I am always trying to learn more about rosacea, especially when it comes to the aspects of rosacea I haven’t experienced first hand. So when I was planning my content for Rosacea Awareness Month 2022, I knew I wanted to write about rosacea in skin of colour as it’s a topic that is not spoken about enough, and often misunderstood and – worse – filled with mistruths. So when the incredible Dr Thivi Maruthappu got in touch with me and suggested we have a conversation about it, I was really excited.View Post
One of the reasons I continue to talk about rosacea online is because I remember how stressful, lonely, expensive, and confusing my early rosacea journey was. Every time I sit down to write a blog post, or share a photo, I think ‘What did I want to know when I was first diagnosed? What did I need to see? What support would’ve made a difference?’ So here’s a big one: how to prepare for your rosacea appointment with your doctor or HCP (Health Care Professional).
FYI, some of this blog post contains chunks of writing I’ve previously published on this site but I am sharing them here in one place for ease.View Post
I posted on instagram yesterday about a debate led by MP Sir Edward Leigh in Westminster Hall, to discuss the link between skin conditions and mental health. He is a member of the APPGS (All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin) who aim to increase understanding about skin care issues in Parliament and achieve improvements in the treatment and management of patients with skin disease. This debate referenced their recent reports and surveys on this topic, inviting other MPs to discuss both their own experiences of skin conditions, as well as sharing stories from their constituents and praising charities and specific services they thought were leading the way in this field.View Post
Need some inspiration for what to read next? Or just need to compulsively fill your wishlist with books even though you have stacks of unread books sitting right next to you? You are my people. Here are the 100 books I read last year, my top 25 book recommendations, and some tips on how to read more.View Post
I have been talking about rosacea on my blog for nearly 10 years and one of the most common questions I get is about prescription treatments. I hadn’t used a prescription rosacea treatment for nearly 16 years so I am very excited to share the results after using my Dermatica treatment for 3 months (I have now updated this post with my 6 month results as well).
In case you’ve not heard of Dermatica, they offer custom-made, prescription skincare treatments and they were the first in the UK to offer an online prescription-strength, evidence-based rosacea treatment tailored to your personal needs. Their goal is to make skincare treatments accessible and affordable for everyone. Shall we get into the details?
JAN ’23 UPDATE: I’ve now been using Dermatica for 17 months and am still really happy with it. I have recently tweaked my formula to include retinoids/Vitamin A – you can read my full review of the new formula HERE.
This is a paid collaboration with Dermatica.
[Originally posted in November 2021, updated in January 2023]View Post