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Chronic Redness Whenever I Smile, Move My Face, Etc?


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#1 princessdaphne

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:09 PM

So whenever I smile the area of skin that had to move in order to smile is very red when I un-smile. Also, if I bend my head down just slightly for even just a couple seconds, when I lift my head up my face is very red! Why is this, and how can I stop these things from happening? I'd really appreciate any advice that anyone could give me. :)

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:36 PM

Accutane has been doing the exact same thing to me, and I'd like to think it's sensitivity and heat. When applying moisturizer, you're causing friction on your skin, something sensitivity doesn't enjoy. Same thing when you smile/look down. The skin will hate movement and blood flow.

Are you using any product that could be drying your skin?

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:05 AM

I don't think so, all I'm using is Derma E problem skin cleanser, which has really reduced dryness in my skin (about 2 months ago I was using a Neutrogena cleanser that did dry out my skin) and moisturizer (Cetaphil). I also use extra virgin olive oil as a moisturizer just in my mouth area that gets red when I smile. To the touch, it isn't dry at all, but still gets red whenever I smile.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:15 PM

Suffer from the same thing, induced by accutane. Best thing I've found is to stop washing you face and use essential oils as topicals instead of BP and SA, as they're much gentler. I use lavender and peppermint oil but Ill be experimenting with Thyme soon, plus their loads others to try. Other than that I still suffer from chronic redness in my t-zone.

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 02:41 PM

Has anyone recovered from this?

I just finished accutane in September of last year and am experiencing the same thing.  I know this post is a couple of years old but I would love to hear if the redness went away with time!


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 03:34 AM

I seriously have the same exact problem when I smile or laugh or even scratch my face and yes when I bend down to pick something up and I stand up my whole face is red. There has to be cure for this. I can't live like this for the rest of my life. I'm constantly thinking of it. Please reply back if you guys found something that helps this.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:00 PM

This happens to me. When your skin is both dry & sensitive, this can happen. Smiling "stretches" the skin that is around the mouth, which causes irritation (particularly if your skin is dry). Use a soothing moisturizer such as the Acne.org one. I'm pretty sure mine is due to dryness, but that isn't your case. Let us know how it goes.

Suffer from the same thing, induced by accutane. Best thing I've found is to stop washing you face and use essential oils as topicals instead of BP and SA, as they're much gentler. I use lavender and peppermint oil but Ill be experimenting with Thyme soon, plus their loads others to try. Other than that I still suffer from chronic redness in my t-zone.

I heard that peppermint extract isn't a beneficial ingredient for your skin.




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