Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face. It often begins with a tendency for your face to blush or appear flushed more easily than others. The redness can even slowly spread beyond the nose and cheeks to the forehead, chin and even the ears.

Rosacea can cause more than just redness in your skin. In some cases, it can mimic acne (minus the comedones) where it is referred to as papulopustular rosacea. When it is associated with skin thickening and a bumpy texture, it is referred to as phymatous rosacea. In some cases, it may also cause the individual to have reddened and irritated eyes. Some would even experience swollen eyelids that resemble those infected with styes (ocular rosacea).

There are many contributing factors to rosacea, such as diet, exercise, alcohol, caffeine, hot drinks, sunlight, stress and hereditary factors. As with most skin tone related conditions of the skin, makeup can be an effective way to help conceal the affected areas and reduce their visibility. Using the right skincare products can also help to reduce the frequency of these flare-ups. However, one would need to go to a doctor to treat rosacea effectively. The right laser treatment can go a long way to reduce rosacea so it is important to do your research and select an experienced doctor.

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