Get redness under control
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Get redness
under control

Do you find yourself blushing or flushing more easily than other people? What may initially appear as a natural pink glow can sometimes be a result of occasional skin irritation.

Often, redness occurs with exposure to certain internal and outside influences, from spicy foods and alcohol to stress, UV rays, extreme temperatures, environmental irritants, and more, all of which can contribute to the challenge of achieving a flawless complexion.

Keep reading to learn more about redness and what causes it, as well as how to manage the appearance of redness. Spoiler alert: It's easier than you may think.

What is the cause of redness?

According to Dr. Jenny Liu, board-certified dermatologist, many skin conditions are often a combination of genetics and environmental triggers. That means that exercise, drastic temperature changes, allergens, strong chemicals, and even beauty treatments like waxing can sometimes lead to temporary redness and irritation.

In addition, free radicals generated by sources like UV light and other environmental factors are harmful molecules that can agitate skin, resulting in an irritated, red complexion. Which brings us to our next segment...

What redness can look like

Facial redness often appears as a noticeable, flushed, or rosy tint on the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead. This redness can feel warm or even hot to the touch, sometimes accompanied by a tingling or burning sensation. It's essential to pay attention to these signs, since understanding the cause of facial redness can help you take appropriate steps to manage and maintain the health and appearance of your skin.

While facial redness may not be entirely avoidable, the good news is, it's 100% manageable. And luckily, Clinique has a multi-prong approach to help do just that.

How you can manage redness in three easy steps

Our three-step routine for keeping facial redness under control focuses on calming and soothing irritation and flush, strengthening and repairing your skin's moisture barrier, and protecting your skin from sun while providing a sheer green tint that visually corrects redness. This routine is so gentle that it won't even aggravate more chronic redness like rosacea, ensuring that your skin feels comfortable and looks its best, no matter what your daily life throws at it.

Step 1: Cleanse twice daily with an extra-gentle face wash.

Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser With Probiotic Technology is your go-to for redness-prone, reactive, or sensitive skin. It can gently melt away dirt, makeup, and impurities without aggravating your face. Bonus: It's well-suited for dry, oily, or combination skin.

As our best face wash for redness-prone skin, it's the first step you should take in your daily anti-redness regimen.

Step 2: Follow up with a specialized face cream.

Can't get rid of those pesky red blotches on your face? Give your skin some comforting TLC while reducing the appearance of redness with Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream With Microbiome Technology. This extra-gentle, oil-free moisturizing cream is filled with skin-loving ingredients and specially engineered to provide your face with comforting hydration that is so important to skin that's prone to irritation.

In just one use, your skin will look calm with reduced redness. Our blend of anti-irritants includes lactobacillus extract. We harness the power of this ingredient to help support skin's natural microbiome.

Step 3: Apply a protective base with built-in sunscreen.

Don't forget this crucial step in your redness management strategy: SPF. Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is a handy two-in-one solution. Thanks to its neutralizing sheer green tint, it acts as a makeup primer that instantly reduces the appearance of redness, while also helping provide SPF protection.

Even if redness happens to be part of your skincare journey, it doesn't have to hold you back. With mindful prevention and by implementing the targeted solutions, you can still let your true radiance shine through.