Take a SEQond Look The British Skin Foundation and SEQuaderma

Regular readers of my blog will know that I suffer with rosacea – a skin condition that affects the face and one can be incredibly damaging to self-esteem and confidence. You can read more about my rosacea HERE, including blogs about the psychological aspects of having a skin condition.

SEQuaderma skincare (the people who made THIS fantastic product for rosacea-prone skin) have teamed up with The British Skin Foundation to create a wonderful campaign that focuses on the judgements people make about other people’s appearance.

Take a SEQond Look The British Skin Foundation and SEQuaderma

Take a SEQond Look The British Skin Foundation and SEQuaderma

The media campaign asks you to pledge to Take A SEQond Look – they want to remind and inspire people to ‘value difference and build a kinder world’. You can visit the campaign website (EDIT: no longer live, sorry) to read more about it, where you can also take a survey on the psychological effects of skin conditions and the impact they may have on you. These results hope to form the largest survey of its type and help to both raise awareness and understanding of a multitude of skin conditions.

There is also a wonderful and powerful campaign video that shows how utterly ridiculous it is to judge a book by its cover:

Do you pledge to #TakeASEQondLook? Please feel free to share this blog post – I’d love to get as many people taking part in the survey as we can. As someone who has felt judged on her appearance and feels self conscious every single day, this is really important to me so I would really appreciate you helping to spread the word. Thank you so much.

Do you have a skin condition or know someone that does? I’d love to hear from you and hear about your experiences. Feel free to leave me a comment below, or get in touch with me on twitter: @TalontedLex.




  1. Anne Lise
    11th January 2016 / 9:59 am

    I have rosacea myself (a 26 year old Swedish girl) and I did some research on other blogs that wrote about it and found this one. It has harmed my self-esteem for quite a long time now, but I got some products from my doctor that helped me out quite much.

    Still I don´t think it is enough public knowledge about this sickness. People don´t tend to know enough about it. But I just wanted to say that I am really happy that you are tough enough to show your face and blog about rosacea and put your name and face on these posts.

    We need more people like you. And…yes. I will take this study after I posted this comment. 🙂

    • Lex
      11th January 2016 / 11:31 am

      Thank you so much for your comment, Anne Lise. I am still surprised that more people don’t know about rosacea, but I hope that through my blog (and talking about it a lot on twitter) I can do my bit to raise awareness. Thank you for saying such kind things, and for taking the survey!

      • Anne Lise
        11th January 2016 / 9:04 pm

        No, problem. And yes, I am sure you help a lot of people – me included. 🙂

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