Mental Health And Skin Conditions

Today is World Mental Health Day and I wanted to talk about the impact that skin conditions can have on mental health.

Mental health and the impact of skin conditions. The psychological side of skin conditions is commonly overlooked but it's often intertwined. I'm sharing my thoughts on the support needed for those suffering with skin conditions. #talontedlex #skincondition #rosacea #mentalhealth
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How Do I Look? Judy on Sensitive Skin

Welcome to another How Do I Look? interview! I am fascinated by skin, visible differences and how others view themselves. I have rosacea but I wanted to open the conversation about skin positivity and visible differences so I can cover (and educate myself about) many different topics. Every week I am going to be talking to an inspirational and interesting person in order to share their story and experiences to educate, help, and support others.

Today’s post features Judy talking about her sensitive skin. ‘Sensitive skin’ is often used as a catch-all term, but it’s rare than people have truly sensitive skin. Judy is one of these people and also works as a beauty journalist (a job where you are required to constantly try new products and treatments) so I thought she would be a fascinating person to chat to.

An interview with Judy Johnson about her sensitive skin. We chat fragrance allergies, the difficulty of having sensitive skin when you work as a beauty journalist, and she shares her tips on how to minimise and calm sensitive skin. #talontedlex #sensitiveskin #sensitiveskintips #sensitiveskinskincare
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‘Acne Lights’ Used To Target Teenagers

My lovely friend Beccy sent me this article from Dazed because she knows me incredibly well and knew that I would be enraged by it. In case you missed the story when it was in the news, some businesses and councils in the UK are using pink lights that accentuate acne to discourage teenagers from ‘loitering’ in public spaces.

(The news story originally came from The Telegraph but that’s behind a paywall so…)

Is it unethical to use 'acne lights' to discourage teenagers from loitering? I'm sharing my thoughts on the blog. Councils and businesses in the UK are using these 'acne lights' to target young people with skin conditions. Is it a human rights issue? #talontedlex #skinpositivity
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How Do I Look? Grace On Her Scars

I can’t quite believe that we’re already on interview 8 of the ‘How Do I Look?‘ series. I started this series because I was so disappointed in the lack of representation of skin differences in the media, at the lack of information and support out there. But you can’t complain about something if you’re not willing to do something to change it. For the past 6 years I have used this blog to talk about my rosacea but I wanted to open the conversation about skin positivity and visible differences so I can cover (and learn about) lots of different topics. Every week I talk to an inspirational and interesting person in order to share their story and experiences to educate, help, and support others.

This week’s interview is with Grace Latter, a wonderful woman that I’ve followed on Instagram for years. She is an incredible body positivity advocate, a talented writer, a model, and all-round excellent human. She talked to me about her scars: one from a brain tumour and another from major surgeries on her intestines.

Repin and click to read my interview with the beautiful Grace Latter, the body positivity advocate and model. She talks about body positivity, shares her tips for self love, and the media visibility of scars. #talontedlex #gracelatter #bodypositivity #skinpositivity
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#UndesirablesOfInstagram: Why Is Instagram Hiding Skin Conditions?

You may have seen that I recently started a blog series called ‘How Do I Look?‘ It’s a series focused on skin positivity, on sharing the experiences and stories of those with skin conditions and visible differences. But Instagram are making it increasingly difficult to share these experiences.


Why is instagram blocking images of skin conditions? Trying to spread skin positivity online is hard enough, but it's being made harder by Instagram censoring images of skin conditions and visible differences. Read more about it by clicking the image. 
#talontedlex #rosacea #skinpositivity
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