Does your face often get flushed, or do you constantly look like you are blushing from embarrassment? There are numerous reasons for facial redness, aside from just embarrassment! Facial redness can be caused by a multitude of issues, so don’t write it off as just redness or blushing. Read on to learn what may be causing your facial redness and when it may become time to see a dermatologist.
This condition causes a buildup of skin cells, leaving raised scaly patches. In addition, psoriasis causes small, red bumps or lesions across the skin, including the face, arms, legs and buttocks. This can be a difficult condition to conceal, as it often extends across wide stretches on the visible parts of the body. People manage their psoriasis differently, by covering with makeup or using products specifically made for sensitive skin. While these are great management tactics, it is important to seek treatment for the condition, as it can lead to worsened symptoms. Luckily, psoriasis is a very treatable condition, especially with the help of a dermatologist.
Rosacea is a chronic condition that causes the face to get red and remain flushed for an extended period. The bright, red color is usually isolated to the chin, cheeks, nose or forehead. Management this condition may include wearing heavy makeup or staying out of the sun. Luckily, there are no internal damaging health issues that accompany rosacea. Also, there aren’t any known reasons why and how one is affected by rosacea; however, it can be easily diagnosed and treated. If you think that your chronic redness may be caused by rosacea, it’s time to visit your dermatologist.
Water is the most important thing your body needs. Staying hydrated is essential to having overall healthy body function, but it also helps regulate your body’s internal temperature. Dehydration can often cause redness in the face, due to your body beginning to overheat. Facial redness is a great indicator of hydration. If you are feeling overheated, find shade and drink cool water. It is very imperative to stay proactive in keeping your body hydrated. Ways to help you stay hydrated is by carrying a reusable water bottle with you or by incorporating more water-rich foods into your diet like apples or cucumbers.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease which can affect people in different ways. Most commonly, lupus causes the body’s immune system to attack multiple organs. There is no cure for autoimmune disorders. Treatment and management of symptoms is the most common course of action. One symptom of lupus is what is known as the “butterfly rash.” This rash causes redness and swelling across the nose and cheeks in the shape of a butterfly. If you suffer from lupus, visit your dermatologist to come up with a treatment plan to manage your butterfly rash or other symptoms.
Eczema can look different for everyone, but it is mainly seen as red and irritated skin, possibly bumpy and filled with fluid. There’s no real cause of eczema; however, it is extremely common and relatively simple to treat. In most cases, simply changing your skin care routine or taking steps towards better hygiene can help. Dermatologists can also greatly help in managing eczema, from diagnosis to treatment. If you suffer from severe eczema, a dermatologist may be able to provide prescription lotions that reduce swelling and redness.
Although these conditions may not be exactly what’s going on with your facial redness, it may help you narrow it down and understand what it could be. If you are suffering from facial redness, the experienced dermatologists at Knox Derm are ready to help. Call Knoxville Dermatology Group today at (865) 690-9467 to make an appointment to talk to one of our health care professionals.