Does redness make you feel less than confident in your skin? Erythema, also known as redness, shows in the form of patches that appear on the skin and are more common than you may think. One study found that rosacea, a single cause for skin redness, affected roughly 415 million people. That doesn’t even include all of the individuals that experience redness from other causes such as:
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Allergic reactions
- Too much exposure to the elements
So what is someone who is suffering from rosey skin to do? What is it causing it and is there any hope? We are happy to report that we have all of the answers to that and more, so just keep reading!
What specific thing is causing our skin to appear red and how do we treat it?:
Inflammation: Our skin comes in contact with internal and external irritants everyday that result in inflammation. These include toxins floating around in the environment (like pollution and UV rays) that result in inflammation and slight damage to the skin that accrues over time.
Solutions: Soothing serums like our clients personal favorite, Sleekskin® Aesthetics Arnica Barrier Serum are great to treat and soothe skin irritation that causes our redness. Sleekskin® Calming Defense Cream is another great product to combat inflammation.
Autoimmune response: Another form of inflammation that our skin can experience is the type that results from the inside-out. Our immune system becomes overactive and thinks it needs to “protect” us from something we are putting in or on our body. This can result in skin irritations like eczema and acne presenting themselves.
Solution: Maintaining a healthy gut is important for our immune response, as well as our skin. Foods high in fiber and fermented foods are great additives to a skin-healthy diet!
Lack of protection: We expose our skin to the harsh elements such as the sun and wind everyday, which is why it is important to protect it daily with quality skincare products and SPF.
Solution: In addition to SPF, having products like Sleekskin® Aesthetics Brilliance Antioxidant Serum is sure way to provide your skin with additional protection thanks to ingredients like Ferulic Acid, an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and helps prevent damage to cells from ultraviolet light. Another great form of protection is a high quality moisturizer. These help keep your skin safe from drying out. A great one to consider is Sleekskin® Aesthetics Telomere Intensive Moisturizer, Not only is it great for protection, but it also promotes the collagen synthesis process.
DIrty skin: When skin isn’t cleaned properly dirt and bacteria can irritate our pores, resulting in red and less than desirable skin. It can also cause unwanted breakouts and blemishes to appear, thus adding to the discoloration.
Solution: Make sure to clean your skin enough and often! Using a cleanser that is gentle on even sensitive skin, such as Sleekskin® Aesthetics Advanced Apricot Cleansing Cream is ideal for keeping the skin clear of harmful impurities without resulting in the over-drying that can often clog pores and leave us looking dull.
With all of these solutions, rosey skin doesn’t have to be something that we just accept and live with. In addition to all of these at-home remedies, Sleekskin® Aesthetics has several, in-studio treatment modalities to treat inflammation, irritation, and any other cause of redness. Contact us today to find out how we can help your skin!