I'm a late bloomer. Not when it comes to what you're thinking, but when it comes to my skin. I used to lay out in the sun for hours on end. Now I bring sunscreen and wear a hat. Even when it's hot outside I'll wear long sleeves to protect my arms. I used to sleep with my makeup on. Now I wash my face twice a day.

Now that I'm getting older, it's more important and more evident to me that I have to take care of my skin. I have a lot more redness in my face and oddly enough, I break out more, unlike my teenage years. For the past few months I've been following a fairly simple skin care routine. Today I wanted to break that down for you.

Here's my morning and night routine:

1. Wash face. I know, mind blown. But seriously, I always have to remind myself to get over it and do it. I like to use an exfoliating face wash since my skin is prone to being oily.

2. Toner. I feel like this helps clear up my skin and take off anything else my face wash might have left behind.

3. Moisturize. I have one for the morning and one for the night. The morning is a lighter, less hevy feel with SPF 50. The night has no SPF and is more moisturizing.

My skin is gradually clearing up over time. I used to always carry concealer with me. I was embarrassed by the acne on my face. Now I feel like I can embrace my face without makeup. A no- makeup picture to prove it:

Galderma is encouraging you to Break Up with Your Makeup. Mirvaso® (brimonidine) Topical Gel, 0.33* is the first and only prescription treatment to treat the persistent facial redness of rosacea. Another prescription product Galderma offers is Soolantra® (ivermectin) Cream, 1% which is approved by the FDA to treat pimples and bumps of rosacea.

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

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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.

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I was selected, as a member of Clever Girls, to post on behalf of the Break Up with Your Makeup program sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. The content and opinions expressed here are my own. You should discuss any medication with your doctor.