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Facial Redness Causes For Women Over 40

Facial redness and blotches are two problems that become really common. To know why that happens, you need to know the causes behind them, some of which are given below:

Hot Flashes

Menopause cause red flashing of skin which is known as hot flashes. When that happens, the woman generally feels warm that pass from top of her head to her chest. Flushing results in red blotchy faces and she also may feel that her heart is racing. She will also sweat more and this condition, i.e. hot flashes generally lasts for about four minutes, as Aetna Health reports. Generally the age at which menopause starts for a woman is 51; but as Aetna Health reports, hot flashes start about two or three years before they stop menstruating.

Dry and Flaky Skin

Facial redness may also occur due to dry skin, which becomes common as we age. For women, the onset of menopause results in massive hormonal changes; even in pre-menopause stage which increase this problem. That is why women in the age group of 40, 50 and 60 suffer from dry and flaky skin. To lesson this appearance, be sure to use a good moisturizer as well as a mild soap.


Another chronic skin condition called rosacea produce facial redness especially in women who are 40 and above. Patients of this problem find deep red patches on their cheeks and nose. It can also be triggered by variety of reasons like hot beverages, spicy food, going out in sun without proper sun protection, hot weather as well as alcohol. If you are one of such sufferer who has persistent and active rosacea very frequently, then you need to see a dermatologist to make sure this problem does not permanently damage your skin.

Age Spots

Liver spots or age spots are another cause of face becoming red. They are actually flat and reddish brown in color, much like the color of your liver! If you had been neglecting proper care while going out in the sun, then you will see them in your hands, arms, face or chest, as you age. To make sure that these are not produced further you need to stay out of sun and think about going for treatments like skin-resurfacing to lighten those spots that you already have.

Broken Capillaries

Telangiectasia, which is also known as broken capillaries, occurs when broken or dilated blood vessels occur on mature skin. As we age, skin loses its elasticity and broken capillaries as facial redness shows its ugly presence. You can see them as blotchy lines under eye, on cheeks, chin and also on side of your nose. Various treatments are present to remove them like ozone injections, laser light therapy, medicated creams and toning cryomessage. All of them help to reduce broken blood vessels and hence stop the spreading of redness,

Actinic Keratoses

Not all facial redness is harmless; there are skin lesions called actinic keratosis or AKs which are pre-cancerous and are often scaly and blotchy. So if you have these reddish brown lesions in your face, it is time to see your dermatologist for skin cancer tests. Most skin cancers are caused by lifelong exposure to sun; but if AKs are detected in earliest state, your dermatologist can help you to freeze them or prescribe you medicated creams to take care of them before they become cancerous.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

The problem of seborrheic dermatitis appears as greasy-looking blotchy scales and redness. The common areas that are most affected by this facial redness problem are eyelids, eyebrows, and areas around your nose.

Cherry Angiomas

On the other hand, the raised red bumps, called cherry angiomas, you see on your face are quite harmless and common in women when they hit the middle age.

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