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The Bad Kind of Red: Treat It Rather Than Covering It Up

As redheads, we should let our skin shine and never cover it up with too much makeup. If you’re struggling with rosacea, get it under control by taking control. Redheads can control it by watching their ‘triggers’ such as things like spicy foods, red wine and hot baths.

Talk to your dermatologist about creating a skin care regimen that’s right for you. In the meantime, here are some tips to put you on the right track:

1. Avoid these redness triggers. 

-Cosmetics, creams and cleansers with added fragrances. If you see our ‘Redhead Friendly’ logo, you can be guaranteed it has no added fragrances. 

-Products with alcohol,witch hazel, menthol, peppermint or eucalyptus oil.

-Harsh scrubs, toners and astringents.

-The sun can really flare up a redhead’s skin. Make sure to always wear plenty of sunscreen to stay protected.

2. Use gentle skincare products on a daily basis. Most patients with rosacea have very sensitive skin and need skin care products and cosmetics without alcohol or fragrances. And, stay away from harsh cleansers like exfoliators or scrubs that can irritate your skin and make redness flare up.

3. Treat it with Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%*. It is the first and only FDA-approved treatment specifically developed and indicated for the persistent facial redness of rosacea. Galderma, the makers of Mirvaso are running an incredibly powerful campaign called, “Break Up With Your Makeup“. Stop applying loads of makeup and let Mirvaso help you get red carpet ready. Enter below for a chance to win a trip to The Emmys in Los Angeles!

Embrace your natural redhead skin, give it the love it needs and Rock it like a Redhead.






Important Safety Information: Indication: Mirvaso® 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.
*Each gram of gel contains 5 mg of brimonidine tartrate, equivalent to 3.3 mg of brimonidine free base. (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33% is an alpha adrenergic agonist.