How to Treat Facial Redness? Pictures, Causes & Symptoms

Skin Redness on Face Causes

A medical term for skin redness is erythema. When erythema happens, the blood vessels located under the skin will expand because there is an elevated blood circulation in the area that is affected. The blood vessels anatomically speaking are located near the skin’s surface. Hence, the skin redness on face is visibly noticeable. When a person has erythema, she or he has red patches that may be due to the following:

  1. Sunburn
  2. Electrical burns
  3. Contact allergies
  4. Toxicity
  5. Allergies
  6. Extreme Hot or Cold Weather
  7. Genetics
  8. Fungal Infection
  9. Viral Infection
  10. Protozoa Infection
  11. Insect Stings
  12. Massage
  13. Windburn
  14. Result of some Medications
  15. Stress
  16. Spicy Food
  17. Fever
  18. Emotional feeling
  19. Too much Alcohol consumption

Skin Redness on Face Associated Symptoms

Skin redness on face is associated with the inflammatory process. In the inflammatory process, there are actually five signs

  1. Tumor
  2. Pallor
  3. Rubor
  4. Calor
  5. Dolor
  6. Functio Laesa

While some would say that the inflammatory process only consists of the four signs such as Calor, Dolor, Rubor and Tumor. Rubor here is the skin redness. Tumor means swelling, Dolor means pain, Calor means heat, Functio Laesa means loss of function and Pallor means loss of color. These five signs are associated symptoms of Inflammation.

Skin Redness of Face Treatment

In treating skin redness of face, you can either choose to do the following:

Apply Topical Creams

You can apply the creams, preferably rich in licorice extract. This kind of herbal medication can reduce and calm the skin redness and is best for the treatment of mild erythema or skin redness of face.

Low Dose Steroid Creams

This kind of creams will result to reduction of skin redness. You need to consult your physician before applying these cream products since long term usage can be counterproductive or dangerous.

KTP Laser Treatment

This kind of laser treatment is effective in reducing skin redness especially in patients who are suffering from chronic flushing of face or Rosacea.

IPL or Intense Pulse Light

It is a kind of laser treatment that targets the areas of color in the patient’s skin and destroys the cells that leads to skin redness.

Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS)

This is a surgical procedure that cures the symptoms of skin flushing that is done by clamping, cutting or clipping the sympathetic nerves and hence, preventing the blood vessels to dilate.

Skin Redness Home Remedies

You can also try home remedies for skin rendess with a combination of such as:


It is a good natural remedy for reducing skin redness of face. It has anti inflammatory properties. You can use it as a mask. What you do is you rinse your face first with warm water and then apply honey to the redden area and leave it for about 30 minutes and rinse it off. Nevertheless, you must not use this treatment if your skin redness of face is due to sunburn.


When used, it can cool the redness and also reduce the redness of the skin.

Chamomile Tea Bags

It will not only reduce your redness but also is soothing to the skin.

Aloe Vera

It has soothing properties and can be used with blister burns that results to skin redness. IT can also be a good remedy for sunburns.


It will lead to skin hydration for dry skin and is known to reduce inflammation process, which leads to reduction of redness of the skin area. It also has a natural anti inflammatory property.

You can use these natural remedies and make masks or use it directly to the redness area of your skin. For instance, you can apply cucumber slices direct to any red spots in your skin for it to cool and reduce skin redness. You can also make mask when you blend cucumber and oatmeal. After blending directly apply it to the skin redness area or in the area of erythema.

Skin Redness of Face Prevention

For those who have skin redness, here are some tips to prevent it from recurring or from getting worse:

Avoid the triggering Factors

You must know what causes you to have redness of your skin. For instance if you notice that you have skin redness when you eat spicy food, then as much as possible you stay away or lessen spicy food consumption.

Supplement your skin

Dietary supplements and anti-inflammatory medications can promote healing of the skin from the inside.

See your skin care professional

You need to have facial schedules with a qualified professional dermatologist to help you in keeping your skin beautiful and healthy. They will also help you and guide you in reducing your skin redness.

Wear SPF

You need to use broad spectrum SPF 30 for sun protection and for prevention of sun burn or skin redness. According to research, ten minutes of daily exposure can lead to negative changes within 12 weeks time.

Cleanse Every Night

Having dirt, make up, excess oil overnight can lead to skin irritation and can lead to skin redness. It is a good habit that you cleanse every night to prevent this to occur.

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Using these therapies may lead to preventing infections to occur, boosting one’s immune system, and inflammatory reduction. You must take note that not all therapies can be good for all people. You need to use these therapies guided by a trusted physician.

Homeopathy Therapy

The therapies under this treatment include:

Apis Mellifica

It is used for rashes in the skin, emotional person who easily or visibly show skin redness or flushing.


It can be used to relieve skin lesions and burns.

Rhus Toxicodendron

It can be used to treat severe itching that becomes worse at night, blisters, and vesicles and can be used for persons who are restless and are unable to find comfort at night because of their skin redness condition.


It can cure skin disorders such as intense itching or fever.
Whatever you treatment you choose. It is important that you work hand in hand with a trusted physician, preferably a dermatologist to help you relieve the skin redness that you are experiencing.

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