Blushing is an involuntary, strictly human reaction that's part of the "flight-or-fight" response originating in the sympathetic nervous system. Why do men blush? Not only do men blush just as often as women do, but most of the time they blush for similar reasons.
When embarrassed, angry or excited both genders release hormonal adrenaline as a natural stimulant that causes the body to respond. Breathing speeds up along with heart rate as a part of the "flight-or-fight" response. Blood vessels dilate to increase blood flow and oxygen delivery, ultimately causing facial veins to respond in the same way and resulting in red, glowing (flushing) cheeks, face, ears or neck.
Common reasons men blush
Embarrassment may be the number one reason why men blush. Embarrassment can be broken down into subcategories as well:
When blushing isn't normal
Some causes of blushing are rooted in an underlying condition:
Makeup can help
The use of green color-corrective moisturizer or concealing makeup can help to camouflage blushing by neutralizing the redness, especially for rosacea. Apply a thin layer of the green color-corrective moisturizer or makeup on the most intense blush spots. These products are available at any drugstore or department store makeup counter. Hypo-allergenic products are recommended for sensitive skin and are also available in over-the-counter versions.
When men blush, it probably bothers them more than women because they like to feel like they are in control of every situation. Unless his condition is chronic, a man should accept that almost everyone blushes at one time or another and this purely human condition is more amusing than anything, and not worth worrying about.