Reddened skin, the most effective remedies

Reddened skin, the most effective remedies

Our skin can become red for many different causes from insect bites, to irritation, from sunburn to cold redness. Let’s see some natural remedies to soothe the skin and heal our red skin.


Atmospheric agents can be the primary cause of epidermal reactivity and possible redness: sun, wind, cold shock the skin if not protected.

Red skin can be a consequence, typically summer, of the sun’s rays that can cause skin burns . Redness can also occur during the winter due to cold air hitting the face, causing dehydration.

The skin problems are really many and derive from other types of irritation, from itchy rashes or from insect bites .
Whatever the cause of red skin there are natural remedies to relieve redness and relieve the epidermis.

Aloe vera gel

Aloe vera gel is a gelatinous substance obtained from the heart of the leaves of the plant. It has many eudermic properties to rebalance the epidermal tissue.

Aloe vera is able to soothe and relieve burns and irritations of various kinds. It boasts an effective healing action favoring the healing of any micro-lesions present.

The topical use of this gel refreshes the skin and thanks to its moisturizing, antiseptic, healing and soothing properties it reduces redness and facilitates the healing of the epidermis.

An effect to always be counted is the possibility that, in the case of deep sunburn, it may at the time of application accentuate the redness on the surface: it is actually disinfecting the deeper layers and conveying excess heat to the outside.

Adding 1 or 2 drops of tea tree essential oil makes the solution antiseptic, disinfects the part in case the redness is caused by forms of mycosis or by bacterial erythema.


Calendula extract

Marigold is a herbaceous plant that produces intense orange flower heads very similar to the shape of the daisy.

This flower contains effective active ingredients to counteract skin irritations. It has soothing, anti-inflammatory, emollient and healing properties .

On the market you can find various formulations based on calendula: extracted in vegetable oil, calendula oleolite , or in a creamy solution

Both are widely used to respond to red skin conditions and can be applied to the affected area at least 2 times a day.

If the redness is caused by sunburn or flame , it is advisable to cool the skin in order to restore the temperature before application ; oil-based products should not be used if the skin is still warm.

Topical use of calendula oil or cream is also indicated for diaper rash in young children.

Hypericum oil

Hypericum is another plant from which an oleolite with eudermic properties is extracted. It is mainly indicated for burns but also for other skin problems such as dermatitis , psoriasis , flaking, itchy irritations and insect bites.

St. John’s wort oil is used as a disinfectant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, healing agent and has an effective re- epithelizing effect in case of injuries.

Hypericum is also used for couperose problems and applied as an after-sun soothing product. But be careful, it can generate photosensitizing effect, this means that it is not recommended to expose yourself to the sun during the period in which hypericum-based products are used , as skin discoloration could occur.

Helichrysum extract

Helichrysum is a flower of the asteraceae family like calendula and grows spontaneously throughout Italy. Its yellow-colored flower heads are rich in active ingredients that are also extracted in this case in oleolite.

The helichrysum has soothing, astringent, emollient, healing, antibacterial properties , indicated for skin problems but also purifying properties, in fact it is a natural antihistamine , a draining and an effective expectorant.

The topical use of helichrysum oil or helichrysum essential oil is indicated in dermatitis such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, herpes and other skin inflammations. Helichrysum is also indicated in case of keloids and scars , as it has regenerative properties of the skin

Helichrysum oil can be applied several times a day on reddened skin and this remedy is useful in the winter period in case of cold resulting in numbness and chilblains on the extremities of the hands and feet.



Mallow is a plant with soft, hairy palmate or heart-shaped leaves and 5-petalled pink flowers with purplish veins. This plant is an ancient natural remedy for both internal and external use.

In some peasant recipes it is said that its leaves and flowers were eaten because they are known as remedies with anti-inflammatory, soothing, healing and emollient properties aimed above all towards the internal mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract.

These properties are also expressed for topical use: the mallow leaves can be used for compresses on reddened skin.
The preparation of the pack is done by macerating or crushing the fresh leaves and applying the pack with a gauze on the reddened skin area.

The mucilages present in the mallow leaf are able to soothe redness thanks to the formation of a protective film that covers the part, refresh and preserve the area from any external agents and promote healing thanks to their healing and anti-inflammatory properties.

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