Hi. I'm male, 29 years old. Been suffering with rosecea for about 3 years now. I was diagnosed by my specialist doctor about a year ago.
My face is constantly red. It's almost like i have white panda eyes in most cases. my nose, my cheeks, my forehead, my chin is a pinky color.
My neck, ears and rest of my body is pale white. For those who have it, know it's rather unpleasant and really destroys ones confidence. After all, it's not like you can hide your face and in most social situations i feel ridiculously self conscious about how i may look and it really does affect me. Like REALLY bad. I'm a changed person to what i was previously and not in a good way. I'm socially awkward and find normal things too hard.
My skin has been acne free for about a year or 2 after treatment, so i don't look so bad if i say so myself....i just have a really red face.
Going to triggers of it and my experiences.....a night of drinking would definitely make my face redder. One time i drank spicey rum and my face went to a glowing red color and the skin around my eyes were not affected. It's safe to say alcohol and spice does effect it.
I've recently got back from a tremendously hot holiday in Portugal....I got to the point where i didn't care if i got sun burned or not....my friends all could do it.....the side effects where just as normal.....a red face from being in the sun...and the rest of my body caught the sun too.......
....things didn't really alter for me after being in the sun..good or bad...my rosacea didn't alter...things were the same as far as i saw and felt.
...i do think what takes precedence is what i put into my body. This seems to be what obviously causes it.....OR another idea is that JUST my face is so photosensitive it can't handle it. But why just my face? and not the rest of my body and the skin around my eyes?
Whatever i've done to myself over the years something has gone wrong and i'm paying for it.
To try and soften the redness i use EUCERIN anti redness cream. It's basically green cream. Green to counteract the red of my skin. On some days it works ok......but most of the time......it makes my face a paler pink and compared to my neck i always look stupid. It makes me look unhealthy. But it's all i have to feel better so what can i do?
If i didn't use the cream on a night out....my face is noticeably red....the green cream makes it slightly better.
As for pain...i don't have any pain in the face....sometimes my face feels hot and red....but in most cases i am in no obvious discomfort.
Since no medical professional has no clue about how to cure this......i guess it's a case of living with it and overcoming the psychological battle that is rosecea on my own.
Something in my body is making my face red though......i want to work out what it is.