Facial redness is a common issue that can be a symptom of many different skin conditions. Acne and sunburn are two obvious issues that can cause redness, but let’s talk about some of the less obvious conditions that may cause redness.

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes the skin to blush due to visible blood vessels.

Pityriasis Rosea is a fairly common skin condition that causes a temporary rash of raised red scaly patches on the body. It is most common in older children and young adults (aged 10 to 35), but can affect anyone.


Seborrheic Dermatitis commonly develops on the face as a red rash that is oily, dry, or even scaly. Treatment is typically required in order for the skin to clear.

Allergic Dermatitis occurs due to a topical allergic reaction. Skin can become irritated from a product, hair dye, soap, or other irritant that comes directly in to contact with the skin.

Atopic Dermatitis (eczema) is common in infants. It appears as a dry itchy rash. Treatment can help to relieve symptoms.

Psoriasis causes the body to create new skin cells more quickly than the norm (days vs. weeks) causing an excess buildup of skin. Psoriasis appears as raised, scaly patches.


Redness can be caused by a variety of skin conditions. In order to treat redness, it is important to first determine the root cause.