Although I have other skin issues I do not suffer from the redness caused by rosacea. I do however have a sister in law and good friend who do. I have heard many a complaint from them about their skin and how annoyed they are with it. Unfortunately many products that claim to help don't and there is only so much makeup can do.
Mirvaso is the first and only prescription treatment specifically designed to treat frequent redness caused by rosacea. Mirvaso works fast and will not just conceal your skins redness but will alleviate the problem for up to 12 hours. No more cake-y makeup face!
Here are some other skincare tips to help get some relief:
1. Skin with rosacea is more sensitive and likely to react to ingredients in both prescription medications and skin care products, so talk to your dermatologist about what options are best for you. Moisturizers containing lipids, such as ceramides, are usually well tolerated and can improve the skin barrier, which is often compromised in people with this condition.
2. It's a fact that daily sunscreen is a must, but not all sunscreens are created equal. Not only are some better than others, but many contain ingredients that can irritate sensitive skin with rosacea. The best bets if you are prone to rosacea, are sunscreens that contain transparent zinc oxide and moisturizing ingredients, like niacinamide, and are fragrance- free and non-comedogenic.
3. It may sound basic but not getting enough sleep can make you look older because sleep is when your body repairs itself. Alcohol, sugary foods and processed foods can affect the skin’s ability to repair itself and cause premature skin aging, so try to eat a balanced diet and indulge rarely. For the occasional late night out, alternate a glass of water or carbonated water with every alcoholic beverage.
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In addition I have been allowed to host a giveaway for one Girly Girl reader! One of you lucky gals will win a gift basket filled with Cetaphil goodies. These products are gentle and non irritating, great for those of us that suffer from skin problems. The basket will include:
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*Of course as with all prescription treatments their is important safety information that should be read and discussed with your doctor.*
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.