blushing

I have rosacea, a condition that tends to cause frequent and sometimes even painful (like a sunburn) blushing. By working out more often and increasing my cardiovascular health, I found that my face got red less often, stayed red for shorter periods of times, and got less intensely red. The anon may have rosacea, but whether or not s/he does, I think it’s worth a try – hey, it’s a good thing. You don’t need to run a marathon – just push yourself a little, break a sweat, 3x a week, if you can.
realsocialskills said:
I don’t know anything about this, so I’m posting without commentary. Has this worked or not worked for anyone else?

bgaesop:

Dealing with unwanted blushing

pinkxxkiss:

realsocialskills:

I’m not sure if this falls under social skills, but is there a way to prevent blushing? whenever I talk to people my face gets abnormally red and everyone comments on it (what’s wrong with your face,…

bgaesop said:

Rub ice cubes on your face, it cools you down and, for me at least, makes blushing go away. Yet being out in the cold makes blushing worse? Idky

realsocialskills said:

When do you rub ice cubes on your face? I’m kind of imagining someone doing that mid-conversation when they’re blushing and don’t want to be, but I think that’s probably not what you mean?

Dealing with unwanted blushing

pinkxxkiss:

realsocialskills:

I’m not sure if this falls under social skills, but is there a way to prevent blushing? whenever I talk to people my face gets abnormally red and everyone comments on it (what’s wrong with your face, are you ok, etc) which only makes me blush more. i have social anxiety as it is, so talking to people is hard enough without my face feeling like it’s on fire. thank you
realsocialskills said:
I don’t know of a way to avoid blushing. I’m posting this in hopes that one of y’all does.
One thing that occurs to me is that maybe wearing foundation would help? The basic purpose of foundation is to be opaque enough to hide marks on your face, so maybe it would hide blushing? I haven’t tried that, but it seems like it plausibly might work.
Have any of y’all tried using foundation to hide blushing? Does it work? Do you know other things that work?

pinkxxkiss said:

Another suggestion (to foundation, which can really help, even if it’s just a light layer of powder) is to go to a Doctor. My face is super red a lot of the time and I also have pretty serious long term acne. I’ve found that when my acne is more under control (ie my medication for that is working) my face is usually far less red.

As well as acne there’s rosacea, which can be mistaken for acne, but is also very treatable. It can cause so much facial redness, but actually be treated.

So, basically, if you can go to a GP; do so. They might be able to really help you. (And there might even be other underlying, and treatable, causes they could help you with.)

Good luck! :)