Do you ever look in the mirror and notice redness in your complexion? Does the sun or the cold or maybe even nothing at all seem to bring that red skin to the forefront? As a freckly woman, I find that just about anything—exercise, heat, excitement, spicy foods, alcohol—makes me go red. It’s not rosacea, which is a real skin condition that people suffer with. It’s just a case of redness in my complexion, and I’ve noticed it tends to appear when my temperature rises, which these days, is every hour or so. What can you do to counteract the redness in your skin?
Here are 5 anti-redness products I’ve tried and love.
These 5 Products Will Help Mask Skin Redness
How I use it: This Anti-Redness cream is ideal to spot on your reddest areas, like the forehead, sides of the nose and chin. I use in under foundation. formulated to reduce redness.
Why it works: Key ingredients, including quassia amara extract, contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiparasitic properties to combat one of the causes of rosacea. And there is no paraben, perfume, oil, alcohol, PEG or silicone to aggravate sensitive skin.
What I love most: The product has a smart formulation, starting with its light green tint, which serves to colour correct the appearance of redness.
How I use it: Also green-tinted, this light cream soothes sensitive skin that feels particularly irritated or warm, and works especially well after receiving laser treatment. I use it as an emergency treatment when my skin is particularly red either as a night or day cream.
Why it works: Tinted green and fragrance-free, this cream increases skin microcirculation thanks to its hesperidin methyl chalcone. TRP-RegulinTM decreases sensations of discomfort and improves the tolerance threshold of sensitive skin.
What I love most: Upon contact with the skin, it releases a refreshing, thermal water sensation for an instantly intense soothing effect. The gel texture forms a protective film on the skin’s surface.
How I use it: Just dot on your face and remove makeup or dirt with a cotton pad. No rinsing required, unless you want to.
Why it works: This no-rinse cleansing lotion provides immediate relief to redness-prone skin using micro-gels of Avene Thermal Spring Water to intensely soothe while removing impurities.
What I love most: This product is fantastic for sensitive skin like mine. It’s hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, soap-free, paraben-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and it leaves skin feeling smooth and never dry.
How I use it: Apply just a couple of pumps of this refreshing serum on a clean face every morning before sunscreen or face cream and at night before night cream, paying special attention to redness-prone areas.
Why it works: An active treatment for red, sensitive, cuperous skin. D-Red Daytime Emulsion calms, soothes and strengthens sensitive skin, reduces redness and helps minimize the appearance of broken capillaries (can be used day or night).
What I love most: This serum is so light, it absorbs like water into your skin almost on contact.
How I use it: Layer this cream atop the D-Red Daytime Emulsion to seal it in and leave skin feeling soft and ready to face the day.
Why it works: . Antioxidant Vitamins A, C & E help brighten, repair and protect skin, for a fresher, smoother, more vibrant complexion. Sunscreen 15 protects from harmful UVA/UVB Rays.
What I love most: This light-textured, daily moisturizer enriched with Vitamin C contains sunscreen but never feels greasy.
Brazen Woman was not compensated for this post, but was provided with samples to try. We only feature products we love, however.