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What is the best way to dry skin with rosacea after cleansing?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Skin with rosacea needs to be dried gently after cleansing. Use a soft cotton towel to pat skin dry delicately, and don’t rub. Wait 30 minutes before applying a topical medication and another 10 minutes before applying moisturizer or sunscreen, suggests the National Rosacea Society. If skin is very irritated, you can avoid wetting and drying the skin by applying a cleansing cream to your skin and using a tissue to remove it carefully. Ask your dermatologist to suggest the best strategy for your skin.

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