Of all the stressors we deal with on a daily basis, skin concerns should not be one of them. While it seems like there’s a skincare solution for every complexion woe out there—blemishes, oiliness, dullness, fine lines, you-name-it—the results sometimes fall short. Skin redness is incredibly common and there are a handful of reasons for unwanted blotches and rosiness. If you can’t seem to shake skin redness, there may be a simple solution. Below are five overlooked reasons why your skin is still showing signs of redness and what you can do about it.

Sun Exposure

Skin Redness

Summer is a great time to soak up some vitamin D, but too much sun can lead to sunburn, dryness, peeling, or irritated skin. All of which can result in skin redness. It’s essential to use a product that contains SPF every day to protect skin from harmful UV rays. To prevent sunburn and over-exposure try Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Tinted Sunscreen Multi-Protection. The lightweight formula guards against UVA/UVB rays while imparting a skin-perfecting tint.

Or channel some major vacation vibes at the beach (or anywhere!) with an illuminating body oil that contains SPF for added protection. Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Sol Oils SPF 30 smells like a tropical vacation, gives skin a soft glow, and prevents sun damage. We’d say that’s a win-win.

Environmental Pollutants

Uma Oils

City dwellers know all too well how air pollution can wreak havoc on skin day after day. Poor air quality, smoke, and smog can result in unwanted skin irritation and redness. Luckily, there are a handful of innovative skincare solutions to help you fight back against pollutants and free radicals. Air Repair Protect + Prevent Hydrating Serum works to treat and prevent environmental stressors. Vitamins E and C actively block free radicals while working to repair damage and dryness caused by pollution. Skin is left feeling smooth, soothed, and refreshed.

For an added dose of hydration, follow up with Uma Ultimate Brightening Face Oil. The tipple-action, lightweight oil is formulated with sandalwood and rose essential oils to nourish and improve radiance. Neroli and frankincense essential oils diminish visible signs of fatigue and even out skin tone—for healthy, glowing skin.

Harsh Skincare

Origins Treatment Lotion

We love the feeling of freshly cleansed skin, but many cleansers actually strip skin of its protective barrier resulting in dryness, irritation and—you guessed it—redness. If skin feels tight and shows visible signs of irritation on the regular, consider switching to natural skincare. We love Grown Alchemist Hydra+ Facial Cleanser: Rosemary CO2 Extract, Squalane, Black Currant Seed. The gentle oil-gel cleanser removes makeup with ease while reparative ingredients hydrate and nourish skin.

For instant relief from redness and irritation, reach for Origins Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins™ Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion. The refreshing, water-like formula contains reishi mushroom, fermented chaga, and coprinus mushrooms to hydrate and soothe. And because it’s pH balanced, this treatment lotion is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types.

Color Correction

IT Cosmetics

While foundation and concealer can provide a quick fix for masking skin redness—it’s better to get to the root of the problem. Instead of covering any lingering redness, try starting your daily beauty routine with IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness™ Moisturizer. The rich cream melts into the skin delivering comfort and moisture with a smooth, soft finish. Chamomile, aloe, and cucumber provide essential nourishment while effectively neutralizing redness. Skin stays hydrated, soft, and soothed so you can comfortably and confidently take on whatever your day brings.

Unfriendly Fabrics

Slip Silk Pillowcase and Eye Mask

It’s easy to overlook, but the fabrics we come in contact with play a big role in the health of our skin. Moisture wicking cotton and polyester draw moisture from the skin and can cause irritation, leaving your complexion red, puffy, and creased with fabric lines. Slip Silk Pillowcases are gentle on skin, naturally regulating temperature to keep skin cool and clean while you sleep.

If you need help blocking out the light, the Slip Silk Sleep Mask is soft and supple on skin. You’ll wake up to youthful, more rested looking skin day after day.

Whether you struggle with redness, oily skin, or fine lines—our skincare category makes it easy to shop by your unique skin concerns.  

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