Having a pale complexion definitely has it’s disadvantages. Not having the ability to tan naturally, the struggle of finding a light enough foundation and my ‘favourite’ one of them all- serious redness. Whether its after a run, a hot shower or a chilly afternoon, nine times out of 10, my face will be flushed. And although I have accepted that there is no permanent solutions, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help reduce the redness.

Avene Moisturiser- When it comes to reducing the overall redness in your skin, it can often be majorly helped by skincare. This moisturiser by Avene quickly calms and hydrates sensitive skin while at the same time reducing redness. This product is a serious skin saviour in the winter when my face is in need of some serious tlc. It is easily accessible from any Boots or Lloyds Pharmacy Stores.

Botanics Organic Toning Spritz- You might have seen me rave about this product on my review of the Botanics brand a couple of weeks ago. And I’m still as obssesed now as I was then. The toner instantly soothes and revitalises the skin therefore reducing redness. If your looking for a quick solution to calm your skin throughout the day, I would highly recommend this product.

Skin Correcting Primers- Using a coloured primer will instantly make the skin appear more balanced and even. While I do not currently own any, in the past I have tried the Smashbox Colour Correcting Primer which was amazing for immediately reducing the redness in my skin. I have heard a few mixed reviews on this product though, so I would definitely go sample the primer before buying the full thing.

Corrective Concealer- I used to believe that all these coloured concealers were just a gimmick- a way of big companies to squeeze even more money out of us. But I was very wrong. I recently tried the Loreal Infalliable palette which is an immediate fix and is super affordable. It comes with 5 colour correcting shades, all with separate purposes. I apply the green concealer on any blemishes or red patches and it instantly blurs out the redness. The formula of the concealers are super creamy and blend into the skin super easily. A little bit definitely goes a long way with this product as each concealer is extremely pigmented.

Loreal True Match Foundation- When covering redness, one of my go to foundations is Loreal’s True Match. Their shade options are immensely good and in fact match 98% of the UK’s skin tones. I use the shade ‘Golden Beige’ which is yellow toned therefore helps diffuse any redness.

Loreal Infalliable Powder-  I usually never use any powder when doing my everyday makeup as I like to keep my makeup as natural and simple as possible. However, on days when no other products will work, this powder by Loreal covers any imperfections with just one tap. It is super high coverage so be careful when applying as too much product can cake up the face and highlight pores.

I hope you found this post helpful and let me know in the comments below if you have any tips for dealing with facial redness.

Love, Katie X



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