How to Get Rid of Redness from Acne? [5 Stages]


The skin of a person has many pores that contain specialized sebaceous glands. These glands are important in secreting sebum that is responsible for making our skin feel and look smooth.

how to get rid of redness from acne

However, there are those times when the sebum might be secreted in excess. This will cause the sebum to be infected by bacteria present on the skin.

The result will be clogging of the numerous pores on the skin. This infection by bacteria is what will cause acne to occur on the skin. The swelling of the inflamed skin is what can cause the redness. Here are a few tips on how to get rid of redness from acne.

5 Stages: How to Get Rid of Redness from Acne?

Acne is a concern for most women, in different of age groups, and among unwanted the effects of acne breakouts are redness. I want to share with you with 5 easy, efficient stage of how to get rid of redness from acne with  homemade and natural treatments.

[1] Stage one

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This is a home method that any person can use in removing the redness from acne. Apply a small quantity around the pimple that is causing the inflammation. Make sure that you implement the toothpaste while going to bed.

People might start wondering what is wrong with you walking around with toothpaste on your face. Leave the toothpaste applied on the spot overnight. Use the regular toothpaste as the gel-based toothpaste is not that effective. No much difference will be noticed by using it.[clear]

[2] Stage two

best face wash for acneThis stage is done early in the morning. Start by washing your face with a mild cleanser, which will help in removing the toothpaste gently off your face. Some people are always rough when washing their face. There is no need to scrub your face hard as it will not remove the pimple immediately.

By removing the toothpaste, it will help in clearing any bacteria and oils that might have accumulate overnight. Finally, gently dry your face using a towel so that the pimple is not disturbed or poked.[clear]

[3] Stage three

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During this stage, it is all about clearing the redness now at the affected area. Ice packs are common in every household and that is what will be used for this stage.

Apply an ice pack on the affected area for close to 10 minutes. Make sure that the ice pack is wrapped in a cloth or towel. Without the use of a protective cloth, it is likely that the ice pack will leave a burning ice effect on that particular place.

The use of an ice pack is to help constrict the blood vessels from making the spot on your face look red.[clear]

[4] Stage four

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Sometimes the pimple might feel painful; it is now time to introduce Aspirin on how to get rid of redness from acne.

If you have a few tablets, crush one pill until it forms a powder or just buy the powder form Aspirin. Continue to mix the Aspirin with four drops of water.

Go ahead and apply the paste to the affected area. The work of the aspirin is to reduce the swelling and inflammation.[clear]

[5] Stage five

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It is now time to apply a spot treatment cream. Such creams will have ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide that will reduce the chances of getting acne anytime soon.[clear]

The above method is a natural way on how to get rid of redness from acne. The method is efficient and leaves you with a smooth and healthy skin.

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