How To Deal With Redness Around The Nose

Written by Sumona BoseNov 30, 2023
 How to deal with redness around the nose

Little red noses might make for a cute winter selfie, but they can be annoying to deal with in reality. There are a number of reasons why the skin around your nose could turn red — seasonal dryness, an existing condition like rosacea, active breakouts, skin allergies, a shift in temperature or plain old irritation. Yes, the redness around your nose can be caused by one or more of these underlying factors and should not be left untreated.

The redness can lead to flakiness and have you touching your face a couple of times in under a minute. And isn’t that just so annoying (not to forget unhygienic in times of the pandemic)? And while issues like rosacea and acne should be left to the professionals to treat, we have a few solutions to help deal with the milder versions…


01. Use a non-comedogenic moisturiser to deal with the dryness

How to deal with redness around the nose

Often, seasonal dryness can affect specific parts of your face more than others. If issues like winter dryness, windburn or sunburn are causing irritation around your nose, use a non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic thick moisturiser to help deal with it. A soothing formula like the Simple Kind To Skin Replenishing Rich Moisturiser will help manage the redness better without clogging the pores and causing blackheads.


02. Check your skincare staples for irritants

How to deal with redness around the nose

If the skin around your nose is prone to irritation, you might need to cut out certain ingredients and products from your skincare routine to curb the redness. Additives like alcohol, artificial fragrance and dyes and rough fabric wipes can be making matters worse.


03. Keep a mist handy to quick fix inflammation

How to deal with redness around the nose

If a topical moisturiser is not enough to keep irritation and dryness in check, keep a soothing face mist handy. Pick a super hydrating formula like the Dermalogica Ultracalming Mist Toner; it can be used to keep flare-ups during the day in check with a quick spritz!


04. Use a humidifier on super dry days

How to deal with redness around the nose

Some days, even the most potent moisturiser or mists cannot deal with the dryness in the air. If the skin around your nose starts to feel red and irritated, use a humidifier in the space that you are sitting in. Add a couple of drops of soothing essential oils like lavender or chamomile in the humidifier to lend a helping hand.


05. When in doubt, reach for the petroleum jelly

How to deal with redness around the nose

A little dab of the Vaseline Original Pure Skin Jelly on the red and affected area around the nose can not only help hydrate it but also protect it from the cold or dry condition outside. A practice that has earned the colloquial term of ‘slugging’ can really help alleviate the underlying moisture-lacking issue to minimise the redness.

Sumona Bose

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Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!


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