Redness on cheeks and nose? (Photos)
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Dry skin on the face after acne treatment
Thank you for your question. It is common for over the counter medications to cause irritation of the face. I recommend to only use a gentle face wash like cetaphil soap. It is important to use a good moisturizer often to help prevent the dry skin. There are multiple good moisturizers like cerave, eucerin, etc to try. I recommend unfragranced products only. Also, it is important to maintain communication with your dermatologist. If they are aware of your dry skin and redness they may change the dose or frequency of your medication to help with your symptoms. I wish you the best!
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