For most people, a red face is a sign of one thing and one thing only: embarrassment.
That’s a fair assessment. Embarrassment does indeed cause a flushed appearance to the skin, often a pattern of redness right across the cheekbones. It’s a recognizable reality that most of us are familiar with, but it tends to fade within a few minutes.
So push further into your mind; what else does a red face signify? Exertion is probably the next most common answer – and, again, it’s impossible to disagree. If you’ve been exercising up a storm, then your face will show the effort by flushing red. However, as with embarrassment, the redness is temporary.
However, for certain women, facial redness isn’t caused by embarrassment, exercise, alcohol, or the other most commonly suggested issues. Instead, redness is caused by an illness rather than a transitory reflection of an emotion or physical exertion. There are a number of illnesses that can cause facial redness – and what’s more, you might not even realize that you’re a sufferer. Continue reading