I need help on my rosacea meds and products.

Dr. Irwin, I\'m currently on Oracea, Metrogel and Finacea for my rosacea for three weeks. I\'m an asian female, age 38 and had breakouts for most of my life and still breaking out with all Rosacea prescription medications I\'ve listed above... :-( I see you like Eminence products. What cleanser and moistrizer would you recommend? My skin is dry cheeks but only forehead and nose area....... Can I also incorporate Replenix Retinol smoothing 3x with Rosacea medications? Thank you!

Remember that acne and rosacea medication take 2 months to really work!  I wouldn’t expect you to be a whole lot better in 3 weeks so hang in there.   On the Replenix retinol, you may eventually tolerate that but for now I’d advise stopping it. Let your skin get used to your new prescriptions. Then, in a couple of months, try it again but discuss it with your dermatologist first. We used to say no retinoids with roseacea but there is new data on that issue.

On the Eminence products, the Lemon Cleanser is very gentle and the Sugar Plum Moisturizer is on the lighter side. 

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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