The best way to soothe a ruddy complexion is to identify the cause of the redness in the skin and to treat that specific cause. A ruddy complexion many be cause by skin problems such as acne and rosacea, but it may also be caused by skin irritation. There are a number of ways to define the causes of a ruddy complexion. In many cases simple analysis in one's own bathroom mirror will do the trick. If the cause of redness in the skin does not seem to be a direct result of acne or rosacea, consider consulting a dermatologist for a more professional analysis.
Once the cause of redness in the skin has been identified, start to take steps to soothe the redness. For those who are suffering from acne, there are a number of acne treatments on the market that may help to reduce the frequency and intensity of breakouts. Finding the best product may be a process of trial and error. In some severe cases, those suffering from acne may be prescribed an oral medication. When the breakouts begin to decrease and blemishes begin to heal, the ruddy complexion should also being to subside.
Those who are suffering from rosacea should also seek out a skin treatment that helps to soothe skin redness. As with acne treatments, it may take a process of trial and error to find the best treatment. Dermatologists and aestheticians can be consulted as part of this process.
A ruddy complexion may also be the result of simple skin irritation or dryness. Make sure not to use products that create a stinging or burning sensation on the face. Also, make sure that the face is properly moisturized at all times. Choosing a moisturizer that has a bit of tint to it may help to soothe the skin and cover up the redness a bit.
In some cases, a ruddy complexion may be the temporary result of certain skin treatments such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion. Be sure to give the skin proper aftercare and the redness should diminish within a few days to a few weeks, depending on the intensity of the treatment. These instructions should be collected before leaving the spa or dermatologist's office where the treatment was performed. In some cases, a special topical product will be used to treat the skin for a number of days or weeks following the treatment. Be sure to use these according to the instructions.