Wondering why your skin blushes all the time? Here are some natural ingredients that will help put your facial redness at ease.
Facial redness is a common problem that can be caused by a variety of factors such as rosacea, sunburn, acne, and allergies. While there are many commercial products available to treat facial redness, The list of commercial products that promote themselves as facial redness cures is quite long, but they often contain harsh and toxic chemicals that can cause further irritation. We’re here to set the record straight! These products don’t solve the problem long term, and actually may not even solve the problem at all. Fortunately, there are natural ingredients that can help soothe and calm red, irritated skin. Let’s explore some effective ways to reduce facial redness using natural ingredients that we swear by here at Babe Essentials.
Of course, first on the list is Aloe vera, a popular natural remedy for many skin conditions, including facial redness. Aloe vera gel contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness and swelling. It also contains antioxidants that can help protect the skin from free radical damage. What do we mean by that? Free radicals are responsible for breaking down our skin's collagen, resulting in unflattering skin blemishes like wrinkling, dark spots, fine lines and loose, saggy skin, making aloe vera a key anti-aging ingredient.
Aloe vera has long been used for its anti-inflammatory properties, making it the top choice to reduce any skin irritations, redness and even sunburns. Who doesn’t love a cooling and soothing sensation on their skin and body after a long day under the sun?
The best way to take on all the benefits of aloe is to simply apply the fresh plant directly to the affected area and leave it for as long as you’d like, preferably overnight.
If you don’t have access to the Aloe plant, you can find a natural or pure aloe gel at your grocery store. Rule of thumb: If you’re purchasing an aloe vera gel, make sure the ingredients are natural and pure. Apply a thin layer of the gel on your face and leave it on as your moisturizer.
One of Babe Essentials’ best seller is The Cure Aloe Vera Gel, packed with enzymes, Vitamins A and C, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory essential oils that help calm & reduce irritation, acne and breakouts.
Another major essential in the Babe collection is the Aloe Tonic! This is your daily toner, or if you prefer to call it a mist. Spray onto your face, and body to soothe, hydrate, and give extra moisture.Ginger
When we talk about ginger in wellness, we often think about ginger tea or ginger shots, when we feel bloated, or when we want to give our immune system a boost. But have you ever tried incorporating ginger in your body and skincare routine? Guess what? It’s practically the same concept when you apply it topically. One word! ANTI-INFLAMMATION! Want to know more? We’ve got you covered.
Ginger Oil is full of antioxidants like phenolic compounds, which can help protect the skin from environmental damage caused by free radicals. THe high levels of vitamin C play a big role in reducing oxidative stress on the skin and prevents premature aging. THe anti-inflammatory properties of the ginger makes it the perfect ingredient to use when you want to ease your facial redness, or any other inflammation on the skin caused by environmental factors.
Ginger oil can also help improve circulation in the skin, while also stimulating blood flow to the surface of the skin. Why is this relevant you may ask? When blood circulation is properly flowing, you can avoid a dull or tired looking complexion. Instead you’re left with a healthy glow.. Furthermore, its antiseptic properties make it effective against bacteria that may cause breakouts or other issues with bacterial overgrowth on the skin.
If you are looking for the best ginger oil, try the Antidote from Babe Essentials. This oil can be used from head to toe! Yes on your hair, face, and body. Packed with moisturizing properties that help keep your skin hydrated and nourished. Its fatty acids create a protective barrier on your face and body to lock in moisture and prevent dryness or irritation. It also helps boost collagen production which leads to firmer, smoother looking skin over time.Rose Water
Rose water has become a powerful ingredient in skincare, especially on products for sensitive skin. Rose water is known for its calming benefits on the skin. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, rose water can reduce skin redness and puffiness. It is also commonly used to soothe the irritation of acne and rosacea.
What we love about rose water is you can never apply too much. Try our Rose Tonic, and spray onto your face and body when you need extra hydration, moisture, and a relief from skin redness.Cucumber
Cucumber is a natural ingredient that has been used for centuries to soothe and calm irritated skin. Cucumber contains anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants that can help reduce redness and swelling.
To use cucumber for facial redness, cut a fresh cucumber into slices and place them in the refrigerator for a few minutes to cool down. Once they are cool, place the slices on the affected area and leave them on for 10-15 minutes. Repeat this process once or twice a day.Final words
There are so many other powerful ingredients that help soothe irritated skin such as: Chamomile, Oatmeal, One ingredient carrier oils such as: Coconut, Jojoba, Avocado, Apricot Kernel and more.
Facial redness can be a frustrating and uncomfortable condition, but there are natural ingredients that can help reduce redness and soothe irritated skin as mentioned above. We believe in going the natural route.