9. Coconut Oil
Another natural remedy for getting rid of redness on your face is coconut oil.
The high fatty acid content of coconut oil helps reduce inflammation and revitalize the skin. Also, its moisturizing property combats skin dryness, a common cause of redness.
- Soak a cotton ball in extra-virgin coconut oil, and gently massage it on the affected areas of your skin. Leave it on overnight and wash your face with lukewarm water in the morning. Repeat daily for a few weeks.
- Another option is to add 2 or 3 drops of tea tree oil to 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Apply the oil blend on the affected area. Wait 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse it off using lukewarm water. You can use this remedy 2 or 3 times a day.
For mild redness on your face, aspirin is very effective.
Aspirin contains salicylic acid that constricts the blood vessels and reduces facial inflammation quite well.
- Crush 1 or 2 aspirin tablets into a fine powder.
- Mix enough water into the powder to form a runny paste.
- Apply the paste on the affected area using a cotton swab.
- Allow it to sit for 10 minutes, then rinse it off using lukewarm water.
- Use this remedy 2 times a day.
- Identify triggers that can aggravate inflammatory skin conditions and try to avoid them.
- Avoid using harsh soaps and chemicals on your face that can cause skin irritation and redness.
- When buying a new skin care product, always check the ingredients to avoid skin irritation.
- After washing your face, always apply a moisturizing facial cream or lotion to lock in moisture and prevent skin dryness.
- Always remove your makeup before going to bed to prevent a buildup of dirt and bacteria that can clog the pores.
- Don’t rub or touch your face too much.
- Whenever you need to go out in the sun, wear a wide-brimmed hat, keep your face in the shade and do not forget to use sunscreen.
- Take steps to reduce stress in your daily life to minimize or prevent skin redness.
- Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration, as it can cause excess dryness and lead to redness.
- Eat hydrating foods like carrots, sweet potatoes, apples, celery, coconuts, cucumbers, melons, peaches, papayas, spinach and broccoli to keep your skin moisturized from the inside out.
- Avoid spicy foods, hot drinks, caffeine and alcohol. Such products will only exacerbate your skin problem.
- If redness on your face is accompanied with swelling, especially of the lips or tongue, or you have trouble breathing, consult a doctor immediately.