Why do my skin becomes red when I step out?

Q. My face looks red even when I am not exposed to bright sun. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Alka
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 02, 2020 and last reviewed on: Jun 19, 2023

Hello doctor,

Whenever I am outside of home my face is looking red and many people asks me that why your face looks red. Please suggest me what should I do for it? Even in the evening, I mean without in sun rays it also looks red. I am a 20-year-old male.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I just read your query. There might be many reasons for turning your skin red while going outside. Most common reasons may include that your skin is very sensitive and whenever you go outside your skin is not able to tolerate the external heat and produces heat stress to your skin and skin turns red. To avoid this condition drink lots of water and keep your skin hydrated. This will help you to avoid this problem up to some extent.

During the daytime, it might be due to UV (ultraviolet) rays of the sun. It does not matter whether it is a sunny day or cloudy day the UV rays reach the earth and have effects on your skin. This might be one of the reasons behind red skin. So apply sunscreen lotion while going outside whether it is sun or clouds. You can choose any sunscreen lotion of any reputed brand. Apply half an hour ago while going outside. If only sensitive skin is the reason behind your redness then you can also apply aloe vera gel twice a day. It is very helpful for sensitive skin and helps a lot with your problem. If it is stress or anxiety induced redness then try to keep calm your mind and body and sleep adequately. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, it will help to keep hour skin hydrated and healthy.

Redness can be mild, moderate or severe. If it is in mild form and does not causing you any other harm then, try all these and you will see very positive results very soon. But sometimes it might be due to some hormonal problem or some other underlying problem. In that case you need to visit a nearby dermatologist for treatment.

I hope this helps.

Regarding follow up:

After four weeks.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
Please advise the best treatment for heel pain.

.. mentioned pain in the area of heel region, which has been marked by you and it looks like plantar fasciitis, which has already been mentioned to you. Just let me know whether there are any other signs and symptoms of inflammation like skin redness, loc   Read full

Kindly suggest some solution for sudden knee pain.

.. writing to this platform. You have written sudden onset pain in the knee region since morning with no history of any injury to the knee. Also, I want to actually know whether there are any associated signs or symptoms of any inflammation like skin red   Read full

Having Myopia, Should I wear UV sunglasses only on prescription?

.. use UV glasses in your prescribed glasses. Actually myopia (near sightedness and using minus glasses) is a separate issue. While UV glasses (ultraviolet) are just a filter incorporated in your glasses that absorb UV light from the sun.   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

Also Read

Cure Ulcers Through Naturopathy
This article is based on direct experience treating patients and will give you an idea of how to naturally cure and prevent gastric ulcers.  Read more»
Homeopathic Mother Tincture to Improve Mental Stability and Memory
Homeopathic mother tinctures effectively treat memory and concentration problems, mainly in children. Read the article to know more.  Read more»
Yoga Poses to Manage Diabetes
Diabetes is considered a never-ending disease. Read this article to know more.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Ayurveda Specialist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.