red·​ness | \ ˈred-nəs How to pronounce redness (audio) \

Definition of redness

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

Examples of redness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This natural antioxidant battles free-radicals, calms redness, and soothes sensitive skin. Noel Cody, Essence, 25 June 2021 Minimize redness and flaking by keeping your favorite retinol and vitamin C serums separate. Devon Abelman, Allure, 1 June 2021 The ability of retinoids to vanquish acne and wrinkles, however, has been accompanied by their reputation for painful side effects such as peeling, flaking, redness, sun sensitivity, irritation and, for some skin types, hyperpigmentation. Washington Post, 4 May 2021 The formula also includes wild rose oil which reduces redness and works to plump the skin by morning. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, 15 Mar. 2021 Both of these ingredients work to soothe skin and any redness that may occur from the retinol. Malia Griggs, SELF, 4 Mar. 2021 While some commercially available electronic gadgets use heat to ease reactions to bites, experts recommend applying something cold, such as ice or a topical cream or ointment that has been refrigerated, to help reduce redness and itchiness. Washington Post, 29 June 2021 The AHAs are cushioned with a brand-specific blend of hyaluronic acid that helps to stave off any redness from the peel. Taylor Lane, Southern Living, 24 June 2021 Plus, a blend of ingredients like caffeine, kola nut extract, and sea whip extract help to reduce redness. Victoria Moorhouse, Forbes, 28 May 2021

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First Known Use of redness

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jul 2021

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“Redness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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