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Things have been a little quiet around here since lockdown began. Part of that has been because of, you know, the global pandemic (!) but also it’s because I’ve been beavering away on something really exciting.

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How To Use Affirmation Cards

Have you heard people raving about the benefits of positive affirmations, or affirmation cards, but have no idea what they are talking about? Know what they are but feel unsure how they work or how they can work for you? This post is for you.

Photo of a Real Skin Club Affirmation Card, which reads 'My skin is not my enemy'. This is surrounded by cards featuring the Real Skin Club logo. 
Positive affirmations for skin positivity.
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Confidence And ‘Flaws’

Over the past year I’ve noticed an increase in the amount of questions I get about confidence. The rise of the skin positivity movement and a growing acceptance (at least inside our communities) of different skin types and appearances is wonderful, but it leaves some people feeling anxious or left behind. People want to be skin positive, they would love to embrace their natural skin, but have no idea how to learn to accept the flaws that they’ve disliked for so long.

If you watched my recent Instagram Live with Bioderma, I touched on the topic of confidence a little and so you might recognise the themes below.

How to be more confident when you have 'flaws'. How to build esteem. I'm sharing my tips for self-confidence, sharing my story about living with rosacea. How to increase your confidence. #talontedlex #confidencetips #confidenceadvice #selfesteemtips
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Good Person = Good Skin? The Morality Of Skin

I have been drafting a version of this blog post for a long time, but yesterday a post on Instagram sent me over the edge and showed me how much this conversation is needed. There is an insidious belief in our society that good skin somehow represents being a good person, or good choices in life. Obviously, anyone with a brain can see that this is nonsense, but I wanted to talk about the moral halo surrounding skin for those who may be perpetuating this myth without thinking.

Why good skin doesn't make you a good person (and vice versa!) Skin positivity, body positivity, and why we need to be a little bit kinder. Skincare blogger and rosacea activity, Talonted Lex shares her thoughts on the bizarre belief that good deeds are rewarded with good skin. #talontedlex #goodskin #skinpositive #skinblogger #rosaceaadvice
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#UndesirablesOfInstagram UPDATE

About 6 weeks ago I started the #UndesirablesOfInstagram campaign after discovering that Instagram/Facebook described skin conditions as ‘undesirable’ in their guidelines.

We got Instagram to change their guidelines!! Our recent #undesirablesofinstagram campaign was seen by instagram/facebook and it worked! The skin positivity community is amazing. Read more about the campaign by clicking the image. #talontedlex #rosacea #skinpositivity
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