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REDNESS

Redness

Unfortunately for many, an embarrassing moment and the blushing that follows is not the only redness that can surface on the skin. In this section, redness includes rosacea, cherry angiomas, broken capillaries and spider naevi, to name a few. Caused by various factors, all of the listed skin conditions contain a form of redness on the skin, whether through small red spots and bumps or small, dilated blood vessels.

The key causes

Redness associated with rosacea is thought to be caused through hereditary reasons, albeit can be triggered by various factors like hot and cold temperatures, the sun, stress, topical irritants on the skin and certain foods – including spicy food and dairy.

Whereas the cause of redness from broken capillaries can appear for no reason at all, despite certain factors that are linked to them. Genetics are thought to play a part as well as hormonal changes in the body to the appearance of broken capillaries, with alcohol often attributed with their formation, other factors like trauma to the skin, sunburn and rosacea can also cause broken capillaries.

While the cause of cherry angiomas is not entirely clear, they appear to have a link with ageing and have also been associated with pregnancy and exposure to chemicals.

Spider naevi are thought to be caused by hormonal changes in the body appear to play a part in the development of spider naevi, it has been linked to increased oestrogen which makes pregnant women and people with liver disease more prone. Age, weight gain, immobility and sun exposure are other factors that hav

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