it’s the cause of dandruff. However, it can affect your face as well,” Sobel said.
  • What causes it? Seborrheic dermatitis is caused by an overgrowth of yeast on the skin that leads to redness, inflammation and even scaling in some people, according to Sobel.

You’re not simply destined to live a life with red skin.Getty Images

Can you avoid facial redness?

None of us has perfect skin, but there are a few ways you can try to prevent facial redness. The secret is knowing your red skin triggers.

“The most common triggers that are not product-related are extremes of weather (both heat and cold), caffeine, spicy foods, chocolate and stress. Not all of the aforementioned will be triggers for everyone, however, so play around and get to know your own triggers, then avoid them,” Vega said.

Not sure how to avoid facial redness? Here’s a quick cheat sheet:

  • Wear sunscreen! “First and foremost, make sure that you are always using sunscreen and seeking shade! The sun can be a powerful trigger for most people’s skin, so protection is key,” Vega said.
  • Exfoliate sparingly: “Exfoliating at home is great for anti-aging, but don’t overdo it by using AHA toners and peel pads twice a day. Avoid physical exfoliants like rough facial scrubs made with walnut scrubs or sugar,” Sobel said.
  • Know your triggers: In addition to the aforementioned facial redness triggers, those prone to rosacea and eczema can also experience aggravated skin after taking a hot shower, drinking alcohol, exercising and using products with fragrance (synthetic or natural).

The right ingredients and a tailored skin care routine can help keep your facial redness in check.Getty Images

How to get rid of redness on the face

Redness happens! And when it does, there are a few ways to give your skin some much-needed relief.

  • Use soothing ingredients: “Products containing niacinamide, sulfur, allantoin, caffeine, licorice root, chamomile, aloe and cucumber can help reduce redness,” said Dr. David Bank, a board-certified dermatologist in Mount Kisco, New York.
  • Pare down your product routine: If you think your red skin is due to a product allergy or over-exfoliating, it’s time to simplify your product routine. “I usually recommend eliminating all nonessential products in these cases, including makeup to reduce allergen exposure. Once you allow the skin to calm down, then reintroduce products one by one over a period of days to allow for the culprit to identify itself. A visit to a dermatologist or allergist that does patch testing is helpful in causes related to allergies,” Vega said.
  • Get professional help: A dermatologist can help diagnose the exact cause of your red skin and develop a plan to help treat it. Common options for rosacea and eczema include prescription anti-inflammatory creams, oral antibiotics, facials or lasers. Salicylic acid cleansers can help remove dead skin cells and reduce redness in those dealing with seborrheic dermatitis.

Facial redness can occasionally signal a larger problem, but for the most part it’s pretty routine.Getty Images

Should facial redness ever concern you?

A little red skin here and there is frustrating, but should it be cause for concern? At the end of the day, it’s up to you to decide if your facial redness is out of character for your skin.

“Redness can be a sign of an underlying issue such as lupus, shingles or a systemic allergy such as a medicine reaction. If you have tried over-the-counter remedies without success, see a dermatologist for further evaluation. Even if it isn’t one of these more serious conditions, it still might require a prescription,” Banks said.

Products to reduce redness on the face

1. Olay Sensitive Calming Liquid Cleanser

Prone to redness? Seek out gentle skin care products tailored for sensitive skin, like this calming cleanser.

2. CeraVe Hydrating Face Wash

Sobel suggests looking for gentle cleansers that are hydrating, fragrance-free and made with as few ingredients as possible, like this one from CeraVe.

3. EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen

Vega recommends this SPF with niacinamide, a calming ingredient that can help soothe redness.

4. Avène Antirougeurs Calm Soothing Repair Mask

According to Sobel, hydrating masks can offer red skin a calming, cooling and soothing effect.

5. Cetaphil Redness Relieving Night Moisturizer

Banks swears by this night cream containing niacinamide, allantoin, licorice root and caffeine to reduce redness.

6. La Roche Intense Face Serum

This serum contains ambophenol, an ingredient Sobel suggests using to soothe skin.

7. Rodan + Fields Soothe Rescue Mask

You can thank the calamine clay in this mask for its skin-soothing properties.

8. Savor Beauty Detox Manuka Honey Masque

Sobel loves this mask for its anti-inflammatory properties.

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How To Treat Rosacea – Causes, Symptoms, Types – SkinKraft

If your skin turns red very often and results in breakouts, you must be having Rosacea. An underrecognized skin disorder, Rosacea majorly affects fair-skinned people who tend to blush easily. It is more common in women than in men.


1. What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that usually affects middle-aged people. It causes redness and visible blood vessels. It primarily affects the face. (1)

2. What Causes Rosacea?

Rosacea is more common among fair-skinned people. It is often associated with acne. However, this skin condition doesn’t occur due to excess sebum production and oily skin.

Inflammatory reactions and abnormal blood vessels may trigger this condition. But scientists are yet to find its exact cause.

3. What Can Trigger Flare-Ups?

  • Sunlight
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Certain type of hair mites
  • Stress
  • Genes
  • Bacteria

Other Things That may Possibly Contribute to Flare-Ups:

  • Alcohol
  • Spicy food
  • Cosmetics that irritate your skin
  • Some medications

4. Types of Rosacea

There are four main types of rosacea:

A. Vascular Rosacea

This type causes flushing of the face and visible clusters of blood vessels.

B. Papulopustular Rosacea (inflammatory)

This type causes pustules along with redness of the skin.

C. Phymatous Rosacea (rhinophyma)

This type causes the skin to thicken and commonly results in an enlarged, bulbous nose.

D. Ocular Rosacea

This type results in inflammation of the eyes and eyelids.

5. How To Treat Rosacea?

Rosacea does not have any known cure. Symptoms can be reduced by addressing the skin condition. Before using any of the following medicines, consult your dermatologist.

5.1.Treatments for Vascular Rosacea

A. Brimonidine Tartrate

Mild rosacea (redness and visible blood vessels) can be treated by applying Brimonidine Tartrate. Research shows that it reduces redness and makes blood vessels narrower.

Brimonidine Tartrate can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions. Conduct a patch test before applying it. (2)

B. Laser Treatment

Laser treatment for Rosacea uses heat to damage small blood vessels. Side effects include swelling that usually goes away after a few days.

5.2. Treatments For Inflammatory Rosacea

A. Azelaic Acid

Azelaic acid has anti-inflammatory properties that help treat Type 2 rosacea. Studies show that applying Azelaic acid can significantly improve this condition in a few weeks. (3)

B. Metronidazole

Metronidazole is an antibacterial agent. Oral and topical forms of metronidazole are commonly used to treat rosacea. Topical metronidazole is effective in treating moderate to severe rosacea. People who use metronidazole should avoid too much sun exposure. (4)

C. Doxycycline

Doxycycline is an antibiotic that is used to treat moderate to severe rosacea. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce symptoms of rosacea. Doxycycline is taken orally. It can cause more severe side effects as compared to topical treatments. Side effects include nausea, diarrhea and sun-sensitivity. (5)

D. Ivermectin

Ivermectin helps reduce inflammation caused by rosacea. It also fights hair mites that contribute to the skin condition. Ivermectin is said to be effective in treating moderate rosacea.

5.3. Treatments for Phymatous Rosacea

A. Isotretinoin

Isotretinoin has only been approved as a form of medication to treat severe acne. People with phymatous rosacea often have enlarged oil glands. Isotretinoin helps to shrink these oil glands. Research has not been conducted on how well Isotretinoin works in treating phymatous rosacea.

Isotretinoin can cause a series of adverse effects. These include skin irritation, dryness, mucous membranes and sun-sensitivity.

B. Laser Therapy

Phymatous rosacea can be treated with laser therapy. Laser therapy involves numbing the affected area and removing excess tissue. It can help restore the normal shape of the nose. (6)

5.4. Treatments for Ocular Rosacea

Ocular rosacea causes redness, burning and itching of the eyes. It is often one of the first symptoms of facial rosacea. (7)

Symptoms of Ocular Rosacea:

  • Dry eyes
  • Burning of the eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Itchy eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Redness and tiny visible blood vessels on the white part of the eye
  • Swollen eyelids
A. Doxycycline

A low-dose of doxycycline can be taken to improve symptoms of ocular rosacea. (8) Doxycycline is an antibacterial agent.

Side Effects of Doxycycline:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Sun-sensitivity
  • Hives

Severe Side-Effects of Doxycycline

  • Blurry vision/Vision loss
  • Severe headaches
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Anemia
  • Fever
  • Dehydration
  • Changes in tooth color

Consume doxycycline only if prescribed by your doctor. If you are pregnant, ask your doctor about the possible side-effects.

B. Tetracycline

Studies suggest that tetracycline is effective in controlling the symptoms of ocular rosacea. (9) It is a commonly prescribed drug for the condition.

Side Effects:

  • Nausea
  • White patches in the mouth
  • Tooth discoloration in children
  • Fever
  • Pale skin
  • Vaginal itching


If you’re pregnant, Tetracycline is not recommended for you.

C. Eye Drops

Eye drops help relieve dry eyes, itchiness and burning. This medication should be used only after a dermatologist has prescribed it.Steroid eye drops and artificial tears are recommended to provide relief and keep your eyes moist.

What to Keep in Mind before Taking Eye Drops:

  • Read the instructions and use them as recommended
  • Try not to miss the drops while trying to get them into your eyes
  • Consult a doctor to help get you the right eye drops

Begin By Knowing Your Skin

What, Why & How To Treat – SkinKraft

How often have you had a rash, itching or blister on your skin? Most of us have experienced skin inflammation at some point in our lives. But did you know that it is a way for your skin to tell that your immune system is responding to a certain dysfunction, allergic reaction, or infection?

Skin inflammation usually occurs as a sign of the immune system’s fight against foreign attackers. Let’s look at all its causes, prevention techniques and treatments suggested by our chief dermatologist Dr. Harish Koutam, an accredited member of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) and Cosmetic Surgeons of India.


What Is Skin Inflammation?

Skin inflammation is also known as dermatitis. Signs that imply skin inflammation are primarily rash, red patches or even a breakout like blisters or abscess. A rash caused by inflammation is usually stinging, burning or itching when touched.

Sometimes the outbreak is smooth or raised like pimples and blisters. The skin can turn red and be hot to touch. It could also crack and bleed in some rashes or become rough and scaly.

Word Of Caution:

Any chronic inflammation, that lasts beyond a few weeks should not be ignored as it can indicate the presence of diseases like cancer and arthritis.

What Causes Skin Inflammation?

When there is an infection in the body, or an allergic reaction or even a latent disease or illness, skin inflammation is considered to be one of the reactions of the immune system. When the immune system malfunctions, it can cause a reaction like in the case of psoriasis.

Genetics and bacteria in the skin can also cause skin inflammation as in the case of eczema. An allergic reaction to foods like seafood or medicines can cause skin inflammation as well. For example, when people suffering from Celiac disease [1] consume gluten foods like wheat, the reaction on their skin is known as dermatitis herpetiformis.

A reaction to ingredients in cosmetic products or perfumes can cause a breakout; while the skin inflammation due to contact with poison ivy is well known. Bacterial or fungal infections like ringworm are also known to cause skin inflammation.

Being in the sunlight, especially for those suffering from the autoimmune disease Lupus [2] can cause a rash or skin inflammation. Heat rash is also a form of skin inflammation where being outdoors in the heat makes the sweat get caught in the pores, causing a rash.

How Do You Treat Inflamed Skin?

Inflamed skin can be treated with various topical treatments and even home remedies depending on the severity or cause of the rash. It is best advised to consult a dermatologist when a rash persists for more than 24 hours.

1. Medical Treatments

A. Topical:

These are treatments which can be applied onto the skin directly. They include antibacterial or antifungal creams; corticosteroids which reduce the inflammation, calamine lotions or anti-itch creams that have hydrocortisone as an ingredient to reduce itching. Immunomodulators which are directed at the immune system are also an option.

B. Oral:

Oral medications for skin inflammation have to be taken on a doctor’s prescription only. For some allergic reactions, generic antihistamines are prescribed, as are oral antibiotics and antifungal tablets for bacterial infections. For more severe conditions like psoriasis, the dermatologist might prescribe an injection.

2. Medicinal Plants

The use of plants and their extracts to treat skin inflammation has proved to yield positive results. Matricaria (chamomile) and calendula (marigold) [3] flowers are extensively used in treating skin inflammation and conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.

Other plants used to treat skin inflammation include aloe vera, witch hazel, yarrow and evening primrose oil, etc. Also, herbs like fenugreek seed, ribwort plantain leaf/herb, purple coneflower sage leaf, St John’s wort – all have anti-inflammatory properties.

3. Home Remedies

Some cases of skin inflammation can be treated temporarily with the help of home remedies. However, these are only meant for topical relief for a brief period. Persisting conditions must be treated by a dermatologist.

Some of the options are:

A. Cold Compress:

A cold and wet compress can help ease the itching and redness. Soak a clean napkin in cold water or use an ice pack on the affected area for relief. A bath with a hypoallergenic soap or made with anti-inflammatory ingredients can also reduce the inflammation.

B. Oil Massage:

Tea tree oil is very effective in dealing with skin inflammation due to its antimicrobial qualities. It is also anti-inflammatory, so it can be used with seborrheic dermatitis as well. Massage the oil gently into the scalp and other scaly areas.

C. Diet:

It is important to avoid inflammation causing foods such as margarine, sweetened fizzy drinks and colas, french fries and other fried food, red meat and refined flour used for breads and pastries. These foods are associated with weight gain and in turn inflammation, which leads to chronic diseases like diabetes. The following foods can be considered anti-inflammatory as they have antioxidants that reduce inflammation [4]:

  • Tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Nuts such as almonds and walnuts
  • Fruits and berries like strawberries, oranges, blueberries, cherries, pineapple and lemon juice
  • Fatty fish such as sardines, mackerel and salmon
  • Greens like spinach and kale

When To Consult Your Doctor?

If you have skin inflammation, and it spreads into a rash all over the body or forms blisters, consult your doctor. Secondly, if the inflammation is painful and there is swelling, pus or even bleeding, consult a dermatologist. If there is fever as well, see a doctor immediately.

Tips For Skin Inflammation

  • Always avoid eating foods that you have an allergy to.
  • Wear clothes that are smooth and soft, preferably made from natural fibres like cotton and hemp.
  • Exercise or meditate to keep your stress levels down.
  • Carry an antihistamine or anti-allergy medication when you travel.
  • At times, exposure of affected areas to light might also help.
  • Take a vitamin D supplement as it can relieve the inflammation, especially in conditions like eczema.

What Are Inflammatory Skin Conditions?

Some of the common types of dermatitis include atopic eczema; psoriasis [5]; stasis dermatitis which is inflammation of the skin in the lower half of the legs due to fluid retention and seborrheic dermatitis, where the skin breaks out into scaly patches on the scalp. Any rash caused by contact with certain substances or plants like poison ivy is called contact dermatitis.

Wrapping Up

Inflammation of the skin can have many causes, from infections to allergic reactions. It is important to get to the root of it and treat it accordingly with the right topical, oral, herbal and home treatments. Do not forget to consult your doctor before going for treatments.

Begin By Knowing Your Skin

How To Treat Eczema – Causes, Symptoms, Prevention & 5 Different Types – SkinKraft

While most of us may have had minor skin issues at least once in our lifetime, a chronic skin disease can be hard to deal with. This is why you should know about eczema, a chronic skin disease that is linked to immune system responses.

Keep reading to find out its prevention and treatment techniques.


What Is Eczema?

Eczema is a skin condition that can be characterized by itchy, red and inflamed skin. You may also notice the development of papules on the affected patch of skin.

There are different types of eczema, the most common one being atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is linked to a weakened immune system. It usually affects young children who tend to outgrow the skin condition.

Atopic dermatitis can also trigger asthma problems and hay fever. Although common among infants and children, adults may also experience regular flare-ups.

What Causes Eczema?

The exact cause of eczema is unknown. Research suggests that the condition can be linked to a combination of genetics and environmental factors. Here are some possible causes that can trigger flare-ups:

1. Harsh Chemical Products

Eczema fails to protect your skin from irritants and reacts to almost anything it touches. Skincare products containing harsh chemicals and artificial colors can trigger eczema flare-ups.

2. Microbes

Certain bacteria, viruses and other microbes like Staphylococcus can trigger a flare-up.

3. Allergens

Dust, mites, dandruff and other such allergens can contribute to eczema flare-ups.

4. Certain Foods

If you have a tendency to react to certain foods like nuts and seeds, dairy products or any other food items, avoid consuming them. These can contribute to eczema flare-ups.

5. Changes In Temperature

Extreme temperature changes can lead to an eczema flare-up.

6. Stress

Stress is not directly linked to eczema. However, it may be a contributing factor during an eczema flare-up.

7. Hormone Changes

Hormonal changes can trigger eczema symptoms. Women who have been a victim to this skin disorder in the past or who still experience flare-ups may notice symptoms during pregnancy, menopause or periods.

Symptoms Of Eczema

Symptoms vary depending on the type of eczema. Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema that usually affects children below 5 years. Almost half of these children continue to experience symptoms throughout their adulthood. 

However, symptoms are usually different in adults. People with eczema also notice phases in which their symptoms worsen and phases in which they get better.

1. Symptoms In Infants

  • Rashes on scalp and cheeks.
  • Inflamed, pus-filled bumps.
  • Itchiness.

2. Symptoms In Children Above 2 Years Until Puberty

  • Rashes behind elbows and knees.
  • Rashes on the neck, ankles, buttocks, legs.

3. Children May Notice These Changes In Their Rashes Over Time:

  • Lightening or darkening of a rash.
  • Bumpy rashes.
  • Thickening of rashes due to a condition known as lichenification. Lichenification can cause permanent thickening of the skin due to constant itching.

4. Symptoms In Adults

  • Prominent rashes on the neck and face.
  • Rashes around the eyes.
  • Permanently itchy rashes.
  • Extremely dry and sensitive skin.
  • Rashes may cover large areas of your body.
  • Thickening of rashes due to a condition known as lichScaly rashes.

If you experienced eczema as a child and don’t notice symptoms as you age, it is likely that your skin is still extremely dry and sensitive. There is also a possibility that you may experience recurring hand eczema symptoms or eye problems.

Treatments For Eczema

The objective of treatment is to reduce inflammation and relieve the skin of itchiness. Eczema sadly has no cure. However, symptoms can be reduced with the right forms of medication. Your dermatologist may recommend topical and oral medication to relieve you of eczema symptoms.

1. Corticosteroid Creams

Corticosteroid creams help reduce inflammation and itchiness. These are applied directly to the skin. Corticosteroid creams are effective in soothing the skin and relieving it of feeling itchy and dry (1).

2. Antibiotics

Oral antibiotics may be prescribed to you alongside other medication. Antibiotics have anti-inflammatory properties and help kill bacteria. Your dermatologist may recommend these if your eczema occurs due to a bacterial infection (2).

3. Systemic Corticosteroids

These oral medications are effective in reducing inflammation and itchiness. If your topical corticosteroids don’t work, your dermatologist may prescribe these to help improve eczema symptoms. Prolonged use of systemic corticosteroids is not encouraged, unless during certain circumstances (3).

4. Antiviral And Antifungal Medications

These are given to treat fungal and viral infections that may contribute to eczema flare-ups.

5. Antihistamines

Antihistamines are prescribed to reduce eczema symptoms and relieve pain (4). When your body comes in contact with a substance it considers foreign, it triggers immune system responses. This can aggravate eczema symptoms.

6. Phototherapy

Phototherapy is used to treat moderate eczema. It uses UV light to reduce eczema symptoms. The use of artificial sunlight can relieve your skin of itchiness. Phototherapy is, however, linked to skin cancer. Talk to your dermatologist to decide if you can go ahead with this process (5).


If you constantly scratch your rash, it can worsen your symptoms, resulting in an itch-scratch cycle. It can also contribute to inflamed skin.

How To Prevent Eczema Symptoms

1. Use Lukewarm Water

Eczema is a dry skin condition that causes skin-sensitivity. Dry skin means your skin lacks moisture. Hot water can damage your skin’s barrier and strip its moisture and necessary oils, aggravating eczema symptoms. It is recommended for you to use lukewarm water while bathing.

2. Apply Moisture As Soon As You Aat Yourself Dry

Applying moisturizer as soon as you are out of the shower will lock-in moisture. This will keep your skin feeling smooth and relieve it of itchiness and dryness.

3. Wear Loose Clothing

Tight, scratchy clothes can trigger eczema flare-ups. These constantly rub against your skin, making it feel uncomfortable. They can also contribute to inflammation of your skin.

4. Use A Soap-Free Cleanser

Soaps can dry up your skin further and eradicate your skin barrier. This can result in a loss of moisture. Use soap-free cleansers to wash your face.

5. Avoid Certain Foods

If your body easily reacts to certain foods like dairy products, nuts, seeds or any other eatables, avoid consumption.

6. Pat, Don’t Rub

Don’t rub your towel against your skin while drying yourself up. This can aggravate flare-ups.

7. Invest In A Humidifier

Cold weather may fail to keep your skin hydrated due to a lack of humidity. Humidifiers add moisture to your surroundings that can help keep your skin’s moisture levels intact.

Types Of Eczema

1. Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema, usually affecting infants and children aged below 2 years. Atopic dermatitis occurs when the skin comes in contact with a substance that the body’s immune system recognizes as foreign.

2. Neurodermatitis

Flaky patches of skin on the forehead, wrists and soles of the feet can indicate a possibility of neurodermatitis (6). 

3. Nummular Eczema

Nummular eczema can be characterized by flaky patches of skin around the mouth area, forearms, wrists and lower legs. It usually occurs in men and is a chronic skin condition (7).

4. Dyshidrotic Eczema

This type of eczema affects the palms of your hand and soles of your feet. It can be characterized by inflammation and tearing of the skin every now and then.

5. Stasis Dermatitis

Problems with blood circulation can cause stasis dermatitis. If you have stasis dermatitis, you are likely to be prone to skin irritation on the lower parts of your legs.

It is always a good option to visit your dermatologist in case of recurring flare ups. Your doctor will recommend the right medication for you based on the severity of your condition and skin type.

Begin By Knowing Your Skin

Home Remedies for Red Skin – Skin and Beauty Center

Various conditions can lead to irritated, red skin. Causes can range from a temporary sensitivity to a chronic skin problem. Common culprits of red skin or red spots include:

Red skin may be bumpy or have an itchy, rash-like texture. For some people, particularly those with rosacea, redness may get worse by getting too hot or overly emotional.

Red skin can be hard to hide, but here are some simple home remedies you can try using ingredients you may already have on hand.

Home Remedy: How to Tone Down Red Skin

Fran E. Cook-Bolden, MD, a dermatologist and director of the Skin Specialty Group and the Ethnic Skin Specialty Group in New York City, suggests that you can manage red skin with:

  • Honey
  • Cucumber
  • Chamomile tea bags (brewed)
  • Aloe vera

For instance, Dr. Cook-Bolden suggests placing cucumber slices directly on any red spots to cool, soothe, and reduce redness. Want more relief? She recommends making a simple mask by blending a cucumber and a cup of oatmeal.

Another home remedy Cook-Bolden likes for soothing red skin is a clay mask. Mix water or pureed fruit with facial clay to create a thick paste. Apply the mixture to skin for 20 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.

Note that if you have rosacea, it’s important to avoid all triggers that make the redness worse, says Cook-Bolden, including smoking, caffeine, and foods that are very hot or spicy.

Home Remedy: Reducing Inflammation

Red skin or red spots on the skin can also occur because of inflammation — due to skin that is too dry or is irritated by an allergen or acne.

Honey has natural anti-inflammatory properties, says Jeffrey Benabio, MD, a dermatologist with Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in San Diego, Calif. Try soothing skin with a honey mask. First rinse your skin with warm water, then apply honey liberally to red skin and leave it on for about 30 minutes before rinsing off. However, don’t use honey if your red skin is due to a sunburn.

Oatmeal is another natural anti-inflammatory, says Dr. Benabio. An oatmeal bath is not only hydrating for dry skin, but can also reduce the inflammation that causes red skin.

If your skin is red because it’s extremely dry, try making a mask out of a mashed avocado to moisturize it.

Home Remedy: Soothing Sunburn

If your skin is red from a sunburn, Cook-Bolden recommends easing the sting and redness with a mixture of gel from an aloe vera plant, white vinegar, and cider vinegar. She also suggests using these natural home remedy options to soothe sunburned skin:

  • Yogurt
  • Lavender oil
  • Cooled tea (chamomile is particularly soothing)
  • Cucumber slices

Cook-Bolden is also a proponent of coconut oil. Coconut oil can help to reduce red skin caused by sun exposure thanks to its antioxidant properties, she says. “Pure virgin coconut oil is the best formulation for sunburn and, although its exact mechanism of action is unknown, it has been extensively used in ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicinal system.”

It is thought that coconut oil gets absorbed into the skin and the cell structure of the connective tissues, limiting the damage excessive sun exposure can cause. This protects the skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays, she says. Coconut oil also has antibacterial properties that benefit the skin. However, it should not be used as a substitute for a good sunscreen.

If your red skin persists, it’s a good idea to get evaluated by a dermatologist who can determine if you need a prescription treatment or to make lifestyle changes. But to soothe red skin that’s simply irritated, dry, or sunburned, a home remedy may well be a quick and easy solution to restore calm to your complexion.

Rosacea – NHS

Rosacea is a long-term skin condition that mainly affects the face. It’s more common in women and people with lighter skin, but symptoms can be worse in men. Treatment can help with symptoms.

Check if you have rosacea

The first signs of rosacea include

  • redness (blushing) across your nose, cheeks, forehead and chin that comes and goes
  • a burning or stinging feeling when using water or skincare products

The redness may be harder to see on darker skin.

As rosacea gets worse, your cheeks, nose, skin and forehead will be red all the time


Tiny broken blood vessels that do not go away may appear on your skin


You may get small pink or red bumps. Sometimes these become filled with a yellowish liquid


Other symptoms can include:

  • dry skin
  • swelling, especially around the eyes
  • yellow-orange patches on the skin
  • sore eyelids or crusts around roots of eyelashes – this could be blepharitis
  • thickened skin, mainly on the nose (usually appears after many years)


It’s not known what causes rosacea, but some triggers can make symptoms worse. Common triggers for rosacea include:

  • alcohol
  • spicy foods
  • cheese
  • caffeine
  • hot drinks
  • aerobic exercise like running

If you’re not sure it’s rosacea

Check what else it could be?

Rosacea can look a lot like other conditions, such as:

Non-urgent advice: See a GP if:

  • you think you have symptoms of rosacea

Urgent advice: Ask for an urgent GP appointment or call 111:

If you have rosacea and:

  • your eye is painful
  • your vision is blurred
  • you’re sensitive to light
  • you have a red eye
  • your eye feels gritty

These could be signs of keratitis, which can be serious if not treated urgently.

Treatment for rosacea from a GP

Rosacea cannot be cured but treatment from a GP can help control the symptoms. It can get worse if it’s not treated.

A GP may suggest:

  • prescriptions for creams and gels you put on your skin
  • taking antibiotics for 6 to 16 weeks
  • IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment – this may not be available on the NHS

The GP may refer you to a skin specialist (dermatologist) if treatments are not working.

Things you can do to help

Rosacea is not caused by poor hygiene and it’s not contagious. But there are things you can try to help with symptoms.

If you know that a trigger, for example alcohol or spicy food, makes symptoms worse, try to avoid it as much as possible.


  • wear a high SPF sunscreen of at least SPF 30 every day

  • try to avoid heat, sunlight or humid conditions if possible

  • try to cover your face in cold weather

  • use gentle skincare products for sensitive skin

  • clean your eyelids at least once a day if you have blepharitis

  • take steps to manage stress


  • do not drink alcohol

  • do not have hot drinks

  • do not have too much caffeine (found in tea, coffee and chocolate)

  • do not eat cheese

  • do not eat spicy food

  • do not do too much aerobic exercise, like running

Video: Rosacea

This video describes symptoms, causes and treatment options for rosacea

Media last reviewed: 3 July 2018
Media review due: 3 July 2021

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90,000 Rosacea treatment

Rosacea is a chronic inflammation of the skin that usually affects only the skin on the face of a person and occurs most often in people from 30 to 50 years old, with fair skin prone to redness. Signs of rosacea include persistent facial flushing accompanied by small red and white fluid-filled pustules. Rosacea progresses over time and the skin condition worsens, redness increases and there are more pustules.Rosacea is often confused with Acne and Eczema, allergic skin rashes, so it is important to diagnose the disease correctly and on time. Redness with Rosacea is accompanied by a rush of heat to the face and upper half of the body, hyperemia – this entails the expansion of the small vessels of the face and their germination to the surface of the skin. The vessels become visible as a mesh of small red-purple threads. Frequent hot flashes lead to inflammation and red papules.

There are a lot of reasons for the onset of the disease, the main ones are genetic predisposition, stress, changes in hormonal levels, weakness of the walls of blood vessels, alcohol consumption, smoking, sudden changes in temperature, aggressive cosmetics for skin care.

If Rosacea is diagnosed, exposure to harmful UVA, UVB radiation, stress, high temperatures, wind and excessive physical activity, as well as certain cosmetic procedures, should be avoided. Rosation treatment is complex and multi-stage.

We chose the BBL photo system as the main method of exposure for Rosacea.

During the procedure, the doctor uses several wavelengths to influence the disease, working first with dilated and visible vessels, and then with papules and inflammations, and also acts on bacteria that cause inflammatory elements.

The doctor can also supplement the treatment with the RegenLab plasma therapy procedure.

Plasma therapy is a method of rejuvenation and treatment, which is based on the restoration of skin cells with active substances of blood plasma. Plasma platelets contain growth factors. They activate fibroblasts – cells that produce collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Collagen and elastin are responsible for skin firmness and elasticity, while hyaluronic acid provides skin hydration and cell regeneration.The technique is effective for solving a wide range of problems from skin aging to hair loss. Plasma therapy can be carried out in addition to other procedures to increase their effectiveness.

After the procedures, the vessels become less visible, the amount of inflammatory elements is reduced. The complexion is evened out.

Facial redness and rosacea – ERA ESTHETIC

Couperose, rosacea, facial redness

Couperosis (rosacea) is a common chronic inflammatory disease, progressive, with external manifestations on the face, causing psychological discomfort, characterized by exacerbations and remissions.Most often it occurs after 30 years, while the person himself is often unaware of the presence of a disease requiring treatment. In the initial stages, rosacea manifests itself in the form of redness of the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead. It sometimes appears on the forehead, chest, ears, or scalp. Over time, the redness becomes more intense, the blood vessels of the face appear and become noticeable. If untreated, rosacea gradually progresses and becomes difficult to control. Under the influence of provoking factors, couperose nodules, acne, pustules appear, in some cases, due to the proliferation of fatty glands and connective tissue, an uneven, reddish surface of the nose is formed.

Treatment of rosacea (rosacea) and facial redness with the new pulsed laser based on liquid dye VBeam Perfecta

It is very important to diagnose rosacea and start treatment. Medication is necessary to control the disease and reduce inflammation, but it does not significantly affect skin redness or dilated blood vessels. For this, a new pulsed laser based on VBeam Perfecta liquid dye is used, which significantly reduces and eliminates the redness of the skin caused by rosacea.

This laser is considered the most effective and is the gold standard in the treatment of persistent or recurrent facial flushing, dilated capillaries and other blood vessel formations. The target of the VBeam Perfecta laser is both the visible blood vessels and the smallest dilated capillaries, which cause the spread of redness and heat sensation characteristic of rosacea. It eliminates extensive superficial redness of the skin and the associated network of blood vessels, reduces inflammation in the event of inflammatory processes characteristic of a particular stage of rosacea.This laser stimulates collagen synthesis. Thus, further progression of the disease is suspended, which is very important in case of rosacea. VBeam Perfecta laser also significantly improves skin structure and appearance. The procedures performed using this laser are rightfully called root cause treatment.

The number of procedures depends on the severity of the injuries sustained as a result of the disease. Dilated capillaries, slight redness are eliminated after 1-2 procedures. A sharp decrease in extensive redness or its complete disappearance with pronounced rosacea is achieved in 2-4 procedures, after each of which the skin condition improves.However, such laser procedures can only be performed by certified doctors.

For more information on removing capillaries, facial redness with the new VBeam Perfecta vascular laser, see Removing capillaries with a laser.

Treatment of rosacea and facial redness with Omnilux

Couperosis and redness of the face in the stage of inflammation (with the appearance of pustules, nodules, also called rosacea) can be successfully treated with Omnilux revive light therapy. Omnilux revive effectively reduces facial redness and improves the appearance of the skin.It also has an anti-inflammatory effect, strengthens collagen, connective tissue and immune function of the skin, which is very important in the treatment of rosacea, since the likelihood of recurrence of the disease is reduced.

How many Omnilux red treatments should be performed in case of rosacea?

The course of treatment is 10 procedures performed twice a week. Break between procedures at least 48 hours.

How is Omnilux rosacea treated?

After the first free consultation, the dermatologists of our clinic will establish an accurate diagnosis and select the optimal treatment.Depending on the stage of the disease, medication or skin-smoothing preparations, chemical medical peels to remove pink spots or facial irregularities can be prescribed. Before the procedure, the skin is cleaned, glasses are put on to protect the eyes. The duration of the procedure is 20 minutes. Pleasant warmth is felt during the procedure.

Is the treatment painful?

Treatment with Omnilux red is completely painless.

What will the skin look like after the procedure?

After the procedure, you can immediately return to your normal activities.Any changes do not appear except for the rapidly disappearing redness of the skin.

For the treatment of inflammatory skin lesions caused by rosacea, the clinic also uses photodynamic, drug treatment.

All laser procedures are performed only by qualified doctors of the Era Esthetic Laser Dermatology Clinic.

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90,000 Causes of facial skin irritation – Official website of Israeli cosmetics Christina in Ukraine

Redness, flaking, itching and discomfort are all symptoms of irritated skin. These changes are caused by a violation of the protective layer caused by internal and external factors. Facial irritation can be triggered by various factors. This dermis becomes vulnerable to damage and infection, foreign substances and toxins. Protective barriers are weakened and inflammation appears.How to relieve facial irritation? Can these aesthetic imperfections be prevented? Read about this and much more below.

How does the condition of the skin change

The healthy barrier consists of dense scales that are glued together by lipids. This layer provides effective protection of the epidermis from toxins, damage and infections. Healthy skin is also immune to moisture loss. It remains firm and elastic longer, age-related changes do not appear on it.

Irritation of the skin on the face occurs due to damage to the protective barrier. The integrity of the lipid layer is disrupted. Because of this, bacteria and allergens enter the dermis. The skin becomes vulnerable to external irritants and quickly loses moisture. Her condition is rapidly deteriorating. To prevent these changes, it is necessary to select special care for irritated skin, aimed at restoring, protecting, nourishing and moisturizing.

Common causes of irritation

The condition of the skin changes under the influence of various factors.Even a healthy dermis, with constant negative influence, can lose its qualities. It becomes more sensitive, dry, covered with red spots, can peel off, cause itching and discomfort. Skin irritations are the result of such factors:

  • aggressive cleaning and improper care. Many cleansers cleanse the dermis not only from dust and decorative cosmetics. They also wash away the fats that build up the protective barrier. With a systematic procedure, the cover is irritated.The dermis needs gentle, gentle cleansing with quality products. For each type, appropriate cosmetics should be selected;
  • stress, fatigue and lack of sleep. With an increased level of the hormone cortisol in the body, immunity decreases. It also contributes to the appearance of diseases of the cardiovascular and digestive systems. Excess cortisol negatively affects the condition of the skin. It inhibits regeneration processes, disrupts the functions of the sebaceous glands;
  • the action of free radicals.Unstable molecules damage the cells of the dermis. Its ability to recover and renew itself is impaired, and protection from damage is impaired. The best neutralizers of the negative effects of free radicals are antioxidants;
  • unfavorable ecological situation. Poor ecology makes the skin vulnerable to damage. Redness and other aesthetic imperfections appear on such a cover. An environmentally unfriendly environment also produces free radicals that trigger premature aging;
  • food.Products can cause skin hypersensitivity, irritation and atopic dermatitis. Even useful substances that are necessary for the full functioning of the body provoke aesthetic imperfections with individual intolerance;
  • hot water. Taking a long shower or bath is relaxing and warming. But hot water affects the skin in the best way. It washes away not only dirt, but also the protective layer of grease. And washing products provoke dehydration, itching, flaking;
  • medical supplies.Red, irritated skin of the face can be caused by long-term medication. Many products provoke dryness, itching, flaking. After taking such products, a microflora restoration program is needed.

With high sensitivity of the skin, it is also recommended to limit contact of the dermis with soap and household chemicals. It is not worth spending a lot of time in the sun or in the pool. The method of treatment is selected individually. First of all, it is necessary to eliminate the cause of irritation, then choose a comprehensive care that will restore the cover and the protective functions of the lipid layer.

How to get rid of irritation

The basic rule is to exclude contact with irritants. Watch your diet: which foods trigger a reaction, take a warm or cool shower, and eat a balanced diet rich in antioxidants.

To relieve irritation, you need cosmetic products with a calming effect. Such products are created on the basis of mineral oils, contain vitamin A, aloe vera extract, and other natural extracts.

Take care of the delicate effect on the skin. Do not touch the inflamed area, especially with dirty hands. Avoid harsh scrubs and peels. For washing, it is better to use soft gels, milk or foam. Choose products for problem and sensitive skin, created on a natural basis.

Avoid taking hot baths and going to the sauna. Wash your face with warm or cool water. It is recommended to “close” each cleansing with toning. Choose an alcohol-free toner for sensitive skin.For dry and irritated skin, chamomile tea can be a salvation. Steam baths with essential oils every two weeks.

General rules for the care of irritated skin:

  • gentle cleansing;
  • intensive nutrition and hydration;
  • restoration of the hydrolipid protective layer;
  • vitamins and antioxidants – in diet and cosmetics;
  • anti-anxiety and anti-anxiety products.

If, after eliminating irritants and following all the rules, redness, itching, peeling and other cosmetic imperfections persist, it is recommended to consult a doctor.The specialist will be able to select a comprehensive effective treatment based on the reason, help with the choice of cosmetics and offer cosmetology programs aimed at restoring the skin.

YON-KA.RU »How to get rid of redness around the nose

You do your best to take care of your skin, but there will always be times when things go awry and you run into an unpleasant problem. Redness around the nose is a skin problem that most often occurs in winter when your skin is already dry or cracked, but it can happen at other times of the year.In some cases, you can add a little extra concealer, but it’s always best to identify the root cause of the problem and fix it.

If you notice that the skin around the nose turns red, know that this is not happening for a reason. Your skin reacts to your diet, environment and your skin care in ways you cannot predict. Before applying another layer of foundation or concealer, ask yourself why your skin is red and see if you can find a way to fix the problem.

In this article we will take a closer look at the topic of redness around the nose. We’ll talk about what causes it and how to reduce the redness. You will also see our best selection of professional products Yon-Ka Paris to reduce redness around the nose.

What causes redness around the nose?

Your skin is the largest organ in the body and is designed to protect you from the environment.However, as your body’s first line of defense, your skin takes shocks, and sometimes it shows. Redness around your nose is often a sign that your skin is wearing out.

Redness around the nose is more common in winter when your skin is dry and slightly chapped.

Other causes of redness include the following:

  • Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness. Rosacea, unfortunately, is not cured.However, there are certain methods and medications that can reduce the redness caused by rosacea.
  • Acne – Can make the skin around your nose red and inflamed, especially if you keep picking it. It is best to apply acne treatment and leave the pimple alone.
  • Perioral dermatitis is a type of rash that forms around the mouth and nose, often as a side effect of topical steroid creams.
  • Skin Allergy – If you are allergic to things like artificial fragrances or certain skin care products, redness around your nose could be a sign of an allergic reaction.
  • Temperature Changes – Moving from cold to hot outdoors can cause redness of the skin. Redness around the nose can also be caused by a windburn.
  • Skin irritation – Sometimes the skin around your nose will turn red if you rubbed or scratched it – this can also happen when you catch a cold and blow your nose frequently.

In addition to these causes, redness around the nose can also be the result of capillary rupture. Capillaries are very small blood vessels that can be influenced by a number of factors, including temperature changes, hormones, sun exposure, and even alcohol consumption. If you’re still unsure what is causing the redness around your nose, talk to your doctor or dermatologist so they can examine and diagnose the redness.

Simple Tips to Reduce Redness

The best treatment for redness around the nose is one that addresses the underlying cause.If you are experiencing redness and inflammation but have not yet identified the exact cause, you may still have some idea of ​​what is going on.

To quickly reduce redness and inflammation, try one of these methods:

  • For redness caused by skin irritation (windburn, sunburn or dryness), apply a hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic moisturizer.
  • For redness caused by acne, rosacea and other skin conditions, try a moisturizer designed to treat these specific conditions.Make sure it’s right for your skin type, so you don’t make the situation worse.

If applying a topical moisturizer isn’t enough to soothe sore and irritated skin, you may need to take it one step further. Talk to your doctor or dermatologist about your concerns and any additional symptoms you notice. Giving your doctor as much information as possible is the only way to make an accurate diagnosis so that the doctor can recommend the appropriate form of treatment.

Here are some additional tips you can try to reduce inflammation and redness:

  • Use a humidifier at night to prevent your skin from getting too dry while you sleep.
  • Apply a cold compress to relieve inflammation around the nose.
  • Apply some hydrocortisone to reduce swelling and redness.
  • Use LED lamp to treat redness caused by rosacea and dermatitis.
  • Switch to tissue moisturizing if you are struggling with a cold or runny nose.
  • Take a daily probiotic to fight harmful bacteria that can affect your skin.
  • Try yoga or meditation to combat chronic stress.

If you are unsure what is causing the redness around your nose, you may need to try a few of our tips before you find a solution that works.In the meantime, don’t use any harsh skincare products or heavy makeup, and avoid anything that isn’t labeled as non-comedogenic (non-pore-clogging).

How to avoid worsening skin redness

When treating the root cause of your redness, there are irritants that you must avoid in order not to make the situation worse. For example, you can skip makeup for a few days to give your skin time to heal – you can also avoid direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.

Here are some other irritants that you should avoid to help reduce redness around the nose:

  • Alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods that make blood vessels more visible
  • Certain skin care ingredients such as alcohol
  • Artificial fragrances and other additives that may irritate the skin
  • Coarse tissue or tissue that can damage or irritate the skin

If you want to reduce redness, it is important to give your skin time to heal and keep it hydrated.If you need a little extra help, there are a number of skin care products you can try.

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Yon-Ka Paris to Reduce Skin Redness

When buying skin care products to reduce redness around the nose, you must know your skin type. Choosing the wrong products for your skin type can make your skin too dry or too oily – it can also cause acne that can worsen your redness.

Here are some of the best

Yon-Ka Paris preparations to help you reduce redness:

  • Sensitive Masque – With key ingredients such as arnica and chamomile extracts, this soothing mask is designed for sensitive skin, while natural botanicals soothe inflammation and irritation by soothing your skin. Apply 1 to 3 times a week after cleansing and leave for 60 minutes, then blot gently and apply the remaining mask to the skin.
  • Creme Peaux Sensibilies – A soothing cream that enhances the skin’s natural defenses and fights against both the physical and environmental triggers responsible for redness. It contains pre- and probiotics to nourish and repair skin, providing immediate and long-lasting relief from damaged skin. Apply to face and neck in the morning and / or evening.
  • Gommage Yon-Ka Exfoliator – Exfoliate and reduce redness, use this gentle exfoliating and brightening gel 1 to 3 times a week after cleansing.It has a 4-in-1 formula fortified with carob and brown algae extracts and essential oils to tighten pores and firm skin, leaving your skin hydrated, soothed and radiant.

Identifying the underlying cause of facial redness is the first step in treating it, but there are Yonka skin care products that can help you along the way.

How to treat diaper rash in newborns: how to treat it, with

With complications, the inflamed area becomes brighter, it acquires clear boundaries, the swelling increases.Microcracks and ulcers appear on the surface, erosion with purulent (yellowish) or fungal (white curdled) bloom. With a bacterial infection, a pustular rash often appears around the diaper rash. Complications cause itching and burning, sometimes even a rise in body temperature, so the child becomes restless, often cries, does not sleep well and eats.

How to treat diaper rash


Methods of treatment of diaper rash and the timing of their elimination directly depend on the severity of the disease.In the initial stages, topical preparations are used: unpleasant symptoms disappear by 2-3 days of therapy. If an infectious complication occurs, the doctor will most likely prescribe a more serious medication: an antibiotic or antifungal drug. Therefore, it is so important to start treating diaper rash in a newborn baby already at the first signs of redness.

The main thing in the treatment of stages 1-2 of diaper rash is to properly care for the baby’s skin:

  • change diapers regularly;
  • wash the child after each chair;
  • Pat dry skin with a textile or paper towel after contact with water;
  • Do not dress the baby immediately after bathing, because air baths are an excellent method of dealing with diaper rash;
  • Apply a special cream or ointment to skin folds to increase the protective properties of the skin and accelerate wound healing.

The cause of diaper rash with proper care can lie in the poor quality of clothes, diapers, cosmetics – washing powder for baby clothes, soap, gel, cream. It is better to choose clothes for the baby from natural fabrics, with seams outward so that they do not rub their delicate skin. You can use a special diaper rash prevention product, which is recommended to be applied to clean, dry skin every time you change a diaper.

Treatment of diaper rash is best started when the first signs appear.If a liquid forms on the surface of the skin due to inflammation, you can try adding decoctions of drying herbs (oak bark, string, chamomile) to the bathing water. Bathing with herbs helps relieve inflammation and moisture buildup on the skin’s surface. But it is important to remember that herbs can cause allergic reactions, so a test should be done before bathing – apply the broth to a small area of ​​the skin.

To care for baby skin, you should be very careful when using alcohol-containing preparations (lotions, iodine, brilliant green), which dry out the skin – they cause burns in some babies.The use of powders on the damaged area is not recommended.

For dry skin, moisturizers should be used. They are easily absorbed and are suitable for prophylaxis, and oily ointments form a film that allows you to retain moisture.

Contact dermatitis | Medical center “President-Med”

Contact dermatitis is a pathology caused by direct contact with allergens or irritating agents. It manifests itself as a localized rash, redness, inflammation of the skin.

There are two types of contact dermatitis:

1. Irritant dermatitis is more common. It occurs in contact with acids, alkalis (soap, detergents), solvents, other chemicals, and poisonous plants. The reaction most often looks like a burn.

2. Allergic dermatitis appears after skin contact with any allergen. In this case, a skin reaction can be provoked:

  • cosmetics,
  • hair dye,
  • medicine,
  • insecticidal spray,
  • metal (nickel, cobalt, chromium, mercury, gold),
  • fabric,
  • formaldehyde,
  • plant,
  • latex gloves etc.d.

Causes of contact dermatitis

The cause of allergic contact dermatitis is a specific reaction of the immune system (the so-called hypersensitivity), but unlike most of these reactions, the allergen is an external agent, not an internal one.

Irritant contact dermatitis is caused by direct skin damage from contact with certain substances. Moreover, the longer the irritant remains on the skin, the stronger the reaction.Patients with skin pathology (eczema, etc.) are more prone to developing the disease.

Contact dermatitis symptoms

Symptoms vary depending on the cause and type of dermatitis. The usual manifestations of the disease are skin redness and rashes. In the case of irritating dermatitis, it appears immediately, but allergic reactions can occur both suddenly and develop after several months of exposure to the agent.

Other symptoms:

  • skin swelling,
  • blisters,
  • itching,
  • burning,
  • pain.

The rash may resemble a red bump that forms moist (weeping) blisters, be scaly, or look like a thickened epidermis. Irritant dermatitis often presents with dry, red, rough, cracked skin that is prone to inflammation.

Contact dermatitis treatment

The doctor determines the tactics of treatment. He prescribes therapy based on the clinical picture. In some cases, it is enough to identify the irritant / allergen, rinse the affected area with plenty of water, and exclude further exposure to the substance.Emollient gels keep the skin moist, prevent inflammation, and help “self-heal”. Moisturizers are the basis for the prevention and treatment of contact dermatitis.

With severe dermatitis, the doctor prescribes corticosteroids (ointments, in severe cases – pills). Lotions and soothing antipruritic lotions / gels can help relieve or reduce symptoms.

Doctor’s consultation and timely treatment guarantee the exclusion of the development of bacterial infection – the main complication of contact dermatitis.

Prevention of contact dermatitis

In most cases, the skin is cleaned without any complications in 2-3 weeks. Relapses are possible if the substance that caused the dermatitis has not been found and / or contact with it cannot be avoided.

The basis for the prevention of contact dermatitis is the exclusion of contact with an allergen / irritant. Sometimes you need to change jobs, give up some habits.

For more detailed advice, examination and selection of treatment and prophylactic measures, you can contact the specialists of the medical centers “President-Med”

Artist: Mamunts Tsovinar Alekseevna

Chief Physician President-Med g.Vidnoe

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90,000 What if you are burnt out in the sun?

Sunburn – inflammation of the skin caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, tanning beds or other similar light sources.


  • The skin at the site of the burn becomes inflamed and reddens, touching it hurts.
  • Skin may swell, blister, or crust within a few days of sun exposure. Some people may develop a rash.
  • General body temperature sometimes rises. In this case, you should be wary of dehydration.

What is the danger of sunburn?

Mild sunburns pass without serious consequences, severe sunburns lead to the formation of long-term non-healing skin defects: erosions and ulcers.But even repeated mild sunburns are unsafe for humans and can lead to skin lesions (photodermatosis, malignant neoplasms) of varying severity.

Photodermatosis – skin diseases that occur under the influence of the sun. These include solar urticaria, phototoxic reactions, polymorphic solar dermatitis, benign summer solar dermatitis, lupus erythematosus, and other diseases.

In addition to all of the above, sunburn at an early age increases the risk of skin cancer in the future.In addition, repeated excessive ultraviolet radiation can lead to dryness and premature aging of the skin, increasing the risk of developing cataracts and macular degeneration – one of the main causes of blindness.

Treatment of sunburn

If you find yourself with a sunburn, it is necessary to carry out some manipulations to relieve pain when touching the skin, as well as prepare the skin for further treatment.

First aid for sunburn consists of cooling and moisturizing the damaged areas of the body, as well as taking remedies designed to relieve pain.

Cooling. As with any burn, the affected area must be cooled. An ordinary cool bath will also help reduce pain and temperature. These burnout symptoms are associated with active blood flow, which in turn is caused by severe inflammation; accordingly, cold water will constrict blood vessels and alleviate your condition a little. Just do not rush to get under the shower: strong jets of water are again microtraumas and unnecessary pain. Burnt skin should not be washed with soap and “overloaded” with too oily creams.

Important! If blisters have formed, they should never be punctured.

Chilled skin must be moistened, otherwise immediately after cooling, the skin will dry out and become even more inflamed.

Important! When treating sunburn, do not use alcohol-based lotions and other cosmetic products, because they dry the skin, which causes additional trauma to it.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) will help relieve pain, antihistamines will reduce burning and itching.