Throughout the day your skin is faced with hundreds of irritating things: the chemicals in the air, the products you use, and the weather can all be causes of skin irritation, and all of these can lead to redness. Of course, some of us are just born with natural pink skin undertones — so by the middle of the day our skin has reddish-pink spots that just won't seem to go away. There are some easy beauty tricks to prevent redness, and when you can't prevent it because it's your natural undertone there are plenty of ways to neutralize it.
By 3 p.m. you might find that your makeup is wearing off, your skin is a bit oily, and your skin is feeling dry or tight. Make sure to start your routine off the right way, so this doesn't happen. Color-correcting products are always a good base for your makeup, but you can start preventing redness when you start your beauty routine with a redness relief cleanser. If you do find your skin looking splotchy throughout the day, you can pull out your trusty translucent powder to set things in place a little more.
Makeup products with cool undertones can help combat the natural redness in your skin too. So don't worry if you feel like your skin isn't looking its best. You're covered with just a few simple fixes.
Color-Correct With Triple-Helix Serum Coverage
If you want to neutralize redness and do about a dozen other great things for your skin, you need the Stila One Step Correct. The triple-swirled helix serum color corrects, brightens, and covers blemishes. It also primes and minimizes fine lines and pores. The green tint is what cancels out redness before you even apply your foundation, so you're fighting it from underneath the rest of your makeup.
Soothe & Protect Pores With Olive Leaf & Lemon Extracts
When it comes to covering redness, you want a foundation that it going to last all day and give you natural-looking coverage. Blend the Lorac Porefection Foundation into your skin to cover problem areas, while still giving your skin a healthy lit-from-within glow. It has a ton of soothing antioxidant boosting ingredients like vitamins A and E, olive leaf extract, lemon fruit extract, and papaya fruit extract to help calm and nourish your skin.
Moisturize Skin & Boost Antioxidants With UV Protection
Whether your skin is dry and irritated or you're suffering from rosacea, this Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Lotion is the ideal moisturizer for applying underneath your makeup. It's filled with potent antioxidants to restore and return a radiant glow to your red angry skin. It also has UVA/UVB protection, which fights against sun damage to keep skin from prematurely aging. Apply this every day to fight redness and hydrate dry skin.
Hydrate & Counteract Redness With All-Natural Green Cream
When you're having issues with redness on specific areas on your face, this all-natural green mineral cream can target those areas and cover them up. The green formula color-corrects your most pesky redness, like the areas around your nose and chin. (Bonus: You can also apply it under your eyes if they're red from allergies!) Just make sure to blend it out, and apply a concealer over top that matches your skin tone.
Correct Under-Eye Skin Tone & Darkness With Hydro-Collagen
This hydro-collagen under-eye concealer is packed with Vitamins C and K to transform your entire look. The It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer adds a ton of coverage to your under-eye area, which is one of the first places to turn red when irritation or exhaustion strikes. Once your green concealer dries, use this on top — or on its own — depending on how red your skin is. Users love how thick it is to cover any imperfections without settling into wrinkles or fine lines.
Apply A Cool Toned Blush
This cool toned blush will even out any discolorations your skin has, which is important in neutralizing redness. This Cargo Blush in Amalfi also complements fair skin tones, which tend to get the most red throughout the day. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks to cool your entire complexion down with its blue undertones.
Set Your Makeup With A Long-Wearing Powder
This setting powder is a must-have product for anyone, but it's especially essential when your skin gets red throughout the day. The Dermablend Loose Setting Powder sets all of your makeup where you want it for up to 16 hours. If you ever feel like you need a bit of a touch up, just pull it out of your bag and pat some on to avoid that end-of-the-day makeup melt.
Get a Sunny Glow With Cool-Toned Cocoa Bronzer
Bronzers tend to have reddish pigments, so if your skin already has the same undertones, your bronzer will only enhance them. But the Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer is a cool toned bronzer, so it won't make your skin look too warm — while it stills provides a nice bronzy glow or fierce contour. It's long-wearing, so it won't fade throughout the day, and it's infused with cocoa powder so it smells like chocolate.
Pamper Your Skin With Feverfew Exract & Honey Mist
When your face starts feeling a little flushed throughout the day, a spritz or two (or three, it just feels so good) of the Bee Naturals facial tonic is the perfect way to soothe your skin. Its feverfew plant extract will soothe everything from rosacea to common irritants, and its moisturizing mix of aloe and honey will make for a much-needed mid-day pick-me-up. It hydrates your skin without melting your makeup, so feel free to keep a bottle at your desk to use as-needed.
Start Combating Redness With The Licorice Root Extract Cleanser
Harsh cleansers and exfoliators can irritate skin — even if they're doing a good job cleaning it. The Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Cleanser is formulated specifically for visible redness, so it doesn't have any harsh chemicals that will make your skin feel tight or inflamed. It has Licochalcone (a licorice root extract with skin soothing properties) to nourish your skin while still removing impurities. Plus, it's fragrance- and soap-free, so you won't have to worry about having any annoying reactions to it.
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