Disclosure: This post was part of the Break Up with Your Makeup program sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L. P. through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Galderma Laboratories, L.P, all opinions are my own. You should discuss any medications with your doctor.

no makeup selfieI usually love to wear makeup, but now that it’s June and we have nice weather nearly every day, I often go without. When you know you are going to be going to the pool or running around outside with your kids, sometimes it doesn’t pay to put on a full face of makeup. I am 29 and don’t have wrinkles yet but I really do feel more myself when I wear makeup. So how do I keep confident on no-makeup days? Read on for a few of my tips.

1) Drink lots of water. I try to carry around a water bottle during the day and refill it constantly. When I stay well hydrated, my skin tends to glow and look moisturized, and even my skin tone looks more even. Water is nature’s foundation for the face! 

2) Wear SPF. Simply avoiding the sun is not enough. Wearing sun protection is super important year-round, but especially in the summer. Minimizing sun damage to your face allows you to put your best face forward on those no-makeup days.

3) Smile. I may not have bright pink lipstick on, but I can look just as pretty if I smile. In the words of Audrey Hepburn, “Happy girls are the prettiest girls.” 

4) Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. It’s hard to eat healthy all the time, but my skin always cooperates when I do. The warm-weather months make it easy to eat delicious, leafy greens and fresh fruits because all of that beautiful produce is in season right now.

5) Use great skincare that targets your needs. Even on no-makeup days, I wear my skincare. I have a specific regimen I use that targets my skin’s concerns, some of which are anti-aging, dryness, and dark spots.

Some skin symptoms like facial redness, bumps, and pimples are common symptoms of rosacea, and not just a beauty concern to be covered up with makeup. If your dermatologist diagnoses you with rosacea, ask about Soolantra® (ivermectin) Cream, 1% by Galderma, 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.

Dr. Doris Day, board certified NYC Dermatologist who is highly sought out by celebrities and everyday people alike, and Galderma consultant, has some tips that could be helpful to rosacea sufferers in the tips sheet below:

break up with makeup tip sheet
Also, join the #BreakUpWMakeup No-Makeup Selfie Contest. Rosacea patients are encouraged to write their story in 100 words or less along with sharing a no make-up selfie, and the winning submission will receive a trip to NYC for the New York Film Festival later this year.


Important Safety Information:

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.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://WWW.FDA.GOV/MEDWATCH or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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