Rosacea and street harrassment - options on coping

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Rosacea and street harrassment - options on coping

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Hi All,
This topic may have been discussed a lot previously, if so, I apologize. Feedback and advice is much appreciated since I am currently in a very uncomfortable situation. Currently, I am in Mexico in a tourist area, however, I am here alone as a solo woman traveller. My skin is very sensitive and whenever I am stressed i have a flare up. Last month I have been dealing with my deceased parents estate and a lot of tauma re; fighting with siblings over our inheritance. I used a lot of retinol on my face thinking it would help the rosacea clear up. Not fully realizing that retinol followed by sun exposure could cause photosensitivity. NOW i am here in Yucatan - to get away from it all - with the worst case of photosensitivity. I wear sunscreen and make up during the day and other tourists have said I look fine. However there is a real issue with street harrassment. My hotel is good and safe yet once outside in the street, several times I have been harrassed by complete strangers (local men0 calling me names, rude names because of my irritated skin. I am of course very upset. I am wondering whether make up makes any difference or whether these men are simply looking for anyone they perceive as weak to harrass. What would you do? There are 2 men who sell souvernirs in the streets near my hotel who have beenharrassing me persistenly. I ignore them but it makes me angry. Has anyone here coped with this kind of street harrassment based on their rosacea? Thanks cathy53
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