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Get rid of red skin

I have red skin next to my nose, my cheecks and under my bottom lip. Right now I am trying azelaic acid to get rid of it, but maybe there is something better to use.

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Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser Krave Beauty - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser
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AHA-BHA-PHA 30Days Miracle Toner Some By Mi - AHA-BHA-PHA 30Days Miracle Toner
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Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
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Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser Krave Beauty - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser
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AHA-BHA-PHA 30Days Miracle Toner Some By Mi - AHA-BHA-PHA 30Days Miracle Toner
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Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
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AHA, BHA, PHA 30 Days Miracle Cream Some By Mi - AHA, BHA, PHA 30 Days Miracle Cream
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I use SkinCeuticals epidermal repair. I find that works very well.

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Thanks for the help :)

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If the red skin is chronic and from small broken blood vessels it can be removed with laser treatments, sorry to say. This can happen due to sun damage or just be hereditary, especially if you have thin skin. I have chronically rosy cheeks and this is what my dermatologist told me. Maybe you are trying to gradually exfoliate it away? Using chemical exfoliants twice a day every day could be adding to the redness. I know if I did that to my face it would be very red and irritated. I use chemical exfoliants twice a week unless my skin is irritated in which case I use them once or skip that week. I would recommend you not always use that Some By Mi toner and switch it out for a witch hazel toner because witch hazel contracts the blood vessels in the face making it less likely for ruptures to occur and it mildly reduces the redness you already have. Also look into ways to remove makeup and cleanse the face that do not involve rubbing or scrubbing like micellar water and be very gentle don’t press or rub your face.

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Hey

Thanks for your help :)

Do you mean thayers witch hazel?

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Any way you can see a dermatologist to determine if you indeed have what might be rosacea? I do, and the areas of redness correspond (T-zone + cheeks). If so, azelaic acid at 15% would likely be part of your prescription. All suggestions for treating redness (nose/cheeks/chin areas) will follow from this diagnosis. If you have rosacea, the goal will be to prevent progression with treatment like azelaic acid as well as prevention. The biggest trigger for me is direct heat - from sun, fireplaces, lights, a rise in core body temp. If you have rosacea (or even if you don't), I'd definitely use the azelaic acid, PLUS add sunscreen to your skin care routine. The least irritating is mineral based. I find any product with zinc is soothing. I use The Ordinary's sunblock with antioxidants, as well as Blue Lizard mineral for sensitive skin (I don't like the gel based one though). Both are affordable options and wear well under my makeup. Also, if you have rosacea, educate yourself about triggers, learn yours and start avoiding them where possible. As for suncreens/blocks, the YouTube influencers have tons of "Best of ..." vids on product options. Hope this helps.

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