Red face or Rosacea develops on the nose, cheeks, forehead, or chin. At first, Red face comes and goes. But after some time, the redness intensifies and lasts longer. You will start to see visible blood vessels on the skin.
If it’s not treated, bumps and pimples will begin to develop. Your nose looks and feels larger as tissue develops. Also, rosacea affects the eyes, making your eyes watery, bloodshot, and irritated.
Even though your doctors can’t cure red face, they can help you manage the symptoms. Since the possible long-term effects of red face, it is crucial to get the right diagnosis form a board-certified dermatologist to manage the condition.
First, you need to change your lifestyle. While this condition is genetic in nature, there are various “triggers” that make the condition worse. So make sure you avoid these triggers. They include:
- Sun exposure
Limit the time you spend under the sun as people with red face are sensitive to sunlight. Before going outdoors, apply sunblock or sunscreen. Not that skin affected by rosacea reacts to chemical substances. So apply a good sunblock that won’t irritate your skin.
Whenever you’re stressed, flushing increases. So learn to relax, by taking deep breaths.
Although alcohol doesn’t cause red face, it dilates facial blood vessels. This makes the condition worse.
- Spicy foods
Foods that are heavily spiced cause flushing and worsen red face. So avoid taking too many spicy foods.
Lotions, cleansers, moisturizers, makeup, lotions, can irritate your skin. So make sure you use noncomedogenic and hypoallergenic products.
Antibiotics are the first medical treatment. Physicians begin by prescribing a topical cream or gel-like metronidazole. Your doctor may prescribe oral antibiotics too. Other topical medications include retinoic acid, azelaic acid, and some vitamin C solutions.
In severe cases, especially if antibiotics don’t work doctors will prescribe acne medications like Sotret or Accutane. But they cause birth defects, so women should take effective birth control pills. Further, doctors can use pulsed light, lasers, and surgical tools to minimize reduce redness.