Should I Use a Moisturizer or Aquaphor on Red/pink Skin Post Treated with a month of Carac cream? Which is less likely to cause irritation? Or should I just leave it dry? I am 8 weeks post treatment? Thank you
Should I Use a Moisturizer or Aquaphor on Red/pink Skin Post Treated
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Redness from Carac will fade
I believe that neither the moisturizer nor the ointment will help the area. The area is red due to inflammation and not irritation at this point and it will fade. I know you may be frustrated because it is 8 weeks post treatment, but I promise you that it will fade. If there are any breaks in the skin, then I would recommend the aquaphor.
Tincture of time
The skin will stay pink for a while no matter what you do. You just need some time. You can use whatever you normally use to moisturize.
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