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How To Get Rid of Redness on the Face

How To Get Rid of Redness on the Face

July 1, 2024

How To Get Rid of Redness on the Face

Millions of people around the world suffer with varying levels of redness on the face, but it can be frustrating to deal with on a daily basis. Whether it's due to genetics, environmental factors, or skin conditions like rosacea, facial redness can affect self-confidence and overall well-being, even if it presents itself in short bursts.

We understand that it isn’t always about the way it looks, but that facial redness can be uncomfortable to live with too; which is why we want to support those who suffer with it with advice on the best way to reduce it.

What causes facial redness?

There are all kinds of reasons why you may suffer from facial redness, and each case will be unique to each individual. However, there are some causes that are more common, including:


Some individuals are more likely than others to have a more rosy complexion due to their genetic makeup. General redness in the face (without symptoms like uneven skin texture, pimples or dryness) is often harmless, but it can still be an inconvenience for those who prefer a more even skin tone.

Environmental triggers

Being exposed to harsh weather conditions such as strong wind, cold, or excessive heat can irritate the skin and lead to redness for many people. People may also be unaware that central heating and air conditioning can also make facial redness worse, so bear this in mind when trying to identify your personal triggers.

Skin conditions

For more long-term cases of facial redness, conditions like rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis can cause persistent redness and inflammation on the face. These conditions often require specialised treatment to manage symptoms effectively, and should always be checked with a GP if you have concerns. 

Facial thread veins

Thread veins on the face, also known as spider veins or broken capillaries, are tiny blood vessels that become visible near the surface of the skin. They can appear as fine red or purple lines and contribute to facial redness, particularly in areas like the cheeks and nose.  

How to reduce redness on face: tips and techniques

Although not all types of redness on the face can be treated to remove it permanently, there are some things you can try to help reduce the appearance of the redness.

Use a gentle skincare routine

When using skincare, make sure you only use gentle, fragrance-free skincare products formulated for sensitive skin. We always recommend that you avoid harsh exfoliants and alcohol-based toners, as these can make redness worse and cause extreme irritation.

Prepare your skin for harsh weather

Wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily is recommended for everyone, especially those who suffer from facial redness. Make sure to use a moisturiser to maintain skin hydration and strengthen the skin barrier, which will help to protect it from other harsh weather conditions and some environmental triggers.

Try gentle cooling techniques for a temporary fix

Applying a cold compress or chilled cucumber slices to the face can help constrict blood vessels and reduce redness temporarily. We advise that you avoid extreme temperatures, as excessive cold or heat can worsen redness.

Consider your diet-related triggers

Certain foods and drinks, such as spicy foods, alcohol, and caffeine, can trigger facial flushing and make redness worse. If you know your triggers, consider limiting your intake of them and instead ensure you have a balanced diet rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods.

Maintain your stress levels

Did you know that stress is also a common trigger for facial redness for many? Practising stress-reduction techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga can help keep redness at bay. 

Treating spider veins causing facial redness

For many people, addressing underlying issues such as facial thread veins will be the answer to reducing redness in the face once and for all. 

Say goodbye to facial redness with Dr Newmans Clinic

At Dr Newmans Clinic, we offer advanced procedures designed to target and eliminate spider veins on the face, restoring a clear, even complexion. 

Here are some of the treatments we provide:


Also known as 'Thermavein', Veinwave is a form of thermal coagulation, where a precisely-targeted source of heat is used to seal, collapse, and gently remove the damaged veins. It’s highly effective, and delivers far better outcomes than laser treatments, which risk discolouration or damaging your skin.


This minimally invasive procedure involves injecting a sclerosing solution directly into the affected veins, causing them to collapse and fade from view. Sclerotherapy is highly effective for treating thread veins on the face and body.

Customised treatment plans to reduce facial redness caused by spider veins

At Dr Newmans Clinic, our team of experienced practitioners will conduct a thorough evaluation of your skin condition and develop a customised treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and goals. We prioritise patient safety and satisfaction, ensuring that you receive the highest quality care throughout your treatment journey, and we’ll always advise you on whether treating spider veins is right for you. 

Facial redness can be a constant source of frustration, but with the right approach, it's possible to achieve a clearer, more confident complexion, even with just a few minor lifestyle changes. If you’re unsure if you're dealing with genetic redness, redness caused by environmental triggers, or facial thread veins, we advise you speak with your GP for specialist advice

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