My new skin care regimen is irritating me. What should I do?
You sound very uncomfortable!! Please call your dermatologist and let them know what happened. They should suggest a break and then a different regimen.
But if you can’t get through on the phones, first stop everything and use a calming regimen for the next week or so to let your skin heal. Try Cetaphil Lotion Cleanser, followed by Cetaphil Lotion and your current sunscreen in the am. Use the same things at night minus the sunscreen and add hydrocortisone 1% cream for the first 3 nights. These are all drugstore products.
Once your skin is healed, start adding the new prescription products back one at a time about a week apart so you’ll know which one caused the reaction. Make an appointment with your dermatologist about 8 weeks or sooner from your first appointment. Hope this helps! Dr. I