As a fair-skinned lady of Irish descent, I definitely deal with my fair share of redness, especially at this time of year. I’ve learned how to minimize the redness and how to cover it up. Here are my top tips and tricks:
1. Find out if you have sensitive skin. While only a dermatologist can help make the diagnosis, you’ll know if there are products in your beauty arsenal that irritate your skin. For me, that’s anything that’s overly aggressive on the anti-aging front. Many of these types of products leave my skin flaky and looking worse than when I started. If you’re not sure which product may be irritating your sensitive skin, play detective by eliminating a different one each week until you find the culprit. You can also take the Simple Skin Health Consultation to help analyze your skin health.
2. Look for products without fragrance or added dyes. It’s a given that fragrance and dyes are two of the top known irritants for skin, sensitive or otherwise. They don’t have any added benefits, so there’s no reason to use products that contain them. I’m a huge fan of the Simple Skincare line of products.
3. Don’t overheat. Getting too hot can cause your skin to be overly sensitive. Limit your time in the direct sunlight between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the sun’s rays are at their strongest. Always wear a moisturizer that contains at least a SPF of 15, like Simple Vital Vitamin Day Cream.
4. Take it easy on the booze. I hate to be a buzz kill, because I definitely like a glass of rosé on a hot day (as shown above!). But if I overdo it, my sensitive skin can get red and irritated. Never a good look!
5. If your skin is red, soothe it with a moisturizer like Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer. Then top with a beauty balm cream or tinted moisturizer to tone down the redness. Skip the blush and opt for a bronzer instead. Bronzer has more brown than your typical blush and will help camouflage any redness.
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