There are multiple reasons why people suffer from constant red blotchy skin. One cause of red skin is an enlargement of blood vessels under the epidermis which causes inflammation of the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. This disorder is known as Rosacea. Individuals with fair skin who blush easily are more prone to this condition.
Another cause for blotchy redness, primarily on the face and legs, are broken capillaries often called spider veins. Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin also known as Eczema. The most common type is atopic dermatitis which affects up to 30% of the population. Its symptoms include red skin which may be itchy, swollen and cracked. Post-acne marks or macules are a form of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation left behind by pimples. Sun damage pigmentation occurs when areas of the skin turn a darker shade or color. Too much sun exposure will cause an overproduction of melanin which in turn can create an uneven skin tone.
Lifestyle changes like avoiding the sun, reducing stress and limiting spicy foods can help in the fight against a bright red complexion, red blotches, and an uneven skin tone. Many topical skin care products will also calm, sooth, and treat the inflammation and redness. At ICLS we have found laser treatments highly effective in the treatment of various red skin ailments including the Excel V and Laser Genesis.