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Getting To The Bottom Of Redness And Irritation

Is there anyone out there who remembers the 1998, prime time sitcom, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch?” If you happen to be a “Sabrina” follower, you may remember Season 3, Episode 3, entitled, “Boy, Was My Face Red.” In this episode, Valerie (Lindsay Sloane) has an embarrassing moment in school and Sabrina (Melissa Joan Hart) decides to cast a spell to spare Valerie from the ridicule of her schoolmates. In a somewhat boomerang-like twist, Valerie’s embarrassment is absorbed by Sabrina, resulting in Sabrina’s face literally turning red. Sabrina seeks refuge in the the Other Realm, as one does, only to find out that the only way to get over hardships is to face them head on.

We hear you Sabrina. A red complexion can be a drag, and, while not all of us have the option of hiding in other realms, there are some other things for the red of face to consider.

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Causes Of Redness
Assuming you are not a victim of a spell gone haywire, there are a few possible causes of skin redness. The skin of acne sufferers tend to display a background redness or splotchy patches, Rosacea can also cause red skin, especially when triggered by a glass of wine or the sun. Perioral dermatitis can cause redness around the chin. nose, mouth, and eyes.

Avoid Triggers
Redness of the face can be triggered by irritants. It is important to determine if any of the products you are using on your skin are exacerbating the condition. Stop using them all and then bring them back one at a time to try and locate which one is the culprit. You can also consult an allergist about getting a patch test done.

OTC Cream
Licorice and feverfew are both over the counter natural anti-inflammatories. Products containing turmeric, magnesium, tea, ginger and cucumber are also effective.
Avoid products with peppermint, fragrance, witch hazel, clove oil, and eucalyptus that are likely to irritate skin.

Cold Compresses
Cold compresses can cool and soothe skin while fading redness and inflammation. Simply run a wash cloth under cool water and apply it to your skin. You can put it the fridge for a few minutes for maximum effectiveness.

Aloe Vera
With all the benefits of aloe vera, it is no surprise that one of them is the ability to act as a salve. Use a whole leaf on your face or buy aloe vera gel at a drug store. Spread a small amount on red areas and massage with fingertips. In 30 minutes, you should feel more comfortable and redness will be less noticeable. woman with aloe vera

Corrective Concealer
If you chose to use corrective concealer to mask redness, look for one with an added pigment. A green tint tends to work the best at counteracting redness. Dot small amounts over red area and use a sponge or fingers to blend in. For best results, avoid layering too thickly.

Aspirin Paste
Aspirin contains salicylic acid which can reduce inflammation of blood vessels. Crush half an aspirin into a bowl, add a few drops of water and mix into paste. dab on to face and allow to sit for about 30 minutes. Rinse face and pat dry.

Best Ingredients to Care for Your Skin Issues

There are a number of ingredients that can prove to be highly beneficial for your skin care, but there are some ingredients that have commonly been termed as “power players”. These ingredients truly pack a punch in terms of offering you with exciting solutions for all your skin care issues and allow you to enjoy healthy and trouble-free skin in no time at all. Here is Vine Vera’s list of the best ingredients to care for your skin problems.

Strech marks Retinol for Wrinkles and Stretch Marks
Vine Vera believes that one of the best ingredients for your skin is Retinol, a derivative of Vitamin A. This exciting skin care ingredient helps you to tackle all issues related to aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, stretch marks, sagging skin, etc. Retinol boasts of having hundreds of studies that prove its various benefits and it is considered to be a must in anti-aging skin care solutions. Retinol works by boosting the cell turnover, increasing the production of elastin and collagen and stimulating cellular repair at the deepest levels of your skin. It is also known to increase the blood-vessel formation so as to give you healthy looks. Make sure that you use Retinol based products at night for best results.

Vitamin B3 Redness red skin
Vitamin B3 is usually found in all sorts of serums, lotions and creams in the form of niacinamide. Vitamin B3 helps your skin to increase the production of fatty acids and ceramides, things that are integral for the outermost protective barrier of your skin. Vitamin B3 is also known to be ideal for those with sensitive or dry skin issues. According to a study, using Vitamin B3 helps to improve the appearance of rosacea, a common skin issue that becomes worse with age. Other benefits offered by Vitamin B3 include anti-aging, reduced redness and fewer dark spots.

cellulite on thighs Seaweed for Cellulite
One of the greatest treasures of the ocean, seaweed, is also known to be extremely beneficial for your skin. Seaweed is one of the best ways of grappling with cellulite problems. Most people prefer to stay as far away from the word “cellulite” as possible, because this skin issue is extremely difficult to get rid of. However, seaweed helps you to make your skin elastic and supple, two factors that can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Furthermore, seaweed is also known to be an anti-inflammatory ingredient which makes it an excellent acne fighter as well.

Vitamin C for Spots Skin Spots
A number of moisturizers contain Vitamin C because of the fact that it can offer the skin with antioxidant effects by controlling the damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin C is also known to be an ideal ingredient for those wanting to get rid of skin spots. In a study conducted to test the benefits that Vitamin C had to offer to the human skin, women who treated their sun damaged skin using Vitamin C saw a significant difference in terms of discoloration and fine lines within 6 months of use. Read what Abby from “Twist Me Pretty” has to say about the Vine Vera Vitamin C Collection here.

AHAs (Lactic Acid) and BHAs (Salicylic Acid) for Keratosis Pilaris
Regular exfoliation is one of the best ways to unclog your pores and unclogging your pores is one of the ideal ways to treat Keratosis Pilaris. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are among the best ingredients for those wanting to exfoliate their skin cells. However, this only treats one half of the problem. AHAs cannot get inside your pores. For this, you need to back them up with Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs). BHAs offer you with antimicrobial properties which kills the bacteria. They also offer anti-inflammatory properties which are an ideal way of completely eliminating Keratosis Pilaris.