red·​ness | \ ˈred-nəs \

Definition of redness 

: the quality or state of being red or red-hot

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Vlogger Sarah Cheung then took the idea a step further, using makeup to highlight features that are typically thought of as flaws, like stray brow hairs or redness. Chloe Arnold, Vox, "The paradox of “no makeup” makeup," 29 Nov. 2018 As for side effects, clients typically experience a few days of redness and some dryness. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "What Is Semi-Permanent BB Cream, and Why Are People Getting It Microneedled Into Their Faces?," 9 Nov. 2018 The unfortunate reality is that no combination of moisturizers and acids has completely gotten rid of my redness, even when my skin is at its best. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "The It Cosmetics Foundation I Tell Everyone About Is 25 Percent Off," 2 Nov. 2018 Make sure to get drops that don’t promise to relieve redness, since those can cause an aggravating rebound effect that just makes your eyes redder. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s Why You Are So Freaking Dry When You Get Off a Plane," 14 Sep. 2018 Some users might notice a burning sensation, increased redness, and itching. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "A Guide to Megan Markle’s Favorite Anti-Acne Oil," 13 July 2018 Expert fix: Though aloe has always been the go-to sunburn soother because of its ability to cool skin and take down redness, Dhaval G. Bhanusali, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City thinks hyaluronic acid is even more effective. Nicole Catanese, Cosmopolitan, "The 8 Most Annoying Skin Problems Every Girl Deals With," 24 Aug. 2017 Most general risks are delayed swelling, redness, bruising, scarring, hematoma (blood collection), seroma (tissue fluid collections). Nadra Nittle, Vox, "More and more men are getting plastic surgery. A doctor explains why.," 12 Sep. 2018 Symptoms of the condition, which is highly contagious, include itchy, watery eyes, eye redness, eye discharge and crusting. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Texas doctor warns 'super strain' of pink eye on rise in part of state," 2 Aug. 2018

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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