The Cause of Skin Redness…and How to Solve it


Redness on the skin is something most of us experience at one point or another but in this modern-day world it is just one of the many reactions that is happening more and more frequently. One of the most frequent causes of skin redness in recent years is the sheer increase in pollution and toxins and the way in which they affect our skin. The skin essentially rejects these foreign substances when they make contact or are absorbed by the skin resulting in skin redness and sensitivity. The increased use of chemicals as preservatives (for increased shelf life) in our everyday products from laundry detergent to skincare means that our skin is constantly having to fight harsh chemical substances all day, which means we are often left with red, and rashy skin as a result of all of the exposure.


As a result of all of the elements causing skin redness it is important to really focus on your skincare routine to treat it in the best way possible to ensure it remains healthy and allow the redness to go. Below are some of the things you ca implement into your beauty regime today to help your skin:


1. Chuck the Toxins:

There is much action that can be done at home to reduce the toxic load you put your body and your skin through. Opt for more natural and preferably organic brands and products that you feel confident use largely natural ingredients. Not only is this kinder on your skin and the environment but it also means that your skin will have less foreign substances to fight and will look clearer and retain a natural glow, reducing any previous redness.


2. Protect Your Skin:

Ensure you use a moisturiser with SPF every day. This may seem like a extreme request for those of you living in colder climates but the truth is sunshine can cause permanent skin damage no matter what the temperature is. The use of any moisturiser will provide the skin with some support against toxins by providing a barrier between your skin’s pores and any polluting substances but by adding in an SPF it means your skin is covered no matter what the conditions.


3. A Good Diet:

The benefits of a healthy diet cannot be overlooked when it comes to the health of your skin. A healthy, balanced diet provides your skin and body with healthy proteins, fats, carbohydrates as well as all of the vitamin and minerals you need to create glowing skin. A healthy diet will mean any redness caused by internal factors will be vastly improved and also give the skin the necessary nutrients to be able to ward off external pollutants, thereby reducing redness.


Skin redness is often hard to pinpoint on one single cause, however by leading the healthiest lifestyle you can both in what you eat as well as what you apply to your skin you are sure to reap the benefits. Redness is generally a sign of skin irritation so treat your skin with care with few, great quality products to protect your skin against this modern-day life and you should find your redness become a thing of the past.


Image by Abigail Keenan via Unsplash.

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