Why We Blush

Blushing is a normal biological function that only occurs in humans; no other animal displays the characteristic. Blushing normally starts around age three. It’s at that point we become socially self-aware enough to realize that others can observe us, although most people report not remembering blushing before they were five.

While noticeable blushing varies greatly between people, normally the intensity and frequency of blushing increases during the teens and declines with age, but even elderly people can blush.

Why Do We Blush?

girl-facial-blushingAs soon as your brain senses a stressful situation, the body’s “fight or flight” instincts automatically trigger the blushing response, making it impossible to voluntarily control, and always unpredictable. While severe blushing may occur when you’re alone, it is mostly associated with public interactions.

Actually, the reasons why we blush aren’t fully understood. Even though blushing is a common occurrence, very little actual scientific research has been conducted. Most studies about blushing have been conducted by psychologists, and what findings they do report suggest that blushing is simply a response to unwanted social attention.

Facial Blushing: Are You Sending the Wrong Signals?

If you are struggling with severe facial blushing, it’s likely the condition is never far from your mind, making it difficult for you to concentrate, or making you reluctant to engage during social situations or professional gatherings.

Unfortunately, people who regularly suffer from facial blushing often become self-conscious or develop a low self-esteem, which negatively affects social, academic, or professional aspirations. The ramifications of facial blushing may be staggering, with the very real potential of severely limiting one’s ability to confidently embrace life’s challenges.

Eredicane: Curb the Causes of Severe Blushing

Eredicane works to curb and lessen the causes of severe blushing so you will no longer have to fear that at any moment your face may turn bright red or blotchy. Blushing is often attributed to social phobia – the fear of being judged or criticized by other people. The emotional or social stimuli that elicit such anxiety may manifest themselves in various ways – some people sweat profusely, while others fidget nervously or blush uncontrollably.

One satisfied Eredicane customer says it all: “I was having dinner with friends tonight, I thought about what Eredicane has given back to me! It has given me confidence, it has erased my fear of being in front of others, and it has restored my life! Thank you for making such a tremendous difference in my life every day!”

Some people remember the exact moment when they first experienced facial blushing, while others feel as though they’ve been dealing with the problem throughout their lives. Why do people blush? By understanding answers to this important question and those below, you will appreciate why Eredicane is right for you.

  • What is facial blushing?
  • What are its causes and what are its symptoms?
  • And why do you suffer from it?

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What is Severe Facial Blushing?

Severe cases of blushing are known as idiopathic cranio-facial erythema. Severe facial blushing is common in people who experience persistent or extreme anxiety in social or performance situations, where there exists a fear of being criticized or humiliated. It is possible, however, that any given situation – even a casual conversation with friends – may elicit intense blushing.

Once the blushing begins, a seemingly vicious cycle is set in motion, exacerbating the redness and taking several minutes for it to subside. Extreme blushing can be physically and emotionally unbearable. Unfortunately, the consequences may be a damaged social appearance or professional performance.

This is why satisfied Eredicane customers express how liberating it is to be free from the fear of severe facial blushing!

What are the Symptoms of Blushing?

A symptom is defined as any sensation which accompanies a disease. Symptoms of severe facial blushing may include:

  • Extreme blushing
  • Blotchiness in neck or face region.
  • Intense sensation of heat in the face
  • Overwhelming feelings of shame, embarrassment, nervousness, or stress
  • Avoidance of potential triggers, such as meeting new people, talking in front of a group, or making direct eye contact

Why Do We Blush?

As soon as your brain senses a stressful situation, the body’s “fight or flight” instincts automatically trigger the blushing response, making it impossible to voluntarily control, and always unpredictable. While severe blushing may occur when you’re alone, it is mostly associated with public interactions.

Facial Blushing Treatment Options

Blushing is an involuntary response of the sympathetic nervous system. It is impossible to control on your own, without treatment. We will explore the various treatment options currently available to chronic blushers, and why, in most case, Eredicane is an effective alternative to traditional blushing treatments.

One satisfied Eredicane customer says it all: “Now that I’m no longer stressing over whether I can make it through a conversation or presentation without blushing,

“I’m significantly more confident when entering any situation, whether it’s social with friends or professional with colleagues.”

In many people, facial blushing happens occasionally as an involuntary reddening of the face due to embarrassment or stress. Blushing results from an overactive sympathetic nervous system, which is part of the involuntary central nervous system in our bodies.

Physiologically, blushing is a harmless reaction. Generally, an increase in the feeling of heat on the face, neck, or shoulders, or a “flush”, is the only physical sensation felt, although in combination with certain skin diseases it can cause painful tingling sensations. Blushing only becomes a psychological problem when a chronic blusher begins to develop fears about blushing in public or social situations.

What Causes Blushing?

Facial blushing is caused by over activity of the sympathetic nervous system, which helps regulate glands and organs without our conscious effort, and controls the diameter of blood vessels to the face. In some people, these nerves are unusually sensitive to emotional stress.

Given the right stimulus (like feeling uncomfortable or anxious), the nerves prompt the blood vessels to open wide, flooding the skin with blood and causing the characteristic reddening of the face.

Facial Blushing: Impossible to Stop Without Treatment

Facial blushing is unpredictable; it is not possible to control or stop it voluntarily. Blushing occurs most often with public interactions, especially in high-stress situation, such as public speaking. However, It can happen at any time, even when alone.

Facial blushing is often misinterpreted as a sign of sickness, unnecessary embarrassment, or even incompetence. If you are struggling with severe facial blushing, it’s likely the condition is never far from your mind, making it difficult for you to concentrate, or making you reluctant to engage during social situations or professional gatherings.

Eredicane: A Unique Treatment for Blushingembarrassment

Eredicane takes a unique approach to tackling this life-crippling problem. Eredicane works to provide long-term relief because it deals with the physiological causes (overactive sympathetic nervous system) by curbing or eliminating facial blushing rather than the symptom (redness of face).*

One satisfied Eredicane customer says it all: “Ever since I was born, I have blushed excessively and uncontrollably. This malady hasdeprived me from enjoying life; it has caused me humiliation, frustration, fear, and loss of opportunities. Eredicane has considerably controlled my blushing, which in time has given me the confidence to live my life to the fullest.”