What can cause red and irritated skin? Learn about symptoms, treatments and when to see a doctor

Reddening, itchiness, and discomfort can cause much discomfort when they irritate your skin. Therefore, it’s important to adopt the right daily habits to treat and care for reddened and irritated skin and to use a specific soothing cream.

What are the symptoms of reddened skin?

Reddened skin can be a symptom of certain skin diseases, such as:

In such cases, you need to consult a medical specialist. In certain cases, your skin can also redden from non-pathological causes, such as:

  • Rubbing irritant materials: for example, synthetic fabrics.
  • Unhealthy diet: for example, consuming too much alcohol.
  • Rough mechanical actions: for example, hair removal or shaving.


Causes of skin redness

Once you’ve established the cause, it’s important to recognise the symptoms. The primary symptom is reddening - the most immediate symptom, caused by dilation of your blood vessels. It can be either temporary or persistent. Reddened skin is also often accompanied by:

  • Itchiness
  • Swelling
  • Spots


How to choose a cream that soothes and protects reddened skin

When skin is reddened and irritated, you should choose products that:

  • Are soothing: this will reduce irritation and relieve your skin.
  • Will restore your skin barrier: they should contain fundamental epidermal lipids (ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids) that will help restore your skin barrier
  • Specific: the soothing cream you select should be specific for your skin. Thus, it should be tested on and recommended for sensitive, intolerant, or allergic skin.


Ceramol beta: the ceramol solution for reddened skin

Ceramol has developed a specific line of products for the treatment of various kinds of reddened and irritated skin: Ceramol Beta


The above information is not medical advice. It is given purely as an indication and is not intended as a substitute for professional advice.

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