Rouge To Ruin: Facial Redness Causes

Woman with facial redness

She hides her face, ashamed of its redness. Photo by Kukuh Himawan Samudro on Unsplash.

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


An Interview on Female Empowerment and More

I am thankful to Vanessa Daniela for having me over to her amazing website We Are All The Same Project to talk about female empowerment, writing, and more. I am blessed by the opportunities I have been given over these past five years and it is interviews like this one that continue to motivate me to keep writing and advocating on behalf of women. Sending love ♥

The full interview is here:

Source: Inspire with Christy Birmingham

A Guide To Birth Control (That Isn’t The Pill)

The terms “birth control” and “the pill” are largely interchangeable. When TV shows and movies refer to birth control, they mean the pill. For most people, the pill is the beginning and end of birth control, and most of us would assume the pill was the most commonly used birth control.

It’s not. I’ll discuss what is soon, but the point for the moment is that the pill is not the only option when it comes to your contraceptive choices and reproductive health. In fact, the pill is one of the least effective contraceptives, with a success rate of around 92 percent – meaning eight women in 100 could potentially fall pregnant even when using the pill.

That’s a pretty disturbing statistic. So let’s break through the pill’s monopoly and examine the other birth control methods, and you can see what might work best for you. Continue reading