Such long-term sun exposure can lead to persistent red faces and tiny broken blood vessels that sometimes look quite a bit like rosacea. Lots of folks simply have rosy cheeks; they become flushed in hot rooms or when they drink alcohol or eat spicy foods.
If you were to go to Ireland or Australia and observe the faces of many fair-skinned people there, you'd think there was an epidemic of rosacea because so many of them have rosy cheeks. And sometimes, what has been called "rosacea" on your face -- is simply rosy cheeks! You're just stuck with a healthy looking facial glow. Traditionally, folks like you didn't receive a medical diagnosis but were described as having a "peaches and cream" complexion.
©2009 Herbert P. Goodheart, M.D., author of Acne For Dummies
Herbert P. Goodheart, M.D., of New York, NY, author of Acne For Dummies, is a practicing dermatologist who also teaches at the Mount Sinai College of Medicine. He is the author of a highly regarded dermatology textbook.
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