How To Get Rid Of Redness From Acne

Today's post is about how to get rid of redness from acne by using some very simple treatments. If you suffer from redness around your pimples this is often called "Rosacea", or more commonly known as adult acne. This type have acne usually appears because your body is disagreeing with something you are consuming. Could be a cup of tea, coffee, fruit or a multitude of different things. Other possible triggers could be direct sunlight or stress. If you think you know what is triggering the redness try and cut it out or minimize and track your progress to see if the problem clears.
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Other causes of acne redness:

To much Make-up - Wearing layers of make up blocks the pores meaning the skin cannot breath, this then causes breakouts and redness.

Harsh Products - Using harsh products on the skin is another major cause of redness. These products include exfoliating scrubs that are very rough to the skin, treatments with dangers chemicals and some oils.

These are the main reasons why people get redness on and around there acne. The good news is that there are many home remedies, over-the counter and prescription treatments that can help clear you off this skin condition.

I will list the treatments in sections, the first section will be home remedies, the second over-the counter treatments and the third prescription medication. The reason I am listing it in that order is because I would advise starting off with some home remedies, if they do not work try over-the counter products, and if you are still having problems I would then advise you to contact your doctor and see if you can get some prescription medication which will be listed at the bottom.

Here is the list of how to clear acne redness.......

Home Remedies

1. Ice Cubs - Holding a bag of ice cubs against the pimples for 15 to 20 minutes helps reduce inflammation and redness.

2. Lemon Juice and Rose Water - Mixing 1 part lemon juice and part rose water and applying to the effected ares for 5 to 10 minutes will help reduce redness if done continuously (1 day) in around 2 weeks.

3. Aloe Vera Gel - The gel from within the aloe plant is a wonderful skin treatment. It has an amazing cooling effect and will also help to reduce inflammation. You can either grow your own aloe for maximum potency or buy it already extracted from most health stores.

4. Cucumber Slices/Blended - Cutting cucumber into slices or blending into a mushy paste and applying for 30 minutes as a face mask is my favorite home remedy for inflammation and redness. Cucumbers have a great effect on the skin as they contain a lot of water and are also alkaline which helps the skin become less acidic and balances the bodies natural pH levels.

Over-The-Counter Treatments

1. ZenMed Rosacea Support System - This 3 step system from ZenMed helps by preventing, calming and healing rosacea (redness). They have done years of research before releasing this product onto the market and they are so confident it will help they will give you your money back if you don't see results withing weeks of using it.

2. Murad Recovery Gel Redness Therapy - This therapy from Murad is designed to strengthen the effected areas as well as soothe the skin. It also is said to control the symptoms an create nice healthy looking skin.

3. Mario Badescu Anti-Redness Kit - This new anti-redness kit from Mario is a 3 step system that is designed to calm, soothe and reduce redness leaving a nice glow and younger looking complexion.

Prescription Medication

Topical Antibiotics

Metronidazole (metrogel, cream)

Benzoyl Peroxide

AVAR Cleanser

These are applied externally to the skin and can take up to 9 weeks to see any results.

Oral Antibiotics


These are taken internally and can work much faster as they tackle the root cause of the problem.

There are also many other topical and oral antibiotics but I have only listed the one's I have used on myself. For a list off all available treatments you can contact your doctor.

Hope this post has given you some ideas on how to get rid of redness from acne and I look forward to seeing you at the next post which will cover how to get rid of blackheads on your nose.
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