Health Tip: Red Face Could be Rosacea

A ruddy complexion is a common symptom

(HealthDay News) -- Rosacea is a condition in which the skin, most commonly on the face, breaks out in a red, bumpy rash.

Rosacea most often affects people after age 30, and is characterized by a pattern of flare-ups and remissions, says the National Rosacea Society.

Typical symptoms include persistent flushed face, red skin, bumps or pimples, and visible blood vessels. Eventually, the skin becomes ruddier. Fair-skinned people are especially prone to the condition, the society says.

The cause of rosacea is unknown, and there is no cure. Skin care with mild and gentle cleansers, as well as the use of cosmetics, can help minimize redness and other symptoms.

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