Thank you Galderma Laboratories, L.P. for sponsoring this post. Submit your no-makeup selfie with 100-word essay on how you would use the extra time if you could help alleviate some of your tough skin days and go makeup free to enter into Galderma’s “Break Up With Your Makeup” contest for a chance to win a trip to sunny Los Angeles!
Galderma Laboratories, L.P. is sponsoring an incredible contest for a chance to win a spa getaway to sunny Los Angeles, California. This contest and the “Break Up With Your Makeup” campaign from Galderma aims to educate and encourage women with rosacea and other skin troubles to feel confident in their own skin. This is an important campaign because there can be some serious emotional consequences resulting from rosacea. In a survey of over 500 people conducted by the National Rosacea Society, 42% experienced feelings of sadness or depression resulting from the appearance of their skin. Some of Galderma’s prescription products treat rosacea and can help reduce the rosacea symptoms. If you haven’t talked to your doctor about treatments, definitely do so, because they are out there for you!
Do I feel confident in my own skin? No, not always and having learned about Galderma, I’m planning to speak with my doctor about it. Until this campaign, I didn’t know there was a treatment that I could benefit from. Without much warning, my skin will turn red because I suffer from rosacea. I was eager to be a part of this campaign and share my personal experience. If you have skin problems, you aren’t alone and there’s information and medication out there to help improve your skin condition.
My rosacea is triggered by environmental factors but I don’t always know when it’s going to hit. When my rosacea is not aggravated, my skin is clear and I like the way it looks. But later on the very same day that started out great, I could experience extreme burning and redness. Therefore, I always wear full coverage makeup in hopes I can hide the redness if rosacea flares up. I try to avoid my known triggers (spicy food, alcohol, and hot showers) but I still experience episodes and at any moment, rosacea can strike. When it does, my nose, chin, and cheeks will turn bright red, shiny, and hot to the touch. When I say bright red, I mean an intense shade of red! It’s as if my makeup just burns off and it feels that way too. I carry a bottle of full coverage makeup and multiple concealers with me at all times.
The worst trigger for me is stress and that’s not something I can always avoid. It usually comes on at work when there are lots of people around. I have to grab my makeup bag and make a mad dash to a low traffic restroom. Sometimes the redness is so bad I can’t cover it up and the intense heat is a constant reminder that it’s there. I’m relieved to learn there is something available to help me. I don’t know why I never inquired about it before. I guess I just thought it was something I had to live with but now, I realize I don’t. Thanks to this campaign, I’m more aware and I hope there is a positive message for you as well or someone you know. So, let’s talk about how to join the campaign and enter the Galderma contest to win an incredible spa getaway!
How to enter the contest: Break Up With Your Makeup
Using the link below, you can enter the “Break Up With Your Makeup” contest and find out more information about treatment options for rosacea. Share what you would do with the extra time if you didn’t have to put on a full face of makeup on tough skin days. Post a no-makeup selfie and that’s it! Cross your fingers because you might be going to sunny Los Angeles, California for a spa getaway!Break Up With Your Makeup
If I didn’t spend over an hour every day putting on makeup, my days would start off very different. I would spend part of my morning relaxing on my patio and enjoying my morning coffee. I would also make breakfast for my children and pack lunches for them to take to school. Today, they buy their lunch because I have no time to make anything and it costs me over $300 per month! Instead of my current morning rush, grabbing a frozen breakfast sandwich, and sending my kids off to eat cafeteria pizza each day, I’d make healthy meals at home. This change would be emotionally and physically healthier for all of us!
Information about Rosacea treatment
Mirvaso® (brimonidine) Gel, 0.33%, from Galderma is a topical treatment for the persistent facial redness of rosacea.
Important Safety Information about 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 5 mg 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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