As a woman and as a person, it’s tough when your skin doesn’t let you shine through. It’s even tougher when the presence of your skin affects how you feel. With rosacea sufferers, its not just their skin that is affected, but their mental-well being.
It’s Rosacea (ro-za-sha) Awareness Month, which means we all can help raise awareness about this skin condition that effects over 16 million Americans while only 10% of sufferers are being treated — that’s only 1.6 million people!
Rosacea is a vascular condition (which means it is related to blood vessels) believed to be caused by inflammation with symptoms that include facial redness, pimples and irritation. The real damage, however, lies beneath the skin with a person’s damaged self-esteem. Because rosacea affects the face, people with this condition can often experience embarrassment and even depression. However, there is good news! When rosacea sufferers are treated, the majority said that treatment improved their emotional and social well-being.
To help spread awareness, award-winning actress, Cynthia Nixon, best known for her role in “Sex and the City”, is starring in an online public service announcement in honor of Rosacea Awareness Month and for the first time, she shares her personal experience with rosacea.
Check out Cynthia’s PSA:
Know someone who you think may have rosacea? (I do!) Point them to the Rosacea Facts website where they can take the rosacea screening quiz, find a dermatologist, and watch more informative videos on rosacea.