How to treat facial redness?

Facial redness is often a source of discomfort or embarrassment. Stress, pollution, exposure to the cold, poor lifestyle habits or using unsuitable beauty products can all aggravate it. For example, rosacea affects 2-3% of French adults – mainly women between 30 and 601. This is not the only cause of this sometimes embarrassing skin condition. At Absolution, we’re committed to helping you treat facial redness. Our aim? To soothe your skin and help you regain an even skin tone. 

What causes skin redness?

Skin redness can be due to the appearance of a skin disorder or a reaction to an aggressor. Identifying the cause of skin problems is essential in choosing the right treatment. Some of the common causes of facial redness are: 

  • Rosacea – a chronic condition that causes permanent redness on the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. Are you experiencing hot flushes? Is your skin dry and sensitive? It could be due to rosacea or erythrosis. Consult your dermatologist to be sure. 
  • Eczema (or atopic dermatitis) starts as itching. The skin becomes red, irritated, scaly and sometimes blistered. Eczema is an inflammatory reaction that can look like a superficial burn.  
  • Contact dermatitis is a skin irritation caused by an allergy to a product that has been in contact with the face. It shows as the appearance of clearly-defined rashes, redness (erythema) and sometimes swelling of the skin. 
  • Acne can be recognised by typical spots in adolescence, but it also affects 25% of adult women2. Acne can also cause red patches on the face or itching 
  • Skin hypersensitivity affects certain types of skin that are naturally more reactive. Redness may appear without any underlying condition, in response to factors such as the sun, stress or using unsuitable products. 
  • Exposure to heat, cold, sunlight and stress, and drinking alcohol or eating spicy food can all cause blood vessels to dilate. This is usually referred to as a “flush”. The result: temporary or permanent redness appears on the face. 

For intolerant and hypersensitive skin, redness is not just about treatment with cosmetics, it’s also about comfort. Skin prone to redness needs special care to protect and hydrate it and reduce skin symptoms. Absolution products, made from mainly natural anti-redness ingredients, offer a gentle, effective solution for reactive skin.  Our certified organic formulas help reduce redness by restoring the skin‘s balance. 

Good to know

Are rosacea and couperose the same thing?
Often used to refer to the same thing, these two terms don´t mean the same thing. Rosacea is a skin disease whose symptoms include couperose. Couperose refers to the permanent dilation of small blood vessels on the skin’s surface, resulting in the appearance of redness

How to reduce facial redness naturally: our tips

To relieve facial redness, it’s essential to follow an appropriate skin care routine and avoid certain products that irritate. The first step is to get specific advice from your dermatologist if you have a skin condition (erythrosis, rosacea, cuperose, a history of allergies…) They will be able to advise you on the best treatment to soothe your skin 

If you just have skin hypersensitivity, your first priority is to avoid anything that could aggravate the redness.  You should avoid harsh products such as coarse-grained scrubs, drying soaps and overly intensive cleansers. Choose soothing lotions and don’t rub the skin. Hard water can also aggravate redness. For this reason, rinse gently or use a revitalising skin care water. Don’t rub your skin excessively with a rough towel when drying your skin! Instead, gently pat the skin dry to avoid stimulating blood circulation. Finally, make sure you protect your skin with sunscreen when outdoors.  

Many natural active ingredients have calming and soothing properties. Why not take advantage of them to care for your skin? Here are a few examples: 

  • Camomile has calming and antioxidant properties. These can help relieve skin irritation and protect against environmental damage. 
  • Aloe vera is a natural moisturising and anti-inflammatory ingredient. This plant soothes skin reactions and narrows dilated vessels to reduce redness. 
  • Rosehip is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants. This plant oil reduces redness and irritation. Its moisturising properties improve the skin’s texture. It is particularly well-known as a mature skin treatment. 

Natural anti-redness products are generally well tolerated by sensitive skin. Don´t forget, everyone’s skin is unique and can react differently. To find out more about your skin type, obtain your skin diagnosis online. 

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Follow a soothing skincare routine with Absolution products

Do you want to treat facial redness using natural products? Absolution offers a skincare routine especially designed to soothe and moisturise sensitive skin. 

One of the most challenging daily tasks for sensitive skin is make-up removal. There’s no need to over-scrub with the product when removing traces of the day’s pollution or cosmetics. Apply La Crème Douce Démaquillante to your skin. Its main active ingredients, derived from aloe vera and coconut, are specially selected to care for sensitive skin. Then, gently cleanse your skin with Le Nettoyant Pureté, formulated with aloe vera, camomile and oatmeal.  

To restore and calm skin use a few drops of CBD l’huile PAX on damp skin every day. This skincare oil is a mix of natural and organic ingredients. It is ideal for sensitive skin prone to redness. 

Three points to remember:  

  • Understanding the reason for skin redness is essential for choosing the right treatment.  It may be due to a dermatological condition, skin hypersensitivity or other factors. 
  • Choose natural ingredients with soothing properties such as chamomile, aloe vera and rose hip that act as a skin protection barrier  
  • Follow a specific skincare routine with gentle products to cleanse, soothe and moisturise the skin without irritating it further. 

1 Rosacea: the definition and contributing factors
2 The definition, symptoms and development of acne 

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