Rosacea And Me

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Galderma Has Solutions…and a No-Makeup Selfie Contest

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.

I’m not quite sure when my teenage pimples disappeared and my adult rosacea set in. In my post-40 years, my once-fleeting flush has become more persistent, and tiny red bumps and broken capillaries seem to have taken over my face. I just can’t win. Sometimes I have good face days, and sometimes I have bad face days. Often I just feel defeated. My facialist was the first to point out the telltale signs of rosacea.

I can’t say it’s something I had hoped to hear. I had always dreamed of the day my pimples would be gone, and clear skin would be mine. Happily, my case actually isn’t too bad, and usually over-the-counter remedies provide relief. I was glad to hear, however, that Galderma Laboratories, L.P. has a line of prescription skincare products that can pick up where drugstore brands leave off.

I spent many days trying to find makeup that could cover my flare-ups. Really though, rosacea shouldn’t just be covered up—it should be diagnosed by a dermatologist and treated effectively. Galderma has a host of rosacea treatment options that can help you to ditch your heavy makeup.

The Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%* is of particular interest to me and those with my kind of rosacea, as it treats and helps to combat that persistent facial redness (the kind that makes you perpetually look like you’ve been caught with your hand in the cookie jar).

Today I embrace my no-makeup face. It is what it is, and while not perfect, it’s me! Galderma thinks you should embrace your no-makeup face as well and has created the “Break Up with Your Makeup” Selfie Contest to help you bring your best face forward. Just submit a no-makeup selfie along with a 100-word story about your experience with rosacea. Your story could win you a trip to NYC for the NY Film Festival later this year!

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Important Safety Information – Mirvaso® Gel*
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

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    Sherri is a writer, dog lover, old movie fanatic, history detective, political junkie, fashion pundit and social media consumer advocate. “A fancy dinner and expensive champagne are better than writing a rent check any day of the week.” skin tone: NC 25 skin type: oily/sensitive favorite beauty product: anti-aging anything

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  1. This was helpful–I have a friend who struggles with rosacea and I don’t think she’s tried Mirvaso. I’ll clue her in!

  2. My mom has Rosacea and I will have to tell her about this brand. She is always looking for a better product to treat it…

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