The definition of red faced is when the blood vessels in your skin widen causing blood to reach your face.
Causes of a Red Face
- The most common reasons you blush are embarrassment, crying and anger. Adrenaline starts pumping your heart faster and your breathing increases and your facial blood vessels dilate, which causes blushing.
- When weather or exercise heats up your body, it cools itself off by sweating and by sending more blood to the surface of your skin.
- Alcohol causes your arteries to widen, but you may also have a genetic predisposition to this happening. Doctors call this "Alcohol Flush Reaction," which is caused by your body not being able to properly break down alcohol. This is a genetic condition, especially in people of South East Asian descent. That’s why it is also called the "Asian Flush."
- Rosacea is a chronic skin condition which causes facial redness.
An example of red faced is when a child's cheeks become crimson after a prolonged period of crying.