Do You Know Your Rosacea Facts? (Giveaway)

by DiPaola Momma (HNIC) on August 27, 2012

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 comments… read them below or add one }

Liz Pike August 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Desperately looking for a way to clear up the rosacea around my nose. Stress problem maybe?


DiPaola Momma (HNIC) August 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm

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.


ELIZABETH C. August 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I do have dry skin and at times it gets flaky. EXTREMELY uncomfortable.


ELIZABETH C. August 27, 2012 at 7:54 pm

I took the survey and the results indicate that I MAY have Rosacea.


randi August 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm

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.


DiPaola Momma (HNIC) August 28, 2012 at 8:07 am

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.


randi August 27, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I took the survey & have all but one symtom.


DiPaola Momma (HNIC) August 28, 2012 at 8:06 am

Oh my. Maybe it’s time to go see the Doc? Good luck!


Stephanie August 28, 2012 at 9:18 am

dry skin i hate it


Susan F August 28, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I think I have rosacea.


kristen m August 28, 2012 at 2:16 pm

My skin is so dry it’s wretched, it’s also VERY sensitive, I have to be careful what products I use.
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Elizabeth J August 28, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I am worried about signs of aging


DiPaola Momma (HNIC) August 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Me too my friend, me too.


Casey Everidge August 28, 2012 at 8:40 pm

i have horrible dry skin! ive been searching for the right product for years!


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Kristi C August 30, 2012 at 3:06 am

I hate the deep wrinkle in my forehead between my eyes. I keep telling my husband I want botox and he laughs.


Joanna August 30, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Scarring from acne and enlarged pores


Mary Calabrese September 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm

My husband has rosacea and has tried everything! Its very hard on him even tho I don’t notice it.


Vicky Boackle September 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm

my nose gets red sometimes.


Tamar September 7, 2012 at 10:41 am

I get little breakouts every so often.


Debbie C September 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm

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.


Annette D September 9, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I have Rosacea and have been on meds for years!


Annette D September 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Took the survey it said “You may have rosacea”.


Lindsay @ Laughing Lindsay September 11, 2012 at 11:02 pm

I am concerned about the Keratosis Pilaris I have on my arms.
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Lindsay @ Laughing Lindsay September 11, 2012 at 11:03 pm

I took the quiz but it didn’t tell me that I had it.
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katfam September 12, 2012 at 6:20 am

I have dry skin, especially on my legs.


Kelly H. September 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

My concern is dry skin.


Heather Zeh September 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm

I have extremely dry legs/ankles, hands and scalp


Heather Zeh September 12, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Took the quiz and I may have Rosacea


latanya September 12, 2012 at 7:57 pm

my concern is blemishes


dario September 13, 2012 at 6:47 am

I have very oily skin


Erica C. September 14, 2012 at 8:26 am

Acne and combination skin are my biggest problems.


Renee September 14, 2012 at 9:09 am

My son struggles with eczema and sensitive skin.


Jennifer September 14, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I have super dry skin and when I moisturize, I break out!


Jessica September 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm

My biggest concerns are dry skin and Rosacea, especially during the winter months.


Diane Baum September 14, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I’ve already been dx with rosacea


Brittney House September 14, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I worry about my oily skin in the summer


Lucy Schwartz September 14, 2012 at 11:22 pm

I have some puffines around the eyes and dark circles at times.


K Dev September 15, 2012 at 12:30 am

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.


dani marie September 15, 2012 at 1:13 am

i have a lot of redness in my skin and it is extremely dry.


jeanne conner September 15, 2012 at 9:16 am

I’m not liking these crows feet around my eyes…


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