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“Why is your face so red? Are you hot? Why are you flushed?”
These are all questions that I am asked when I have a flare up of rosacea on my cheeks. It leads me to cover up with makeup and heavy concealers out of frustration about the way it looks and questions it brings. For me, rosacea started when I was pregnant with my first son several years ago. Since then, I get flare ups out of nowhere and have been covering up with makeup since.
As summer approaches, I’m beginning to think about the desire to stay fresh-faced, as I enjoy when I don’t have a flare up. Thoughts of being poolside, at the beach or gym in warm weather with thick makeup on is not appealing. Busy mornings, travel and days spent outdoors make me long for the ability to NOT have to cover up my skin. I’m looking to break up with my makeup and opt for a fresh face.
Caption: Looking forward to a more fresh face this summer!
Since a doctor told me I had rosacea several years ago, I really didn’t do anything about it. I had heard there wasn’t anything I could do. But, recently, I heard about Mirvaso® (brimonidine) Gel, 0.33%* for the treatment of the persistent facial redness of rosacea. Now, my goal this summer is to talk to my doctor about if this is an option for me.
In the meantime, I’m following these SKINCARE TIPS from Dr. Doris Day, board certified NYC Dermatologist and Galderma Laboratories, L.P. consultant. All of these things will help take care of your skin and give it the TLC it needs:
- Catching up on Sleep – your body needs sleep to repair and rejuvenate.
- Watching What You Eat – a balanced diet that avoids sugary, processed foods and alcohol can benefit your skin.
- Tracking Triggers – know what flares up your skin and keep track of it – anything from heat, exercise, stress, spicy foods and sun can flare up your skin.
- Talk to Your Doctor – discuss skincare concerns and help you with a diagnosis/treatment plan.
- Choose Products Wisely – avoid harsh ingredient and chemicals, while choosing gentle moisturizers and sunscreen.
ENTER TO WIN
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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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