Rosacea Awareness Month: New information video

ROSACEA AWARENESS MONTH This April marks Rosacea Awareness Month, and to support this, the Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) have launched a new information video resource for people living with this common skin condition. The video resource, presented by Professor Anne – Marie Tobin, Consultant Dermatologist, Tallaght University Hospital, provides information on the causes, symptoms, and […]

Medical Independent: SkinSideOut – Addressing key skin concerns

This below article, “SkinSideOut – Addressing key skin concerns“, written by Priscilla Lynch, was published by the Medical Independent on 11th June 2023. Priscilla Lynch reports on the Irish Skin Foundation’s recent information day. On Saturday 22 April, the Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) hosted SkinSideOut, a skin health information and exhibition event in O’Reilly Hall, University […]

Survey: Participate in ground breaking research

The International Alliance for Dermatology Patient Organizations (also known as GlobalSkin) in collaboration with researchers at Cardiff University (UK) and University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany) is inviting people living with a skin condition to take part in the Global Research on the Impact of Dermatological Diseases (GRIDD) project. The survey is open from June 5 […]

Survey: Help us shape and focus ISF resources

The ISF offers trusted support through our Ask-a-Nurse Helpline and in our videos, booklets, social media posts, and website articles. It is important that our content reflects the experiences and needs of people living with or caring for people with skin conditions. Share your views and insights.  Take this short survey to help us to […]

Rosacea flare-ups and identifying potential triggers

Rosacea is a common skin condition affecting up to 10% of the population.  The characteristic symptoms of rosacea vary from person to person, and for some, fluctuate in severity over time. The exact cause of rosacea is as yet, unclear, but in some instances people with rosacea can have their symptoms provoked or aggravated by […]

Can a writing intervention help improve body image in adults with a skin condition?

Does your skin or hair condition affect how you feel about your body? If the answer is yes, you may be interested in helping psychologists at the University of Sheffield test whether a one-week online writing intervention could improve body image in individuals living with a dermatological condition. Who can take part? You are eligible […]

Tips to Prepare for a Remote/Virtual Hospital Consultation

The ever-evolving COVID-19 situation has had an impact on society in many ways, which has meant that hospitals and dermatology departments have had to change the way they interact with their patients. In order to ensure ongoing treatment and continuity of care, patients may be offered a telephone or video call, instead of face-to-face appointments. […]

Video: COVID-19 Vaccines and Skin Conditions Q&A

This video was recorded on 14 January 2021 with Professor Anne-Marie Tobin (Consultant Dermatologist at Tallaght University Hospital and HSE Clinical Lead for Dermatology) to discuss some frequently asked questions people with skin conditions have about the COVID-19 vaccines. For more COVID-19 vaccine information please visit: COVID-19 information For information and guidance on Covid-19 […]

Your guide to face masks and your skin

Some people find that their skin beneath their face mask can become irritated or that their skin condition has flared as a result of wearing their mask. Below is a handy guide on face masks and your skin – how to wear them, remove them, wash them, picking one that suits you, and how to […]

Rosacea: The Curse of the Celts

What is rosacea? Rosacea is most frequently seen in people who have fair skin, especially those of Celtic origin and northern European descent. It is a common, chronic, inflammatory skin condition, which mainly affects facial skin. Rosacea can be recognised by frequent flushing, persistent redness of central areas of the face, and in some people, […]