It’s likely that at some point in our lives that we’ll experience irritated skin on our face and we’re stuck to know what to do first. Have this blog handy for when irritation strikes, we’ll be sharing the best soothing skin care products and what you need to help calm it quickly.


First what causes irritation on the skin?

Red and irritated skin can be the result from numerous reasons and it’s important to know what may have caused it so you can prevent it from happening again in the future. Nowadays the wide variety of acids like glycolic, salicylic and retinoids are a few of the ingredients you can find in our skin care products, and if we go a little too heavy handed on them the end result is red irritated skin.

It can be a change in the environment from hot warm weather to cooler climates with central heating and vice versa. Red irritated skin can appear from touching or picking at our skin too often, causing issues with our protective skin barrier. Allergic reactions to certain skin care ingredients or even overloading on the skin care routine can cause your skin to flare up and act out of character.

So what to do if my skin is red and irritated?

First look at skin care products and their ingredients, do they talk about protecting your skin barrier, adding hydration and helping to support your skin’s microbiome? These are the kind of products you want more of in your routine. Have you got too many skin care products in your routine that’s doing your skin’s barrier more harm than good? It might be time to rethink what you’re using and how often.

In our skin care routine we’d add our BE GONE Kind-Hearted Cleansing Crème as it’s a super elastic creamy texture that doesn’t tug or pull against the skin, leaving it fresh and cleansed. Next we’d take our TONING ESSENCE Essential Mist Tonic Without The Alcohol for a refreshing and soothing tone, you can also use it as a hydrating facial mist too! Follow with a serum like our BE STRONG Skin Strengthening Serum (Link: to rehydrate and help improve those fresh new skin cells in the lower levels of the skin. Then end with our liquid silk BE STILL Settling Moisturiser that includes clever prebiotics and Mediterranean botanicals to deliver soothing comfort and hydration to stressed skin.

Depending on what’s causing the skin irritation, it can be looking at simple changes like turning down the hot water tap when cleansing your face. It may feel like a treat for the skin but it could be results in your skin feeling more and more irritated with the rising heat.


It’s important to remember that anything you’ve changed in your skin care routine to help with red irritated skin can take time to have the full effect. So stay consistent with your new soothing skin routine and keep supporting your skin barrier to bring it back to its best!