Stop Concealing And Start Healing – Black Women & Rosacea

It’s not just a white women’s problem or disease.  Believe it or not but there are women of color who suffer in silence from Rosacea.

Rosacea is a common, inflammatory skin condition that is a persistent facial redness but tends to be deep violet hue in women of color.  It affects almost 16 million Americans and more women than men.  It also affects more caucasions but women of color can and do have Rosacea.  The cause is unknown but there are several triggers that are associate with Rosacea flares like like spicy food, caffeine, and hot drinks.  Heat and exercise can also worsen the skin condition.

Despite our low numbers of the skin condition the self-consciousness and low self-esteem is the same for women of color who suffer from this.  Many suffer in silence by trying to cover it up with massive amounts of makeup and steering clear of public places during flare-ups.  

Covering behind makeup is not the answer.  Seeing a dermatologist and finding ways to heal the problem instead of concealing it is the first step in taking back your life and self-esteem.  One healing method would be using Mirvaso.

Mirvaso is a safe and effective way to treat the redness of Rosacea.  It’s a topical gel and the first and only FDA-approved medication developed to treat the redness of Rosacea.  

Covering up redness can be frustrating and costly
Rosacea sufferers are more likely to be self-conscious and wear makeup more frequently.

65% of rosacea sufferers wear makeup to work compared to only 35% of Americans who don’t have rosacea
Just over half of Americans (53%) wear makeup, compared to over 77% of rosacea sufferers

51% say they skip the dermatologist because they are worried about the cost of treatment, BUT…

On average, rosacea sufferers spend $36 on a single non-prescription product that promises to hide or cover-up facial redness

Has proven results that were reviewed by the FDA for safety and efficacy

Depending on your insurance, prescription copays may be as low as $25 and go up from there –  Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

it’s time to acknowledge the problem, get help and stop concealing your discoloration and pain.  Take the first step towards healing by visiting your dermatologist and discussing trying Mirvaso

Break Up With Your Makeup Sweepstakes

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 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.


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