The Difference Between Rosacea and Blushing

Rosacea is a skin condition with symptoms including redness and visible blood vessels in your facial skin. It is also characterized by constant redness around the cheeks. Other symptoms include small, red, or pus-filled bumps. These conditions can flare for weeks or months at a time. In some cases, it is mistaken for acne.

Blushing that is induced sympathetically is characterized by facial redness initiated during certain social or functional situations. This is indicated by short bursts of facial redness that happen in conditions that otherwise will not cause facial redness. Usually, it starts after puberty (20 – 30 years of age).