Our skin is a fickle organ, especially when it’s on our faces.

It can go from clean and clear one moment to red, itchy and irritated another, with no discernible cause. It’s frustrating, to say the least. But don’t stress if you find yourself dealing with skin that simply seems angry. (Seriously, that can make things worse!)

There are a few things you can do to soothe irritated skin. As always, though, it’s good to consult with a dermatologist if you think the irritation might be due to a more serious issue.