Do you find yourself blushing or flushing more easily than other people? What may initially appear as a natural pink glow can sometimes be a result of occasional skin irritation.
Often, redness occurs with exposure to certain internal and outside influences, from spicy foods and alcohol to stress, UV rays, extreme temperatures, environmental irritants, and more, all of which can contribute to the challenge of achieving a flawless complexion.
Keep reading to learn more about redness and what causes it, as well as how to manage the appearance of redness. Spoiler alert: It's easier than you may think.
What is the cause of redness?
According to Dr. Jenny Liu, board-certified dermatologist, many skin conditions are often a combination of genetics and environmental triggers. That means that exercise, drastic temperature changes, allergens, strong chemicals, and even beauty treatments like waxing can sometimes lead to temporary redness and irritation.
In addition, free radicals generated by sources like UV light and other environmental factors are harmful molecules that can agitate skin, resulting in an irritated, red complexion. Which brings us to our next segment...