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Look at your skin. Is it red, or does it have any form of discoloration? Do you see rashes or bumps in certain areas? You may have blotchy skin. Genetics, aging, stress, or an existing skin condition, among other factors, are the primary suspects. When you see red patches on your face, see a healthcare professional and find out the root cause of your blotched complexion.

Here are some possible reasons you have blotchy skin and tips to help you manage it.

Stress or Exhaustion

According to the Bentham Open Access journal, the skin perceives and responds to stress. It helps in your body’s immune response to a trigger or anything out of the ordinary. In mice, scientists learned that stress caused skin water loss, impaired skin barrier function, and wrinkles. It suggests that the skin may become red or blotchy when reacting to stress or exhaustion.

If stress causes your blotchy skin, the solution is to, well, de-stress. Take some time out to rest or even or . A little relaxation can help give your skin the breather it needs.

Skin Disease

When you have a pre-existing skin condition, your skin may be more prone to redness, itching, and dryness as it responds to various triggers. It’s best to manage it with creams or treatment procedures prescribed by a doctor. Here are some of the most common skin conditions that cause blotchy skin.


Do you sometimes see blotchy red patches on your skin? When your immune system is compromised, your body can see your skin as a foreign object. Psoriasis may then form, and this can happen at any age. Certain medications or merely having very dry skin can cause psoriasis. Common treatments include vitamin A creams, steroid preparations, and exposure to ultraviolet light.


Some symptoms of rosacea include redness, swelling, and flushing. Rosacea can develop at any age, but it's more common among 30- to 50-year-olds. , stress, and temperature changes can trigger it. A doctor may recommend topical steroids to manage symptoms. Laser treatment can also be an option to destroy the blood vessels and ease redness. 


Eczema often causes itching and redness. Certain areas of your skin can even become crusty or scaly. Allergies can also make this skin condition flare up. You can manage eczema by keeping your skin moisturized, refraining from scratching, and applying topical creams prescribed by your dermatologist.

Sun Exposure

Did you know that you should not just be wary of UV rays? A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology says that even the sun's visible light can cause skin redness and darkening. Therefore, you must wear sun protection whether indoors or it's raining. Don't forget to apply sunscreen before exiting the house, even if it's a cloudy day. Stay in shaded areas or use an umbrella to shield your skin against the sun. 

You can also try keeping your skin cool with Master All-Day Active Clay Wash Cool Rush. It has menthol, which helps you feel fresher, and it also brightens skin and prevents redness.


An article published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology says that pollutants in the air may irritate the skin. The result? Itchy or blotchy skin. While it’s hard to pinpoint exactly whether the culprit is smoke, dust, or other particles in the air, keeping your skin clean can help you stir clear of this problem.

At the end of the day, why don’t you wash your face with POND'S Men Facial Wash Energy Charge? It has coffee bean extracts that have antioxidants that help repair skin damage. It leaves your skin clean and presko. Then, apply moisturizer immediately after washing the face to keep it from getting dry.

Now that you know the possible causes of blotchy skin, you’ll know what to do the next time you see red patches, rashes, or bumps on your skin. You can even tweak your lifestyle and your skin care habits to avoid possible triggers.