Looks Like: frequent flushing and persistent redness in the central parts of the face.
With time, tiny blood vessels become visible on the face. The skin is sensitive and easily irritated.
Feels Like: burning, stinging, swelling, itching, dry, rough.
Important to know
Each type of rosacea can be mild, moderate or severe.
Some people have two types at the same time (see Combinations).
Rosacea may slowly get worse over many months or years if not treated.
For a small number of people, there is a progression from one type of rosacea to another.
There are many conditions that look like rosacea. See your physician or dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Images courtesy Dr. Ben Barankin and Dr. Jerry Tan.