Friday, May 4, 2012

Cynthia Nixon Reveals Her Experience with Rosacea

Did you know that over 16 million Americans suffer from rosacea, a vascular condition caused by inflammation with symptoms that include facial redness, pimples and eye irritation? Yet only 10% of sufferers are being treated.

On behalf of the National Rosacea Society and Galderma Laboratories, L.P. I'd like you to know the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms of rosacea. As part of Rosacea Awareness Month, award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon (best known for her role as Miranda Hobbes in HBO's celebrated series, Sex and the City) is starring in an online public service announcement that shines the spotlight on this little-known skin condition.

As an actress who is always in the public eye, Cynthia knows how dealing with the symptoms of rosacea can be embarrassing. For the first time ever, she is sharing her personal experience with this common yet often undiagnosed skin condition.

Curious about rosacea? Here are a few things Cynthia wants rosacea sufferers to know:

· Rosacea can be triggered by certain foods, drinks and activities. Cynthia has modified her diet and daily routine to help manage her rosacea.

· Cynthia started noticing that something was going on with her skin in her early forties, and found out it was rosacea from her dermatologist. Rosacea tends to appear after age 30 and because of its chronic nature, it can last a lifetime.

· Rosacea can be difficult to recognize and is often mistaken for acne, but unlike acne, it is not believed that bacteria is involved.

· While there is no cure for rosacea and the cause is unknown, it can be treated and managed with the help of a dermatologist.

I encourage you to take the self-screening quiz and connect with a dermatologist in your area by visiting  You can also call 1-888-NO-BLUSH for more information about rosacea.

I received no compensation for this post.  This post is for informational purposes.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.