The red cheeks could also be as a result of fever. The fever will trigger the epinephrine hormones on your face as your body tries to dispense heat by expanding the blood vessels near the surface of the skin causing the redness.
Some women will experience red cheeks at menopause though for a short duration of time. It is caused by the so called "heat waves” that come randomly. Other factors that could lead to this include eating of spicy foods, alcohol consumption and some medications such as those used to prevent blood pressure and niacin can cause the red cheeks.
Medically, there are two main conditions that can cause red check. Rosacea, which is a rare skin condition that is caused by excessive dilation of blood vessels as a result of exercise, consumption of particular foods that contain MSG and exposure to UV rays causing the skin to have a burning effect is one of the main attributes to this condition. In such cases the patient will have facial flushing and bumps similar to those of acne will develop. The condition can be controlled though medication, the redness can last for several consecutive days.
The other condition that may lead to red cheeks is autoimmune disease or SLE (systemic lupus erythematosis). A rash may develop around the nose and slowly make its way to the cheeks causing redness of the cheek giving an overall look of red cheeks. This condition, though not synonymous with the condition, may be distinguished from other causes for the patient will usually start experiencing swollen lymph, develop fevers or even experience fatigue. In such cases, blood tests will be used for diagnostic purposes.
What you must note is that, any time you experience red cheeks that do not seem to go away, chances it’s being caused by rosacea. But before drawing definitive conclusions, it is important to consult your doctor for professional advice.