People with rosacea may have persistent redness on the face, visible blood vessels, roughness, and pimple-like bumps on their faces. About 40 to 50 million people in the United States have some type of acne, while 14 million are affected by rosacea. While acne is common in adolescence, adults in their 50s (usually women at menopause) may get acne, even for the first time. People who get rosacea are usually middle-aged or older.
There are certain triggers for acne and rosacea. Hormones are a main trigger of acne, while the sun, alcohol, and spicy foods can trigger rosacea flare-ups. Rosacea is a chronic (long-term) condition that can't be cured, but like many skin conditions, it can be treated.