Question: What can I do to reduce redness from hot flashes?

by Tracey on March 6, 2017

A hot flash/flush is the appearance of redness which occurs when a trigger such as stress, sun exposure, spicy food, alcohol causes the temperature in your skin to rise resulting in the blood vessel under your skin dilating. This is a common symptom in menopausal women and rosacea-sufferers, and can be uncomfortable as the sensation of intense heat appears on their face.   If you do suffer from hot flashes/flushes, it is highly recommended by the National Rosacea Society for you to keep a trigger diary to identify what you’re reacting to, so you can effectively manage your condition.

When searching for the most suitable skincare options to help with your symptoms, I would advise you to look at your serums and moisturisers.  Ingredients such as vitamin C (in the stable form), Green tea, vitamin A, and hyaluronic acid, protect against environmental stress. They also heal the capillaries which allows for a reduction in redness, and they hydrate the skin to prevent flaking and soreness.

3 Top Daily Tips to reduce sensitivity:

Only use lukewarm water when carrying out your skincare regime

Apply products with a light touch

Wear a physical broad-spectrum sunscreen

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