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How can gentle skin care help rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Keeping your skin clean is important if you have rosacea. But it's equally important to avoid irritating your skin, which can lead to flare-ups and worsen rosacea. When you wash, gently massage soap or other cleansers into your skin with your fingertips instead of using a washcloth. Be sure all skin-care products you use are free of fragrances, alcohol, and other ingredients that can cause irritation. Consider testing a product on a small patch of skin, such as on your neck, before applying it to your face.

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