For some people, it seems difficult or rather impossible to get rid of natural red skin tones. In other cases, this redness is the result of acne, rosacea, sensitivity, sunburn, inflammation or harsh cleansing with the wrong products. Redness is usually an indication of sensitivity, and needs to be treated with gentle products. While it may not always be removed completely, redness can be reduced and prevented.
Wash your face at least twice a day with a gentle cleanser. Avoid cleansers that work as peels and contain scrubbing beads, which may irritate your skin and make it more red. Rinse off cleanser completely. Dry face with a soft towel. Blot, don't rub.
Use a moisturizer that's either anti-inflammatory or treats symptoms similar to rosacea, such as one containing shea butter. Or, use a moisturizer, lotion or cream designed for sensitive skin, which claims to reduce facial redness. Rosacea skin treatments work well to remove redness even if it's not necessarily rosacea related. Make sure to use scent-free products.
Apply sunblock with at least SPF30 to your face every day. The sun irritates skin and makes it redder, so sunblock helps protect it and keep it hydrated.
Cover up skin using foundation or powder. Remember to choose all-natural products for sensitive skin or for removing redness. Avoid products with harsh chemicals, which will make your skin red after they're removed.
Talk to your doctor or dermatologist. Redness may be the sign of inflammation or an infection. Also, your doctor or dermatologist may recommend gentle products that won't irritate your skin. Ask about night creams containing keratin or moisturizers with shea butter. After using the right products and an optional dermatologist consultation, your skin should start looking healthy, glowing and the red tones will be reduced, if not removed completely.