Last week, we talked about dealing with excessive male acne through changes in diet, skincare and, of course, subtle use of concealer such as our very own Men Pen. While dealing with male acne can be frustrating, acne is usually temporary or, at the least, treatable – something which goes away with age or targeted medication. But what about men who struggle with skin blemishes that won’t go away?
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition which millions of men and women struggle with and which, to date, has no verified cure. Men who struggle with rosacea experience intermittent excessive redness on facial skin on the cheeks, nose, forehead, chin and around the eyes. Rosacea most commonly affects people with European ancestry (it’s been nicknamed “the curse of the Celts”), although it can affect people of other ethnicities as well. These symptoms are embarrassing and difficult to cope with, especially when trying to present a clean, positive image to friends, employers, coworkers and – most importantly – a new date.
While dermatologists have pinpointed some dietary and lifestyle changes which may reduce symptoms of rosacea, there’s no easy cure, and symptoms may be caused by uncontrollable environmental factors such as extreme change in temperature, blushing and anxiety.
While men who suffer from rosacea may feel isolated, they’re not alone. Many prominent male figures throughout history have also struggled with rosacea, including Bill Clinton and J.P. Morgan. Like ordinary men, these men faced with the symptoms of rosacea without a cure.
So what are the millions of men who struggle with chronic rosacea to do? If you’re one of the few men who suffer from extreme rosacea symptoms, see your dermatologist to find out what special medications and treatments are available to reduce symptoms. If you’re like most men who suffer mild to light rosacea symptoms, you’re probably looking for a simpler, less costly solution than spending hundreds of dollars in dermatologist and medication fees.
In these moderate to light cases, rosacea symptoms can be alleviated by – you guessed it – simple concealer application. In most moderate to light cases of rosacea, men only experience symptoms some of the time. The easiest (and probably cheapest) way to deal with these occasional rosacea outbreaks is to apply a light covering of male concealer, such as the Men Pen, to the affected area, the same way you would apply it to areas affected by acne.
Take the following case, for example. One of our earliest customers suffered from occasional light to moderate rosacea; when outbreaks would occur, he felt embarrassed and self-conscious and would often cancel dates or even skip work.
We helped him select one of our Men Pen concealer sticks with the correct skin tone, applied a small amount of concealer with an applicator sponge, then sat back to enjoy his reaction as he reviewed the results in the mirror:
After seeing what a little concealer could do for his rosacea symptoms, he was sold. He could go about his life with confidence, even when he was experiencing an outbreak.
The same concept applies to moles and other chronic blemishes. Uncontrollable blemishes affect how men are perceived by others, but rather than simply accept this negative image, men can take control of their image with the simple 2 minutes it takes to apply concealer. Take a look at another one of our success stories, this time with a customer who wanted to hide an inconvenient mole:
If you struggle from rosacea, inconvenient moles or other skin blemishes out of your control, just remember: there is a solution! To see more of our before-and-after success stories, visit our main site at www.themenpen.com.