Are you bothered by acne? Think again. What you really may have is rosacea. What’s the difference? People with acne are primarily bothered by blackheads and pimples. Acne can start during the teenage years , but an increasing number of women and men may develop acne in their 30s or 40s. Most people who have rosacea will notice redness on the cheeks and nose, but some will also develop worsening pimples on the face. Rosacea though, is not acne! People with rosacea find that their facial redness will flare after exposure to the sun, drinking alcohol and after eating hot or spicy foods.. Here is more important information – half of all rosacea patients report feeling unattractive and 4 out of 10 feel embarrassed by their condition. Although the cause of rosacea unfortunately is not well understood, there is good and effective treatment available. Make an appointment with your dermatologist soon!