How to reduce redness caused by pimples and acne

Skin care: In this article, we explain how you can reduce redness caused by pimples and acne.

Skin redness: Healthy teas like green tea can help reduce redness caused by acne or pimples.

There are several causes of facial redness, but post-inflammatory erythema, often called PIE, is what you get if you start to turn red after getting pimples. And treating it can be just as frustrating and difficult as treating the original acne.

The redness that you observe following a flare-up is caused by the latter. Blood seeping into the skin from an acne lesion is the cause of the reddish skin of inflammatory acne. A healing process begins when blood rushes to the area, as white blood cells primarily react to dead skin cells, bacteria, debris and excess oil in acne lesions as if they are were extraterrestrial objects. Simply put, the redness is proof that your skin is getting younger.

Acne treatments often make this redness worse, and in other situations sensitivity to the product may be the real cause. Excessive use of acne products on the skin is often a major cause of pimple redness.

Benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, glycolic acid, and other AHAs are some of the substances that can dry out the skin and increase redness. Skin that is already red, dry or peeling should not be exposed to products containing these active ingredients. In this article, we explain how you can reduce redness caused by pimples and acne.

These tips can help reduce redness caused by acne and pimples:

1. Apply ice

Picking a spot can produce redness and swelling, which the cold helps reduce. Apply an ice cube directly to the spot and hold for 10 minutes. Then apply a spot treatment depending on the type of problem you have.

2. Follow an anti-inflammatory diet

Consuming an anti-inflammatory diet will also help prevent skin inflammation. Avoid foods like chocolate, sugar, starch, alcohol, and spicy foods, as they all cause more inflammation. Anti-inflammatory foods can be ginger, garlic, cucumbers, watermelon, tomatoes, etc.

3. Try healthy teas

Green tea and peppermint tea speed up the resolution of redness caused by acne. The leaves and buds of the Camellia sinensis tea plant are used to make green tea, a botanical plant. The main ingredients in green tea, polyphenols (also called catechins), are considered good for the skin due to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities.

4. Apply sunscreen regularly

Wear sunscreen to treat red spots in addition to using the appropriate blemish treatment, as this can speed up the healing and dissolving process. Even when it’s cloudy outside, the sun’s UV rays activate the melanin cells on the damaged skin, making the scar darker, red in color and more visible.

5. Try spot treatments

Spot treatments can help fade and lighten scars and spots left by red, black or purple skin blemishes. These products relieve discoloration and lighten stubborn acne scars by combining gentle lighteners and exfoliating acids. With repeated applications, you will see noticeable improvement encouraging even skin.

In conclusion, taking the necessary steps to take care of your skin can help manage your skin better. Redness as discussed is extremely normal. Be sure to eat anti-inflammatory foods and see a dermatologist if needed.

Disclaimer: This content, including advice, provides generic information only. It does not in any way replace qualified medical advice. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim any responsibility for this information.

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