Rescue Your Skin from Redness

Posted by Elissa Category: Blog

Winter’s cold temperatures can make your skin sensitive, causing redness on the nose, chin and cheeks. That redness is your skin’s way of telling you that it needs some TLC.  To soothe those winter irritations, cleanse your face every morning and night with a gentle alcohol- and fragrance-free cleanser, and slather on a moisturizer. Pamper your face with products designed specifically for sensitive skin and check out these make-up tips.


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You’ll need to tweak your make-up routine to camouflage the redness.  Start with a small drop of concealer or corrector.  Look for products with a greenish tint; they are designed specifically to hide redness.  Go ahead, it works!  Then, apply a yellowish foundation to help neutralize those purplish areas on your face.  Go for a foundation that provides more coverage.  And – you guessed it – stay away from pink-hued blushes that will bring out the… pink.


It also helps to eat a healthy diet that is rich in hydrating agents.  Incorporate carrots and broccoli, which help to hydrate the skin and protect cells.  Avoid spicy meals and limit your intake of hot beverages and alcohol.  Coconut oil, a natural superfood that is rich in vitamins A and E, reduces the redness of sensitive skin.  Apply some before going to bed, allow it to penetrate for about ten minutes and rinse off the excess oil with water.  Even more motivated?  Combine ½ bowl of oatmeal with 1 tablespoon of honey and some spring water.  Apply mixture to entire face, being sure to avoid the eye area.  Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.


Enjoy winter!