How to calm red skin quickly

The thing with curating the perfect skincare routine is that it takes time to find the products that truly work for you. We’ve all been through the ‘throwing everything on your face until something sticks’ phase, but when it comes to skincare and treatments, more isn’t necessarily better. And, if you’re suffering from red skin, often known as rosacea, you’ll be all too familiar with this. 

If your skin is on the sensitive side, the path to glass-like glowing skin might be slightly trickier. But, the good news is that it is still achievable. The aim of the game here is to not p***** off your skin too much! And, how do you do that you might be asking? Try to avoid piling on every product you can get your hands on. We’re all too familiar with Tik Tok skinfluencers and we’re here to tell you to put your phone down and stick with what you know, works for you!

In order to reduce signs of redness and minimise rosacea, the key is to rely on clinical results. And, at the end of the day, an effective skincare regime, paired with hard-working in-clinic treatments is your ticket to beautiful glowing skin. 

So if you’re looking for a way to calm red skin quickly, here’s a brief overview of what we will be covering in this how-to guide. 

But first, what causes skin redness?

What’s the difference between redness and rosacea?

How to calm red skin quickly?

How to avoid skin redness

The best treatments for calming red skin

Finding the right treatment at Caci

Let’s get started!

But first, what causes skin redness?

We’ve all probably  experienced red skin at some point in our lives. However, there are a number of underlying causes that bring on a sudden hot flash. These involve the usual suspects; sunburn, allergies or maybe you just went a bit too hard at the gym. These aren’t usually cause for alarm and are, mostly, part of everyday life. 

However, rosacea is a persistent skin condition where you can visibly see blood vessels on the face and this requires specific treatment. If you are suffering from rosacea, we’ve got the lowdown on how you can try to tackle this. 

What’s the difference between redness and rosacea?

Not all skin redness is made equal, and the occasional skin redness is not likely a sign you have rosacea. However, it may be time to seek professional help if you're struggling with persistent redness. You’ve got a few options here, you can speak with your GP, or dermatologist or even head to your closed Caci clinic for some advice.

As we age, our skin undergoes its own evolution process. Depending on internal and external factors such as stress, sun exposure, and hormonal changes these can manifest in different ways for different people. For some, this may be skin inflammation in the form of rosacea. 

Rosacea is a chronic condition that usually appears between the ages of 30-60. Most people who suffer report persistent facial redness, which comes and goes depending on skin-stressors. For some, it worsens in winter, and for others certain skin products, medications or diet can contribute to flare-ups. But there are steps you can take to treat and reduce its intensity. 

How to calm red skin quickly? 

If you’re suffering from rosacea, it’s likely you’re wanting to see results - fast. In this quest, you’ve probably tried everything and anything under the sun to calm the skin. But, this can sometimes aggravate your skin further. 

First things first, review your current skincare routine and ensure it doesn’t include any aggravating ingredients. Instead, opt for soothing ingredients made for sensitive skin. Gels are soothing in form and function, which makes them a great alternative for those who don’t want a thicker texture. Try the Murad Nutrient-Charged WaterGel for instant relief that will keep your skin feeling hydrated and nourished. 

As always, be cautious when it comes to quick fixes, and always take skin advice from a credible source. If you’ve been seeking treatment advice on the internet it’s likely you’ve stumbled upon a plethora of products claiming to be the “best serum for red skin - hands down!”. It’s always a bit alarming when there are so many products saying the same thing about themselves - hmm?

The best course of action is to seek out advice from professionals that truly know their stuff. So, why not speak to one of our lovely skin experts at Caci who can formulate a personalised treatment plan? 

How to avoid skin redness 

Like most skin concerns, there is no one size fits all approach to fixing or avoiding it. However, there are a few hard and fast rules which everyone who suffers from redness should adhere to.

Ensure you always wear sunscreen 

Everyone should be wearing sunscreen at all times, but if you suffer from redness this is even more crucial to avoid flare-ups. Sunscreen is a great way to protect the skin barrier, which can help to ward away any unwanted redness. We love the Murad City Broad Spectrum with an SPF rating of 50. This product is 100% mineral and is indoor and outdoor SPF that shields against blue light damage.

Don’t over-exfoliate

Exfoliating is a fab addition to any skincare regime, but if your skin is sensitive it’s important not to overdo it. If you’re using active ingredients such as AHAs and BHAs try minimising the contact these have with your skin to avoid aggravation. We recommend exfoliating 2-3 times weekly, have you tried our Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser?

Eat a balanced diet

Be mindful of what is triggering your redness, this may come from diet or environmental factors so try keeping a diary of when they occur and try to distinguish a common denominator. 

The best treatments for calming red skin

With all skin conditions, the best plan of action is always to combine tailored at-home products with in-clinic treatments. At Caci, there are numerous treatments specifically designed to treat signs of redness on the face. Here are our top picks: 

Sonophoresis skin infusion

The sonophoresis skin infusion is a blissfully relaxing treatment that also works to calm your skin. This non-invasive treatment is suitable for almost all skin types, including sensitive skin. Using sound waves to infuse antioxidants and hydrating skincare ingredients deep into the dermis of the skin. This process reduces redness and leaves you with a smoother skin tone and even texture. 


LED light therapy

LED light therapy is also a soothing treatment with no downtime. Using a combination of blue and red light, LED light therapy works to calm the skin, while also stimulating the skin’s natural regeneration process. The red light is especially beneficial for those who suffer from redness, as it works to enhance the skin’s natural defence mechanisms which speed up healing and even skin tone.

Photo Rejuvenation 

Photo rejuvenation is a more advanced treatment that helps to reduce pigmentation and redness by treating broken capillaries, red veins and minor vascular issues. This pulsed light treatment also works to reduce signs of ageing by targeting pigmentation and sunspots. It stimulates collagen production too! We have seen some amazing transformations in all areas (not necessarily just for the face!) just after 1 treatment of Photo Rejuvenation. 

x2 skin conditioning facials
x2 Photo-Rejuvenation treatments

Treatment: Photo-Rejuvenation on hands after 1 treatment.


Hydradermabrasion is one of those treatments that can assist with almost any skin concern. With a wealth of added benefits, this multi-tasking treatment deeply cleanses, exfoliates and stimulates skin through an active detox solution. Using the Skinsmiths Detox Serum, which is infused with calming ingredients such as green tea extract, aloe and chamomile it’s like kryptonite for aggravated skin. 

Finding the right treatment at Caci 

So, there you have it, our top tips for treating red skin quickly. We understand that skin redness can really affect your confidence, so it’s important that you have all the necessary information to tackle this. Put our advice into action and say hello to happy, healthy skin.  If you’re ready to take a results-driven approach to your red skin, book a free consultation at your nearest Caci to get personalised advice with no strings attached.