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What skin products are appropriate to use with rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you have rosacea, your doctor may suggest you use skin products labeled "fragrance-free" and "allergy-tested" and avoid skin products containing alcohol and other harsh chemicals. They will be less likely to irritate your skin, which can cause a rosacea flare-up. In addition to using mild soap for cleaning your skin, applying moisturizer can help control rosacea symptoms such as burning and itching. If you are unsure of how the product might affect your rosacea, try a small amount on another area of your body, such as the neck, before using it on your face. If it causes a reaction, discard the product. When you go outdoors, wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 or higher.

If you have any doubts about the skin products you use, discuss them with your physician.     

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