Adrenaline Induced Facial Redness Rosacea

Adrenaline induced facial flushing occurs as a result of a hormone released stress response causing an instant or immediate flush of redness rushing to the facial area. The rush of hormones and adrenaline create a sharp alertness, the nervous system responds, your pulse rates rises, your muscles tense causing the immune system to slow and begin to shut down.

The stress related response results in tenseness, indigestion or upset stomach, fatigue, stiffness in the muscles, headaches and facial redness and flushing. The long-term effects of stress include high blood pressure, heart –health issues, rosacea, depression, gall stones and kidney stones.

Acne is another adrenal related hormonal stress reaction. Estrogen regulates the amount of testosterone produced by the adrenal glands and ovaries. In the course of a woman’s monthly cycle, estrogen levels fluctuate upsetting the balance of the testosterone produced hormone. This fluctuation can result in an over production in the adrenal glands causing one to fatigued, anxious or stressed. Too much testosterone results in a hyper stimulation of the sebaceous glands in the skin. This causes an increase in oil production, the skin feels oily and the pores may become clogged resulting in acne pimples. Similarly as young men enter puberty there is an increase in testicular testosterone, again resulting in hyper stimulated sebaceous glands.