I was diagnosed with rosacea 15 years ago and I’ve been talking about it on my blog for about seven years. It’s still crazy to me that it’s not as well known as it should be – there are millions of people with this condition and, in my opinion, it should be as widely recognisable as acne or psoriasis. April is Rosacea Awareness Month and so I’ll be doing a few posts about different issues related to the condition but I thought I would start with a GIGANTIC post containing all the rosacea FAQs that I get every day from people all over the world. I’ve built up so much knowledge and advice in countless blog posts, so hopefully this post can become a central hub that I can direct people to. Please ask questions in the comments below, and I will keep adding to the post as we go along!
[This post was originally written in 2017 but is updated regularly]
This month marks the 5th annual Rosacea Awareness Month. Although I’ve been talking about rosacea on this site for 7 years, it’s really only in the past 2 years that there’s been a noticable shift in the conversation.
I can’t remember how I discovered Kali on Instagram, but she is such a joy in my timeline. Whether she’s talking about her acne and giving advice to her followers, showcasing amazing make up looks, or dancing with her adorable dogs, I love everything she posts.
As soon as I started doing my How Do I Look? series I knew I wanted to interview Kali, because she has such a positive and open attitude. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did.
It has been 5 months since the last edition of Skincare Shake Up and I was tempted to skip this because (spoilers!) not a lot has changed in my routine. But I get a lot of questions about the products I use every single day, so if it’s helpful I will continue to share these as and when. There are a lot of old favourites here, which will shock no one who’s a regular here. Make sure you read the disclaimers below, they’re important and may help with questions you might have.
Today’s interview is with Sophie, talking about her trichotillomania. Until I spoke to Sophie I had very little knowledge on this condition so I’m really pleased that I could chat to her and educate myself.
In case you’re new to my blog, I typically talk about my own skin condition (rosacea) but started this How Do I Look? series last year so that I could talk to others in the skin positivity community. I wanted to amplify voices, educate myself and others, and show the many faces of skin positivity. I hope you find these interviews as interesting as I do. There are links to all the previous interviews at the bottom of this page.
Rosacea is a complicated beast: we’re still not sure what causes it, there’s still no cure, and everyone has different triggers. There are so many people out there willing to sell you courses or products to ‘heal’ or ‘cure’ your skin condition, but I wanted to go back to basics. I’ve put together an edit of 6 quick, easy and mostly free things that you can do today to help your rosacea.