Rosacea is a common skin condition characterized by redness or flushing of the skin in the center of the face. It can slowly spread beyond the nose and cheeks to the forehead and chin. In some cases the ears, eyes, chest and back may be affected.
Rosacea is often mistaken for adult acne because of the pustules and papules that appear in crops on the face. Tiny blood vessels become more prominent with Rosacea as well.
It is important to seek treatment from a dermatologist as some over-the-counter and at-home treatments may worsen the condition.
Rosacea can be effectively managed with a combination of creams, lotions, washes, retinols and antibiotics.
If you have a tendency towards rosacea, it is important to protect your skin from the sun as sun exposure can cause flare ups. Spicy foods, hot drinks, stress and alcohol can also be triggers.