Will skin redness go away?

Flawless skin has long been an unrealistic beauty standard...

and thankfully, we're finally starting to embrace our bumps and blemishes more than ever.

But when it comes to inflammation and redness, relying on concealers and filters isn’t always enough. Itchy, dry and fiery skin can leave you feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable.
The first step to calming your complexion and preventing future flare-ups is to understand the cause.

So, what causes skin redness?

Red skin on the face can show up as blotchy patches, inflammation, spots or even visible blood vessels.  It can be temporary, like when you get irritation from a product, spend too much time in the sun or after a really sweaty HIIT workout.  
Other times, it can be triggered by certain foods or stress. Claire Williams, founder and CEO of WOW facial®, talks about wellness vs skin health in this article. She says, “Dry, irritated, red, flaky, and breakout-prone skin can be caused by mental strain, so managing your stress levels is an important factor in improving your skin health.”
But, if your skin redness doesn't go away, conditions like rosacea, eczema or acne could be the culprits. Claire explains, “If you are in your 30s and your skin is flushing, you have persistent redness in the central area of your face, and papules that resemble acne, you are probably suffering from rosacea.”
Try keeping a diary to track any patterns or changes that aggravate your skin. This information can be useful to pin down the trigger.

How to manage skin redness

Once you've worked out the source of your redness, it’s time to tame it. Remember that what works for one person may not work for another, and it may take time to find the right solution for you. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
Skincare at home
  • Opt for fragrance-free skincare and avoid harsh ingredients like retinol if you suspect the cause is sensitivity.
  • If your skin feels delicate after spending time in the sun, wear sunscreen with a high SPF for protection.
  • Consider using a product like our Rescue Intense Repair Complex, which calms redness associated with climatic changes.

“I have really sensitive skin and I suffer with Rosacea and Eczema on my face, and I have seen a massive improvement to my skin. It's really soothing, and I use it in my night-time routine, working it magic while I sleep. Highly recommend.” - Hannah C

Professional treatments
  • Part of the WOW facial®, the hyper-personalised skincare assessment is a perfect way to find out exactly what your skin needs from an expert. Our specialists will tailor your treatment at every stage to meet your exact requirements.
  • Explore LED light therapy - we’re sure you’ve seen those mask selfies on social media! They may look strange, but they’re excellent at reducing redness and promoting healing. The WOW LED light mask is available as a stand-alone treatment but also stage four of the full WOW facial®.

Finding balance

Skin redness can come and go, but if you think it’s more than just a temporary blush from an embarrassing public stumble, it’s worth seeking professional advice. An expert can rule out allergies and conditions that could worsen without treatment.
Most importantly, be kind to yourself. Finding a soothing solution may take some time, but with the right course of treatment, you’ll be well on your way to a more balanced complexion.

Select ‘Find a Provider’ from our main menu to locate your local WOW facial centre and begin your journey back to calmer, happier, healthier skin.