How To Prevent Red Cheeks This Winter

January 10, 2018

Would it not be amazing if you could prevent red cheeks in winter? The good news is that there are things you can do. There are a number of solutions you can try to have beautiful skin even in harsh winter conditions.

What Can Be Done To Prevent Red Cheeks?

Moisturize Your Skin Properly

When you face extreme temperatures in winter they can have a negative effect on your skin. Your body’s response to the cold temperature is to rush blood to your face in order to regulate the temperature. This can result in visible redness and appearance of flushing on your face. Prolonged exposure can make the condition worse. Therefore it is very important to prep your skin with a good moisturizer. Look out for one that contains ceramides because they mimic the skin's natural lipid barrier, and hyaluronic acid, which helps to lock in water.

Try A Hydrating Facial

In order to prevent red cheeks in winter you may want to opt for a hydrating facial. This can aid in preparing your skin for the harsh winter conditions. Our hydrating facial will cleanse, exfoliate and stimulate circulation. It will also open up pores as well as soften and oxygenate your skin. This process will add much needed moisture to your skin and help to prevent red cheeks when you step outside in the cold winter weather.

Winter Conditions Can Aggravate Rosacea Symptoms

If you have followed all the recommended steps to prevent red cheeks, but still suffer from the condition you may be dealing with Rosacea. Rosacea categorizes itself as a chronic skin condition that most often affects the areas of the face. Its symptoms appear as: redness, pimples, swelling, and dilated blood vessels. At IGBeauty, we have had excellent results treating Rosacea symptoms with the IPL laser technology. This treatment targets and minimizes pigment and redness issues due to Rosacea.

Other Skin Care Habits That Contribute To Red Cheeks

There are other skin care habits that can contribute to developing red cheeks in winter. Most people pay little attention to how they wash their face. Ensure that you always wash your face with only warm water. Avoid using hot water as it can cause your skin to dry out. We also recommend that you avoid using harsh cleansers and only use natural oil and glycerin soaps. Harsh ingredients in facial washes can cause unnecessary skin irritation and can further aggravate certain skin conditions. They may also cause more skin allergies.

It is best to avoid products that contain fragrance, alcohol, witch hazel, menthol, peppermint, eucalyptus oil or clove oil. Instead look for products with glycyrrhizinate (derived from licorice) which helps to control redness and flushing and is an effective anti-inflammatory moisturizer. Other great ingredients to keep an eye for include: turmeric, white tea extract, cucumber, ginger and Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate.

In order to prevent red cheeks in winter ensure you moisturize your skin well. You can also opt for some help in the form of a hydrating facial. Make sure you avoid harsh chemicals. When dealing with skin conditions like Rosacea it may be best to seek out our trained skin care professionals. They can assess your situation and recommend a treatment that’s right for you.

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