People of Color also Fight against Redness
I am one of them.
Rosy cheeks are quite invisible on skin of color until the redness intensifies and other skin concerns start to appear. Even though it is quite noticeable on people with light skin, truth be told, skin redness can affect anyone: women, men, and even children. It can appear on cheeks, chin, nose, forehead, neck and chest.
Dealing with redness can be extremely frustrating and it isn’t easy to be a “redness fighter.” It can be an emotional battle. I have been there; I didn’t want to take pictures even with makeup because I just saw redness and bumps. So, don’t get discouraged. Patience and consistency are valuable assets to control skin redness. And yes, you might have experienced at times, redness that gets worse before it gets better until your skin can adapt to changes in your skincare routine and lifestyle.
Skincare products play an important role in helping you to control the appearance of facial redness. So, take the guesswork out of figuring out what products are best to sooth and prevent your skin redness by opting for a collection that was developed for unique and moody skin like ours.
Our Calm Hydrating Facial Gel-Lotion features a high performing Azelaic acid complex that soothes skin, helping minimize skin redness and dark spots. It has passion fruit oil, a natural emollient rich in linoleic acid (omega-6) and oleic acid (omega-9) that also hydrates and calms skin irritation.
Redness, Breakouts and Large Pores
For those redness fighters with redness, breakouts, and large pores, our Balanced Gel Serum visibly improves the appearance of redness and bumpy skin. It contains a balanced combination of Azelaic acid and Niacinamide, two powerful ingredients that strengthen the protective barrier function of the skin.
Redness, Discoloration or Hyperpigmentation
In case you are also dealing with skin discoloration or hyperpigmentation, triple act with our Passionate C Gel. It brings amazing and stable forms of vitamin C that will brighten your day and your skin. These well-known actives, along with our advanced formulation technology, will help you to find peace with your redness.
There are many studies about skin redness, but it is not fully understood yet. However, it can be a sign of several underlying conditions from genetics, environment, lifestyle, diet, imbalanced skin microbiome, or even skin irritation caused by skincare products. Watch out for your hair products too. I encourage you to see a dermatologist to identify the severity of your skin redness. It could be rosacea, an inflammatory condition that causes the skin’s blood vessels to over-dilate, and cause flare-ups. Sadly, there is no cure for rosacea, but it can be managed with the help of a dermatologist and a gentle skincare routine. Rosacea in skin of color can be difficult to see because it might show purple with bumps that don’t go away. Further studies need to be done to fully understand how the skin responds to skin redness and its triggers.
Skincare products can definitely aggravate skin redness, so keep your skincare to a minimal and always use sunscreen. I recommend that you take notes of your skincare routine and diet to help you identify possible redness triggers and ways to avoid them. Indeed, all skin is different and skin responses vary quite significantly. It might be overwhelming to keep track of triggers and flare-ups, but these notes will help you to mitigate your personal triggers.
Lastly, use broad-spectrum sunscreen daily. The purpose of the sunscreen is to provide protection against UV radiation. Check the sunscreen label and its claims, and go minimalist on this front as well. It facilitates your note recording to find out redness triggers, helping you to defeat skin redness.