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Answered Tuesday 18 October 2011 |
hey Emma i have a very sensitive skin and have redness on my face i need your help what can i use or do to help my redness go away ??
Thank you for your question
Well you are certainly facing a very common skin challenge. Sensitivity and redness on your skin can be very frustrating, so let’s chat about some options for you. One of your biggest helpers will be minimising the triggers to cause excess redness in your skin. The less strain your skin is under, the less strain your capillary network is under – so that means the less often your skin is red the better! Think sunburns, spicy foods, hot showers with your face directly under the stream etc - you will want to minimise these things. You want to keep your skin calm as much as possible. To help reduce the redness you are seeing, keep your skin calm and strengthen it I suggest you use one or two of the following skin care products: 1. An ultra calming facial spritz designed to reduce skin redness that is also convenient enough to take with you throughout the day. 2. A concentrated serum to calm the skin that goes under your moisturiser every day. 3. A ultra calming masque that focuses on reducing your immediate redness. 4. Always apply a total sun block, I recommend a physical sun screen Vs a chemical one.
Ingredients to look for in the above product categories are: Red Hogweed (Boerhavia Diffusa) Root extract: The soothing properties restore skin to a normal sensitivity level providing immediate and long lasting effects. Oat Avenanthramides, which are the active fractions of Oat that have been widely studied and proven to have natural anti-irritant and anti-redness properties. Ginger and Bisabolol (derived from Chamomile): these act synergistically to reduce inflammation-induced itch, redness and irritation. Some good advice: Ensure you become an ingredient reader and avoid ingredients such as Mineral oil, Lanolin, S.D Alcohol, Artificial colours and fragrances. Many make-up’s and skin care products actually contain what are called ‘comedogenic ingredients’ these can be irritating your skin.
I hope this helped!
All the best, Emma