How To Reduce Skin Redness

Whether it’s an occasional flush or chronic irritation, skin redness is a common concern for many Australian men. The first step to reducing skin redness is to understand what causes it. 

In this blog we’ll break down the main causes of skin redness and outline how you can take steps to reduce redness by tackling it at the source. 

What is skin redness? 

Skin redness is exactly what it sounds like – a flushing or reddening of the skin. It can be temporary or chronic and is brought about by the dilation of blood vessels near the skin’s surface through factors such as inflammation, irritation, sunburn and windburn.  

Sensitive skin, which refers to skin that is more reactive than the norm, is particularly prone to redness. In such cases, managing redness will require you to avoid irritants and choose your skincare carefully.    

What causes skin redness?  

The exact causes of skin redness vary, but some of the most common causes include: 

Sensitive skin – men are just as likely as women to have naturally sensitive skin, so be sure to skip the harsh products and alcohol-based aftershave if you’ve noticed your skin gets irritated easily. 

Sun damage – sunburn is an obvious cause of facial redness, but this cause might escape your notice in the colder months when the damage is more subtle. Remember that UV radiation affects the skin year-round, so be sure to wear sunscreen daily. 

Shaving – razor burn and ingrown hairs commonly lead to redness. To minimise irritation, use a sharp razor and apply a soothing moisturiser afterwards. 

Dryness – redness from skin dryness can be caused by factors such as cold weather, harsh soaps and taking too-hot showers. Build up your skin’s protective barrier by applying hydrating and moisturising products. 

Congestion – many forms of redness are caused by pimples and skin congestion, which may be made worse by shaving. Prioritise clarifying and mattifying products, and remember to talk to your doctor if your acne is severe. 

Rosacea – rosacea is a chronic skin condition that is characterised by more severe or persistent facial redness and visible blood vessels. If you suspect you might have rosacea, consult your GP or a dermatologist. 

Eczema – eczema is another chronic skin condition that causes redness accompanied by itchiness, flaking and inflamed patches. If you have eczema, consult your GP or a dermatologist to discuss options for ongoing management.  

Skin redness can be a frustrating experience for many Australian men. Once you have ruled out more serious potential causes of redness that require a trip to the doctor to manage properly, you can start to think about which skincare products will be best for reducing skin redness.  

Skincare for reducing skin redness 

Skincare that aims to reduce skin redness should prioritise suitability for sensitive skin types and contain a range of gentle and soothing ingredients. 

At Liberty Belle Rx, our Bromance line was made with the needs of Australian men in mind. We offer a number of products that are specifically formulated to reduce skin redness.  

Step 1: BROMANCE® Cleanser 

Best for: All skin types, but particularly redness related to congestion and sensitive skin. 

Choose between our Bromance Fresh Tea and Bromance Fresh Mint cleansers. Both products contain ingredients with antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to clarify, clean and refresh the skin without stripping it.  

Use every morning and evening to enjoy the full hydrating and anti-redness benefits of Bromance Cleanser. 

Step 2: BROMANCE® Day Gel  

Best for: Redness related to sensitive skin and congestion 

Ideal for post-shave application, this oil-free, high-performance gel is supercharged with antioxidants such as Vitamin C to protect men’s skin from environmental damage and pollutants during the day. The formula is water-based and contains Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol and Niacinamide for deep hydration and skin barrier protection. Anti-Redness Complex and Zinc work to calm and soothe the skin, addressing the appearance of redness and softening facial hair regrowth to minimise irritation and prickly stubble. 

Apply in the morning after cleansing and shaving. 

Step 3: BROMANCE® Day Cream  

Best for: Redness related to dryness, damage and ageing. 

This essential moisturiser contains antioxidants such as oil-soluble Vitamin C to help mitigate the effects of sun damage. The formula is deeply hydrating and rich in ceramides to provide an additional protective lipid layer to the skin for improved barrier performance. Anti-Redness Complex and Zinc address the appearance of redness and work to soothe and calm the skin post-shave, providing the additional benefit of softening facial hair regrowth to minimise irritation and prickly stubble. It also contains Collagen Peptide and Bakuchiol to address the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making this an ideal all-rounder cream. 

Apply in the morning after cleansing and shaving. 

Remember that you should always patch test new skincare. This step is especially important if you have sensitive skin. Apply a small amount to the inner wrist and wait 24 hours. If there is no reaction, that’s your green light to use the product as normal. 

If you have any further questions about BROMANCE® skincare, or to discuss other options for under-eye bags, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 03 9826 9988. Our friendly dermal clinicians will be happy to answer any questions you have.