Recognising facial redness
Facial redness occurs mainly in fair-skinned individuals. The symptoms are bright red, sometimes purple, colour on the skin of the face to varying degrees. This unusual discolouration, , may be concentrated in a specific area of the face: redness around the nose, red cheeks, etc., or over the whole face.
Some redness is temporary, known as flushes, while others can last for months, especially on hypersensitive skin. Several symptoms may accompany them, such as hot skin, itching, red spots on the face, etc.
Causes of facial redness
Facial redness is caused by dilation of the blood vessels in the dermis and under the epidermis.
This phenomenon can result from overheating of the skin on the face in response to strong emotions (anger, embarrassment, stress or shyness) or external or internal stimuli:
- Consumption of alcohol or spicy food.
- Physical activity.
- Insect bites.
- Exposure to very high temperatures.
- Some prescribed medical treatments.
- Menopausal hot flushes.
- Exposure to excessive UV radiation or without sun protection resulting in red patches , or sunburn.
Several conditions can also cause red spots on the face:
- Allergies in reactive skin to particular aggressive detergents or cosmetics.
- Rosacea or couperose, a chronic condition that manifests itself by redness on the cheeks and nose, then the forehead and chin.
- Spots can cause red patches on the face due to inflamed blemishes.
- Seborrheic dermatitis forms red patches and scales (small dandruff) on the
- eczema-prone skin.
How do you get rid of facial redness?
The first step in getting rid of facial redness is to identify the cause and remove it as much as possible. Your doctor or dermatologist will be of great help in achieving this.
You may need to take time to relax regularly to eliminate stress, avoid spices, alcohol, extreme temperatures or exposure to the sun.
As not all factors are so easy to avoid, there are skincare products that will help you to rebalance your skin and soothe it. Choose products that are alcohol-free, fragrance-free, and to be sure you don't trigger a reaction.
Eau Thermale Avène has designed a range of anti-redness skincare products allowing those affected by skin redness to adopt a facial skincare routine that treats temporary and chronic redness.
You can start your skincare routine by cleansing your face with Antirougeurs CLEAN Soothing Cleansing Milk. It gently cleanses and removes makeup from skin prone to redness and respects its sensitivity. Your skin will be clean, refreshed and soothed. For extra relief, finish by spraying a fine mist of Thermal Spring Water Spray. In terms of hydration, Eau Thermale Avène anti-redness creams facilitate skin microcirculation, reduce skin reactivity, decongest and maintain skin balance. Depending on your skin type and your concerns, there are several creams for rosacea-prone skin and couperose-prone skin available to you:
Finally, the immediate and comforting effect of the Antirougeurs CALM Mask is particularly recommended as an SOS skincare.
How do I conceal redness on my face?
Apply the green corrector stick with a brush or your fingertip to conceal your redness. It is fragrance and preservative-free.
Blend until a grey shade is achieved. Then, add a layer of the Compact Foundation Cream or Fluid Foundation Corrector (depending on the intensity of the redness) to even out your complexion and protect yourself from the sun, thanks to their SPF 30, and finish with a veil of Translucent Mosaic Powder to fix the makeup in place.
If you prefer tinted creams, the Antirougeurs UNIFY Unifying Care hydrates, corrects and reduces facial flushes or slight redness in a single step. What’s more, its SPF 30 protects you from UVA and UVB rays, which can intensify your redness.