Ces femmes refusent d'avoir honte de leur rosacée

La campagne #RosaceaNoFilter est apparue il y a une semaine sur Instagram.

La rosacée (ou couperose) est une affection chronique de la peau qui se manifeste par des rougeurs sur les joues, le nez, puis le front et le menton. Elle touche surtout les femmes à la peau et aux yeux clairs et se manifeste souvent après l'âge de 30 ans.

Sur le site de Stylist, la blogueuse beauté britannique Lex Gillies explique qu'elle souffre de cette maladie méconnue depuis déjà 14 ans. "C'est difficile d'expliquer aux autres ce qu'on ressent quand on souffre d'une maladie de la peau. Les réseaux sociaux donnent l'impression que tout le monde se réveille sans aucun défaut et c'est donc incroyablement intimidant de montrer un visage imparfait au monde."

Depuis une semaine, le hashtag #RosaceaNoFilter encourage les femmes à poser sans filtre ni maquillage pour provoquer un débat sur la rosacée et aider celles qui en souffrent à mieux s'accepter. 

Sur Instagram, Jessica Anwyl se demande: "Doit-on avoir honte de ce qu'on ne peut pas contrôler?" Elle raconte qu'un jour, elle était au marché en train de discuter avec une amie quand elle a senti sa peau picoter. Honteuse et stressée, elle n'avait qu'une envie: se cacher. "Mais quand on se cache, on nourrit la honte."

Should we feel shame about the things we can't control? ⠀ ⠀ At the time of this flare, I was sitting with a friend in a bustling farmer's market, and could feel the sun's warmth on my skin balanced by the cool breeze. It was a beautiful day. ⠀ ⠀ But as I faced my friend, mid-smile and mid-sentence, I stopped. ⠀ ⠀ Because I felt my face tingle, and my cheeks begin to burn. ⠀ ⠀ 'No!' I thought, cupping my cool hands over my face. ⠀ ⠀ 'What did I do wrong?' ⠀ ⠀ Now the stinging had started and I was consumed by the fire of my face. ⠀ ⠀ As my friend continued to talk, I kept eye contact but couldn't concentrate. ⠀ ⠀ All I could think was, 'how red am I right now?' ⠀ ⠀ And with my stomach turning, and my chest tightening, I wondered, 'can anyone see how fiery this feels? This is so embarrassing.' ⠀ ⠀ Followed by a strong anxious urge to leave, hide, and dunk my head in a bucket of ice, I was completely consumed by my skin.⠀ ⠀ Of course, a rosacea flush is physically uncomfortable, but if I'm completely honest, the physical pain pales in comparison to the shame, and anxiety that compels us to hide. ⠀ ⠀ The problem?⠀ ⠀ When we hide, we feed the shame. ⠀ ⠀ Which is why I'm sharing this barefaced selfie and encourage you to do the same. ⠀ ⠀ As part of #RosaceaAwarenessMonth I've partnered with Galderma and @Rosacea_Beyondthevisible to lift the shame around rosacea and the things we can't control. ⠀ ⠀ So join us! By sharing your story and your barefaced selfie, because we'd love to hear from you! ⠀ ⠀ #RosaceaNoFilter #Beyondthevisible #ProudToShare⠀ ⠀ xx Jess⠀ ⠀ [ Flush: 28 oct 2018]
Did you know that April is rosacea awareness month? You've probably seen me talk about how rosacea has affected me, but I'll share a bit more. I've only recently become comfortable posting pictures of my face with no foundation. 99% of the time, I don't leave my house without it. Not because I'm embarrassed, but because I get tired of answering questions or explaining that - yes I am wearing sunscreen and no it's not a sun burn or acne Right now, this is "under control" - it's not inflamed or sore. This is a good skin day. Can you believe that? The bad days are awful - bright red cheeks and nose, little sore bumps everywhere that drain fluid. It's miserable and painful. I always had decent skin growing up, but around the age of 30, I started to notice a red flush to my cheeks and small bumps. It slowly progressed each year - it has now spread to my forehead. There's no "cure" but there are certain things to avoid (sun, alcohol, spicy foods, stress) as well as laser treatment and a few products that help my inflammation. I can't even begin to explain how difficult it is to share about skincare and have skin that literally has a mind of its own and looks neglected. I spend so much time taking care of myself but my skin makes me look like I'm lying. I had to overcome that and embrace it. This is me When things don't affect us, it's easy to continue on uneducated. I'm guilty of that. I would challenge you to take a minute and do a little research. Maybe you've even been suffering with it and didn't know what it was. . . . . #rosaceaawarenessmonth #rosacea #rosaceanofilter #beyondthevisible #picoftheday #photooftheday #womanempreneur #femalepreneur #lifestyleblogger #mombosslife #perfectlyposh