Everyone deserves to be happy in their skin but, here at Skin:Genius, we speak to many people whose skin condition has caused them social and mental health problems.
Convinced by the power of collaboration and value of sharing experience and advice, we've launched FaceUp2It to provide people with the support they need to manage their skin condition and cope with the social pressures that come with that. By bringing together trusted experts and people with first-hand experience of bullying and living with problem skin, we can raise awareness, offer practical help and provide a safe place for people to go and talk.
Our first in-person FaceUp2It event was an instant success. We all learnt something new and were inspired by others.
The live audience enjoyed the chance to hear from an expert panel including Dr Ellie Cannon, Nicola Bonn, Scott McGlynn and Sallie Berkerey and ask their questions. They also had time to network and catch the expert panel members for some one-to-one discussions.
Understanding the importance of raising awareness among those suffering with skin conditions and acknowledging how they feel, Skin:Genius is proud to be in partnership with CEW and The Anti-Bullying Alliance for the FaceUp2It Campaign.
“One of the best things people can do when faced by a problem is to speak up but sometimes it can be hard to know where to turn and who to talk to,” says Dr Ellie Cannon. “FaceUp2It is a great idea as it gives people a platform to share their worries and ask questions in the company of others who are going through a similar experience. Sharing real-life stories and hearing tips from others who truly understand how you feel will bring encouragement and hope. I’m honoured to be on the FaceUp2It panel alongside the other experts and look forward to helping as many people as we can on the evening.
Find out more on our dedicated FaceUp2It page.