Will my eczema skin care be a good antiaging regimen?

Dr. Irwin, I am 41 y/o and recently diagnosed with eczema. The PA I saw at the dermatologist office recommended that I use Cerva-Ve cleanser, lotion (for face), cream (for body). Then Aqua phor for flare ups. Are these products still good as part of an anti aging regimin? I currently have only fine lines across my forehead. The PA did prescribe a retin A cream for me. Any other recommendations?

Your products are really for eczema control – not antiaging.  But……. they are very important.   Get your eczema under control first and then you can cautiously add some antiaging products one at a time.  That way, if you have a bad reaction, you’ll know which product caused it.    The Retin A is a good place to start but it can be irritating so again, I would vote for getting the eczema under control first and then adding it.    Hope this helps.  Dr. I

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