The Role of Skin Care in Optimizing Treatment of Acne and Rosacea

Catherine Zip, MD, FRCPC


Skin Therapy Letter. 2017;22(3) 

In This Article

Abstract and Introduction


A triad approach to the treatment of acne and rosacea has been recommended. This integrated management approach includes patient education, selection of therapeutic agents, and initiation of an appropriate skin care regime. Proper skin care in patients undergoing treatment of both acne and rosacea includes use of products formulated for sensitive skin that cleanse, moisturize and photoprotect the skin. Both acne and rosacea are associated with epidermal barrier dysfunction, which can be mitigated by suitable skin care practices. Appropriate skin care recommendations for patients with acne and rosacea will be discussed.