QUESTION: what causes blotchy skin on face? 

ANSWERS: blotchy skin is often characterized by the appearance of red bumps or spots on your face, or swelling and raising on other certain parts of your skin. It can also be accompanied by itching and pain. You will know when you get this condition when you start to see a noticeable flushed look and reddening of your face.

Possible Causes

§ Allergies-many people are prone to allergies that can stem from common things such as dust, mold, animal dander or fur, pollen, and even allergies from foods. There are even some people who have allergies that are not common such as being allergic to a particular food product or material that is not a form of the common dishes. One symptom of this type of uncommon allergy is a face that is red, blotchy, itchy and possible swelling.

§ Alcohol-some people who drink a lot of alcohol may develop skin that is red and blotchy. The reason that a person gets this type of face is that there is less water in their body and they are dehydrated. Alcohol can also lead to circulation that is poor, which makes your blow flow to limited parts of your body making your skin appear blotchy.

§ Sensitive skin-if you have sensitive skin anything that comes into contact with your face can lead to this condition.

§ Medical conditions-there are also several skin pregnant with period conditions that have the characteristics of a blotchy skin on their face. Some of these conditions include acne, melasma, eczema, hives, and more. In addition, this condition could be caused by a hormone imbalance or high blood pressure.

§ Weather conditions-overexposure to the sun leads to sunburn, causing you to develop peeling skin that is blotchy and red. Very cold or very dry weather is another culprit along with dryness and pain.


There are certain ways that you can prevent having skin that is red and blotchy. The best treatment is to make sure that you are following the right skin care treatment. You should also make sure that you are protecting your facer when you are in any type of extreme weather, including weather that is extremely hot or cold. When you are going out into the sun, make sure that you use the right sunscreen lotion.

After washing your face, pat it dry, and apply a good moisturizing cream designed for your type of skin. If you know that you are allergic to something do your best to avoid it. If the condition is irritating and bothersome, check with your local physician or make an appointment with a dermatologist to see if there are any prescription medications that can be prescribed. There are also over-the-counter medications that you can get. But first, find out what is causing the problem so you can get the right treatment.