I admit it—I used to have a hard time being in or showing pictures of myself. This doesn’t exactly bode well for a beauty blogger. I wanted to present the best version of myself, and it wasn’t easy when my skin wasn’t at its best. My biggest beauty regret was not taking care of my skin earlier. But now that I have a routine, one that I wish I had implemented years ago, I feel more confident and more comfortable with my skin. And when it comes to skin care, the two common questions I get asked are about my routine and about treatments for rosacea. Today I’m sharing information on both, starting with the best skin care tips that women skip:
1. Wash your face every night—It shocks me how many women don’t wash their face nightly. They brush their teeth, but skip the face. And then they wonder why they have certain skin issues! Even if you don’t wear makeup, washing your face is imperative. Do it.
2. Sunscreen—I practically chase my friends and family down to get them to apply sunscreen. My biggest regret is that I never wore it as a kid or even growing up. We seem to be getting the message about wearing it when we’re at the beach or pool, but what about other times when we’re in the sun? Do it. Make it a habit.
3. Hydrate Your Skin—Skin is the body’s largest organ, and it needs to be hydrated not just from the inside, but topically as well. We heard all the time to drink water, drink water, drink water, but that can help only to a point. I think of it as a hydration sandwich by taking care of the internal and the external. Find a serum or cream that works for your skin type (ex. oil-free for oily/combo skin) and apply it twice a day. Finding one with spf is a bonus!
Speaking of creams, that brings me to a treatment option for rosacea; Galderma has a few options that could help. Soolantra® (ivermectin) Cream, 1% is approved by the FDA for the once-daily, topical treatment of inflammatory lesions, or bumps and pimples, of rosacea. The FDA approval of Soolantra Cream addresses an important need of patients with bumps and pimples, a common symptom of rosacea, which can be frustrating and embarrassing.
I would love to encourage you to enter Galderma’ s Break Up with Your Makeup Sweepstakes! Learn more about rosacea and other treatments offered by Galderma on the Break Up with Your Makeup page and be sure to vote for your favorite no-makeup selfie and story, and you could win one of three $500 gift cards.
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.
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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.