Sunday, 17 June 2018

How To Get Rid Of Redness From Pimples

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What Actually Causes Redness?
There are numerous sebaceous glands a small gland in the skin which secretes a lubricating oily matter for your skin’s good. But sometimes they start producing more than the average amount of oil which may block the hair follicles and trap the bacteria with oil, no air. This is the stage in which your skin gets inflamed.
Don’t worry this inflammation is the natural healing process of your skin to fight against bacteria and deal with the skin disorder, but the healing comes with annoying zits and acne redness which can make your life hell.
The worst part is that you may feel embarrassment going outside and meeting people.

Then to Remove the Redness of a Pimple by these methods ...


1) Use Ice Cubes to remove acne redness.
The most time consuming but worth it in actually helping to reduce the pimple altogether–which is why it is highly recommended for a blind pimple. Because cold temperature makes the blood circulation slow in the affected area and reduces the swelling and redness caused by injured tissues.Ice the pimple to relieve inflammation.
Wrap a few ice cubes in a thin, clean cloth and apply directly to the zit. Hold the ice pack in place for 5-10 minutes at a time, repeating throughout the day as necessary. Allow your skin to rest for at least 2 hours before repeating the icing process, though, to avoid any potential damage.
Make sure not to put too much pressure on your skin. Too much pressure can cause the pimple to break, causing even more redness and spreading bacteria.
Plus it’s just a great, easy natural treatment

2) Put a cucumber on the pimple.
The humble cucumber is excellent at reducing pimple redness - Cucumbers are naturally cooling due to having high water content in it, and they have mild astringent properties that may help minimize swelling and redness. Cut off a thin slice of cucumber and put it over your pimple for 5-10 minutes, once it’s warmed up replace with another slice for a further few minutes and repeat!
To get the best effect, use a cucumber straight out of the refrigerator. A cold cucumber is going to deal with inflammation better than a warm cucumber.
3) Try a yogurt and honey mask to soothe inflammation.
Honey is being used for ages to treat many skin problems and various diseases and considered to be an alternative medicine.
Follow the steps:-
Mix together equal parts plain, full-fat yogurt and honey. Use cotton balls to apply a thin layer of the mask to any inflamed areas on your face. Let the mask sit for 10-15 minutes before washing it off with warm water.

4) Use a soaked Tea Bag (Warm Compress).
Warm compress is a technique used for unclogging the clogged pores and drawing the bacteria and the dead skin cells to the skin surface especially from face, that can be washed off easily.
Follow the steps:-
Soak a teabag or clean towel in very hot water.
Hold it on your acne redness area for about 60 seconds. It may feel uncomfortable at the start but pleasant after some time.
Wash your affected area with any milder face wash or soap to remove the bacteria and oil that was drawn out.
Do this once or twice a day.

5) Try Lemon Juice.
Lemon contains citric acids, which is quite helpful in treating acne. Experts also recommend it for getting rid of acne redness because of its skin lightening property.
Follow these Steps:-
Extract the juice from a sliced piece of lemon.
Dab a cotton ball or Q-tip in it.
Apply it on your affected areas carefully so that it does not touches the unaffected skin.
Leave it overnight.
Rinse it with clean and warm water in the morning.

Do not use lemon juice if you have sensitive skin.
Avoid using it in the daytime. Otherwise, wear a hat or a sunscreen to protect your skin from direct sunlight.

6) Aloe Vera one of the best Remedy.
Aloe Vera has some amazing anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that will not only remove redness from acne but will surely help heal them too.
It will speed up the healing process and it is also beneficial for other skin problems like cuts and wounds etc.
Follow these Steps:-
Extract the juice out of a fresh Aloe Vera Leaf.
Apply it on your acne with the help of a cotton ball.
Let it stay for a while.
Wash it off with clean and warm water.
Do this two time a day.
I recommend using liquid of Fresh Aloe Vera Plant leaves but if you can’t acquire its fresh leaves then use its cream, lotion, face wash, or ointments instead. Buy from Amazon.

7) Hide the pimple with clothing or accessories.
While clothes and accessories don't actually get rid of the redness, they do make it less visible. If the pimple is on your body, cover it with a piece of clothing. If it is on your face, try using an accessory like sunglasses to hide it.
If you have long hair, you may also try to style that in a way that covers up your zit.


1) Use eye drops to get rid of Skin Redness.
This is the fastest way to reduce redness, as they are designed to work instantly. Eye drops that contain tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride are formulated to help get rid of redness. That same ingredient can help reduce some of the redness commonly associated with acne.
Steps to Follow:-
Put a few drops on a Q-tip or cotton ball, or soak a Q-tip in eye drops and freeze it.
Apply it gently on your affected areas, the cold temperature will slow down the blood flow, and tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride will help remove the redness.
Ensure the applying only on affected areas. Otherwise, it may cause more irritation.
Use this technique rarely to be safe from its adverse effect on your skin.
Alternately, freeze a cotton swab that's been soaked in eye drop solution overnight. Apply it gently to the pimple. The cold will suppress the inflammation.
Note: Remember that using eye drops on your pimple redness is only a temporary solution.

2) Use a clay mask to dry up zits.
Combine 2 - 3 tablespoons of powdered clay with enough water to form a spreadable paste. Then add a few drops of tea tree oil to the paste to amplify up its acne-fighting powers. Apply a thin layer of the mask to your face and let it dry fully before rinsing it off with warm water.
You can buy powdered clay from most pharmacies, drug stores, and health food stores, as well as online market.
Alternatively, you could use a pre-mixed clay mask, which you can find in the bath section of your local department store or in a beauty supply or drug store.

3) Use an over-the-counter redness reduction product. 
Many drug stores and pharmacies carry redness relief creams and other topical treatments. These can target mild to moderate redness and reduce discoloration in as little as 12 hours. You may want to ask a pharmacist which product is right for you, especially if you have sensitive skin or are using any other topical treatments.
Common products used to combat redness include Rhofade and Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Night Cream.


1)See a dermatologist if you get repeated breakouts.
You could get breakouts for reasons ranging from internal hormones to external environmental factors. If you’re struggling to control those factors on your own, talk to a dermatologist. They can help you develop a holistic acne treatment plan that may include diet and lifestyle changes, a new or enhanced skincare routine, and/or acne medication.
A doctor is the only one who can get you prescription-strength medication if over-the-counter treatments and home remedies aren’t helping with your acne.

2)Wash your face daily with a quality face wash.
Washing your face every day helps remove the dead skin, sebum(oily secretion of the sebaceous glands), and bacteria that promotes acne. Look for a face wash that is formulated for acne-prone skin. Your dermatologist or doctor can help you with recommendations for the right face wash for you.
Aim to wash your face 1-2 times a day. If you wear makeup, one of those times should be at the end of the day to remove your makeup. Try not to wash too much, since overwashing can actually encourage acne.
Don't scrub too hard or use a rough-surfaced implement like a loofah(the fibrous matter of the fluid-transport system of a marrow-like fruit, which is dried and used as a bath sponge) or washcloth to wash your face. Your hands or a face brush will work great. When drying your face, gently pat dry with a towel.

3)Use a toner after cleansing.
Apply the toner to a cotton pad, then wipe it over your face. The toner will remove any excess dirt or makeup that remains on your skin and balance your skin's pH. Toner also tightens your pores.
You can find toner at a drug store or beauty supply store.

4)Moisturize your face daily.
After washing your face, you should apply a moisturizing cream, gel, or lotion. This helps replenish the natural moisture that was stripped away when you washed your face. Even if you have oily or acne-prone skin, a moisturizer can help reduce the amount of oil and sebum your face produces, and reduce your breakouts.
There’s no shortage of different moisturizers on the market, so finding the one for you might take a little experimenting. Look for a moisturizer that is formulated for your skin type (oily, combination, etc.) to get the best results.
If you have acne-prone skin, look for a non-comedogenic moisturizer. It will be specifically formulated to ensure it doesn’t block your pores.
Use a non-comedogenic moisturizer that contains water or minerals instead of oil. Here’s what I like to use.

5)Keep your skin hydrated.
Have you noticed that your skin lose moisture when dehydrated? That is because of the less essential nutrients to the skin area due to low blood circulation. Because when your body don’t get enough amount of water, your skin is the first place of your body which feels the shortage.
A moisturizer will help keep your skin hydrated, but there’s more you can do. Some of the most effective steps of preventative care are, including limiting your exposure to cold or dry air, avoiding extended contact with hot or chlorinated water, and avoiding skin care products that contain alcohol. You should also make sure you are getting plenty of water inside and outside.
Many doctors recommend drinking at least 3 liters (13 cups) of water per day for men, and 2.2 liters (9 cups) of water per day for women.
Use facial mists throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated from the outside. If you are in a consistently dry area, you may even want to use a humidifier to keep your skin happy.

6)Ensure that your body is getting proper vitamins.
While research is still ongoing, some studies suggest that certain vitamins can help fight against inflammation and encourage healthier skin. Common vitamins that are said to promote healthy skin include:
Vitamin A. Vitamin A is an antioxidant, meaning it helps limit damaging molecules called free radicals. These can harm skin cells and hasten signs of aging. Foods rich in vitamin A include carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, squash, apricots, and cantaloupe.
Vitamin C. Vitamin C is instrumental in producing collagen, the building block of skin. Studies also suggest that it has some anti-inflammatory benefits. Foods rich in vitamin C include guava, citrus fruits, kale, broccoli, kiwi, and strawberries.
In short mainly, Vitamin A, B6, and C is found to be useful in the fight against acne and the redness caused by it.

7)Remove your makeup before sleep.
Going to bed with having makeup on your face will create an acne-causing environment and can clog up your pores due to the germs and dirt collected by your face over the course of the day.
Make sure you wash your face with any milder cleanser before sleep.

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