Cynthia Nixon has recently started supporting the National Rosacea Society in the US, after she learned that she was suffering from the condition. Like many people, she thought she actually had acne and was using aggressive anti-acne products to counteract it… but it only got worse.
“I had heard of rosacea but I didn’t understand that that’s what it was,” says the actress “My doctor gave me a list of all the things I should be doing and all the things I should be avoiding, and I tell you, the things I should have been avoiding, I was doing.” such as eating spicy foods, drinking red wine, taking hot baths and spending time in the sun “all of the things I loved to do,” she shares.
To combat the condition she started taking medication prescribed by her dermatologist, then slowly weaned herself off of it and got her skincare routine under control. So, if you’re struggling with rosacea then know you are not alone. Book yourself in with a dermatologist or your GP.