Is It Acne Or Rosacea on My Face?

Q:
How can I know whether it is acne or rosacea on my face?

A:
If you have acne, you may find:

  • Various types of acne, including white heads, blackheads, pimples, etc.
  • Redness, but it occurs around the acne only
  • Oily skin, especially on your T-zone

While if you have rosacea, you may have:

  • Pimples without blackheads
  • Redness in the center of your face
  • Red and swollen eyelids
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Skin sensitivity

It is recommended to see a dermatologist, because you can have an accurate diagnosis. Also, timely treatments are important.

Key words: acne rosacea; rosacea acne

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.