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Some skin types are prone to redness.  If you have sensitive skin, or are a natural pale pink, you have probably battled redness at some point in your life.  If you don’t want to spend the day looking like an angry tomato, we have a few simple tips that you can try.

Get an aspirin!

No, don’t take it.  Crush a few up and mix with a little bit of water to make a paste.  Then use the paste like a facemask for around 10 to 15 minutes. It should go without saying that if you are allergic, do not try this method!

Turmeric is all rage, and for a reason.

This yellow miracle of nature is full of anti-inflammatories that will reduce the redness in your skin.  It’s easy too, just make a paste of freshly ground turmeric and apply to your face.  Do not use the powdered “spice” unless you know it to be pure, as some companies dye it to make it more yellow and you will end up sallow and orange rather than red!  For a great at-home facial, mix:

  • 2 tablespoons oat or rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons of greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of honey
  • This will give you soft, smooth skin with a reduction in redness

A good old-fashioned cold compress will work wonders for you.

You can supercharge this by using cold green tea instead of water.  The green tea contains anti-inflammatory properties and will help reduce redness by constricting blood vessels.

If your facial redness is accompanied by dry skin and facial tightness, you may want to add an oil to your skincare regimen.

Coconut oil is very popular right now, and can help ease irritated and dry skin.  You must be careful not to over-apply though.  Our own DMK seba-e is a natural herbal oil and Vitamin E blend that mimics your skin’s own sebum and this can calm a dry face.  It can also be used under other facial creams and toners, so it’s hard to use too much and get red oily skin instead.

If none of these home remedies are helping, you should make an appointment to have a chat with a professional.  Facial redness can be from problems like rosacea, which is on the most common skin conditions we treat.  Cold compresses, some dietary changes and the right skin care can help.  If it’s redness caused by acne, perimenopause, or even erythema (which is caused by outside influences), we can help.  We will find the issue and work on helping your skin condition holistically, from diets to treatments.

I hope you found those tips helpful so you can begin to have glowing skin the more you use these tips.

If you would like to get more tips, help or have a consultation with our skin experts, do not hesitate to contact us – our goal is to help as many people in Brisbane as we can to have healthier, younger looking skin!