Redness on face can signify various skin or general body health conditions. A healthy face should not have red spots or of any other unusual skin color. A simple and uncomplicated redness on face heals automatically without the need of undergoing any specialized treatment.
Very many factors can cause redness on face. These include sun burn, bites by insects, allergy (to dust, cosmetics, certain foods, etc), stress, shyness, extreme laughter, etc. These are termed as the NORMAL causes of redness on face because the redness will automatically go off once the condition that is causing or aggravating it is treated or avoided.
Other causes of redness on face are much more serious. These include rosacea, HIV/ Aids, lupus, skin cancer, and acne among others. Here, we will focus mainly on the redness on face that is caused by rosacea. If you experience some redness on the face that does not seem to go off or which seems to be getting worse as the days go by, it could be rosacea. The rosacea redness is in most cases accompanied by burning sensation, itching and swelling
Rosacea is a certain type of skin that causes serious redness on face. Its redness symptoms are also noticeable in the fore head, chin, nose and cheeks. At the earlier stages, the redness on face because of rosacea may be confused with that of the heart burn. As the condition advances, the redness, papules and pustules become much more visible and conspicuous and become itchier.
The redness on face because of rosacea is much more disturbing and more serious than in all the other conditions. The patients complain of serious pain, itching and burning sensation. The pustules and the papules may also sometimes spurt and ooze out some discharge which may sometimes emit some foul smell. The affected skin also looks weird, rough and dry.
What causes rosacea has not yet been identified. Because the causes are not known, there is no cure for the rosacea. It is thus not very easy to get rid of the redness on face because of rosacea. It is estimated that about 13 million Americans both men and women suffer from rosacea. Advanced rosacea is characterized by severe redness on face and the blood vessels seem to be physically damaged; a condition that is referred to as telangiectasia.
If any person experiences the redness on face because of rosacea, he / she should ensure that there is no flushing or blushing of the face because that can cause serious reddening of the face. All things that can cause flushing should be voided by all means possible. The things to be avoided include hot environments, sun, wind, sunscreens medications for treating vasodilatation, extremely cold environment, cosmetics and products of skin care, etc. Foods such as alcoholic drinks, certain dairy products, spicy foods, etc, should also be avoided. Emotions such as anger, stress, and anxiety may also trigger redness on face and should also be avoided.
Can the redness on face because of rosacea be treated? The answer is YES, it can be treated BUT IT CANNOT BE CURED. The various rosacea treatment methods such as laser, natural methods, protective barriers, isotrenin, etc, only get rid of the symptoms such as redness on face, itching, telangiectasia, swelling, etc, but they do not get rid of the rosacea. Patients should learn how to live with the condition if they are positively diagnosed with it. The best rosacea treatment is the natural treatment whereby the patient avoids those things that can cause or increase the severity and intensity of the rosacea symptoms.