Break Up with your Make Up

Thank you Galderma Labratories, L.P. for sponsoring this post. Stop covering up the facial redness of rosacea with makeup, and start treating it with the help of your dermatologist. “Break Up With Your Makeup” and enter for a chance to win a trip to LA for the Emmys!

We’re back from a fun, and exhausting, weekend trip in Chicago with some friends (and here I thought our galavanting would stop once Ben started working again….silly me). While getting ready in the hotel one morning, Brittany and I were discussing how good looking men are: To ‘look my best’ I often feel a need to shower, do my hair, put on make up, and don a flattering outfit. Boys, on the other hand, can run their fingers through their wet hair, throw on jeans and a polo, and look great.

After that convo I’ve decided I’ve breaking up with my make up. Maybe not a completely break up, but I’m needing some space. Since moving to Findlay and with the increased summer temperatures I wear foundation once a week at most. Its refreshing. And the longer I go without make up, the better my skin looks (I hate that catch 22). Maybe I won’t ever have skin as nice as Ben’s, but I can at least work on it.

Are you looking to break up with your make up this summer? Keep reading for a great product to help your skin look its best:

Also, I’d love to hear your tips for clear summer skin!
Other than drinking lots of water…do you guys have any recommendations?

Are you one of 16 million Americans who summer from the redness of rosacea (its caused by dilated facial blood vessels that increase blood flow to the skin, causing the face to look red)? If so, you’ve probably been covering it up with creams and foundations rather than treating it (you and 82% of people with rosacea).

Did you know treatment doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult? Mirvaso® (brimonidine) Topical Gel, 0.33%* is the first and only gel specifically developed and proven to reduce the persistent facial redness of rosacea. Its an easy to use daily gel that lasts up to twelve hours with quick results.

Not sure if your facial redness if from rosacea? Take the quiz on the  Mirvaso® site to see if your symptoms match up.

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 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.


  1. Men have it so easy, right?! In addition to lots of water, I swear by lots of beauty sleep! I find that I stay up later in the summers but it's horrible for my skin. And breaking up with makeup definitely helps! Not to mention how much extra time I have in the mornings 🙂

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  2. I agree with you that guys don't have to do as much as girls to look great haha I think that not wearing makeup every single day is great for your skin. I do it all the time because makeup can make my face feel dry and dirty when I wear makeup ever single day. Great post!

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