4 Signs Of Red Face You Can Notice Easily | Say No To Rosacea

What Is Red Face ?

Rosacea (ro-zay-sha) is a common, acne-like benign inflammatory skin disease of adults, with a worldwide distribution. Considered to be a chronic skin disease. Mostly Americans are affected. Most people with red face are Caucasian and have fair skin. The main symptoms and signs of rosacea include red or pink facial skin, small dilated blood vessels, small red bumps sometimes containing pus, cysts, and pink or irritated eyes. Many people who have red face may just assume they have very sensitive skin that blushes or flushes easily.

Rosacea is considered an incurable auto-inflammatory skin condition which waxes and wanes. As opposed to traditional or teenage acne, most adult patients do not “outgrow” rosacea. Rosacea characteristically involves the central region of the face, mainly the forehead, cheeks, chin, and the lower half of the nose. It is most commonly seen in people with light skin and particularly in those of English, Irish, and Scottish backgrounds. Rosacea is not directly caused by alcohol intake, but it can be aggravated by it. Rosacea is not considered contagious or infectious.

The redness in rosacea, often aggravated by flushing, may cause small blood vessels in the face to enlarge (dilate) permanently and become more visible through the skin, appearing like tiny red lines (called telangiectasias). Continual or repeated episodes of flushing and blushing may promote inflammation, causing small red bumps, or papules, that often resemble teenage acne. Red face is also referred to as acne rosacea. One of the most unpleasant aspects of rosacea is the overgrowth of dermal tissues producing a “phymatous” change in the skin. This appears as a thickening and permanent swelling of the facial tissues. A bulbous nose called rhinophyma is an example of this change.

Introduction To Rosacea

What Will You Learn In This Article

  1. Types Of Rosacea
  2. Causes
  3. Symptoms And Signs
  4. And Risk Factors

Types Of Rosacea

One such subtype is erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR) which is generallly associated with the facial redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels.

second we have, papulopustular (or acne) rosacea, is associated with acne-like breakouts and often affects middle-aged women.

Subtype three, known as rhinophyma, is a rare form that is associated with thickening of the skin of your nose. It usually affects men and is often accompanied by another subtype of rosacea.

Subtype four is ocular rosacea, and its symptoms are centered on the eye area.


The cause of rosacea has not yet determined. It may be a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. It is known that some things may make your red face symptoms worse. These include:

  • eating spicy foods
  • drinking alcoholic beverages
  • having the intestinal bacteria Helicobacter pylori
  • a skin mite called demodex and the bacterium it carries, Bacillus oleronius
  • the presence of cathelicidin (a protein that protects the skin from infection)

Symptoms – If we talk about the symptoms of the Rosacea, their is no such one specific, as it varies with each subtype.

Signs – 

Signs Of Rosacea ETR :

  • Flushing and redness in the center of your face
  • Visible broken blood vessels
  • Swollen skin
  • Sensitive skin
  • Stinging and burning skin
  • Dry, rough, and scaly skin
Symptoms Of Rosacea

Signs of acne rosacea :

  • Acne-like breakouts and very red skin
  • Oily skin
  • Sensitive skin
  • Broken blood vessels that are visible
  • Raised patches of skin

Signs Of  Thickening Skin :

  • Bumpy skin texture
  • Thick skin on nose
  • Thick skin on chin, forehead, cheeks, and ears
  • Large pores
  • Visible broken blood vessels

Signs Of Ocular Rosacea :

  • Bloodshot and watery eyes
  • Eyes that feel gritty
  • Burning or stinging sensation in the eyes
  • Dry, itchy eyes
  • Eyes that are sensitive to light
  • Cysts on eyes
  • Diminished vision
  • Broken blood vessels on eyelids

Risk Factors

There are some factors that will make you more likely to develop rosacea than others. Rosacea often develops in people between the ages of 30 and 50. It is also more common in people who are fair-skinned and have blond hair and blue eyes.

There are also genetic links to red face. You are more likely to develop rosacea if you have a family history of the condition or if you have Celtic or Scandinavian ancestors. Women are also more likely to develop the condition than men. However, men who develop the condition often have more severe symptoms.

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