Red skin is common, and while for some, it can be mild and not interfere with life, for others, it can be distressing. First, it is a good idea to find out what is causing the redness so you can deal with it in the best way.



There are many reasons why your skin can be prone to facial redness.

Protect yourself from the sun. Use sun lotion with a sun protection factor of at least SPF 30 on your face every day – you could also accessorise your outfit with a wide-brimmed hat to give you even more protection from the sun.

The top layer of your skin is a natural moisture barrier and protects against water loss from the inside, and bacteria and allergens from the outside. If your skin moisture barrier is dry, it becomes more susceptible and sensitive to irritants that can trigger red skin. This might happen from something as simple as using soap.

Another possible cause of red skin is a common skin condition called rosacea. This can cause flushing, turning the skin on your face red, as well as other symptoms such as spots, and problems with your eyes, such as dry eyes and sore eyelids.

Find out more about how to know if you have redness-prone skin and how to minimise the signs of facial redness and caring for redness-prone skin.