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When I decided to start writing about beauty I chose to focus on nails because, although I was just as excited by make up and skincare, […]
Rosacea is a common although under recognized inflammatory condition of the face – it affects one in ten people in the UK. […]
I really look forward to these Skincare Shakeup posts – I love trying out new skincare and wish I had more than one face so I could try out new products more often […]
I’m going to start out by saying that if you’re squeamish or don’t like blood then maybe you should sit this post out! […]
I have extremely sensitive skin and there have been many times when I have had an allergic reaction to a product that claimed to be hypoallergenic. […]
Last month was Rosacea Awareness Month and the folks at Buzzfeed asked me to write an article about living with rosacea which you can read HERE. It went viral and has currently had over 422,000 views and so many people got in touch with me to share their stories of rosacea and many of them had questions. […]
OK, I’ll admit it. I lied and cheated a bit with my Roaccutane. Cheating and lying isn’t my thing, but this was my skin we’re talking about and I was scared. […]
A skin condition that is hugely overlooked, affecting a large proportion of the UK population (including myself) is Rosacea. Far from a debilitating disease, it may seem a trivial condition to dedicate an entire article to, but for those who suffer with the permanently rosy cheeks, it is not without it’s negative connotations – namely affecting self confidence. […]
I recorded my next #RosaceaReview and this time it’s another high street offering: Maybelline Dream Velvet foundation. […]
Having sensitive skin can be the worst can’t it? Or to quote Made in Chelsea’s Rosie Fortescue, the “absolute pits.” Add redness or rosacea into the mix and you’ve got yourself a beauty junkie nightmare. Fear not. Last week we looked at rosacea and this week I’ve selected my top 10 products to help deal with redness and/or rosacea. […]
What is rosacea? If you blush A LOT, does that mean you have rosacea? If you turn a shade of lobster at least twice a day and that lobster hangs around – is that rosacea? What about acne, you might of heard of ‘acne-rosacea’, if you suffer from acne could that mean you also have rosacea? & what about sensitive skin, sensitive skin loves that lobster red too, does that mean you have rosacea? Just what the heck is rosacea ‘eh! […]
April has been Rosacea Awareness Month and there has been various events, discussions and online articles highlighting this often-misunderstood skin condition. #ExperienceMyRosacea has been the hashtag used over social media where people have been invited to join discussions, gather information amd raise the awareness of the condition. […]
April is Global Rosacea Awareness Month, so I thought I would share my experience with this particular skin condition. Rosacea presents itself as redness of the skin, burst blood vessels, and sometimes pustules and papules, which can look a little like acne. […]
Attention red-skin sufferers! It’s National Rosacea Awareness Month and if, like me, you’ve put up with flushed skin your entire life, you may find this poignant month’s message hugely helpful. […]
I can’t bear to look in a mirror, yet I can’t drag myself away. I inspect myself closely. Scrutinise myself. Every detail. Is it any better? Is it any worse? […]
‘You’ve got a secondary infection,’ said the dermatologist as I walked into his office. No sh*t, Sherlock. I hadn’t said a word myself. I didn’t need to. All the words I needed were written all over my face. In bright red. It was nice to have an acknowledgement that something was badly wrong. I hoped he’d have a miracle for me. A week of antibiotics, then back on the Roaccutane and back to perfect skin in time for Easter. But skin doesn’t work like that. […]
I have red skin, I blush very easily, and I get hot and bothered. I also get spots and have a very oily t-zone. Rosacea is not a skin condition I ever thought I had. I assumed I had sensitive skin and that I simply had to be careful with the products I used. Not the case. […]
Did you know that April is Rosacea awareness month? Probably not, I didn’t.
As far as skin complaints go, rosacea is just not talked about. If you’re diagnosed with acne, there is so much help and advise out there. When it comes to rosacea though, not so much. That’s where the Experience My Rosacea campaign comes in. […]
As a blogger, I can appreciate just how much of a difference it can make knowing that other people are going through the same experiences, and to hear that people are potentially suffering in silence gave a very different meaning to the importance of this group coming together. […]
We jumped at the chance to get involved with #experiencemyrosacea on Wednesday 20 April – a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the difficulties of living with rosacea and to challenge common misconceptions surrounding the condition. The day was supported by talkhealth, key bloggers, Dr Dawn Harper, Dr Anton Alexandroff and celebrity make-up artist Sarah Jagger. […]
Experience My Rosacea (supported by Dr Dawn Harper who you may recognise from Channel 4’s ‘Embarrassing Bodies’) is an incredibly positive campaign that aims not only to raise awareness and challenge common misconceptions, but to provide support where it’s often needed most. Right now the hub includes some great pieces of content, advice and storytelling from bloggers that are dealing with rosacea themselves on a daily basis – but the aim is to make it a complete destination that includes all the information anyone may need, both pre and post diagnosis. […]
There is a name for these rosy cheeks – rosacea and whilst I do not suffer like some it is enough to make me feel self conscious. My cheeks often feel hot to which is part of the condition. Therefore when I was invited to meet with specialists including a dermatologist, celebrity make up artist Sarah Jagger and TV medic Dr Dawn Harper to learn more about rosacea and the treatments available I dragged myself out of bed early and headed to London for the day. […]
April is Rosacea Awareness Month, so I wanted to do an introductory post on the condition and talk about effect it has had on my life. I have always been a pale person that flushes easily; I would always be bright red at the end of a PE lesson, if I got angry, upset, or after a hot shower. It was always something I was aware of, but didn’t pay too much attention to, as I saw it as a minor annoyance and nothing more. […]
Rosacea is a very common skin condition that affects many people and causes the face to have a red flushed appearance. The symptoms vary in severity and can be as mild as permanent flushed red cheeks or small red broken veins, to puss like blisters and raised rash like patches. Sufferes can also experience burning and stinging as well.
The condition can come and go but we all still need a little advice on how to reduce symptoms.long term solution!
There are also various creams available and IPL, intense pulse light treatments can also help reduce the visibility of the broken veins.
Blogging has many perks and benefits, and one of the main ones is that they can work as a great fountain of knowledge and as a way to share people’s personal experiences which others can then interact with, engage with, and relate to. So I thought it would be hopefully useful to someone out there if I shared my experience with hyperpigmentation/mild rosacea, as the more people that talk about it, the more known it becomes, right? […]
Here on Vanity Frills, I’m no stranger when it comes to discussing my skin complaints. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I have highly sensitive skin.
If you, too, suffer from acne/rosacea, here is a summary of things that I have experienced which may help you […]
Rosacea is a skin problem that isn’t as discussed as other skin ailments. There’s an abundance of beauty products targeted to help fight commonly discussed skin problems like, fine lines and enlarged pores, however, beauty columns fail to discuss rosacea as much. […]
The next instalment of #RosaceaReview is now live and this time it’s a review of a high-end base product: the Diorskin Forever foundation. And I think it might be love…
Click below to watch the full review. If you’ve not seen one of my Rosacea Reviews before, I always apply the foundation to one side of my face to show how well the product covers my redness, before talking about its longevity, application, finish, texture, etc. […]