What I’ve learned about rosacea in my 30s

In the seemingly never-ending battle with my skin, I decided to go for a consultation with a new dermatologist a few weeks ago. After feeling jaded for a few years since my last visit with a not-so-helpful derm, I bit the bullet and decided to start at square one again. The news she gave me has been life changing, friends. I can finally stop chasing all sorts of cures and treatments that aren’t working now that I have a diagnosis of what the heck is actually going on — and that is, drumroll please… rosacea.

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The elusive search for *decent* skin

I’ve been pretty vocal on my social media about dealing with adult onset acne for the last two years since going off the pill (and turning 30). I use the term “acne” loosely, obviously recognizing that there are different levels of severity and some would consider mine pretty mild. But, all the same, the break outs, while small, are constant, painful at times, and leaves scars, so, for me, are worth trying to address. And now I want to share some of my best learnings with you.

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Flashback: My First Event as an ELLE Canada Intern

As the Golden Globes are approaching, I’m brought back to the day that I was asked to attend my very first event on behalf of ELLE Canada. An interview with Robert Vetica, celebrity hairstylist to the stars. He was the spokesperson for the Moroccanoil Canadian launch — and he would be doing Scarlett Johansson’s hair at the Globes. No big deal. It was only my sixth day of work. Thankfully, ELLE Canada believes in a lot more than coffee runs.

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