Disclosure: I’m participating in the Break Up with Your Makeup Campaign sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
Last year I was pleased to be able to participate in Galderma’s Break Up With Your Makeup Campaign to raise awareness about rosacea and the newest treatment options.
This year’s Break Up Your Makeup Campaign aims to empower women to feel confident in their own skin. According to the results of a new national survey*, the impacts of rosacea go more than skin deep, with half of sufferers saying they feel unattractive, as well as embarrassed (42%) and less confident (30%).
Although I do not have rosacea, I have friends who struggle to manage their outbreaks. Sufferers often try to hide their symptoms with heavy make-up or avoid going out in public altogether. I have stress-induced eczema. When those red, scaly patches take over my chin and cheeks, I feel like wearing a bag on my head. Confidence goes right out the window.
According to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosacea , “It [rosacea] primarily affects people of northwestern European descent and has been nicknamed the “curse of the Celts” by some in Britain and Ireland…. Rosacea affects both sexes, but is almost three times more common in women. Rosacea is commonly found in people between the ages of 30 and 50.”
Rosacea is a common, chronic skin condition that causes redness of the face, tiny red bumps and fine spidery red lines (telangiectasias), redness of the nose… and may also affect the eyes. Although there is no know cause for the condition, there are common triggers, which include: sun exposure, exercise, hot or spicy foods, alcohol consumption and stress. Who doesn’t have at least ONE of those triggers every day?!
Rosacea is estimated to affect 16 million Americans. If you suspect you have rosacea, contact your doctor or dermatologist. There are a variety of treatment options to manage and control the redness and outbreaks.
This year, Galaderma is inviting consumers with rosacea– or those who think they might have the condition– to share a #nomakeup selfie of themselves and tell others how they stay confident even on “tough skin days.” Consumers simply upload their image and story via a digital hub for the chance to win an all-expense paid trip for two to NYC for the New York Film Festival this fall. Submissions must be done by June 24, which will be voted on during a sweepstakes from July 27 – Aug. 14. People who vote on the submissions, during the sweepstakes, will also have the chance to win additional prizes. Winners will be contacted in August.
*This survey, fielded among 500+ U.S. rosacea patients and 300 U.S. dermatologists, was developed by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) and Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
In addition! Galderma Laboratories, L.P. has generously provided a gift basket of goodies to soothe sensitive skin! One lucky winner will get the motherlode of Cetaphil products!
Included in the basket:
- Daily Facial Moisturizer, SPF 15
- Eczema Moisturizing Body Wash
- Eczema Moisturizing Body Lotion
- Cetaphil Cleanser and a sample of Cleansing wipes
I actually use these products! While they are not sexy like products that contain gold dust and snail slime, they are super gentle and soothing. When I have an eczema outbreak, these are the products I use to help calm my skin again.