How to choose a cream for redness on the face?
Women and girls often face the problem of sudden redness on the face. This may be a reaction to cosmetics, improper cosmetic care, dermatitis and many other problems. In order to correctly eliminate such a reaction, it is necessary to find out the cause when visiting a dermatologist. This is necessary to exclude serious diseases.
If the causes of redness are not related to dermatological problems, then a high-quality cream can not only mask the redness, but also cure it. The most important thing is to choose the right cream or foundation with a healing effect that suits your skin type.
Causes of redness
Redness is the result of congested microscopic blood vessels under the skin. It can be both on the entire face and in separate areas, for example, near the nose or on the cheeks.
As already mentioned, there are a lot of reasons for the appearance of redness of the skin. Starting from a simple allergy to household chemicals and ending with serious diseases. In order to begin to eliminate the problem, it is necessary to find out what reason could cause such a reaction.
To the most common causes of redness on the face include the following:
- Hereditary predisposition to skin irritations and the appearance of red spots;
- Thin and light skin and a closely spaced network of vessels to the surface (rosacea);
- Allergic reactions to both external and internal stimuli. And most often, allergies are accompanied by additional symptoms in the form of itching, swelling or rash;
- Incorrectly selected cosmetic or hygiene products for facial skin care;
- Temperature influence. Cold and heat can cause a rush to the blood vessels, which causes redness. Serious forms of redness are burns and frostbite;
- Emotional reactions, anger, shyness, stress, etc. also cause temporary redness of the skin of the face;
- Cosmetic procedures, ranging from massage to various peelings, injections, etc. cause severe hyperemia, which can last from several hours to several days;
- Increased blood pressure due to illness or bad habits, such as alcohol;
- Increased body temperature during illness or physical exertion;
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy, menopause or menstruation;
- Diseases of a dermatological nature or residual effects of these diseases;
- Diseases and pathologies of internal organs or disorders of the hematopoietic system can also appear as redness on the face as a signaling symptom.
Recommended composition of anti-redness cream
If, during an examination by a dermatologist, you found out that the redness on your face is a reaction to improper cosmetic care, then this problem can be eliminated with the right cream.
A high-quality cream should eliminate not only the cosmetic defect of hyperemia, but also nourish, moisturize the skin, eliminate irritation and inflammation. The cream is selected according to your skin type.
Cosmetologists note that people with dry skin type suffer the most from various skin defects.
If you are allergic, then you can choose a line of hypoallergenic cosmetics, or carefully read the composition to avoid allergic reactions. It is also not recommended to take cosmetics with a strong odor or containing essential extracts.
The composition of the cream against redness of the skin should be the following: Components:
- Amino acids are the most important component of natural hydration. Good creams contain: hydroxyproline palmitate, glycine octanoate, palmitoyl oligopeptides and some others;
- Antioxidants – inhibit the oxidative action of free radicals that cause the aging process. Any of them should be present in the cream: vitamins C, A, E, F, K, selenium, coenzyme Q10, glutathione, ginkgo biloba extract, SOD, witch hazel extract, bioflavonoids, carotenoids, grape seed extract;
- Highly active peptides penetrate the cells through the epidermis and contribute to the regenerative functions of the cell, affecting the production of the necessary proteins in the required amount;
- Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid – This is one of the main components of many cosmetics. Hyaluron attracts and holds water molecules around itself, due to this the skin becomes toned and elastic;
- Low molecular weight collagen is a protein responsible for the elasticity and hydration of the skin;
- Lecithin affects the process of repairing damaged cells and is involved in the formation of new ones. It promotes deep penetration of fatty components into the skin, and also softens and tones the epidermis;
- Linolenic acid helps transform sebum into energy raw materials for the body. It is its lack in the epidermis that leads to redness and peeling;
- Lipid base helps the rapid penetration into the deep layers of the epidermis of active components;
- Mucopolysaccharides (Glycosaminoglycans) fill the gaps between the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin and moisturize it;
- Elastin is a filamentous proteinwhich includes alanine, valine, proline and other amino acids and desmosines, which create a strong elastin network that tightens the skin, prevents the formation of wrinkles, and also moisturizes;
- Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is a natural enzyme, which slows down the division of somatic cells and is a protective barrier. It is used as an anti-inflammatory and protective agent against the influence of external factors, incl. is an antioxidant;
- Lavender, olive and peach oils Suitable for all skin types. Eliminates redness, irritation, inflammation, peeling and itching. These oils nourish, moisturize and give velvety to the skin;
- Beeswax – nourishes, cleanses, softens the skin, and also has a protective and healing effect;
- Natural antiseptics and anti-inflammatory agents in creams include: extract of aloe vera, calamus, birch, calendula, chamomile, raspberry leaves, oats, parsley, plantain, dill, string and sage.
Availability is important vitamins in anti-redness creams. They have the following effects on the skin:
- Vitamin A eliminates signs of photoaging. Promotes the production of collagen. It is the strongest antioxidant. It also helps exfoliate old cells. Quickly penetrates the skin to the deepest layers;
- Vitamin E is the beauty vitamin. Renews and nourishes skin cells;
- Vitamin C – an antioxidant that fights free radicals and, thereby, slows down the aging process;
- Vitamin F is a protective barrier against pathogenic microflora, which …