If your face looks like you’re blushing and you get bumps that are a bit like acne, you might have a skin condition called rosacea. It is most common in middle aged women.
Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps.
It is a chronic condition which may flare up for weeks to months and then go away for a while. Rosacea can be mistaken for acne, or other skin problems which is why its important to consult a dermatologist for the correct diagnosis and treatment.
- The most common thing you’ll notice is redness on your cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead.
- Broken blood vessels might show through your skin, which can thicken and swell up.
- Stinging and burning of your skin
- Patches of rough, dry skin
- A swollen, bulb-shaped nose
- Larger pores
- Broken blood vessels on your eyelids
- Bumps on your eyelids
The cause of rosacea is unknown, but it could be due to a combination of hereditary and environmental factors.
A number of factors can trigger flare-ups, including:
- Hot drinks and spicy foods
- Red wine and other alcoholic beverages
- Temperature extremes
- Sunlight or wind
- Various cosmetic products
The treatment of rosacea is aimed at controlling flare ups of the disease.
It includes a variety of topical creams, and oral medications depending on severity of the condition.
We can also use lasers such as IPL to reduce the size of broken blood vessels.