It was the network of visible blood vessels on her face that bothered Rita Edwards the most. As a frequent blusher, she was accustomed to having "high color" on her face, but this was more than she could bear.
"They made my face look purple-red," she said. "I also had dry, bumpy skin, almost like acne."
Even though she doesn't like to wear makeup, Rita tried foundations and creams to cover her blemishes, redness and blood vessels. "But they just couldn't be covered," Rita said.
"People would ask me what was wrong when my face got red," she said.