How to Know if You Have Rosacea "Rosacea is an acne-like eruption of the central face that primarily affects adults," Waldorf says. Adding that it's common in women ages 30 to 50 (with a spike in perimenopause) and in people of Celtic descent or other very fair skinned background. There are three physical components to rosacea -- "red pimples and pustules, increased flushing and permanent dilated blood vessels," she says. If you have all three, you likely have rosacea. If you have breakouts not associated with the other two issues, you may just have common acne -- if the pimples have blackheads and/or whiteheads they are likely acne and not rosacea. If you only have dilated (visible) blood vessels without the pimples or flushing, you may or may not have rosacea. Those vessels can also be "due to trauma (like picking pimples), surgery (like rhinoplasty), photodamage (from natural sun or tanning salons), so check in with a dermatologist if you're unsure."
Ready to unleash your inner beauty junkie?
Enter your email and check the boxes below to get
free samples, exclusive deals, discounts at Total Beauty Shops,
and expert beauty tips delivered straight to your inbox!