The steps I took to calm a red face

The steps I took to calm a red face

I have quite reactive skin so I’ve always been conscious of a red face. But I also had a new skin mission: I was trying to up the ante when it came to even tone and a brighter complexion. So I increased the amount of acid-based products I was using and started having more facials and laser treatments. While I achieved smoother, brighter skin, the red face I thought was a thing of the past reared its ugly head. I also recently had an adverse reaction to a face mask, so I had to become a whole lot fussier with what I put on my face. But it’s kinda hard when it’s your job to try lots of different skin care products.

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So to help calibrate my red face I looked for what calms my skin. I started using the Dermalogica Ultracalming range.

After cleansing morning and night, I’ve been spritzing my face with the Dermalogica UltraCalming Mist. It has a cooling affect, which made it also feel quite calming on my skin. But it also set it up for optimum hydration levels for the day. On days when my red face was quite bad, I applied a few drops of the Dermalogica UltraCalming Barrier Defense Booster directly to the red areas: my cheeks, nose and chin. I also massaged my entire face with a pea-sized amount of Dermalogica UltraCalming Calm Water Gel. The gel is cooling on the skin, too, so it gives quite a bit of relief.

Since I’ve dealt with the red skin causes, I’ve noticed that my skin’s not breaking out into red, hot patches as much. It still gets red, I’m a skin type 1, so I always will, but I’m much happier with the state of my skin.

How do you deal with red skin? Have you used any of these Dermalogica products?

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