I have EXACTLY the same problem going on my face, and I do have it for 2 years now. What i found out so far is that :
-exfoliating doesnt work at all, it makes it look worse for some time
-shaving makes it more red
-cleaning face with mild cetaphil helped abit
-Ive been to Dreseden trip with my class in winter and in cold air redness completely dissapear
-Smiling, stretching face makes it more red
To the author of this thread: did it finally heal after all this time? You made this thread in 2010, how is it going now?