Rosacea / Facial Redness
Rosacea can be a lifelong skin condition that typically affects the skin on the face and is often an outward reflection of internal inflammation. The two most common symptoms of rosacea relate to appearance (facial redness) and discomfort (a burning or unpleasant sensation upon contact with water or skincare products) but it can manifest in other ways, including thickened skin and swelling and sores around the eyes.
Those who suffer from rosacea report that their symptoms can be triggered by consuming certain foods and substances, such as cheese, alcohol and caffeine, and when these patches of redness flare up they can often be found on the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin.
Women and those with lighter skin are said to be more commonly affected rosacea, with research indicating that men exhibit the worst of these symptoms.