An article at Health Guidance by Chris Jacoby notes that getting rid of red cheeks depends upon the root cause of the redness. In many cases, this redness occurs because of a change in temperature, particularly extreme cold. However, redness in the cheeks also occurs because of other underlying medical conditions, such as acne, rosacea or sunburn.Continue Reading
The Huffington Post notes that Dr. Ava Shamban, author of "Heal Your Skin," and Brooke Wilensky, Medical Aesthetician with Union Square Laser Dermatology, offer five ways to prevent and treat redness of the cheeks due to coldness during the winter months. The first is to incorporate foods that help prevent redness. The other ways include looking for ingredients like white tea extract, cucumber, ginger and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate that reduce redness; taking measures like using a humidifier and washing in warm but not hot water; dressing appropriately to cover the face; and watching alcohol intake.
Christopher Jacoby at Health Guidance also offers specific solutions for different causes of red cheeks. When redness occurs from heat, he suggests chewing or sucking on ice. He also suggests controlling breathing when redness comes from psychological factors like embarrassment. When redness comes from a condition such as high blood pressure, Jacoby suggests consuming more fiber, drinking more water, improving cardiac fitness with exercise and lowering calorie intake.Learn more about Skin Conditions
Sunken cheeks occur from a loss of subcutaneous fat around the mouth and eyes, whether from weight loss, illness or aging. Years of smoking tobacco and exposure to harsh weather also diminishes delivery of nutrients from tiny blood vessels to the skin, causing it to lose elasticity.Full Answer >
Cold sores usually occur on the lips, gum, cheeks, chin and inside the nostril, according to Medical News Today. The skin around them mainly appears swollen and red. They can cause a burning sensation and then burst, leak a clear fluid and crust over after several days, explains WebMD.Full Answer >
A variety of skin conditions can cause small bumps to develop on the cheeks, according to FamilyDoctor.org from the American Academy of Family Physicians. Details about the appearance, color and location of the rash assist in diagnosing its cause.Full Answer >
Canker sores are painful sores that appear anywhere on inside the mouth such as the inside of the cheeks, the tongue and the soft palate. Also known as aphthous stomatitis, canker sores may appear as small ulcerations measuring 2 to 4 millimeters in diameter to as large as 1 centimeter in diameter. Although the exact cause of canker sores is not known, the MedlinePlus website of the National Institute of health says that it may be caused by stress, B vitamin deficiencies, hormonal changes and a weakened immune system response.Full Answer >