Red bumps on your face are not always common acne, they might be signs of rosacea. To avoid harsh treatments that could actually make it worse, these are 3 ways that will help you tell apart rosacea from acne.
I know it is hard to resist the urge to buy a battery of acne-fighting skincare products as soon as you get a pimple, but what if it was rosacea? Harsh ingredients in acne treatments can lead to painful results, this is how to tell both apart.
3 Ways to tell apart rosacea from acne
If you have comedonal acne
If you have blackheads and whiteheads the chances are that those pimples are a result of your pores getting clogged and infected with acne-causing bacteria. When you have rosacea the redness is concentrated on the center of your face, while when it is acne you are dealing with, it is likely that the redness is concentrated only around the pimple.
Flushing is one of the main signs of rosacea, and it is usually caused by stress, heat, cold, alcohol or hot beverages.
The bumps are concentrated in the middle of the face
If redness remains on your nose and cheeks that is a big sign that you are experiencing rosacea, the area is usually flushed, there might be some red bumps and it might even have a burning sensation on the area,
If you think you have rosacea, you should definitely consult a specialist to assess your condition and prescribe the right treatment for you.