Masks to Reduce Redness on the Face

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Your skin may turn red for various reasons, such as common factors like irritating skincare ingredients or excessive dryness. Soothe, nourish and enrich your skin's surface to banish your red skin tone by using a moisturizing face mask. Not all masks are made alike, and some may only make your skin even redder. Choose one of the rated highly by dermatologists and beauty professionals.

Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Moisture Masque

Paula Begoun, in her review book "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me," chose Peter Thomas Roth's mask product as one of the best department store-brand masks. She writes that it contains "impressive levels of well-researched antioxidants" thanks to a "state-of-the-art formula;" positive comments that Begoun typically doesn't dole out generously. Its peptides help rejuvenate and soothe your skin, helping to reduce redness while softening and improving your skin's surface.

La Prairie Cellular Hydralift Firming Mask

La Prairie formulates its firming mask with intensive moisturizers and skin soothers, noting that it "relaxes" your skin's surface to alleviate redness caused by environmental stress, such as dry air or hormonal imbalances. Begoun writes that it will also "reinforce" your skin's moisture barrier with emollients and "very good antioxidants." The addition of silicone can also fill in your pores and fine lines for a cosmetically enhanced look.

Origins No Puffery Cooling Mask

Dermatologist Jeffrey Weinberg, reviewing Origins' mask, liked its caffeine and essential oils, which may help to constrict the blood vessels on your skin's surface for reduced inflammation and redness. InStyle magazine's beauty editors named it one of the best de-puffing treatments available, and it can effectively soothe the delicate skin around your eyes.

Avène Soothing Moisture Mask

Reviewing Avene's mask for InStyle magazine, dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla gave it top marks. The magazine named it the best masks for sensitive and hypersensitive skin, which can often turn red when exposed to irritating skincare products. Avène reports that its soothing emollients and humectants can penetrate deeply to help calm down and soothe angry red skin and add skin-protecting moisture.