Staying Confident Despite Rosacea

Rosacea can be a brutal blow to your self-esteem, especially if you already struggle with feelings of inadequacy or low self-confidence. There may be days that you want to head back to bed or stay home where no one can see you. It's tempting, isn't it?

It's tempting to hide and just give in to this frustrating skin condition, isn't it? May I tell you something important?

Rosacea doesn't define you as a person. It's not what makes you who you are and it doesn't have to completely affect your self-confidence if you're willing to daily develop a new perspective on how you look and who you are.

Research does show that women especially can be profoundly affected by the development of rosacea, which brings with it red and itchy skin, white pustules, red bumps, and sometimes a swollen red tipped nose.

It's not easy to look into the mirror and see the reflection coming back at you because of what the world says about your skin. When you are active, stressed, or warm, your skin gets flushed and red and you feel self-conscious around other people. Hanging out at the pool or the beach is a situation most people with rosaca would avoid like the plague!

The most frustrating thing is that when you look into the mirror, you get stressed, which then leads to your face breaking out worse because stress is a definite trigger for rosacea break outs. It's a vicious cycle and one that every person with rosacea wants to stop.

What can you do for yourself to help boost your self-esteem and keep confident despite what you see in the mirror?

Steps Toward Feeling Confident with Rosacea

1. Reduce your stress – take a yoga class, stretch daily (even a few times a day if needed), spend time meditating or praying, do deep breathing exercises, or whatever it is that can reduce your stress level. This is a daily exercise in reducing stress, not just when you're in the throes of a stressful situation.

2. Invest in the best skin care products you can afford – make sure you're using a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer that is free of any ingredient that would irritate your skin.

3. Makeup – yes, you can wear makeup! But again, it's important to use products that are healthy for your skin and contain no irritating ingredients. Wearing makeup
to camouflage your rosacea is one of the best ways to put your best face forward to the world and boost your confidence. We recommend
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4. Triggers – it's essential to figure out your triggers and eliminate them from your life as much as possible.

5. Eat healthy foods – choose wisely what you eat every day so that you're not eating inflammatory foods that would cause flushing and breakouts. The healthier you eat, the better your skin will look no matter what skin condition you have.

6. Exercise – now, with rosacea, this can be tricky, but light exercise in a cool environment can be beneficial. The more fit we are, the better we look, and the more we like what we see in the mirror.

7. Speak positively – edify yourself whenever possible by telling yourself good things about your character, who you are as a person, and what you like about yourself.

8. Pamper yourself – get a pedicure or manicure now and then or indulge yourself by going out to your favorite restaurant or favorite store.

9. Get involved – is there something you love to do but don't spend as much time doing it as you like? Get involved in service projects or serving others in some way and you'll find that you are valuable for so much more than just your looks.

10. Develop your character – when we have rosacea, we tend to struggle more with self-confidence than those who have no visible skin issues. However, when others see who we are as a person, they will notice your character (good or bad) much more than how you look. Some of the most incredible and wonderful people are not models and yet they are loved so very much by the people they touch in their life.

Please don't think we are making light of your frustration with your rosacea. It's not easy having a skin condition that is front and center (on the face), but there are ways to boost your self-confidence and still make a positive impact on your family and the world around you despite your skin condition.

Look deeper – into your heart – and learn about who you are as a person and don't allow anyone, including yourself, limit what you can do just because you have rosacea.

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