You do your best to take care of your skin, but there will always be times when things go awry, and you find yourself dealing with an unpleasant issue. Redness around the nose is a skin problem that occurs most often in the winter when your skin is already dry or chapped, but it can happen at other times of year as well. In some cases, you can throw on a little bit of extra concealer, but it’s always best to identify the underlying cause of the problem and tackle it head-on.
If you notice the skin around your nose becoming red, know that it is happening for a reason. The redness around nose skin can become inflamed for many different reasons. Your skin reacts to your diet, your environment, and your skincare routine in ways you may not be able to predict. Before slathering on another layer of foundation or concealer, ask yourself why your skin is turning red and see if you can find a way to deal with the issue more directly.
In this article, we’ll help you answer the question, “why is my nose always red?” plus we’ll give you our expert tips for reducing and preventing a red nose.
What Causes Redness Around the Nose?
Your skin is the largest organ in the body, and it is designed to protect you. As your body’s first line of defense, however, your skin takes a beating and sometimes it shows it. Redness around the nose is often a sign that your skin is a little worse for wear.
Redness around the nose is more likely to develop in the winter when your skin is already dry and maybe a little chapped. Other causes of redness include the following:
- Rosacea – A chronic skin condition that causes redness and flushing, rosacea, unfortunately, has no cure. There are certain treatments and products, however, that can reduce redness caused by rosacea.
- Acne – A bad acne breakout can make the skin around your nose turn red and become inflamed, especially if you keep picking at it. It’s best to apply an acne treatment and leave it be.
- Perioral Dermatitis – This is a kind of rash that forms around the mouth and nose, often as a side effect of topical steroid creams.
- Skin Allergies – If you are allergic to things like artificial fragrances or certain skincare products, redness around the nose could be a sign of an allergic reaction.
- Temperature Changes – Going from cold AC to hot weather outdoors can cause your skin to flush. Redness around the nose can also be caused by windburn.
- Skin Irritation – Sometimes the skin around your nose will turn red if you’ve been rubbing or scratching it – it can also happen when you have a cold and you blow your nose frequently.
On top of these causes, redness around the nose may also be the result of broken capillaries. Capillaries are very small blood vessels that can be affected by a number of factors including temperature changes, hormones, sun exposure, and even alcohol consumption.
While redness around the nose and T-zone area can be caused by seasonal changes, rosacea around nose and other facial extremities is a medical skin condition. This is a skin condition that causes blushing or flushing and visible blood vessels in your face. It’s recommended that you see a dermatologist to treat any rosacea you may have.
If you’re still not sure what’s causing the redness around your nose, talk to your doctor or dermatologist so they can properly examine and diagnose it.
Simple Tips for Reducing Redness
The best treatment for redness around the nose is the one that addresses the underlying cause. If you’re experiencing redness and inflammation, but you haven’t yet identified the exact cause, you may still have some idea what’s going on. In this case, there are a few different things you can try.
To reduce redness and inflammation quickly, try one of these treatments:
- For redness caused by skin irritation (windburn, sunburn, or dryness), apply a hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic moisturizer.
- For redness caused by acne, rosacea, and other skin conditions, try a moisturizer designed to treat those specific conditions. Make sure it is appropriate for your skin type, so you don’t make matters worse and/or strip the skin.
If applying a topical moisturizer isn’t enough to soothe your inflamed and irritated skin, you may need to take things a step further. Talk to your doctor or dermatologist about your issues and any additional symptoms you may have noticed. Providing your doctor with as much information as possible is the only way for her to make an accurate diagnosis so she can recommend the appropriate form of treatment.
Here are some additional things you can try to reduce inflammation and redness:
- Use a humidifier at night to keep your skin from becoming too dry while you sleep
- Apply a cold compress to soothe inflammation around the nose
- Dab on a little hydrocortisone to reduce swelling and redness
- Use an LED light treatment for redness caused by rosacea and dermatitis
- Switch to moisturizing tissues if you are battling a cold, with a runny nose
- Take a daily probiotic to combat bad bacteria that could be affecting your skin
- Try yoga or meditation to combat chronic stress
If you’re not sure what’s causing the skin around your nose to turn red, you may need to try several things before you find a solution that works. In the meantime, don’t use any harsh skincare products or heavy makeup and avoid anything that isn’t labeled non-comedogenic (non-pore-clogging).
How to Avoid Making Redness Worse
While treating the underlying cause of your redness, there are certain things you should avoid so you don’t make things worse. For example, you may want to avoid wearing makeup for a few days to give your skin time to recover – you may also want to avoid direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.
Here are some other things you should avoid to help reduce redness around the nose:
- Alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods that make blood vessels more visible
- Certain stripping skincare ingredients like alcohol
- Artificial fragrances and other additives that can irritate the skin
- Rough fabrics or tissues that can damage or irritate skin
Giving your skin time to recover and keeping it moisturized is important if you want to reduce redness. If you need a little extra help, however, there are a number of skincare products you can try.
Recommended Yon-Ka Paris Products to Reduce Redness
When shopping for skincare products to reduce redness around the nose, you need to know your skin type. Choosing the wrong products for your skin type can make your skin too dry or too oily – it can also trigger acne breakouts, which can make your redness worse.
Here are some of the best Yon-Ka Paris products to help you reduce redness:
Featuring key ingredients like extracts of arnica and chamomile, this soothing masque is designed to combat sensitive skin and Natural botanicals soothe inflammation and irritation, leaving your skin feeling calmed and comforted. Apply 1 to 3 times per week after cleansing and let sit for up to 60 minutes before blotting gently and working any remaining mask into the skin.
This calming cream moisturizer boosts the skin’s natural defenses and combats both physical and environmental triggers responsible for redness. It features pre- and probiotics to nourish and repair the skin, delivering immediate and long-lasting relief to aggressed skin. Apply to the face and neck in the morning and/or evening.
Reveal healthy skin with reduced redness using this gentle exfoliating and clarifying gel 1 to 3 times per week after cleansing. It features a 4-in-1 formula enhanced with carob and brown seaweed extracts as well as essential oils to tighten pores and firm the skin, leaving your skin hydrated, soothed, and glowing with healthy complexion.
Identifying the underlying cause of your facial redness is the first step in treating it, but there are skincare products like these that can help you along the way. If you need more help, consult a Yon-Ka Paris professional – you can find a spa near you using our Spa Locator.