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Q. My face looks red even when I am not exposed to bright sun. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Alka
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 02, 2020

Hello doctor,

Whenever I am outside of home my face is looking red and many people asks me that why your face looks red. Please suggest me what should I do for it? Even in the evening, I mean without in sun rays it also looks red. I am a 20-year-old male.

Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist


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I just read your query. There might be many reasons for turning your skin red while going outside. Most common reasons may include that your skin is very sensitive and whenever you go outside your skin is not able to tolerate the external heat and produces heat stress to your skin and skin turns red. To avoid this condition drink lots of water and keep your skin hydrated. This will help you to avoid this problem up to some extent.

During the daytime, it might be due to UV (ultraviolet) rays of the sun. It does not matter whether it is a sunny day or cloudy day the UV rays reach the earth and have effects on your skin. This might be one of the reasons behind red skin. So apply sunscreen lotion while going outside whether it is sun or clouds. You can choose any sunscreen lotion of any reputed brand. Apply half an hour ago while going outside.

If only sensitive skin is the reason behind your redness then you can also apply aloe vera gel twice a day. It is very helpful for sensitive skin and helps a lot with your problem. If it is stress or anxiety induced redness then try to keep calm your mind and body and sleep adequately. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, it will help to keep hour skin hydrated and healthy.

Redness can be mild, moderate or severe. If it is in mild form and does not causing you any other harm then, try all these and you will see very positive results very soon. But sometimes it might be due to some hormonal problem or some other underlying problem. In that case you need to visit a nearby dermatologist for treatment.

I hope this helps.

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