Why do I blush so much?

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Everyone blushes from time to time and embarrassing as it is, there’s absolutely no way to suppress it. Sometimes it flares up at the most unexpected times, like giving a presentation or being in a social meeting and you know that once it starts, there is nothing you can do when it starts from the chest or ears to over your entire face hot and red.

What causes blushing?

In essence, it is critical to make out the distinction between blushing and rosacea.

Did you know long periods of blushing can be an early sign of rosacea, blushing, on the other hand, happens to just about everyone at some point in their lives.

When you blush, it is due to the stimulation of your sympathetic nervous system in response to personal shame or embarrassment, or the embarrassment of another; it will appear quickly and then disappear.

If you have rosacea, your skin will be slightly pink and red, when you know you‘re not blushing, and the redness tends to become ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear. Rosacea can affect people with various skin types, but individuals with fair skin who tend to blush easily are believed to be at the greatest risk.

How do I stop blushing?

There aren’t any concrete ways to stop yourself from blushing- in reality doing so may make things worse.  “Trying to hold back a blush is a pretty good way to intensify it,” says Dr. Corine Dijk, a clinical psychologist at the University of Amsterdam. (Time, 2015) Likewise, there is no cure for rosacea; however, medical therapy and facials are available to control or reverse its signs and symptoms.

At Caring Skin, we offer targeted treatments like ROSA-C that are specially formulated to calm the skin and repair hypersensitive or redness-prone skin.

Meanwhile, keeping stress levels, and caffeine, alcohol and sugar intake to a minimum, as well as applying SPF 30-50 sunblock daily, can also help to keep rosacea and blushing at bay.