People who blush are simply expressing a natural reaction. Their bodies are revealing their true feelings about a certain situation. Those who exhibit this reaction on a regular basis may become self-conscious about it. There is no way to hide a red face and some people will react by making fun of the person or laughing. To stop blushing, a person can make changes to his or her own behavior.
Individuals may get embarrassed not only by the situation that caused them to blush but also by the facial flushing itself. This can increase the undesired reaction, making the situation even worse. People who get tense when they sense blushing will occur actually cause more blood to rush to the face. They should relax their bodies rather than tensing them. Relaxing the frame and extending the stomach redirects blood elsewhere and reduces the tendency for facial flushing.
Some people blush when they are in emotional situations, so they should practice avoidance. People who blush when they become angry or upset should limit their exposure to such reaction-inducing situations. If they cannot help but have these encounters, they should try relaxation breathing or counting to ten prior to reacting.
Blushers often attempt to hide their condition from others, creating a social issue. Instead of hiding, they should accept the situation and publicize it when necessary. Acceptance reduces the tendency to get nervous and tense and announcing it lets others know what to expect. The tendency to blush is natural and should not cause a person to be ashamed. By becoming more comfortable with the condition, the individual will reduce the frequency with which it occurs.
Increasing self-confidence is another way to reduce the tendency to blush. An individual often blushes due to concern about what others think or feel. The blusher believes that another person sees him or her as weak or silly. All of us exhibit embarrassment sometimes and it is equally uncomfortable for each of us. With this in mind, people who are worth knowing will sympathize, not be mean or make fun. Someone who does not react in this way is not important to have in one’s life.
Blushers should relax, avoid situations that contribute to their condition, embrace and accept their reaction, and improve their self-confidence. This will help them stop blushing when they are in embarrassing or emotional situations. Once they control their likelihood to blush, they will be eager to accept invitations to social gatherings.