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Nowadays, there are a lot of people all over the world who suffer from various skin disorders. One such problem is blotchy red face. This disorder is usually seen in people who have an extremely sensitive skin. Such skin is very thin and any change in the weather will have an effect on it. People with sensitive skin are more prone to end up with red skin if they expose it to the sun or dry winds for a long period of time. That is why people with sensitive skin need to use facial skincare. However, people need to know that sensitive skin is not the only cause of blotchy red face. There are lots of other causes that lead to blotchy red face.

Causes and treatments of blotchy red face


Acne is considered to be one of the causes of blotchy red skin that occurs quite a lot. People suffer from acne mainly in their teen years. Blackheads, pimples and red bumps on the face, back and chest are also symptoms of acne. There are various acne treatments but a person simply needs to keep his or her face clean in order to prevent them from showing up.

Irritant contact dermatitis

A person whose cheeks become red after his or her skin came in contact with cosmetics, perfume, jewelry or even clothing, it is possible that he or she is suffering from irritant contact dermatitis. The best thing to do in such a case is to avoid the substances that caused the disorder. A person can also apply soothing lotion on the affected areas.


This skin disease is known to cause blotchy red face. Apart from the red blotchy face several other symptoms like pimples on the nose, cheeks and forehead, itchy facial skin and swelling of the eyelids point to rosacea. The redness of the face becomes worse when the blood vessels in the face expand. There are lots of causes of rosacea like exposure to the sun, changing temperatures, exercising, hot and humid weather, alcohol consumption and even eating spicy foods. A person with rosacea needs to take really good care of his or her skin.

Apart from these causes, a person may suffer from blotchy red face because of allergic reaction, hives and fifth disease among other causes.


A person with a blotchy red face should apply sunscreen and use an umbrella whenever he or she goes out in the sun. Cosmetics should not be used. Olive oil and face masks should be used in order to soothe the skin. Drinking a lot of water is important because that way a person will keep the skin hydrated.

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