Do You Know Your Rosacea Facts? (Giveaway)

I had a blast at BlogHer 12. Thousands of chicks who blog all in one hotel in NYC, you’d be hard pressed not to have an experience. One of the many I had was some pampering and the opportunity to connect with Dermatologist, and very funny lady, Dr. Baldwin. We melted under the hot lights of the cameras and chatted about a few Rosacea Facts. (see our video here, and know why I’m SO back at Weight Watchers, oy!) Why is this relevant to me? Do I have Rosacea? No, but I do have sensitive skin, and suffer from Eczema, as does one of the Lil Nuggets. Plus, I’m just freaking older than dirt. Also, I believe  my Grandmother may have had Rosacea. With all that history, I wanted to learn more.

Hey, you can never know too much – or can you? 

So what IS Rosacea? It is a common skin condition that affects over 16 million Americans, yet it is still somewhat unknown and poorly understood. Often characterized by flare-ups and periods of remissions, Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes persistent facial redness, blemishes and bumps. Although Rosacea can affect anyone, people over age 30 with fair skin and a family history are most at risk.

Symptoms of Rosacea can vary greatly from person to person but may include:
• Blushing: a tendency to blush or flush easily
• Redness: persistent redness in the center of the face
• Irritation: a burning or stinging sensation on the face; the skin also may itch or feel tight
• Bumps: red bumps, visible blood vessels and pus-filled pimples may occur
• Eyes: burning, itching, watery eyes and/or swollen eyelids

Does NOT sound fun, eh? What we need is this post is some fun! How about a giveaway? How about some beauty products that are gentle for folks with fussy skin like mine?

  • 1 16 ounce bottle of Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
  • 1 16 ounce bottle of Cetaphil DailyAdvance Lotion (awesome for dry skin)
  • 1 1.7 ounce tuble of Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer (my teen swears by this stuff)
  • and a cute little compact to stow in your purse!

To enter leave a comment about your skin concerns. Whether it’s Rosacea, those darn pesky wrinkles (hate them), dry skin or anything else. For a second entry, visit Rosacea Facts and take their survey (stop back by and leave a comment). Winner will be chosen by random number generation and notified on or about September 15, 2012.


Disclosure: I received compensation for my time in hosting this giveaway. I truly am concerned about skincare issues and am happy to be able to share this information with my readers.  As ALWAYS my opinions are entirely my own. I am not a skincare professional and do not claim that the products offered in this giveaway can be used to treat, or cure, any condition.




41 thoughts on “Do You Know Your Rosacea Facts? (Giveaway)”

    1. Hum, don’t know if stress is a factor. But I can certainly ask Doc Baldwin for ya. Any excuse to chat with her, she is a hoot. Thanks for entering.

  1. My dermatologist told me that I have a mild case of rosacea. very sensitive skin & eyes. I try not to wear makeup often because it makes my face so uncomfortable.

    1. I couldn’t imagine not being able to wear makeup (oh the horror.. for the viewing public). Have you tried Origins brand makeup? I know it’s supposed to be easy on the skin.

  2. My skin is so dry it’s wretched, it’s also VERY sensitive, I have to be careful what products I use.
    blue65829 at aol dot com

  3. I have very sensitive skin. A dermatologist advised me to use Cetaphil. I use the bar type but would love to try these Cetaphil products as well.

  4. I have both acne and very dry skin, so it’s tough to work with. Luckily, Cetaphil is one of the few things that doesn’t aggravate it or dry it out too much.

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