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Julie B. Campbell

About Julie B. Campbell

Fantasy fiction novelist (Perspective series) and freelance writer, Julie B. Campbell, is passionate about learning, testing, reviewing and sharing on the topic of rosacea; a condition from which she has suffered for over a decade and a half. Julie’s “Rosy Friends” are a community of followers on YouTube, social media and her blog, where she documents her experiences with rosacea and the treatments and products she has tried over the years.

Julie first created her blog in the hopes of helping to reduce the struggle for her Rosy Friends in identifying personal rosacea triggers and discovering the right skin care and treatment strategy for their unique skin needs and budget, while doing the same for herself. This effort rapidly expanded onto YouTube, Facebook and Twitter where she is known as Rosy JulieBC.

As there is neither a cure nor a single treatment that works for all rosacea sufferers, Julie shares her own 15+ years of trial-and-error to give people ideas to discuss with their doctors and dermatologists when developing their own treatment strategies. These include everything from finding topical skin care and treatment products to healthful eating habits, from avoiding triggers to using daily LED light therapy and from sun protection to lifestyle hacks.

Subscribe to her Rosy JulieBC YouTube channel here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa4eyHgRRpEIJSsNfc3PhSw

Julie B. Campbell

1 Aug

How I Cover a Rosacea Flare-up with Makeup

How I Cover Rosacea With Makeup - Rosy JulieBC - 2

As much as I work hard to avoid rosacea triggers and make lifestyle changes to keep my skin condition under control, there are times when flare-ups happen. Inevitably, flare-ups happen at points in my life when I can’t just hide …

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Julie B. Campbell

29 Mar

How I Prepare for Spring With Rosacea

Spring rosacea prevention - Rosy JulieBC

I absolutely love the spring. As someone who lives in a very snowy part of Canada, it’s such a relief to see the snow banks melting and to finally enjoy a walk that doesn’t include bitter wind whipping in my …

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Julie B. Campbell

28 Feb

After the Rosacea Diagnosis: What Now?

Doctor Test - Rosacea Diagnosis - Rosy JulieBC

Finally knowing what’s up with the symptoms you’ve been experiencing on your face can come as a kind of relief. After all, you now know why you’re experiencing seemingly random redness, spots, burning cheeks, or other discomforts. Then the real …

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Julie B. Campbell

27 Jan

Why I’ll Gladly Use LED Light Therapy for Rosacea for the Rest of My Life

Rosy JulieBC - Example of what my rosacea flare-up looks like

I’ve been using LED light therapy for rosacea since June 2015.  The first light I ever tried, an LED all-red light therapy powerhead, arrived on June 1, 2015, and I tried it that day.  I tracked my progress for quite …

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Julie B. Campbell

20 Dec

My Winter Rosacea Skin Care Routine to Stop Flare-Ups Before They Happen

winter rosacea symtoms - rosy cheeks

When I stepped out the door to walk the dogs this morning, the sun was shining brightly despite the fact that it was -9ºC with a wind chill factor of -16ºC. At this time last year, the weather in my …

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Julie B. Campbell

14 Oct

7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was First Diagnosed With Rosacea

Rosy JulieBC Rosacea Flare-Up 2018

It’s my birthday this month and I’ve recently taken the time to go over some of the things I’ve done in the last year. Call it a dry run for New Year. This year, I’ve applied myself to understanding, overcoming …

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Julie B. Campbell

11 Aug

What’s in My Rosacea Flare-Up First Aid Kit?

Rosacea Triggers You Can't Avoid - Rosy JulieBC

The best way to survive a rosacea flare-up is to stop it from happening in the first place. Easier said than done! I’ve been living the Rosy Life for 16 years. I eat foods to avoid rosacea triggers and boost …

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Julie B. Campbell

4 Jul

How I Created My Rosacea Skin Care Routine – Part 2 – Moisturizer

how to choose a rosacea moisturizer Rosy JulieBC

In my last post, I described the methods I use to choose a cleanser I plan to try as a part of my rosacea skin care routine.  In this post, I’ll take it to the next step of the routine, …

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Julie B. Campbell

17 May

How I Created My Rosacea Skin Care Routine – Part 1 – Cleanser

Rosacea Symptoms Progress from JulieBC

Whenever it comes time to change one of the skin care products I use on my rosacea-prone face, I feel as though I’m preparing for battle.  After all, it’s not just a matter of heading over to the nearest store …

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Julie B. Campbell

19 Apr

Why I’ve Declared Myself a Rosacea Product Guinea Pig

Rosacea Symptoms Progress from JulieBC

If you do a search for a “rosacea cure” on Google, you’ll likely be shocked at the number of results you’ll be shown, each promising that the doctors, dermatologists and millions of people with this skin disorder are wrong and …

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5 Apr

Rosacea is visible on the outside, but it hurts on the inside

I’m very used to having red cheeks. I’ve had them for more than fifteen years. It started off as a bit of extra pink – almost a sun-kissed look – but this rosiness darkened from month to month and from …

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