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Have Rosacea? Break Up With Your Makeup and You Could Win a Trip To NYC

Disclosure: This post was part of the Break Up with Your Makeup program sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Galderma Laboratories, L.P, all opinions are my own. You should discuss any medications with your doctor.

Rosacea is a troubling condition for a surprisingly large number of people. I have battled with a mild version of it myself. If you are not familiar with rosacea, it is a skin condition that often presents itself with facial redness, an acne-like appearance, and/or irritated eyes. It can be tempting to try to cover it up with makeup, but that isn’t always effective or desired, and rosacea actually can be successfully treated. Here are some tips on how you can treat your rosacea, with the help of your healthcare provider, and break up with your makeup. Also, you can learn how to enter for the chance to win a trip to the New York Film Festival!


(1) Talk to Your Doctor: Rosacea often responds to prescription medication. Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%* is one of Galderma’s prescription skin care products, and the first and only option to treat the persistent facial redness associated with rosacea. With treatment, you can potentially get away from packing on the makeup and back to a makeup-free natural look. Ask your doctor about Mirvaso Gel and other treatments from Galderma.

(2) Use Skin-Calming Moisturizers: While prescription medications can help, it’s also important to keep your skin hydrated with products formulated for sensitive skin. Also avoid products and ingredients that can irritate skin. Talk to your physician about recommendations.

(3) Make Sunscreen a Habit: Also, regular use of sunscreen is critical for healthy skin, and it is particularly important for those with rosacea.  Do be cautious about chemical sunscreen formulas, though, as those can irritate some people. Instead, look for physical sunblock such as Zinc Oxide. Seek out transparent forms to avoid a white look from the zinc.

(4) Sleep Well: Regular and complete sleep helps keep your skin looking fresh and in the best shape.

(5) Stay Hydrated: Moisture doesn’t just come from creams; it comes from drinking water too. Staying hydrated will keep your skin in its best condition and assist with healing.

Enter the No-Makeup Selfie Contest!

Now, here is the fun part! Submit a no-makeup selfie and 100-word story about your experience with rosacea for a chance to win a trip to NYC for the New York Film Festival later this year!

Important Safety Information

Indication: Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%* is an alpha adrenergic agonist indicated for the topical treatment of persistent (nontransient) facial erythema of rosacea in adults 18 years of age or older. Adverse Events: In clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions (>1%) included erythema, flushing, skin burning sensation and contact dermatitis. Warnings/Precautions: Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with depression, cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud’s phenomenon, orthostatic hypotension, thromboangiitis obliterans, scleroderma, or Sjögren’s syndrome. Alpha-2 adrenergic agents can lower blood pressure. Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with severe or unstable or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease. Serious adverse reactions following accidental ingestion of Mirvaso Gel by children have been reported. Keep Mirvaso Gel out of reach of children. Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.

*Each gram of gel contains 5mg of brimonidine tartrate, equivalent to 3.3 mg of brimonidine free base

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit WWW.FDA.GOV/MEDWATCH or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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