Regardless of if your blemishes are mild or severe, acne can leave your skin red-both during breakout cycles and long after they’ve healed. While whiteheads and blackheads aren’t usually associated with redness, larger pimples (especially cystic acne) are.
It’s crucial to avoid picking or popping any blemishes, which can prolong redness and cause scarring. Instead, extractions by a skincare professional can eliminate pressure and inflammation, and speed up the healing of pustules.
Skin that’s both sensitive and acne-prone may respond with extreme redness when it comes to certain topical medications, like benzoyl peroxide and retinoids, so you may want to use them every few days instead of daily.
If your redness becomes severe and you begin to experience extreme dryness or cracking, you should stop using the medication altogether.
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