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

Catherine Zip, MD, FRCPC


Skin Therapy Letter. 2017;22(3) 

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Optimal management of both acne and rosacea includes initiation of an appropriate skin care regimen. This entails providing patients with advice regarding appropriate cleansing, moisturizing, and photoprotecting of the affected areas. Providing recommendations regarding skin care has been shown to improve quality of life in female acne patients and to be an unmet need in patients with rosacea. Integration of appropriate skin care in this patient population will improve barrier dysfunction and tolerability of prescribed therapy, leading to improved adherence and better treatment outcomes.