talkhealth meets…Lex: staying skin positive with rosacea
When: Thursday 15 October 2020
Where: Instagram - @talkhealthonline
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be chatting to the brilliant Lex Gillies (AKA @TalontedLex) about how she stays skin positive with rosacea.
An Instagram influencer with 28,000 followers hanging onto her every word, British Skin Foundation ambassador Lex uses her platform to talk about sensitive skin and rosacea - as well as beauty in all its forms.
Her blog initially started life as a nail art page (hence the name) but quickly snowballed into a skincare platform. Lex has spent the past 15 years trying different diets and lifestyle changes to get control over her rosacea and that experience means few are better placed to offer advice and support on the subject.
We’ll be talking about how she stays skin positive during rosacea flares and what acts of self-love help to rebalance periods of poor mental health.
Rosacea is such a common complaint; one in 10 people in the UK live with it. Most people tend to develop it in middle age (which is why Lex is quite uniquely placed to talk about managing severe flareups in your 20s and 30s). There’s no cure but it can be tempered and managed; the mental management is just as important as the physical.
If you have any more questions or want to know how to can connect with other people living with rosacea, please do join us on Instagram where you can put your queries directly to Lex. If you'd prefer for us to ask on your behalf, drop us an email before the event.
British Skin Foundation
The British Skin Foundation is the only UK charity dedicated to raising funds for skin disease and skin cancer research. This year the British Skin Foundation turns 20 years old, giving out more than £10 million in grants to over 300 research projects since 1996. As well as supporting research into diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer, cases of which are unfortunately all too common; the BSF are also looking to find better treatments and eventual cures for conditions that may be less familiar such as vitiligo, ichthyosis and alopecia.