Rosacea & Facial Redness
Rosacea is a skin condition characterised by facial flushing, redness, telangiectasis (visible vessels), papules and pustules (small red bumps or pimple-like lesions). It is often seen in fair skinned people over the age of 30 and typically affects areas of the face including cheeks, nose, forehead and chin.
Rosacea often starts as redness which appears intermittently. After a while, the redness deepens and lasts longer. Visible blood vessels can also begin to appear in the skin. If left untreated, pimples and bumps can develop.
Some evidence suggests that it can be caused by lifestyle triggers, compromised or weakened immune system, environmental factors, sun exposure and diet. Additionally, there may also be a genetic link.