Feeling flushed? How to reduce your redness.

Cause before cure.

The most important thing with redness is to understand the cause. Here at Script Skincare we treat redness as ‘obvious’ or broken blood vessels as well as the associated generalised redness. However, other causes may include:

  • the skin disease rosacea, which can have an associated high sensitivity level (scroll down to find out more). Rosacea needs to be managed by a health care professional, so please ask to speak to one of our dermal clinician’s if you think you may have rosacea
  • inflammation
  • the little red scarring marks caused by acne or injury (post inflammatory erythema)
  • excessive sun damage

Find out more about how the sun impacts your skin by reading this article

Understanding your redness by taking the 6 minute skin assessment will help us recommend the most appropriate products for you.


This skin shows a couple of different conditions that contribute to a red appearance, including broken blood vessels sitting on diffuse background redness.

Why is sensitivity often associated with redness?

For most people a flushed face is a standard reaction to emotions ranging from excitement, to embarrassment, to anger. Yet for many, facial redness is a manifestation of rosacea: an often unrecognised and misunderstood skin disorder.

Rosacea (pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”) is a chronic and often progressive skin disease that causes redness and swelling of the face. In many, the first sign is a rise in sensitivity which is why the two can go hand in hand.

To find out what might be causing your sensitive skin watch this video.


 

Reduce your redness by choosing ingredients that are calming for your skin.

What are the best skincare ingredients to look for in order to reduce your redness?

Aloe Vera


Antioxidants


Botanicals


DNA Repair Enzymes


Green Tea


Pre & Probiotics


Stem Cells


Vitamin E (Tocopherol)


Zinc


Vitamin C


Vitamin D


What are the best skin boosting treatments to reduce your redness?

Healite II LED


Intense Pulsed Light Treatment (IPL) Limelight


Intense Pulsed Light Treatment (IPL) Venus Versa


Kleresca


Laser Genesis


Spectra XT Gold Toning


 


About the author

Our founder, dermatologist Assoc Professor Greg Goodman is Chief of Surgery at the Skin and Cancer Foundation (now Skin Health Institute) and Adjunct Associate Professor with Monash University. He is a go-to dermatology industry-insider for Vogue, Elle and Cleo — amongst others, and consults on pores, skin pigmentation, ageing and acne. Greg has over 30 years of experience both academically and professionally. He harnessed this knowledge and experience to create Script and take the confusion out of choosing skincare products. To learn more about Greg click here.


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