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What Causes Red Skin (and How to Fix It with Handcrafted Skin Care)

What Causes Red Skin (and How to Fix It)

If you're dealing with red skin, it may be more than just a fluke and could point to common skin conditions. In other cases, red skin may signal a more serious medical issue. The treatment could be as simple as handcrafted skin care solutions that are free from irritants, dyes, and allergens. Or you may need a doctor to diagnose the problem and prescribe antibiotics and other appropriate interventions. 

Not sure where to start? Here are the causes of red skin and how to deal with it. 

Allergic Reaction

Allergic reactions to something in your daily life creates red, itchy skin. It could be shampoo or hair dye making contact with your face. However, it's more likely an issue with your skin care products. It's common for manufacturers to include fragrances, dyes, and parabens to extend their shelf life. Instead, use handcrafted skin care to reduce the redness and stop irritations before they start.

Using Poor Skin Care Products

We’ve already touched on how dyes, parabens, and fragrances irritate your skin. However, there's more to consider with skin care products. Many options on the market are not appropriate for sensitive skin or combination skin. Or they contain too much retinol and anti-aging ingredients that lead to redness. Although it's necessary to use the best ingredients possible that impact your skin, they must be used with the right balance and produced appropriately.

J Sanchez offers handcrafted skin care that's appropriate for all skin types. We create moisturizers, eye creams, and moisturizing serums that focus on hydration, blocking out pollution, improving skin tone and texture, and stopping free radicals. Our patients with rosacea can also use it without aggravating their symptoms.


If you've noticed your skin gets red or flushed easily, you may have rosacea. Over time, the condition can linger or fail to disappear and cause embarrassment and frustration. The cause of rosacea is unknown but is likely complicated by an overactive immune system, genetics, and the environmental conditions around you.

Many of our patients and customers say anti-aging products with retinol bother their skin. Rosacea cannot be cured, but you can limit flare-ups by focusing on the right handcrafted skin care products. Our products are the first truly effective, clinic-grade, anti-aging skin care system for sensitive, rosacea-prone skin. We use a blend of anti-aging peptides, antioxidants, natural emollients, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, collagen peptide, hyaluronic acid, and 15 moisturizers. 

Using Cheap Cosmetics

Not all inexpensive cosmetics are problematic, but they likely contain more parabens and harsh chemicals than higher quality options. Give your cosmetics an upgrade or do some thorough research on which affordable options are okay for your skin. 

Beyond choosing appropriate makeup, make sure to thoroughly remove it and clean your face every night with a handcrafted skin care option and moisturizer. Leaving on makeup can trap dirt, oil, and bacteria, leading to further skin redness.


If you can't figure out the cause of your red skin, the culprit could be stress. Heightened stress can wreak havoc on your digestion and immune system and lead to an imbalance of gut bacteria. Also known as dysbiosis, the issue can ultimately lead to red patches on your skin. You may also experience an upset stomach, constipation, and bloating, among other symptoms. 

If the issue persists, it's essential to see your doctor, who may prescribe an antibiotic or other medication. Dysbiosis also contributes to skin disorders, including rosacea, eczema, and acne, which can benefit from gentle handcrafted skin care products. 


Psoriasis causes red, itchy, scaly patches on your scalp, chest, elbows, or knees. The skin condition is thought to be caused by an immune system problem that causes the skin to regenerate too fast. Psoriasis can be triggered by an infection, like strep throat. A cut or a bad sunburn can also trigger psoriasis to flare up. 

Beyond skin issues, psoriasis can also cause swollen and stiff joints or lead to protein and fluid loss. Treatment may include topical ointments, medications, and the removal of painful scales. Visit your doctor if you suspect you have psoriasis. 

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis creates red, rashy skin. It can appear oily or dry, and scaly. Although the condition usually affects your scalp, it can cause red patches on your face, eyebrows, eyelids, and chest. 

Seborrheic Dermatitis usually affects your scalp; it can cause red patches on your face, eyebrows, eyelids, and chest. You may need a combination of special shampoo, a gentle handcrafted skin care cleanser, or prescription medicine to tackle the problem and get your skin back to normal. The condition also requires a diagnosis and treatment plan by a board-certified Dermatologist.

Sunburn Susceptibility

Chances are you know when you overdid it outdoors over the weekend and ended up with a sunburn. However, sunburns can also be caused by poor skin care or even prescription products that make you prone to sunburn. Too much retinol, AHAs, and hydroquinone are often culprits for sunburn susceptibility. 

If you're on a prescribed product, let your doctor know about any skin discomfort or redness. You should also check your cleansing and moisturizing products. They likely have too many ingredients that leave your skin sensitive to the sun. Instead, reach for handcrafted skin care designed to soothe and protect your skin.


If you have disc-shaped sores on your face or scalp, you may have chronic cutaneous lupus. The condition can lead to red skin, scars, and long-term changes in skin color. Other types of lupus, including subacute cutaneous and acute cutaneous, can cause redness and rashes that resemble a sunburn.

Lupus may be caused by genetics or your environment that triggers flare-ups. Your doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs and other medications. Avoiding triggers and not further aggravating your skin may also help reduce symptoms.


Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition with rashes, scaly patches, blisters, dry skin, redness, and skin infections. The disease is caused by immune system activity, genetics, stress, and your environment. When you have eczema, it's not uncommon to react to skin irritants and allergens found in everyday products. 

Eczema can be mild or severe and may require dermatologist-prescribed creams, ointments, steroids, and antihistamines. You may also need a gentle handcrafted skin care routine free from parabens, dyes, and irritants.

Next Steps

Take the next step in exercising quality handcrafted skin care with our small batch selection of products. J. Sanchez Skin Care carefully curates high-quality ingredients to create small-batch products in Miami. Choose our Radiance Eye Cream, Radiance Moisturizer, and Radiance Serum to treat your skin to the care it deserves. Browse all of our products here.

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