Sun. Avoid the midday sun, and wear a wide-brimmed hat. Use sunscreen on your face every day.
Weather conditions. Avoid or limit your exposure to wind and hot or cold temperatures.
Wind exposure. Protect your face from the wind in any temperature. Wear a scarf over your cheeks and nose to help protect your skin from the cold and wind.
These triggers cause the blood vessels in the face to relax and open wider (dilate), producing a sudden increase in blood flow and causing the face to flush. Triggers for flushing affect people differently-a trigger that affects one person may not affect another in the same way.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerAmy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014
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March 12, 2014
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