Why did my face turn purple?
June 30, 2010 3:06 PM Subscribe
What happened to my face?
posted by rglass to Health & Fitness (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A few years ago, I had something traumatic happen to me. Subsequently, I went into crisis mode for about 4--6 weeks. It was definitely the most stressful time of my adult life. 2 or 3 weeks into the ordeal, my face turned purple. It was so strange. I was at work and noticed my face felt hot. Went in the bathroom and saw that my face was purple. I'm guessing that something happened to the blood vessels under my skin due to the amount of stress I was under. The purple subsided over the next few days and eventually went away except for my left temple which continues to be reddish since that time. Can somebody tell me what happened? I'm curious about what occurred with my skin/blood vessels.