red·ness | \ˈred-nəs \

Definition of redness 

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

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The trifecta of salicylic acid, green tea, and licorice root extract reduces redness, soothes inflammation, and unclogs pores. Karina Hoshikawa, Teen Vogue, "How to Get Rid of Bacne: Acne Tips and Tricks," 1 June 2018 Most importantly, Greenwell created an unexpected eye look that incorporated the under eye redness Seyfried was experiencing. Lindsey V Thompson, Allure, "Amanda Seyfried’s Makeup Artist Turned the Star’s Eye Infection Into a Look at the Mamma Mia 2 Premiere," 13 July 2018 Usually, reactions consist of small amounts of redness, swelling and itching. Dipesh Navsaria, Houston Chronicle, "What parents should know to prevent — and deal with — bug bites," 6 July 2018 It's gotten rid of redness and evened my skin tone. Alexis Reliford, Good Housekeeping, "A Day in the Life of Hallmark Channel's Debbie Matenopoulos," 22 June 2018 Since the experience, my usual redness has disappeared, enabling me to skip foundation, and there’s still a radiance about my skin that wasn’t there before. Jillian Ruffo,, "We Tried It: The $650 'Penis Facial' That Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett Swear By," 17 May 2018 The swelling and redness will usually go away without any intervention within three to four days. Dipesh Navsaria, Houston Chronicle, "What parents should know to prevent — and deal with — bug bites," 6 July 2018 These over-the-counter anti-inflammatories will help reduce swelling, redness and overall discomfort. 3. Jillian Ruffo,, "These Products Will Help You Treat Every Kind of Sunburn This Summer," 28 May 2018 About a day later, the six spots are examined for redness. Dr. Leslie Baumann, miamiherald, "Sunscreen sun protection factor (SPF) testing methods explained," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of redness

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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