Lifestyle (Continued)

A Daily Skin Care Program

While coping with Rosacea, the key to successful skin care is to avoid doing anything to irritate your skin which may cause a flare up and worsen the condition. Here is a suggested daily skin care routine :

1. Wash with water that is lukewarm, not hot.
 
2. Use a gentle (non abrasive) cleanser applied with the fingers, not a cloth. 
 
3. Blot dry, but do not rub, with a thick-pile cotton towel
 
4. Wait for the skin to dry completely. If a cleanser hasn't been used, 5 or 10 minutes will be sufficient, otherwise waiting 20 or 30 minutes may be preferable.  
 
5. Apply a prescribed topical agent. If any stinging is felt, increase the time between cleansing and applying the medication.
 
6. Wait another 5 or 10 minutes before applying any cosmetics or moisturizers.

For more information:
- See the cleansers page for cleanser suggestions
- See the cosmetics page  for recommended cosmetics and moisturizers.

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