My rosacea was so bad that I was branded a “tomato” and endured jokes about plastic surgery from my ex
A woman who was branded a tomato by a cruel workplace bully and told her she was ugly by strangers because of her rosacea has learned to love her skin again after finding miracle skincare.
Natalie Rose, 33, from Shropshire, suffered from rosacea at a young age but after years of relentless bullying, strangers calling her ugly and an ex-partner who pushed her to have plastic surgery to ‘get rid of her rosacea’ Natalie’s self-esteem was at an all-time low.
But in June 2018, Natalie began therapy and realized that in order to love the skin she was in, she had to learn to love herself again.
After years of being self-employed, Natalie was shocked when in 2020 she stumbled upon a miracle cure, Kalme skincare, which so dramatically calmed Natalie’s rosacea after just four weeks that she was able to brave the outside world without makeup on for the first time in years.
Natalie Rose, 33, from Shropshire, who was branded a tomato by a cruel workplace bully and told her she was ugly by strangers because of her rosacea, has learned to love her skin again after finding miracle skincare ( left and right)
“For the first time in my adult life, I’ve learned to love my skin,” Natalie said.
“I always apologized for being treated badly because I felt so ugly, so I just had to endure it. I’ve really struggled to see any self-worth.’
Natalie suffered from sensitive skin from a young age and was only 14 when she noticed red spots on her face.
“I started getting red spots when I was playing sports at school,” she said.
Natalie suffered from rosacea from a young age, but after years of relentless bullying, strangers called her ugly
Meanwhile, an ex-partner was urging her to have plastic surgery to “get rid of her rosacea” — Natalie’s self-esteem was at an all-time low
“It started to be more like a daily thing. My grandfather also had rosacea so I think it might be genetic.
“The doctors suggested an E45 cream, but although it smoothed my skin, it didn’t reduce the redness.”
Natalie’s confidence collapsed when she developed a phobia of the cold.
“Winter’s always been worse,” she said.
After years of struggling with her skin, Natalie found a product that she said helped — and reduced her redness
“I used to bleed and my face would turn bright red and swollen. I didn’t want to go outside, not only because it was painful, but I also didn’t want people to stare at me.
“As a result, I developed a cold phobia due to my skin’s reaction and avoided going outside in the winter.”
By the time she was 28, Natalie suffered from relentless bullying, with one manager even calling her a tomato in front of clients.
“I was called ugly by complete strangers and a boss called me a tomato,” she said.
“I used to work in sales and he said it in front of clients. He would say, “Your face looks awful today.”
WHAT IS ROSACEA?
Rosacea is a common rash that affects the middle part of the face, usually in middle-aged people.
Affected people tend to blush easily, followed by persistent redness, bumps, and pus spots.
What Causes Rosacea?
The cause of rosacea is not fully understood.
Many think this is due to blood vessels under the skin dilating too easily.
It is more common in fair-skinned women.
Alcohol, excessive exercise, extreme temperatures, spicy food, stress, and sunlight can make rosacea worse.
Are there other symptoms? And how is it treated?
In addition to affecting their appearance, rosacea sufferers can:
- Depression, anxiety and a reduced quality of life
- swelling around the eyes
- An enlarged, bulbous, red nose due to an overgrowth of oil glands
- eye problems such as B. a grainy feeling or sensitivity to light
There is no cure.
Treatment focuses on avoiding triggers and relieving symptoms with oral antibiotics and topical creams.
Source: British Association of Dermatologists and NHS Choices
“He even asked if it was contagious. He made me feel like an ogre. He ended up being fired for his behavior, but the damage to my mental health was already done.
An ex-partner even asked Natalie for plastic surgery to calm her rosacea.
“My ex made a joke in front of his friends,” she explained.
“He said I should have cosmetic surgery to get rid of my rosacea. They all laughed. It was one of those moments when you just want the floor to swallow you whole.
“It definitely hurt. He would tell me to just save up and have surgery to have it removed. It became an ongoing thing.
“But I just felt so lucky to be in a relationship. I felt ugly in my own skin and body. I endured those things because I felt like he was good looking and I was ugly.
“My whole mindset at the time was really bad.”
By 2018, Natalie had fallen into a deep depression.
“In 2018, I lost my daughter late in pregnancy,” Natalie said.
“Everything got really overwhelming. I completely broke down, I couldn’t handle anything else. I ended up on sick leave for a while and eventually quit my job.
“I developed a crippling anxiety and my self-esteem and confidence hit rock bottom. Then I started therapy.
“Part of that was unlearning a lot of the toxic culture I grew up with. I had to start liking myself again.
“I had to speak kindly to myself. I had to learn to give myself the same love and appreciation that I would give to someone else.
“I think once you hit rock bottom there’s only one way.”
And in 2020, Natalie stumbled across Kalme skincare.
“I’ve tried everything on my skin,” Natalie explained.
“I’d had my hopes on products before and they hadn’t worked, I’d spend £60 on some which to me is a lot of money.
Despite her fears, Natalie spent £49.95 on her skincare routine and was over the moon with the results within four weeks (pictured)
“I was nervous about being disappointed again. I had seen advertisements for Kalme in a few places, but I didn’t know anyone who had used it.
“Eventually my mom said she would pay half with me, so I tried for a month.”
Despite her fears, Natalie spent £49.95 on her skincare and within four weeks she was over the moon.
“Within four weeks there was a noticeable difference, my skin was no longer bleeding or flaking,” she said.
“It felt smoother and calmer and was a lot less painful. It made my skin as smooth as I can remember.
“Now I can go out without makeup. I don’t know how to properly express what it feels like to be able to leave the house without makeup on.
She said that thanks to the cream, she “can go out” without “feeling ugly” and “can’t stop smiling.”
“I can go out at night without feeling ugly. I used to not want to go out at all because of my confidence. I’m not holding back anymore.
“I can’t stop smiling when I say it because I know how great it makes me feel.
“I know I will always have rosacea as there is no magic fix, and I still get anxiety attacks when I get rashes, but these products have made a significant contribution to managing the symptoms better.”
And now Natalie is on her way to loving her skin again.
“This year I want to say more yes,” she said. “My goal is to relearn the keyboard and do more of what I enjoy, like photographing nature.
“I no longer have people staring at my skin in horror or swearing at me. I’m learning to love my skin for the first time in my life.”
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