[By Shannon Meyer]
A hint of rosy cheeks is undoubtedly pretty, but when skin redness becomes blotchy, angry looking or out of control, it can be extremely frustrating and perhaps even painful to deal with. There can be several reasons for unsightly skin redness, the commonest being Rosacea, broken capillaries, inflammatory acne flare-ups and general skin irritation. If you’re seeing red over RED, here are 5 amazing products that you might wish to consider, to radically transform your skincare and makeup routine for a clear, flawless mien.
Smashbox Photo Finish Colour Correcting Foundation Primer
Tackle blotchy skin and create a perfect canvas for foundation application and even out skin tone with Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer. A silky, lightweight blend of antioxidants and vitamins A and E, the Adjust shade is a green-toned primer that can perfectly balance out and reduce the redness that you’re dealing with. Although it looks like it’s going to turn you into Shrek when you first squeezed it out, but once it’s smoothened out nicely, you won’t be able to see the slightest hint of green. In addition, this awesome product will also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores, for visibly softer and younger-looking skin which makes your makeup routine less of a hassle and more of a breeze!
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Crème
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Netralizing Correcting Creme is a red neutralizing and correcting cream that completely cancels redness in your skin from view. Rich in peptides, hydrolyzed collagen and anti-aging technology, Bye Bye Redness Correcting Creme camouflages redness and any red-toned skin discolorations from rosacea, broken capillaries, blemished skin, irritated skin, sun damage, scars, age spots, physician procedures and more! It gives adequate coverage that will never crease or crack and is designed to not only cover, but to make you skin appear supple and flawless with the infused micronized red cancelling pigments.
Sloane Inc Skin Rescue
Combining a low dose Benzoic Acid with 20% Azelaic Acid which helps unclog pores and ultimately reduces inflammation and redness normally caused by blockage, Sloane Inc. Skin Rescue is an amazing product to lay your paws on. When used regularly as part of your skincare routine once or twice daily, it multitasks as an acne fighting, anti-inflammatory and pigment preventing agent, to help maintain the skin sane by keeping repeated Rosacea flares in check.
Eucerin Sensitive Skin Redness Relief Daily Perfecting Lotion
Say goodbye to redness and irritation with Eucerin Sensitive Skin Redness Relief Daily Perfecting Lotion formulated with natural licochalcone, a skin soothing extract of licorice root to calm sensitive skin prone to redness. Also infused with green color neutralizers, it helps to mask visible redness to give your complexion a more even-looking tone. With a SPF of 15, it protects and keeps the skin well-hydrated and supple all day long with a fragrance-free and non-comedogenic formula that’s safe for sensitive skin and rosacea prone individuals.
VBeam Perfecta Laser Treatment
“Redness and persistent flushing are best treated with lasers,” advises Dr. Tan Wang Theng, senior medical consultant with The Sloane Clinic. “Most patients who underwent our Balancing Program reported a significant improvement in their symptoms following 4 to 6 sessions of Candela VBeam Perfecta laser treatment, with up to 80% affirming that they would do it again either for clearance or maintenance purposes.”
The VBeam Perfecta Laser delivers an intense but gentle burst of yellow light to selectively targeted areas of the skin. This light is absorbed by blood vessels and the heat causes the telangiectasias to collapse or shrink without collateral damage to surrounding healthy skin. In addition, the laser energy can also help stimulate new collagen formation, resulting in a certain degree of skin ‘remodelling’ with anti-aging benefits! It has a special Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD), which delivers a very cold spray to the skin just before the laser pulse is emitted and thus helps to minimise the discomfort during treatment, with each pulses feeling nothing more than an elastic band being ‘snapped’ against the skin. The treatment is largely bearable especially with topical anesthetic cream and immediately after, the area may appear red and mildly swollen (sunburn like). It is advisable to use gentle cleansers and moisturisers during the healing phase and to avoid scrubs or potentially irritating products such as those containing retinols and AHAs.