No One is Picture Perfect —Even Celebs on The RED Carpet
I’m joining Erin and Holly, the dream team at MamaDrama Consulting, in their Faces of Rosacea awareness campaign. I chose to get involved for a few specific reasons.
#1 – MamaDrama is so wonderful at rolling out the RED carpet (pun intended!) on all things pertaining to entertainment and theater. It’s such an absolute pleasure to be part of their projects.
#2 – I suffered from bad skin beginning in my early teen years so I know first-hand how embarrassing, uncomfortable and upsetting skin conditions are. While striving for a fresh, pale, perfect complexion, my skin was often so red and blotchy that I did not want to leave my home – let alone MY room. But that’s not an option. In life, you have to put your best face on and you never have a second chance to make a first impression. Trust me when I say bad skin can have a crippling effect on your overall well-being.
Rosacea (ro-ZAY-sha) is a vascular skin condition (meaning it is related to blood vessels) that effects over 16 million Americans. Yet only 10% of the sufferers are currently being treated. It can affect anyone, but usually those age 30+ with fair skin and family history are most at risk. (That’s ME! Yet another issue to add to the list)
To help spread awareness, award-winning actress, Cynthia Nixon, best known for her role as Miranda Hobbes in “Sex and the City”, is starring in an online public service announcement. For the very first time ever, she shares her personal experience with rosacea. Cynthia wants others to know no one is picture perfect – not even celebrities – and everyone can and should get educated on skincare, especially if you suspect you may suffer from rosacea.
Nixon, 46, who has three kids and is a breast cancer survivor, found stress was a big trigger for rosacea – more specifically when she was stressing out about her skin. Other triggers for Nixon: wine and drastic changes in temperature, like taking a hot bath.
“Once I went to the doctor and got a little medicine and a little advice, I was on the right path,” Nixon explained during an interview on Fox News Health last month,. “I was struggling for years. I could have saved myself a decade of scrubbing.”
Check out Cynthia’s Rosacea PSA
One of the items on fellow mom blogger Jenny Isenman’s List of 40 Things Every Mom Should Have by (age) 40 is a great foundation (even though you swore you’d never wear one) that’s not cakey and covers redness and freckles — also known as rosacea and age spots.
The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has undertaken a campaign to spread awareness on the condition, starting with an easy to navigate site http://www.rosaceafacts.com/ that offers a quiz to see if you have it; an immediate way to find a dermatologist that lives near you, and of course, facts about rosacea…lots of them.
Make many fellow friends by join the Rosacea Facts Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RosaceaFacts.
Disclosure: This post enters me into the running to be a Rosacea Facts Ambassador, Sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P.