How To Identify Your Rosacea Triggers (+ Digital Download!)

I am often asked how I keep my rosacea under control and my – sometimes unpopular – response is ‘through a lot of trial and error’. I was diagnosed with rosacea at 21 – 14 years ago – and I have made a lot of changes to my lifestyle, skincare routine, and mindset in that time. But by far the biggest change to my skin was finding out my rosacea triggers.

Repin and click to get your Rosacea Trigger Checklist. I've developed a digital download sheet to help you identify rosacea triggers. Rosacea advice and tips from a sufferer. #talontedlex

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Rosacea Awareness vs. Rosacea Acceptance

In case you didn’t know, April is Rosacea Awareness Month. I feel like I’ve been talking about rosacea forever, but I only finally got up the courage to talk openly about it on this blog in early 2013. Before then, this blog was a nail blog (hence the nail pun blog name…!): focusing on my hands meant that I never had to address my skin on the blog. I was terrified that someone would question me or make hurtful comments about my appearance, so I hid myself away.

April is Rosacea Awareness Month and I've written my thoughts on why awareness isn't good enough anymore. Skin positivity blogger, living with rosacea. Tips for rosacea management. #talontedlex

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FRIDAY FAVES: Face Treats, Funny Jokes, and Home Fragrance

I’m setting myself a hard limit of under 900 words for this blog post. If I don’t restrict myself I could ramble all day about my recommendations – I really love writing these Friday Faves round up posts as it means I get to natter about things other than beauty.

Current favourites: home fragrance, funny jokes, eye masks, hair colour, a great book, and the best ever dry shampoo! Beauty and lifestyle recommendations. #talontedlex

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How To Talk To Your Doctor/Dermatologist About Your Skin: Tips And Advice

Over the years I have been very open about my experiences with the medical community with relation to my rosacea: I’ve had some awful experiences, some that could have been improved, and some absolutely wonderful ones. One of my main missions with my blog and social media has always been to be totally honest and provide the advice and support that I desperately needed as a 21 year old who left her GP appointment having been diagnosed and handed a cream with no information about this incurable condition. I felt alone, scared, and devastated. Over the past few days I’ve been compiling stories sent by my followers who were kind enough to share their experiences with me after I put a request out on my instagram stories. I speak more about this later, but this is not a criticism of the medical community overall, I just wanted to highlight real stories to show that there is a lot of room and opportunity for change. Talking to a stranger about our skin is an incredibly vulnerable experience and the way were are treated in that moment matters. I want to give you the strength and information to not only demand better treatment but then to go on to find the wonderful doctors and dermatologists that are out there and can’t wait to help you.

Worried about talking to your doctor or dermatologist about your skin? I've got you covered! I'm giving tips on preparing for your appointment, how to deal with negative experiences, and how to self-advocate. Your health is important and your skin issue is not trivial. I'm giving rosacea advice, and tips for those with any skin condition. #talontedlex

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Skincare Shake Up: The Dermatologist Edition

Things have been a little quiet on the blog in the past 6 months and we are long overdue a catch up about my skin as a lot has happened and I’ve had a lot of questions on instagram and FB about how I’ve been coping with it. So get settled for my Skincare Shake Up, covering the past few months.

Skincare routine for sensitive skin, skincare for rosacea. What products to use on reactive skin. Talonted Lex skincare shake up. Skincare regime, skin care tips. #TalontedLex

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