Thank you Galderma Laboratories, L.P., makers of Mirvaso ® (brimonidine) Gel, 0.33%*, for sponsoring this post. Vote for your favorite no-makeup selfies here to enter into Galderma’s “Break Up with Your Makeup” sweepstakes for a chance to win one of three $500 gift cards.
In my younger years I wouldn’t face the public without a perfectly made up face. I would have been mortified going to work or out to lunch with my friends without a full face. There was once a time where I got to work to realize that I had totally forgotten concealer and I actually contemplated going home to touch up on my first break. It sounds ridiculous to me now, but I have to admit that “me” really existed. I think it was because my biggest insecurity was always my skin.
I am acne-prone with skin sensitivity, and have tons of redness all over my face. I am especially red around my eyes and my nose. When you have insecurities like those, you tend to obsess and over- analyze all of it. I will honestly admit that I have discovered that what sprouted my love for makeup was actually my wanting to cover imperfections, but do understand that now it is just pure fun. Now that makeup is more of a creative outlet than a crutch I have a much better relationship with it and it is safe to say that I am much more comfortable in my own skin. I learned that I can break up with makeup at any point and be just fine. I actually find that my face is usually makeup-free 70% of the time.
These days I am more likely to be strolling the skincare aisles than the makeup section because I understand the importance of a solid skincare routine. I put my emphasis on good skincare because no matter how much concealer and powder you pack on top of your skin, the problems will still be there when you take it off. The better shape your skin is in will actually improve how the makeup looks once it is on anyway, so it is a win-win situation.
If you suffer from skin issues like rosacea (or anything really), then you should definitely seek out treatment and visit a dermatologist, just to find out what your options are. Mirvaso ® (brimonidine) Gel, 0.33* by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. is a topical gel for the treatment of the persistent facial redness of rosacea and it could be one of those options to help you manage the redness! A fun thing that Galderma is currently doing is giving women with skin issues a chance to win a $500 gift card by voting on their favorite no-makeup selfies! Enter below and good luck!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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 5 mg of brimonidine tartrate, equivalent to 3.3 mg of brimonidine free base.
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