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Several factors can contribute to redness around your nose. These include cold or windy weather, rosacea, blemishes, broken blood vessels, irritation or simply having a fair-toned complexion. Rather than walking around with a bright red nose, use calming lotions and makeup techniques to soothe your irritated skin and help camouflage the discoloration. If the redness around your nose is extreme, does not lessen after a week of applying home remedies or consists of a persistent rash, go to your doctor. You may require a prescription treatment.

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Use a mild face wash that is safe for sensitive skin both in the morning and at night. Gently massage the face wash onto your wet skin, rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a soft towel.

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Apply an oil-free moisturizer, lotion or cream that contains chamomile or another type of botanical that promises to soothe your skin. Smooth the product over your entire face and apply a little extra on the red area around your nose.

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Allow the lotion to dry, and then dab your nose with a serum that contains caffeine. These products can be found at your local drugstore. Apply a small amount of the serum to your nose and rub it in gently. Let it absorb for a few minutes before moving on to Step 4.

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Pat a green-tinted powder on your nose with a makeup brush or powder puff. “Cosmopolitan” magazine says that this can help counteract redness and give you a more even-looking complexion. Blend the product in thoroughly to avoid a greenish-looking hue.

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Dot a concealer that matches your skin tone over the powder and blend it in with your fingertips or a makeup sponge. Do not rub it too harshly, as this will wipe away the powder. Reapply the concealer until you achieve your desired coverage.


Wrap a scarf around your face when you are outside in harsh weather to help protect your skin.


Avoid facial products that contain harsh or drying ingredients, as these can irritate your skin, dry it out and make the redness around your nose worse.

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Lynne Sheldon

Lynne Sheldon has over 12 years of dance experience, both in studios and performance groups. She is an avid runner and has studied several types of yoga. Sheldon now works as a freelance writer, editor and book reviewer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and art history from Boston University and recently completed her Master of Fine Arts in writing from Pacific University.