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The Confusing Skin Condition Common Among Redheads

It is a fact that 78 percent of Americans don’t know about rosacea, including how to recognize it and what to do about it. To make matters worse, some think rosacea is acne. Rosacea is actually an inflammatory condition affecting the face, with a wide range of symptoms like redness, visible blood vessels, bumps, and pimples typically appearing in the middle of the face (forehead, nose, cheeks).

Rosacea can be frustrating and baffling for so many people because its signs and symptoms may not only come and go unexpectedly, but the symptoms can present differently from individual to individual. As a result, many fail to recognize a need to seek medical help and often tend to just cover it up with makeup. But, as many of us redheads know, makeup comes off quickly (especially in hot summer heat) and before you know it, you’re a slave to your liquid and powder foundations, and heavy, cakey concealers.

Since confidence is a number one priority here at How to be a Redhead, we want each and every one of you to feel great about your skin (and red hair), so that’s why we’re back to tell you about the Break Up with Your Makeup Program, where you can learn more about rosacea and rosacea treatments. While you’re there, be sure to vote for your favorite no makeup selfie and story, and you could win one of three $500 gift cards.

And, use the hashtag #RedheadsBreakUpWithYourMakeup, and you may just be featured on How to be a Redhead’s social outlets too.

Did you know there are actually treatments for rosacea? It’s true! Visit a dermatologist today to ask if any of these treatments may be right for you:

SOOLANTRA® (ivermectin) Cream, 1% is a once-daily, prescription topical treatment for the inflammatory lesions of rosacea. Soolantra Cream may start working as quickly as week two, with continuous improvement with long-term use.

MIRVASO® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%* is the first and only prescription treatment specifically developed and indicated to treat the persistent facial redness of rosacea. Apply Mirvaso Gel to your face once daily and it may start working in as little as 30 minutes.  Mirvaso Gel won’t just cover up redness, it may reduce redness for up to 12 hours.

ORACEA® (doxycycline, USP) 40 mg** Capsules are the one and only pill approved by the FDA for the treatment of the bumps and pimples of rosacea. Oracea Capsules work from within to target and treat the inflammatory lesions of rosacea in adults.

Rock it Like a Redhead!

READ: Hello Confidence: Treat Rosacea and Say Goodbye to Heavy Makeup

Sponsored Post: This post is part of the Break Up with Your Makeup program sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. You should discuss any medications with your physician.
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) 40 mg** Capsules 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 & 10 mg delayed release beads
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