What is flushing?

Facial flushing is a response to external stimuli and is caused by the dilatation of the skin’s vascular compartment which produces sudden reddening.

Who is affected by flushing?

Women are more prone to flushing than men; slender women and those who are premenopausal or perimenopausal are often particularly affected.

Flushing: symptoms, causes and treatment

The skin of the face is nourished by nerves that derive from the vagal system, the same system that innervates the stomach. For this reason, some digestive disorders can trigger flushing. Another very common reason for flushing is due to embarrassment. Vasodilation occurs in moments of high emotion or shame and is usually concentrated on the cheeks. Finally, flushing can be caused by thermoregulation. Some people react with intense blushing to hot environments or sudden temperature changes. It is important to note that all of the above trigger transient flushing and do not cause particular damage to the tissue of the face.

How to treat flushing

There is no way to prevent or treat flushing. The condition, however, can be improved by applying the astringent, calming Lenitive Cream to the face every morning.

Flushing is often associated with the consumption of certain foods or drinks. However, flushing is a constitutional, not a pathological condition, and it is therefore unlikely eliminating specific food will lead to any improvement as they are not the cause of the condition.

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