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Soothing the Flames: Skincare Strategies for Redness Relief

by Haruka Jifuku 25 Mar 2024 0 Comments

Soothing the Flames: Skincare Strategies for Redness Relief

Redness is one of the most common concerns that plague our Cherubs far and wide, leaving many scratching their heads and reaching for the nearest concealer. So today we embark on a journey to uncover the secrets of redness and reclaim control of our complexions! Redness, like a mischievous sprite, can be caused by a myriad of factors – from pesky environmental triggers to the whims of our own sensitive skin. Being armed with the right skincare arsenal, we can tame the flames of inflammation and restore peace to our delicate dermis.

Why Is My Skin So Red?

  • Sensitive Skin Sensibilities

Redness-prone skin tends to be more sensitive and reactive to external triggers, such as harsh weather conditions, allergens, and certain skincare products. These triggers can cause blood vessels near the surface of the skin to dilate, resulting in that telltale flush.

  • Rosacea

For some individuals, redness may be a symptom of rosacea, a chronic skin condition characterised by persistent redness, visible blood vessels, and sometimes acne-like bumps. Rosacea can be triggered by factors like sun exposure, spicy foods, alcohol, and stress.

  • Environmental Aggressors 

External factors such as pollution, UV radiation, and extreme temperatures can wreak havoc on the skin's barrier function, leading to inflammation and redness.

Skincare Tips for Calming Redness

  • Gentle Cleansing

Opt for a mild, gentle cleanser that won’t strip the skin of its natural oils while removing impurities. It's important to steer clear of using hot water when washing your face, as it can disrupt the natural oil balance of your skin. Instead, use lukewarm water to maintain the health of your skin.

HARUHARU WONDER Black Rice Moisture Deep Cleansing Oil (150ml) - £18.99

Utilising 95% natural ingredients, HARUHARU WONDER Black Rice Moisture Deep Cleansing Oil employs highly effective components to thoroughly cleanse and revitalise the skin without causing dryness or irritation. Infused with Rice Bran Oil, Olive Fruit Oil, and Jojoba Seed Oil, it delivers both hydration and nourishment to the skin while fortifying its protective barrier, resulting in soft and moisturised skin.

ETUDE HOUSE Soon Jung 5.5 Foam Cleanser (150ml) - £14.00

With a gentle low pH of 5.5, ETUDE HOUSE Soon Jung 5.5 Foam Cleanser effectively eliminates impurities from the skin using a soft, creamy foam. It leaves the skin feeling moisturized and smooth, without any sensation of tightness. Formulated without harmful or irritating ingredients, it's ideal for even the most sensitive skin types.
  • Cool It Down

When redness flares up, reach for a product that provides cooling sensation to help constrict blood vessels and reduce inflammation. Using a cold compress on the affected areas for a few minutes is also effective in soothing irritated skin.

SKIN1004 Centella Soothing Cream (75ml) - £19.95

Infused with 72% Centella Asiatica, a potent anti-inflammatory ingredient, SKIN1004 Centella Soothing Cream delivers a soothing and cooling sensation upon application. It also features a 4-Type Ceramide Complex, Glycerin, and Fatty Acids to replenish and fortify the skin's natural barrier, promoting hydration and firmness.

  • Hello, Hydration

Hydration is key for redness-prone skin. Incorporate calming moisturiser into your skincare routine to help lock in moisture and prevent dryness, which can exacerbate redness. Look for ingredients like Heartleaf, Calendula, and Centella Asiatica for added soothing benefits.

ANUA Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner (250ml) - £19.95

The ANUA Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner has achieved top honors in Korea, securing the 1st place spot in the 2022 Olive Young awards. Boasting a potent Heartleaf Extract, a sought-after ingredient in Korea, this toner effectively calms irritations, addresses acne concerns, and maintains optimal oil and moisture balance. Enriched with Panthenol, it deeply hydrates the skin while gently exfoliating dead cells with Sugarcane Extract, promoting a smoother complexion. 

  • Shield up with Sunscreen

Last but certainly not least, never leave home without applying sunscreen, even on cloudy days. UV radiation is a major trigger for redness and inflammation in sensitive skin, so be sure to choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen and reapply every 2 hours.

PURITO Daily Soft Touch Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ (60ml) - £19.00

Developed as part of PURITO's community program, the PURITO Daily Soft Touch Sunscreen is a vegan chemical sunscreen that echoes the input of numerous PURITO community members. Infused with Panthenol and five varieties of Ceramides, the formula provides intensive hydration and reinforces the skin's protective barrier, shielding it from environmental stressors.

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