Facial redness is one of those mysteries I'm never quite sure how to solve. It's apparent when my face seems more flushed than usual, but I'm not always clear what I should do about it or even why I have it. Case in point: I've apparently spent my whole life with a mild case of rosacea which I suspected for years but didn't confirm until a month ago. And last year, when I experienced what turned out to be an eczema flare-up, even the dermatologist I visited had to walk me through a very long series of questions before determining exactly what I was experiencing. There's a wealth of information out there on the many types of facial redness, but it can get incredibly overwhelming to sort through it all. Instead of suggesting that you google multiple variations of "Why is my face red?
Rosy Cheeks, Rosacea, or Something Else? Tips for Identification
Whether your face flushes easily, is constantly red, or changes from day to day, facial redness can really make you crazy. In my holistic dermatology practice, it's one of the symptoms my patients find most upsetting by far. Acne sufferers may have background redness all over or, even worse, splotchy red patches. People with rosacea become easily red from triggers like the sun or a glass of wine. A condition called perioral dermatitis causes redness around the mouth, chin, nose and even up near the eyes. Whatever the cause of your facial redness, here are some simple home treatments that are both gentle and effective.
The Dermatologist-Approved Guide to Getting Rid of Facial Redness
Rosy cheeks have long been perceived as a sign of good health and vigor. Years ago, a rosy glow was a much-coveted physical trait. Overheating, after you exercise or drink a hot beverage, can also cause flushing. Some people blush or flush more easily than others.
From a sunburn to an allergic reaction, there are many things that can cause your skin to become red or irritated. Your skin can also become red from exertion, such as after a heart-pounding exercise session. It might also be accompanied by other symptoms. Figuring out its underlying cause can help you treat your skin and keep it from happening again. The main symptom associated with skin redness is varying colors of redness on the skin.