Do you often find your skin is red, angry-looking and bumpy? You’re not alone, as rosacea actually affects one in ten people. It can be caused by anything from sun damage and genetics to demodex (microscopic mites that can only survive on the skin of humans) and allergies, any of which can result in the skin becoming inflamed and therefore breaking down the protective barrier, leaving it uncomfortable and red. So what can you use to minimise facial flushing?
SkinCeuticals Redness Neutraliser – shop
When you’re trying to calm angry skin, look for a product that is packed with soothing ingredients such as Shea Butter and Vitamin E, like this award-winning product from SkinCeuticals. The stand out ingredient in this cream is NeuroMed, a complex of natural actives and biomimetic peptides which have been specially designed to keep the skin calm during times of stress while relieving irritation and discomfort. With continued use, this effective product will help to strengthen a weakened skin barrier while reducing the severity and frequency of flare ups by 30%.
Dermalogica UltraCalming Redness Relief Essence – shop
Is an essence more your cup of tea? Then we’d recommend getting your hands on this ultra-lightweight treatment from Dermalogica, which has been clinically proven to control neurogenic and immunogenic inflammatory pathways which lead to skin sensitivity. It has been formulated with Aloe Vera, Sage Leaf and Oat Extracts to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier while helping to minimise dehydration, redness and painful discomfort, leaving your complexion feeling balanced and less likely to react to everyday stressors.
Babor Doctor Babor Neuro Sensitive Cellular Intensive Calming Cleanser – shop
Cleansing can be a particularly irritating step in your routine if you face redness and facial flushing, but this mild cleansing milk from Babor is infused with Evening Primrose Oil and Microsilver to reduce surface irritation and calm redness while mild surfactants swiftly remove impurities and bacteria. This innovative product also promotes the regeneration of the lipid barrier while comforting tight areas of the skin.
Exuviance Retail AntiRedness Calming Serum – shop
Milky, lightweight and soothing, could anything sound more appealing for angry skin? This new serum contains a blend of antioxidant Willow Herb Extract and Algae Extract to nourish and calm sensitive skin and improve its resilience to tackle future flare ups. Added TriPeptide and PHA enhance hydration levels and minimise facial flushing while cooling reactive skin almost instantly.
Medik8 Calmwise Serum – shop
This powerful serum contains not one, but seven active ingredients to noticeably calm and soothe inflamed and irritated skin while improving a diminished lipid barrier. Key ingredient Teprenone transforms stressed and sensitive skin by prolonging the life of the skin cells and, over time, this product ensures that your skin is less reactive to breakouts, external aggressors and is left looking calmer and more radiant.