Red in the Face – That Persistent Blush May Be Rosacea
Are you experiencing periods of blushing that come and go? Or have acne-like flare-ups that won’t go away? If so, you may have rosacea.
April is Rosacea Awareness Month, and the National Rosacea Society (NRS), is committed to getting the word out on rosacea, also called “The Great Impostor,” an often debilitating inflammatory skin disorder characterized by unexplained redness in that face that may come and go (can be whole face or specific pattern); bumps that look like acne; tiny visible red blood vessels under the skin; and red-rimmed watery eyes.
Red-faced? Frequent flushing and blushing? Acne-like pimples around your nose and cheeks? You could be suffering from rosacea. As Rosacea Awareness Month comes to a close, we present part II in our rosacea series: treatments that will help you fight the flushing and blushing year round.
Redness is actually a sign of aging and skin thinning – tiny red veins peek through the skin that creates blushing. The hallmark of rosacea, also called “the curse of the Celts,” is facial flushing in response to sun exposure, red wine, spices, smoking, and steam heat. The exact origin is often related to the blood vessels; most people have some broken capillaries and redness around the nose, c