17 Products That Help Get Rid of Redness On Your Face

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Have you ever woken up, sluggishly walked to the bathroom mirror, looked at your face and saw a red, blotchy face staring back at you? Or how about at the end of a long workout, you’re in the locker room, and your face is so flushed, no amount of cold water seems to make it go away? It’s the worst.

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If you’ve ever wondered how to get rid of redness on your face, you’re not alone. Blotchy, uneven skin is an issue that affects many people—but, fortunately, there are products that can help calm your sensitive skin and reduce redness for good. (Though, you should certainly determine the true, underlying issue of why your face turns red, especially if it’s frequent. It could be rosacea, so check with a dermatologist.)

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Whether you have the occasional red spot or struggle with chronic blotchy skin, we have you covered with 17 products that can help improve your complexion and eliminate redness.

A version of this article was originally published in May 2016.

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STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream

This neutralizing cream is packed with anti-aging peptides, colloidal oatmeal, hydrolyzed collagen, aloe and avocado, and great for rosacea, blemishes, sun damage, age spots and more.

$32 at It Cosmetics

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STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Glossier. Face Exfoliator
Glossier. Face Exfoliator

In three weeks, this product promises to reduce redness and make your skin more even.

$24 at Glossier.

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STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream
Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream

This product will instantly calm your skin's visible redness (by 33 percent!). It's great for rosacea, too.

$29 at Clinique

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STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Mario Badescu Calma Mask
Mario Badescu's Calma Mask
This mask is not only ideal for those with red, irritated skin, but also for more serious skin conditions, like rosacea.

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STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Medik8 Red Alert Serum
Medik8 Red Alert Serum
If you have sensitive skin that's prone to redness and irritation, try this serum. It contains Teprenone, which has the bonus effect of reducing wrinkles, so you're left with smooth, calm skin.

$60 at Medik8
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STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizer
Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizer
The last thing you want to do when combating redness is to slather on a product that will make you break out. Aveeno kept this is mind when they created this moisturizer. Its noncomedogenic lotion promises to deliver results in as little as a week.

$16.99 at Ulta
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STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Dermelect Redness Rehab Rosacea Relief
Dermelect Redness Rehab Rosacea Relief
This product reduces redness while creating a barrier between your skin and the possible environmental triggers, like sun, weather, and pollution.

$42 at Dermelect
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STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Repechage Hydra 4 Mask
Repechage Hydra 4 Mask
Here's another mask worth trying for redness relief. Infused with fresh seaweed and olive leaf extracts, this formula locks in moisture and reduces puffiness and swelling associated with irritated skin.

$33 at Repechage
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STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Glo Soothing Gel Mask
Glo Soothing Gel Mask
This mask contains Rose hip seed oil, vitamin E, and calendula extract to cool and calm angry skin.

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STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Atopalm Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam
Atopalm Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam
Start treating redness first thing in the morning and last thing at night with this cleansing foam. The paraben-free formula is able to remove makeup and pollutants without stripping skin's moisture.

$17.25 at Atopalm
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STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | La Bella Figura Healing Manuka Mask
La Bella Figura Healing Manuka Mask
Many exfoliants can make redness worse, but this mask contains mineral-rich manuka honey and resveratrol concentrated aronia berry, which exfoliate the skin while healing dryness and irritation.

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STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | AHAlife Skin Recovery Formula
AHAlife Skin Recovery Formula
Not only does this brightening treatment diminish the appearance of age spots and acne marks, but it eliminates red splotches.

$66 at AHAlife
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STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Primavera Calming Moisture Cream
Primavera Calming Moisture Cream
This cream rebuilds your skin's moisture barrier, so it can heal. Less irritated skin means more even-toned skin.

$41.39 at Pharmaca
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STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | S5 Skincare Calm Serum
S5 Skincare Calm Serum
This serum delivers both instant redness relief, as well as long-term. Use both morning and night to get rid of chronic blotchiness.

$52.65 at S5 Skincare
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STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Mask
Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Mask
It may seem counterintuitive to use blood to get rid of redness, but the dragon's blood (a plant resin with skincare benefits) in this mask reduces redness and smooths out imperfections.

$58 at Rodial
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STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Rodan + Fields Soothe Sensitive Skin Treatment
Rodan + Fields Soothe Sensitive Skin Treatment
Rodan + Fields offer a whole line of products for red, irritated skin. This particular product neutralizes discoloration immediately with its use of optical filters.

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STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Perricone MD No Makeup Concealer
Perricone MD No Makeup Concealer
Anyone who's suffered from sensitive, irritated skin knows the importance of a good cover-up. This product is able to conceal uneven skin tone while also offering UV protection.

$35 at Perricone MD
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  • STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream
  • STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Glossier. Face Exfoliator
  • STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream
  • STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Mario Badescu Calma Mask
  • STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Medik8 Red Alert Serum
  • STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizer
  • STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Dermelect Redness Rehab Rosacea Relief
  • STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Repechage Hydra 4 Mask
  • STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Glo Soothing Gel Mask
  • STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Atopalm Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam
  • STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | La Bella Figura Healing Manuka Mask
  • STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | AHAlife Skin Recovery Formula
  • STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Primavera Calming Moisture Cream
  • STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | S5 Skincare Calm Serum
  • STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Mask
  • STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Rodan + Fields Soothe Sensitive Skin Treatment
  • STYLECASTER | How to Eliminate Redness | Perricone MD No Makeup Concealer

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