[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 Reduce Redness Primer

Tackle blotchy skin and create a perfect canvas for foundation application and even out skin tone with Smashbox Photo Finish Reduce Redness Primer. A silky, lightweight blend of antioxidants and vitamins A and E, this makeup gem 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!

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IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Netralizing Correcting Cream is a red neutralizing and correcting cream developed with the expertise of plastic surgeons that completely cancels redness in your skin from view. Rich in peptides, hydrolyzed collagen and anti-aging technology, Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream 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, flawless and youthfully radiant with the infused micronized red cancelling pigments.

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SW1 SKIN RESCUE Clarifying & Balancing Cream

Combining a low dose Benzoic Acid with 20% Azelaic Acid which helps unclog pores and ultimately reduces inflammation and redness normally caused by blockage, the SW1 SKIN RESCUE Clarifying & Balancing Cream is an amazing product to lay your paws on. In addition, this oil-free formulation is infused with CPR technology and an advanced form of vitamin C to enhance skin’s vitality and clarity while gently hydrating and protecting for a smooth, glowing complexion.When used regularly as part of your skincare routine once or twice daily, it multitasks with a triple action as an acne fighting, anti-inflammatory and pigment preventing agent, helping to maintain the skin sane by keeping repeated Rosacea flares in check.

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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.

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VBeam Perfecta Laser Treatment

“Redness and persistent flushing are best treated with lasers,” advises Dr. Toby Hui, senior medical consultant with the SW1 Clinic. “Most patients who underwent our Harmony Skin 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 telangiectasia 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 ‘remodeling’ 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 minimize 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 moisturizers during the healing phase and to avoid scrubs or potentially irritating products such as those containing retinols and AHAs.

The Harmony Skin Program is a comprehensive approach designed to tackle the major skin woes of Rosacea, battling skin redness, broken capillaries, inflamed zits and irritated skin efficiently while delivering maximal skin rejuvenating benefits. It further tones up weakened collagen, beefing up skin health to withstand future environmental stress, promoting a toned and supple skin while adding a luminous radiance to the complexion. Thanks to its complexion regulating properties, this luxe beauty fix also sets up the skin to reap the most benefits from other beauty products, restoring the skin innate hydro-balance and coax it to a stress-free haven.

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