Doc Talk: The truth behind that rosy cheek

Millions of people worldwide suffer from rosacea - a common chronic skin condition that results in redness of the face

When she was younger, Kristen (not her real name), who is in her late 30s, was not bothered by the constant redness on her cheeks. In fact, she liked having rosy cheeks, which gave her a radiant look.

However, the facial redness started to become a problem a few years ago. Kristen realised that the redness would worsen and become very prominent during stressful workdays, or after using certain facial products.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 23, 2019, with the headline 'The truth behind that rosy cheek'. Print Edition | Subscribe