Many women who have problems with redness due to acne are often frustrated by it. This condition shows that there is irritation and inflammation on your skin.
The redness of acne is largely related to hormones, as hormones can determine how much oil the skin produces. This is of course normal for many women, even people who diligently use skincare can still get acne.
But don’t worry, you can reduce redness and inflammation caused by acne by choosing certain skincare products, such as gentle cleansers, hypoallergenic moisturizers, and so on.
How to Reduce Redness Due to Acne
Reduces redness due to acne / Photo: freepik.com
The key to reducing redness caused by acne is to use skincare with anti-inflammatory compounds and keep the skin soft. Avoid trying to use scrubs or irritating products to treat acne.
For more details on how to deal with redness caused by acne, and how these methods work, take a look at the following tips!
Cleansing / Foto: freepik.com/jcomp
You can reduce redness caused by acne by cleansing. Clean your skin regularly with a gentle, fragrance-free and non-comedogenic cleanser (does not clog pores) twice a day, morning and evening.
Serum niacinamide / Foto: SHVETS Production
Choose products with niacinamide for your skincare routine. Niacinamide is a water-soluble form of vitamin B3 and has been shown to reduce inflammation and redness caused by acne. You can usually find it in serum or cream form.
Salicylic Acid / Foto: pexels.com/KoolShooters
Apply salicylic acid to irritated red spots. Salicylic acid or salicylic acid is an exfoliating ingredient which also has anti-inflammatory (anti-redness), anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties when applied at a percentage ranging from 0.5 to 5 percent.
You can find it in serum, facial wash, toner, scrub, moisturizing cream, and cleansing pads.
Acne patch / Foto: cosrx.com
Use an acne patch if the redness is limited to one or two locations. You can buy acne patches that are designed to minimize the appearance of acne.
Most acne patches also contain salicylic acid, niacinamide, vitamin C, or a combination of ingredients designed to reduce the appearance of acne and speed healing.
Ice cubes / Photo: pexels.com/cottonbro studio
If you want a natural method without skincare, applying ice cubes could be an option. Apply an ice compress covered with cloth or ice cubes to the reddish area, then leave it for 10 minutes or less.
Look for Hypoallergenic Moisturizers
Use a light non-comedogenic moisturizer to keep the skin from drying out. Some things to consider when buying moisturizers are hypoallergenic lotion or gel formulations, such as hyaluronic acid.
Those are six ways to reduce redness caused by acne. If this happens to you, don’t worry and try the methods above, Beauties!
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