Rosacea is a chronic condition, most commonly characterised by reddening of the skin. Skin can sting, and in more severe cases, blood vessels can become visible on the surface on the skin. Other symptoms can include pimples, thickening of the skin, usually around the nose, and eye irritation. The cause of rosacea is not know, but triggers can include heat, stress, certain food and drinks, and stress. Whilst there is no cure, a doctor can help treat some of the symptoms to make the condition more bearable. Often, people find that they have flare ups; periods where symptoms are worse than usual. It can be useful to keep a diary of your symptoms in order to help recognise patterns and triggers. I will be discussing how to help cover redness using make up in the 'Undertones and foundation matching' section of the website. You can visit http://www.rosacea.org/ for more detailed information on the condition.