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Galderma Laboratories L.P. is launching its second year of Break Up with Your Makeup, an educational program, to empower those with rosacea to feel more confident in their own skin.
According to Galderma Laboratories,
According to the results of a new national survey*, the impacts of rosacea go more than skin deep, with half of sufferers saying they feel unattractive, as well as embarrassed (42%) and less confident (30%). In addition, nearly half (49%) admit they mistook their rosacea for acne - some even mistreating with drugstore products - before being correctly diagnosed by a doctor; all facts highlighting the need for greater emotional support and education about this complex disease. Break Up with Your Makeup invites consumers with rosacea- or those who think they might have the condition- to share how they stay confident even on "tough skin days" along with a no makeup selfie. Consumers are encouraged to enter for the chance to win an all-expense paid trip for two to NYC for the New York Film Festival this fall.
Rosacea is a common inflammatory and vascular disorder affecting the face. Redness, visible blood vessels, bumps and pimples typically appear in the middle of the face (forehead, nose, cheeks) after age 30 in men and women. It is estimated to affect 16MM Americans.
Because of the physical manifestation of rosacea on the face, the condition can cause embarrassment, anxiety and frustration, and can have a negative impact on the patients' social life.
If left untreated, rosacea may worsen. If people suspect that they might have rosacea, they should visit their dermatologist or healthcare provider for diagnosis and to discuss what treatment is right for them.
Please Note that submissions are only accepted through June 25 for the New York Film Festival.