How to Cover Redness on Your Face
People experience redness on their face for different reasons. Sometimes the exposure to the sun, hot weather, humidity, cold, wind or to certain substances can all create redness on the face. You can use the following steps to help prevent and cover redness on your face.
Keep you face protected from the sun. Use a sunscreen of at least 15 spf. Use a hat to protect your skin from the sun.
Spray a cold mist on your face to contract the blood vessels under the skin and to keep the skin cool in order to prevent redness. Cool water can help to rapidly contract the blood vessels and diminish redness. Avoid excessive rubbing on the skin which can create heat and redness.
You will want to prevent your skin from getting too cold by wearing a scarf or other protective clothing when out in the cold elements.
Use as moisturizer to protect the skin from drying out and getting red from the exposure to the cold. Sometimes certain foods and beverages can cause the skin to blush and turn red. You may need to avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and spicy foods to prevent the reddening effects. Try reducing the amounts of spices that you ingest to see if you react to them.
When exercising outdoors during warm weather, choose early morning or early evening hours when it’s cooler. No matter what time of day, protect your face from the sun and avoid hot weather exercise.
Try to be aware of what products make your skin red. Avoid products that are harsh on the skin and that are causes of redness. Some of these products may contain peppermint menthol, which hazel, alcohol certain oils such as eucalyptus or cloves.
Use a tinted concealer that has a green component to it. Apply this concealer to the areas that are red, after you have moisturized the skin. You will want to create a setting effect to the concealer by using a loose powder that is lighter in color. Make sure that the skin is smooth and that the makeup is well blended over the entire face so there are no color differentiations that are obvious to those that are looking at you. Try to apply the makeup in natural light as you will be able to see yourself most accurately.
You may want to apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to the skin prior to going out into cold weather. This will help to keep the blood vessels contracted so that the skin will be less likely to turn red from the cold temperatures. You may need to avoid being in temperatures that are either too cold or too hot for long periods of time.