Facial redness has a number of causes–whether a result of external conditions, an immune system response, or a chronic skin condition–finding the cause can help you find the cure.
4 Causes of Facial Redness
Eczema is caused by an immune system response. Your immune system is exposed to thousands of things everyday that could set off a reaction. Allergic eczema occurs when you come in direct contact with something that triggers a response including perfumes, clothing dyes, and antibiotic creams or ointments.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects more than 16 million Americans. The cause is unclear but the symptoms include flushing redness on your face, broken blood vessels, swollen skin, sensitivity, stinging, burning, rough, dry, or scaly skin.
Windburn is most frequently found on your face although it can happen on any exposed area. It’s common in those that participate in winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. Windburn is essentially a sunburn that occurs because the drying out of the skin due to cold wind gusts increases the skin’s susceptibility to UV light.
4. Contact Dermatitis
Contact dermatitis is a type of skin condition that happens when your skin comes in contact with a potential allergen like detergents, solvents, fabric softeners, pesticides, rubber gloves, and other chemicals. Similar to eczema, it’s an immune system response when antibodies fight substances it believes to be harmful, causing skin redness.
Facial redness is a visible symptom of inflamed skin. If your skin is prone to facial redness in one form or another, consider natural topical treatments that soothe your skin. Look for ingredients like niacinamide, aloe, green tea, and pine bark extract.
Sara Novak is a Natural Health Care Expert for Zax Health. Follow her on Twitter at @sarafnovak.