Skin redness is an issue that affects all types of people. Those with sensitive skin may sometimes feel like they experience redness at the drop of a hat. Other times, the trigger is anxiety or stress. Or maybe it feels like there’s no trigger at all. Though redness is generally a harmless issue, it is nonetheless a bothersome one. It can impact confidence, and cause more stress, leading to more flare-ups. It’s definitely a vicious cycle that sometimes feels impossible to stop. Blushing can be charming, but none of us want a permanent blush on our skin. Right?
If you’re looking for ways to calm redness and make it less obvious, we have just the products for you to begin adding to your skincare routine ASAP. A good rule of thumb to remember is that your prone-to-redness skin needs a lot of specific care, and a routine you follow every day is absolutely key. A good skincare routine you follow to a tee is essential in keeping your skin happy enough that redness is not such a constant burden. There may never be a true “cure,” but there are certainly ways to manage this condition.
STEP 1: Cleanse Gently (but Thoroughly)
VITAL C Hydrating Facial Cleanser
A good cleanser can make a huge difference in your skin’s appearance—as long as you’re avoiding harsh liquid soaps or foaming cleansers that strip away the skin’s natural oils and cause dryness. Dryness inevitably leads to irritation and, of course, redness. It’s imperative to keep skin fully hydrated even while cleansing. The key is in using a hydrating cleanser like the VITAL C Hydrating Facial Cleanser. It gently helps to remove all traces of makeup as well as dirt, debris, excess oil and anything else you might have applied to your skin, like SPF. However, it does not strip the skin of natural oils that hydrate on their own. It won’t leave skin feeling tight or irritated, either. Use this as the first step in your daily skincare routine to remove makeup and debris.
STEP 2: Concentrate the Balance
ORMEDIC Balancing Antioxidant Serum
After cleansing, apply the ORMEDIC Balancing Antioxidant Serum to help calm and soothe. This serum is an everyday antioxidant-rich serum that helps to soothe while also aids in strengthening skin against outside irritants that can cause damage. Antioxidants in particular are crucial for skin health because they have the ability to neutralize free radicals, which are unstable atoms that cause damage at the cellular level. They can damage skin cells and, thus, accelerate the visible signs of aging, like wrinkles. Beneficial ingredients in this formula include Kakadu plum, beet root extract, hyaluronic acid and organic grape water. Kakadu plum happens to also be rich in vitamin C, which can help with the appearance of hyperpigmentation, giving skin a more even tone overall. Daily use of this serum will help bolster the skin’s defenses against environmental aggressors.
STEP 3: Protect, Protect, Protect
Prevention+ Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturizer SPF 50
Protecting skin with SPF is one of the most important things you can do in general. Sun damage causes so many issues, including accelerating the aging process (not to mention possibly leading to skin cancer). Use this remarkable moisturizer to hydrate during the day while also protecting against sun exposure. You should make it a habit to wear this moisturizing SPF every day, rain or shine, because sunlight is damaging even if it’s not a bright, sunny day. This formula even helps protect against the blue light emitted by smart phones, tablets and other similar electronic devices that most of us use daily. Protecting against sun damage protects the skin barrier, and, as previously mentioned, keeping the skin barrier intact helps reduce irritation and the appearance of redness.
STEP 4: Lock in the Moisture
VITAL C Hydrating Repair Crème
Complete your daily skincare routine with the VITAL C Hydrating Repair Crème. This cream can be used day or night, but you can also apply it at night (after cleansing and applying the ORMEDIC serum) before bed to reap its full benefits. This formula helps quench parched skin to give it a moisturized, hydrated appearance. Ceramides and hyaluronic acid work together quite well in this formulation. Ceramides help repair the skin barrier to make it stronger and far less likely to be affected by outside irritants. Meanwhile, hyaluronic acid is another highly hydrating ingredient known for the ability to retain water in the skin.
This skincare routine truly has everything you could need to help maintain healthy skin while also helping to minimize the appearance of redness. Just remember to be diligent about your routine. It can be tempting to sleep with your makeup on some days, for example, or skip a step or two in your routine when you’re especially tired. But poor management of your skin will undoubtedly lead to more problems. So please, keep up your routine!