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(HealthDay News) -- If you have the skin condition rosacea, you should avoid harsh cleansers that may worsen symptoms, the National Rosacea Society says.
Here are the society's skin-cleansing recommendations:
Wash with a gentle cleanser that's made for your type of skin.
Gently use your fingertips, never a sponge or washcloth.
Use lukewarm water to rinse your face.
With a thick, cotton towel, gently blot your face dry. Don't rub.
Apply medication to your skin only when completely dry, usually about 30 minutes after washing.
Wait another five to 10 minutes after applying medication to apply moisturizer, makeup or sunscreen.