Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. These signs and symptoms may flare up for weeks to months and then go away for a while. Rosacea can be mistaken for acne, other skin problems or natural ruddiness.
Rosacea can affect anyone. But it’s most common in middle-aged women who have light skin. There’s no cure for rosacea, but treatment can control and reduce the signs and symptoms.The cause of rosacea is unknown, but it could be due to a combination of hereditary and environmental factors.
A number of factors can trigger flare-ups, including:
Hot drinks and spicy foods
Red wine and other alcoholic beverages
Sunlight or wind
Drugs that dilate blood vessels, including some blood pressure medications
Various cosmetic products