Posted on Apr 21, 2017

    11 Things People With Rosacea Should Know

    The things I wish I'd known years ago.

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    1. As it's Rosacea Awareness Month, I wanted to write a post with all the information I wish someone had told me years ago.

    Lex Gillies

    I found out I had rosacea when I was 21 and my doctor diagnosed me with a skin condition I'd never even heard of. Twelve years later, I have tried a lot of products, experienced countless flare-ups, and even built a career from talking about my passion for skincare and beauty on my blog. If you have rosacea, you will know all too well that every person is unique and therefore experiences symptoms in very different ways, so I've tried to keep the advice quite generic – but I hope it helps. There are some links at the bottom for further information if you would like to do more research.

    2. Find your triggers.

    3. Pick your battles.

    4. SPF is your BFF.

    5. You can still wear makeup.

    6. This egg will change your life.

    7. Don't fear green makeup!

    8. Know your ingredients.

    9. Learn how to deal with flare-ups.

    10. Look after yourself.

    11. You are still you.

    Hopefully these tips help you to feel happier, healthier, and as though you have some control over your skin. Please feel free to share your own tips for soothing, helping, or covering your rosacea in the comments below. Rosacea is so subjective and everyone experiences it slightly differently, so it's always great to hear from other people.

    For more information and support, visit the National Rosacea Society or the British Skin Foundation.

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