The erythema may persist for hours and days, hence the old term erythema con-gestivum. Erythema lasting only a few minutes is not early rosacea. Telangiectases become progressively prominent, forming sprays on the nose, nasolabial folds, cheeks, and glabella. Most of these patients complain of sensitive skin that stings, burns, and itches after application of a variety of cosmetics, especially certain fragrances and sunscreens. Trauma from abrasives and peeling agents readily induces long-lasting erythema. Thus the facial skin is unusually vulnerable to chemical and physical stimuli.