Teens and adults get zit redness and irritation. If you have picked a zit, it will most likely be red afterwards. There are primary reasons why zits can become inflamed and irritated. Too much sunlight, harsh chemicals like benzophenone and cinnamates, as well as the bacteria from your hands when you touch your face. Fortunately there are some easy, simple home remedies that can diminish the redness, hide the irritation and help your skin to heal.
A common symptom of zits is redness in your skin. It is a reflection that there is an imbalance in your body. Inflammation occurs in the body because of an immune system that is compromised for example by an imbalanced diet like too much refined sugar. It’s not a good idea to simply wait for the redness to go away as the redness is an indicator that a zit or many zits are about to develop. For many people, a high carb, high sugar diet is a common trigger of skin redness.
If you are a zit picker or pimple popper you are not alone. Yet you are doing unseen damage to your skin and will increase the likelihood of more zits in the future. Popping zits will likely lead to bleeding and scarring. Experiment with different ways to keep your hands away from you face.
Winter can cause dry and reddish skin over your cheeks and chin with little tiny zits. Gently exfoliate your skin and use a non-oily moisturizer. Consider adding fish and nuts to your diet to get omega 3 and 6 oils which will help nurture your skin.
Zit redness can develop if you overuse skin products or use products containing harsh chemicals. Harsh chemicals like sodium laureth sulfate may cause zits to develop and make zits worse. Natural products which do not contain harsh chemicals or artificial ingredients are the safest to use on your skin.
Although rosacea presents with inflamed pimples too there are ways to differentiate between simply zits and rosacea. Rosacea usually appears in phases starting with a tendency to flush or blush easily while worse stages of rosacea involves small, swollen visible blood vessels on your nose and cheeks. If you suspect you have rosacea, seek the advise of your doctor or skin specialist as soon as possible since rosacea rarely gets better on its own and get worse if left untreated.
Tips to Relieve Zit Redness
1. Wash your face daily with a natural, gently face wash. Pat dry while avoiding to rub your skin which may cause more irritation.
2. Apply lemon juice to a Q-tip and apply directly to your pimple to reduce zit redness.
3. Apply some ice to the zit redness to relieve some of the inflammation.
4. Crush an aspirin and mix with a few drops of water to form a paste and create an aspirin mask. Apply to the zit redness for 10 min. and rinse off.
5. Fresh squeezed cucumber or tomato juice will tighten your pores and reduce zit redness. Apply the juice to your face and allow to dry to 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing with water. Alternatively you may use apple cider vinegar as an astringent to reduce the redness of pimples.
6. Apply a non-greasy concealer containing salicylic acid to hide the zit redness and help dry out the zit. On top of the concealer apply skin-toned, oil-free, mild make-up. Remove the make-up before going to bed.
Simple home remedies are an effective way to cure zit redness to reveal clear, radiant, glowing skin.