Redness around the nose has many causes including acne, rosacea, skin allergies, and the common cold.
It can be embarrassing sometimes when it’s captured unflatteringly in photos or when it flares up before you meet your friends or co-workers. But don’t worry about it.
Before you go to your trusted dermatologist, there are a few things you can do at home to get rid of the redness around your nose.
1) Get a humidifier
Redness around the nose can result from dry, irritated skin. An easy solution is to add moisture to your room using a humidifier.
In addition, try to add essential oils like rose, tea tree, and lavender for a pleasant scent and calming effects. Though be aware that some essential oils can trigger allergies or skin irritation.
Whenever you sleep, turn on the humidifier. It will help you relax all night and wake up feeling refreshed.
2) Apply a cold compress
Treating redness around the nose can also be as easy as applying a cold compress on top of the affected area. This helps to reduce its redness and inflammation.
Another tip: the water you use on your face shouldn’t be warm but lukewarm or cold. Also, you can apply chamomile compress, which can be more effective than the usual water compress.
3) Use face moisturizer or tissues
As an alternative to purchasing a humidifier, you can use a face moisturizer instead. This can be a cheaper and more straightforward treatment for redness around your nose.
Make sure that the ingredients listed are suitable for your particular type of skin. You can have oily skin, combination skin, or normal skin.
You can also use moisturizing tissue preferably with vitamin E or aloe vera. They’re both good and gentle for the skin and will effectively work against skin dryness and inflammation.
4) Try a home blue-light treatment
A flushed face and irritated nose can be alleviated by using an LED blue light treatment. The device and mask needed for this are available in cosmetics stores and online.
This can be a great solution for those suffering from skin conditions like rosacea, dermatitis, and sunburn.
The blue light may cause your skin to flake or peel for a certain time, making way for new skin. So you must allow your skin to heal for a few days or more after using the device.