As I am getting older, I have become increasingly interested in skincare and healthy skin practices. And it’s not just about looking good, which of course is a concern! I mean, everyone wants to have bright, youthful skin, right? 😉 But it’s also about great skin health and taking care of myself.
I’ll admit that I used tanning beds occasionally in my younger years and didn’t worry about daily sunscreen application. My daily skin care routine included taking a moment to wash makeup off at night, and that was it! (And let’s be honest: some days that didn’t even happen. Oops.) But over the past several years, I’ve made a concerted effort to turn things around and give my skin the TLC it deserves.
So what does a healthy skin care routine look like? For me, I can sometimes suffer from dry, sensitive skin so products that don’t cause irritation are always a top priority. And hydration is key!
Twice a day (both first thing in the morning and right before bed), I give my skin a good cleanse with a gentle cleanser. I use warm water (too hot can cause irritation for me!) and I apply softly in circular motions. After rinsing and patting dry, I apply a hyaluronic acid serum all over my face and neck. After allowing that to dry, I apply eye cream followed by moisturizer. And don’t forget that sunscreen! I’ve been really trying to be diligent about applying sunscreen anytime I’m going to be outside.
I’ve been really reaping the benefits of healthy skincare too. I’ve been able to go makeup-free most days and have stopped worrying about concealing dry or irritated skin! Are you ready to break up with your makeup too? Let’s embrace healthy skin together.
If you need a little extra help for skin issues like rosacea, be sure to check out the line of prescription products from Galderma, including Soolantra® (ivermectin) Cream, 1% and Oracea® (doxycycline, USP) Capsules that help treat inflammatory lesions, or bumps and pimples, of rosacea and Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33% which treats persistent facial redness of rosacea. And you won’t want to miss the Break Up with Your Makeup Sweepstakes, where you can vote for your favorite no-makeup selfie and story for a chance to win a $500 gift card!
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 – 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
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.
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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.