Sem vergonha e muito orgulho: mulheres reais mostram efeitos da rosácea no rosto

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Nas redes sociais, uma campanha de conscientização se espalhou através da hashtag #RosaceaNoFilter, onde algumas mulheres exibiram com orgulho seus rostos com manchas de rosácea.

Essa doença de pele é muito comum, mas mesmo assim nunca a vemos representada em pessoas que aparecem na mídia, na televisão ou no cinema.

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I remember this day. I was trying so desperately to truly feel beautiful despite the agony I was in. Despite the bright, bright redness, the scorching hot skin, the hypersensitivity, the throbbing pain, the surging waves of anxiety and self-consciousness, I WORKED SO HARD to see myself as the beautiful human being I know I am. Some days are harder than others. Some flare-ups are harder to grow through than others. I’m encouraged so much by the beauty in the #RosaceaNoFilter tag, and grateful that @rosacea_beyondthevisible has brought the #MentalHealth and #SelfEsteem conversations to the forefront of this #RosaceaAwarenessMonth as well. So much of chronic diseases are NOT visible, they’re the stigmas, the anxieties, the self-doubt, the negative self-talk, and the judgment that we face every single day. I applaud every single one of you that has had the courage to be #ProudToShare your bare face so far, and I encourage everyone else to do so as well as the month continues! #sponsored #visityourderm

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A hashtag #RosaceaNoFilter foi criada como parte de uma campanha da empresa Galderma, com o objetivo principal de dar visibilidade a este problema de pele, a fim de conscientizar e acabar com os estigmas.

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O que é rosácea?

Trata-se de uma doença inflamatória crônica, que ocorre sobretudo em pessoas com pele muito branca e pode atingir tanto homens quanto mulheres.

Vermelhidão nas bochechas é o sintoma mais comum e visível, mas a rosácea também pode causar inchaço no rosto, ardor e aumento da sensibilidade da pele.

De acordo com o estudo realizado pela empresa Galderma, existem mais de 400 milhões de pessoas que sofrem desta doença de pele.

A campanha de conscientização nas redes sociais surge como uma tentativa de acabar com os estigmas que recaem sobre a condição e os seus modos de se manifestar na pele.

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Did you know that April is rosacea awareness month? You’ve probably seen me talk about how rosacea has affected me, but I’ll share a bit more. I’ve only recently become comfortable posting pictures of my face with no foundation. 🙈 99% of the time, I don’t leave my house without it. Not because I’m embarrassed, but because I get tired of answering questions or explaining that - yes I am wearing sunscreen and no it’s not a sun burn or acne 😂😊 Right now, this is “under control” - it’s not inflamed or sore. This is a good skin day. Can you believe that? The bad days are awful - bright red cheeks and nose, little sore bumps everywhere that drain fluid. It’s miserable and painful. I always had decent skin growing up, but around the age of 30, I started to notice a red flush to my cheeks and small bumps. It slowly progressed each year - it has now spread to my forehead. There’s no “cure” but there are certain things to avoid (sun, alcohol, spicy foods, stress) as well as laser treatment and a few products that help my inflammation. I can’t even begin to explain how difficult it is to share about skincare and have skin that literally has a mind of its own and looks neglected. I spend so much time taking care of myself but my skin makes me look like I’m lying. I had to overcome that and embrace it. This is me 😊 When things don’t affect us, it’s easy to continue on uneducated. I’m guilty of that. I would challenge you to take a minute and do a little research. Maybe you’ve even been suffering with it and didn’t know what it was. . . . . #rosaceaawarenessmonth #rosacea #rosaceanofilter #beyondthevisible #picoftheday #photooftheday #womanempreneur #femalepreneur #lifestyleblogger #mombosslife #perfectlyposh

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#AD in partnership with Galderma and Beyond The Visible. April is #rosaceaawarenessmonth and so @rosacea_beyondthevisible have created an important campaign that I'm taking part in to encourage my fellow 'rosaceans' to live with #RosaceaNoFilter. And that doesn't just mean showing the physical effects of rosacea (as I'm doing in this selfie) but also by talking candidly and sharing our individual stories - with no filter. Raising awareness of this condition is so important to me and I'd LOVE your help spreading the word. Please post your rosacea selfie along with the hashtag #RosaceaNoFilter and help me show the many faces - and stories - of rosacea. I'm going to be posting some of the selfies shared with the hashtag in my Instagram stories so you can find other people to follow and support, so do keep an eye out for that. I've also written a blog post about this campaign with some of my tips for confidence - I'm putting a link to that in my stories as well if you fancy a nosey 👏

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Should we feel shame about the things we can’t control? ⠀ ⠀ At the time of this flare, I was sitting with a friend in a bustling farmer’s market, and could feel the sun's warmth on my skin balanced by the cool breeze. It was a beautiful day. ⠀ ⠀ But as I faced my friend, mid-smile and mid-sentence, I stopped. ⠀ ⠀ Because I felt my face tingle, and my cheeks begin to burn. ⠀ ⠀ ‘No!’ I thought, cupping my cool hands over my face. ⠀ ⠀ ‘What did I do wrong?’ ⠀ ⠀ Now the stinging had started and I was consumed by the fire of my face. ⠀ ⠀ As my friend continued to talk, I kept eye contact but couldn't concentrate. ⠀ ⠀ All I could think was, ‘how red am I right now?’ ⠀ ⠀ And with my stomach turning, and my chest tightening, I wondered, ‘can anyone see how fiery this feels? This is so embarrassing.' ⠀ ⠀ Followed by a strong anxious urge to leave, hide, and dunk my head in a bucket of ice, I was completely consumed by my skin.⠀ ⠀ Of course, a rosacea flush is physically uncomfortable, but if I’m completely honest, the physical pain pales in comparison to the shame, and anxiety that compels us to hide. ⠀ ⠀ The problem?⠀ ⠀ When we hide, we feed the shame. ⠀ ⠀ Which is why I’m sharing this barefaced selfie and encourage you to do the same. ⠀ ⠀ As part of #RosaceaAwarenessMonth I’ve partnered with Galderma and @Rosacea_Beyondthevisible to lift the shame around rosacea and the things we can’t control. ⠀ ⠀ So join us! 🤗 By sharing your story and your barefaced selfie, because we’d love to hear from you! ⠀ ⠀ #RosaceaNoFilter #Beyondthevisible #ProudToShare⠀ ⠀ xx Jess⠀ ⠀ [📸 🥵 Flush: 28 oct 2018]

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Quais são os sintomas da rosácea?

Esta doença ocorre em ciclos, e suas manifestações podem durar semanas. Seus sintomas são intermitentes, o que significa que eles aparecem e desaparecem inesperadamente. São eles:

  • Vermelhidão na área central do rosto
  • Vasos sanguíneos quebrados
  • Pele inchada e sensível
  • Queimação e coceira nas áreas afetadas
  • Pele seca e escamosa
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Problemas de pele que afetam o rosto

Matéria traduzida do original de VIX espanhol, do autor Nuria Pacheco.