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I am one of those people who loves makeup. I have drawers and drawers of it. I can’t stop buying cosmetics, and I think they are totally fun to own! But the truth is, I don’t wear them that often, why? Because the less makeup you wear, the better your skin looks!
No, seriously, try it. It’s a perpetual cycle, and we should all break up with our makeup today!
Why You Should Break Up with Your Makeup
- Makeup is making most of us look older. I know we think it hides spots and blemishes, but the truth is, it’s just living in our laugh lines and nose crinkles. Caked up in there, clogging up pores. Ugh, just thinking about it gives me the willies!
- Makeup costs an insane amount of money. I once tallied up how much money I’d spent on my makeup collection, and it wasn’t pretty. For that amount, I could have taken a trip to Italy. Seriously. It’s a no-brainer– experiences are better than makeup.
- Makeup takes too much time! Oh my gosh, how much do you hate your husband because he is ready to go in five minutes flat? Well, guess what? If you stop wearing makeup you TOO can be ready in no time at all! The key is healthy skin care anyway! If you want to be able to show off your amazing, skin, keep it clean– don’t muss it up with a bunch of makeup!
- And finally, you should break up with your makeup because you are beautiful. I promise. Makeup doesn’t make us beautiful, our lines, our freckles, the things that make us who we are– that’s what makes us beautiful. Why would you want to hide that?
Hey! If I can break up with my makeup, SO CAN YOU!
Learn more about rosacea and treatments on the Break Up With Your Makeup page. While you’re there, be sure to enter for a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to the Fall 2015 New York Film Festival by sharing how you stay confident even on “tough skin days” along with a no makeup selfie. While you’re there, be sure to vote for your favorite no-makeup selfie and story, and you could win one of three $500 gift cards!
Check out the Galderma Rosacea Treatments:
- 1) Soolantra Cream: the treatment of inflammatory lesions, or bumps and pimples, of rosacea
- 2) Oracea Capsules: the treatment of inflammatory lesions of rosacea (in adults)
- 3) Mirvaso Gel: the treatment of persistent facial redness of rosacea
- Include context about product indication any time a drug is identified.
- Example: Soolantra® (ivermectin) Cream, 1% is approved by the FDA for the once-daily, topical treatment of inflammatory lesions, or bumps and pimples, of rosacea. The FDA approval of Soolantra Cream addresses an important need of patients with bumps and pimples, a common symptom of rosacea, which can be frustrating and embarrassing.
Important Safety Information – Soolantra® Cream
Indication: SOOLANTRA® (ivermectin) Cream, 1%, is indicated for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of rosacea. Adverse Events: In clinical trials with SOOLANTRA Cream, the most common adverse reactions (incidence ≤1%) included skin burning sensation and skin irritation. Warnings / Precautions: Not for oral, ophthalmic or intravaginal use.
Important Safety Information – Oracea® Capsules
Indication: ORACEA® (doxycycline, USP) Capsules 40 mg* are indicated for the treatment of only inflammatory lesions (papules and pustules) of rosacea in adult patients. ORACEA Capsules do not lessen the facial redness caused by rosacea. Adverse Events: In controlled clinical studies, the most commonly reported adverse events (>2%) in patients treated with ORACEA Capsules were nasopharyngitis, sinusitis, diarrhea, hypertension and aspartate aminotransferase increase. Warnings/Precautions: ORACEA Capsules should not be used to treat or prevent infections. ORACEA Capsules should not be taken by patients who have a known hypersensitivity to doxycycline or other tetracyclines. ORACEA Capsules should not be taken during pregnancy, by nursing mothers, or during tooth development (up to the age of 8 years). Although photosensitivity was not observed in clinical trials, ORACEA Capsules patients should minimize or avoid exposure to natural or artificial sunlight. The efficacy of ORACEA Capsules treatment beyond 16 weeks and safety beyond 9 months have not been established.
*30 mg immediate release beads and 10 mg delayed release beads.
Important Safety Information – Mirvaso® Gel
Indication: Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%** is an alpha-2 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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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.
*Each gram of gel contains 5 mg of brimonidine tartrate, equivalent to 3.3 mg of brimonidine free base.
I was selected, as a member of Clever Girls, to post on behalf of the Break Up with Your Makeup program sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. The content and opinions expressed here are my own. You should discuss any medication with your doctor.