The Celebrity Face of Rosacea

  • Woman examining face
    No Limits With Rosacea
    Has your rosacea ever held you back? If so, it's time to break its hold. Many of the world's most talented and powerful people have rosacea—and they haven't let their condition stop them one bit. Read on to be inspired by these celebrities. 



  • Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    Few positions in the world have as high a profile as the President of the United States. Former President Bill Clinton commanded the highest office while managing his rosacea. The next time you feel intimidated to get up in front of a group (or just meet someone new), channel your inner presidential self.



  • Cynthia Nixon
    Cynthia Nixon
    Cynthia Nixon, famous for playing Miranda in the TV series Sex and the City, hasn't shied away from the limelight even though she battles rosacea. In fact, she's now the spokesperson for rosacea public service announcements. Nixon minimizes her triggers by getting creative—using fans to keep cool while working out and practicing yoga to keep stress at bay. 



  • Mariah Carey
    Mariah Carey
    This top-performing recording artist is used to being center stage, from photo shoots to sold-out concerts. And her looks haven't gone unnoticed by fans. Although Carey has rosacea, she continues to grace the "Most Beautiful Women" lists in magazines.  Who says that rosacea can't be beautiful?



  • Princess Diana dancing with John Travota
    Princess Diana
    When Lady Diana married Prince Charles, she was catapulted onto the world stage. Yet she always looked graceful, even with rosacea. Rosacea is more likely to occur in fair-skinned people like Diana. It's also common to see rosacea run in families. Diana's son, Prince Harry, is thought to have rosacea.



  • Renee Zellweger
    Renée Zellweger
    This Academy Award-winning actress has lit up the screen in many hit movies, including Bridget Jones' Diary. But instead of being self-conscious about her rosacea, she takes steps to care for herself. Reportedly, Zellweger believes that maintaining a healthy lifestyle helps her keep the condition under control.



  • Rosie O'Donnell
    Rosie O'Donnell
    Rosie has never been one to hide from the public in spite of her rosacea. In fact, this stand-up comedian, actress, and author draws attention wherever she goes. Need a little self-confidence? O'Donnell is proof that the state of your skin doesn't matter.



The Celebrity Face of Rosacea
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