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The truth unveiled about the mysterious blush

Cape Dermatology - Skin Concerns
Cape Dermatology - Skin

Do you find that when you are overwhelmed with emotions of stress, anxiety or embarrassment, your whole face flushes involuntary? Or even after having a nice glass of your favourite wine you feel the heat building up colouring your skin red?

Your might suffer from the skin condition, called Rosacea. 

Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition characterized by telangiectasia (small inflamed blood vessels), erythema (persistent redness), flushing and blushing of the facial skin. It commonly affects more fair skinned/ light haired individuals. 

The exact cause is unknown but there are a number of factors that can trigger the above-mentioned symptoms:

  • extreme temperature
  • sunlight, humidity, or wind
  • vigorous exercise
  • hot baths or saunas
  • hot foods and beverages
  • spicy food
  • alcohol

By Maryke Myburgh