Do you ever go bare? With bare skin I mean.
If you asked this question to me a year ago, I would hesitate in my answer. As many women, I have my share of skin concerns that resulted from my pregnancies, summers under the sun, and of course countless nights of lack of sleep from taking care of my kids when they were babies. I have to admit though, in the past years I have also not been very consistent with my skin care routine. I think this alone was a huge part of the problem.
About six months ago, with all kids past the toddler stages, I finally gave myself permission to focus on my own health, well being, and hobbies. It isn’t easy sometimes switching from the role of a nurturer to actually nurturing yourself. (us moms do that a lot right?) It is absolutely necessary I learned though. A happier mom means happier kids. Around this time is also when I started to be more consistent with a day, and night routine for my skin.
I was beyond excited when I learned I could be a part of Mirvaso’s “Break Up with Your Makeup” campaign. Now I can answer my own question with no hesitation whatsoever. Yes I do go bare, not everyday, but I can do it now. Here it is!
In this picture I absolutely have no make-up on my skin. There is only chapstick on my lips, and that’s it. No concealer, no eye-make up, no blush to flush my cheeks, not even a bit of mascara. I feel naked, and I have to say a bit vulnerable. ( but I am among friends right? I feel good sharing a more raw side of me with you dear ladies) I also have to say I feel, FREE.
It is very liberating taking care of yourself, getting your skin healthier, and saying here I am; it may not be flawless or perfect but it is me, and I don’t have to conceal it. My skin routine, more sleep, and more care under the sun has helped me get the courage to go bare.
Do you have skin concerns that you work on? Do you go without makeup?
What is Mirvaso you may be wondering?
Mirvaso is used for the treatment of persistent facial erythema of rosacea, or the treatment of persistent facial redness of rosacea. I learned reading the research that,
- Rosacea affects 16 million Americans; more of them women.
- Dilated facial blood vessels increase blood flow to the skin and cause the face to look red.
- 77% of women with rosacea use heavy make-up to cover the redness
- 51% of them skip the dermatologist worried about the cost of treatment but end up spending more on non-prescription products to self treat.
Mirvaso made by Galderma Laboratories, is an easy-to-use daily gel, results can be seen quickly, and it lasts up to 12 hours. Mirvaso is the first and only FDA-approved medication developed, and indicated to treat persistent facial redness of rosacea. Mirvaso doesn’t cover up the red; it treats it.
Although I may not have first hand experience with rosacea; one of my very good friends from my college years did. She always had a heavy foundation on hand for her skin, and was stressed a lot over the redness. Unfortunately the makeup just masked the situation instead of stopping it before redness happens. I wish she had this option then.
Here are some rosacea skincare tips from a dermatologist.
Do you have rosacea? Have you tried Mirvaso?
Below you’ll find information on the Break Up With Your Makeup Sweepstakes. You can also enter for a chance to win a trip to the Emmy awards show (directly here), and walk on the red carpet among the stars. How cool is that!
I encourage you to take care of your skin, yourself and to break up with your makeup! I would love to hear your experiences. You can find me at theboxqueen social media on the top of the page where you could also sign up to theboxqueen to receive all news& updates.
Have a wonderful, happy Wednesday ladies, XOXO,
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. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.