Rosacea is a skin condition that causes facial redness. Most signs are temporary flushing or persistent central facial redness with or without broken vessel and accompanied by a burning or stinging sensation. Other signs of Rosacea include bumps and pimples, visible blood vessels, eye irritation, dry skin, raised red patches and swelling.
Many factors contribute to why a person’s skin may be red. Climate exposure and diet are two of the biggest extrinsic factors when it comes to rosacea. Over time exposure to extreme climatic conditions damages blood vessels and skin tissue. Heat stimuli can be lead to flushing. Processed food also contributes to trigger flushing of sensitive people. Flushing is possibly caused by increased blood flow in blood vessels that are closer to the surface of the skin.
Our in-house esthetician wants you to know that if you are experiencing constant red patches look at the climate of where you live as not everyone whose skin is constantly red has rosacea. Many clients we have live in extreme temperatures, especially where we are based in Florida. Most skin types are sensitive to the overly humid and hot temperatures that we must endure year-round here in Florida. Because the skin is more sensitive to these temperatures many will confuse the redness for rosacea. Certain skin types were not biologically made to withstand certain climates.
Subtypes of Rosacea
- Subtype 1 (erythematotelangiectatic rosacea), characterized by flushing and persistent redness, and visible blood vessels.
- Subtype 2 (papulopustular rosacea), characterized by persistent redness with bumps and pimples.
- Subtype 3 (phymatous rosacea), characterized by skin thickening, often resulting in an enlargement of the nose from excess tissue.
- Subtype 4 (ocular rosacea), characterized by ocular manifestations such as dry eye, tearing and burning, swollen eyelids and potential vision loss from corneal damage.
Always make sure to see your doctor and get proper diagnosis