Rosacea is a common skin condition characterized by redness of the face. It may begin as a tendency to flush or blush and progress to persistent redness of the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead. If left untreated, persistent dilated blood vessels (broken veins), acne-like spots and pimples may develop. Some patients may also notice their skin become sensitive and irritable. In some cases of rosacea, the eyes may also be affected, giving rise to symptoms like redness, dryness, itching, grittiness, burning and tearing.