Generally speaking, there are two categories of facial redness: chronic and persistent (a skin condition known as rosacea), and temporary, reactive redness. Both types affect the face and can present itself in a variety of physical forms, but the most common sign to look for is colouring on the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. Occasionally, bumps and pimples can develop on the face and the skin can be dry to the touch, in patches, with small, visible broken capillaries. Both of these types of facial redness can also flare up or go dormant over a period of time. Frequent flushing that gets progressively worse with age is usually an early sign of rosacea, while reactive skin is usually very sensitive and can feel itchy. External factors, such as skincare ingredients or stress, can trigger flare-ups.