Facial Redness 30th April 2021

Rosacea And Other Forms Of Facial Redness

Facial redness can take many forms, from momentary blushing to more permanent changes in skin colour. It is not uncommon for such physiological symptoms to affect almost anybody, and these can sometimes occur as a result of embarrassment, strenuous exercise or the consumption of a spicy meal. 

In some instances, facial redness can be indicative of a dermatological condition and may not simply disappear when the moment has passed. Do you experience facial redness in certain situations? Is this something that is getting worse? Find out what it could be below. 


Affecting approximately 415 million individuals across the globe, it’s not hard to believe that the reason for your facial redness could be rosacea. As a common skin condition found across specific regions of the face, rosacea is a long-term ailment that takes up residence on the nose and the cheeks. It tends to worsen with age and can often be triggered by things such as heat, extremes of weather, alcohol, caffeine and cheese. 

As rosacea progresses, its symptoms may become more severe. This means continued burning sensations, persistent redness, the emergence of raised bumps and an increase in the visibility of your veins. 

Contact Dermatitis 

The development of facial redness could also be attributable to a condition known as contact dermatitis. Put simply, this describes instances in which the skin on the face will begin to itch and turn red as a result of exposure to certain substances or materials. 

Many things can provoke contact dermatitis, and these include specific soaps, skincare products and fragrances. Symptoms are easy enough to manage once you have identified what it is that your skin is reacting to, but this may take some time. 


Eczema, sometimes referred to as atopic dermatitis, is said to affect 20% of people at some time in their lives, and this commonly appears on the face. In most cases, eczema begins from an early age and develops due to a defective skin barrier. This leaves the skin open to irritants, allergens and the loss of moisture, which causes dryness, itchiness and inflammation. Facial eczema, like that which affects other parts of the body, is a lifelong condition but can be controlled by avoiding known triggers, using special moisturisers or applying topical creams. 


Although commonly associated with the knees, elbows and lower legs, psoriasis can also affect the face. This occurs when the lesions found in scalp psoriasis move downwards towards the face and leave itchy red or purple patches on the forehead, eyebrows and between the nose and lips. 

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease caused by the overproduction of skin cells. When these accumulate, sufferers experience itchiness and will often play host to scaly, thick patches of skin. Psoriasis is a chronic condition that can emerge at any age, with flare-ups often triggered by alcohol intake, stress and infection. 

Diagnose Your Facial Redness

Are you still struggling to determine the cause of your facial redness? 

Dr Firas Al-Niami is a world-renowned consultant dermatologist who has over 20 years of experience in the industry. For the past two decades, he has helped his patients to develop an understanding of their skin conditions and provided these people with workable and effective solutions to these concerns. 

Take advantage of his unparalleled expertise and book in for a facial redness consultation with him today by calling 0208 191 8871 or emailing enquiries@drfirasalniami.co.uk. You can also visit his website and follow him on Instagram.


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