Redness On The Face With Small Bumps: Tips And Treatments

Redness on the face with small bumps is a common problem for those with thin or sensitive skin. However, other factors can also affect this discomfort, such as the winter months or excessive exposure to sunlight.

Whatever the cause of your facial skin redness, it is good that you know that you can reduce it with some treatments that you can buy at your trusted pharmacy. We will explain why redness appears on the face and how to prevent it.

What causes redness on the face with small bumps?

When we talk about redness on the face with small bumps, we refer to the red appearance that usually appears on the forehead, cheeks, and nose. But it’s not about a little bit of color, it really does look very red and irritated. In fact, it is associated with itchiness. Next, we will indicate the main causes of red spots on the skin:

Dilated blood vessels

Sudden changes in temperature or extreme climates (very cold or hot) can dry out facial skin, making it look tight or dry. Dry skin becomes more sensitive which makes it susceptible to irritation, leading to redness.

If your skin suffers from vasoconstriction, i.e. narrowing of the blood vessels, then when going from one temperature to another, for example from heating to cold external environment, you may experience burning and redness. This is because when the vessels contract, less oxygen is received and the skin becomes more fragile.

There is an increased risk of blood vessels constricting with age. Of course, this problem is not serious and can be controlled. On the other hand, if you do not take care of it, it can lead to problems of rosacea, couperose, among others.

Sun exposure

People with fair skin tend to get irritated more easily when exposed to the sun’s rays. This is because the epidermis is usually thinner than those with dark skin, therefore, they are more sensitive to external agents, which is why they require facial treatments. Children also tend to have sensitive skin that is susceptible to redness from the sun.


Acne is another reason why redness usually appears, when pimples break they can become infected and cause irritation, this leads to the appearance of red spots.

For those who suffer from this type of discomfort due to pimples, there are treatments that can help reduce irritation, and even fade the spots that acne has left in the past.

How to prevent facial redness? Advice

We know that redness on the face with small bumps can appear for various reasons, including poor hair removal. Therefore, as it is a very broad topic, it is necessary that you identify the reason why your skin looks red, in this way you can use the appropriate treatment.

We suggest you follow these tips to reduce the appearance of redness on the face with small bumps:

Moisturizing and hydration

If you feel that the skin looks dry, try to get creams that provide you with moisture, strengthen the capillaries and are suitable for sensitive skin. The best ones are those that have natural extracts such as blueberries, avocado, Aloe vera, etc.

Moisturizers tone the small blood vessels, which reduces the appearance of redness. You can use milk to cleanse the face. And if it is for hair removal, use shaving creams that reduce irritation.

Use acne creams

An acne breakout can trigger a series of red spots if the pimples become infected, so use creams that help combat this problem, maintain good hygiene, and avoid touching your face.

Use sun protection

It is necessary to avoid the hours when the sun’s rays are strongest. And when you go out, even on days with little sun you should use creams with SPF or facial sunscreen. This will completely prevent redness from sun exposure.

Avoid using alcohol on the skin

Some lotions or creams have alcohol in them, which is good for oily skin, but off-limits for sensitive or dry skin. Therefore, if you are in a picture of redness, avoid exfoliating products, creams or lotions with alcohol.

Treatments for facial redness

The best treatment is prevention, so we suggest you follow the recommendations above. But, if redness has inevitably appeared on the face, you can apply the following treatments to calm the irritation and not make the spots worse.

Use cosmetics with calming action

If you suffer from redness very often, you need to buy creams with a calming action, ideal for combination to oily skin, which allow you to restructure the skin. In addition, they give you a sedative action.

You can use masks that calm the irritation. This type of treatment relieves irritation, provides softness and gives you freshness.

Apply depigmenting serum

Anti -redness serums or creams are excellent because they contain nutrients such as vitamin C, retinol , collagen, which will allow you to enjoy a clean face, free of blemishes, almost immediately. It is one of the best treatments.

Use cosmetics for sensitive skin

If you use facial makeup or any type of facial product, make sure it is suitable for sensitive skin.

What to do if the red spots become permanent?

When the redness becomes permanent you should go to a doctor, you may be suffering from rosacea or couperosis, in which the blood vessels become visible, and look like a spider’s web. The specialist is best suited to make the diagnosis.

This usually happens in fair-skinned people. If that is your case, you must follow with greater determination the advice and treatments already exposed, along with a diet free of toxic things such as tobacco. Of course, depending on the frequency of this discomfort, it is convenient to go to the doctor to explain what changes you should make in your lifestyle.

On the other hand, it is important to note that regardless of whether these redness last a few hours or even days , it is a chronic condition, in which there is no treatment that can completely eliminate it. Rather, there is treatment to reduce the appearance of redness or reduce irritation, allowing your skin to recover faster.

Dr. Ashwani Kumar is highly skilled and experienced in treating major and minor general medicine diseases.