It’s caused by inflammation
You’ve probably heard of common skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, but do you also know about rosacea? If not, you’ve got to listen up. “Rosacea is abnormal blood vessel growth in all layers of the skin, caused by internal problems and inflammation within the body and skin,” says Julia T. Hunter, MD, a dermatologist and founder of Wholistic Dermatology. This abnormal blood vessel growth is the result of low thyroid, fungal overgrowth internally, gut inflammation, and chronic sun overexposure, she says. Don’t miss these 6 new rosacea treatments that will help end the redness.
Pay attention to new veins
OK, so now you know what the condition is, but how can you identify it? According to Dr. Hunter, one of the greatest symptoms can be detected in your veins. “Symptoms include redness, a tangle of tiny or larger veins appearing on the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, neck and chest,” Dr. Hunter says. And they’re dilated, which makes you look flushed, especially when drinking alcohol, nervous, embarrassed, sweating, hot flushes, eating spicy foods, she explains. Have you noticed little vein webs in your skin as of late? If so, the issue may extend beyond a sunburn or aging.