Found yourself in red all over after you just got back home? Especially on the cheeks?
Genrerally rosacea gradually fades away and back to normal as times passes, however, if it’s a serious one, then it gets redder and it takes much longer to go away. Redness occurs more often to people who naturally have whiter, thinner, and sensitive skin. People who have these symptoms wear a mask or a scarf to cover the red-hewn face and afraid of being asked by people such as ‘why do you blush’. This time, we are going to find out the causes of redness and how to treat it.
Causes of redness
Redness is caused by a lot of factors. Emotion, temperature, damage of skin barrier, changes in hormone levels upon puberty and menopause, long time acne sufferers, and a skin disease like atopic eczema and many other undiscovered factors attribute to causing redness.
Of those, we first are going to squint into the blood-vessel related redness which is mostly caused by a sudden emotion or temperature drop. Blood vessels stretch as heat comes in rather than out, but if the vessels cannot recuperate back to its normal state, causes redness. If you leave these symptoms behind for a while then it gets gradually red more frequently and could become much redder than its previous state, it’s best off to prevent it in the first place and seek treatment asap if you do get one.
Redness normally is caused by damage in your skin barrier of those who have sensitive skin, therefore minimise skin irritation should be your first priority.
1. If your skin starts to pill, it is not recommended to peel your skin (rubbing your dead skin cells off), not to mention, do not use peeling gels, toners and pads. Pilling generally occurs when skin is dry therefore keep your skin hydrated at all times.
2. Avoid using alcohol, fragrance-containing skin care products. Your small blood vessels are already stretched under pent-up heat inside your skin, alcohol, fragrance-based ingredients can cause more irritation on your skin.
3. Avoid situations in which a sudden drop in temperature can occur. For instance, redness occurs more often during the winter, make sure to bundle your face up with a mask or a scarf so as to prevent temperature drop and avoid using sauna and taking a hot bath.
4. Improve your daily washing routine. Damaged skin barrier is often closely related to the way you wash you face. Avoid washing with the direct stream of a shower. The skin of the face gets easily irritated as it is more sensitive than that of the body. This causes your small blood vessels likely to stretch which leads to redness. Additionally, best off not to use a cleanser in the morning but evening with a low-pH cleanser. When wiping your face, minimise skin irritation.
5. Lastly, improve your daily food consumption. Best to consume fresh, healthy food and keep away from foods that potentially increase your body temperature. More importantly, keep alcohol out of your daily routine.