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How to Use Your Rosacea Prescription Regimen

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Here, we will go into detail on exactly how to use your custom Derm to Door rosacea prescription regimen.

Table Of Contents:

  1. About Your Rosacea
  2. Morning Rosacea Treatment Regimen
  3. Evening Rosacea Treatment Regimen
  4. Dr. Lily's Recommended Products
  5. Rosacea Triggers

Rosacea is a skin condition that begins in your 20s and 30s and starts with sensitive skin. It can progress to persistent redness, flushing, bumps and acne-like lesions and skin inflammation. Prevention is key, and using products developed for sensitive skin is necessary. While genetics often determine predisposition to rosacea, environmental factors can trigger rosacea flare-ups. Here, we outline how to use your Derm to Door prescription for rosacea as well as Dr. Lily's recommended products for red, sensitive skin.

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Morning Rosacea Treatment Regimen

  1. Rinse face with room-temperature water
  2. On dry skin, apply your AM rosacea medication
  3. Apply a gentle moisturizer
  4. Apply 1/2 teaspoon of sunscreen SPF 30+ (an SPF 50 is best, and a tinted sunscreen increases your protection, too) to your face/neck EVERY morning and reapply every 2 hours

Evening Rosacea Treatment Regimen

  1. Wash face with a gentle cleanser
  2. On dry skin apply your PM rosacea medication
  3. Apply a simple moisturizer

Dr. Lily’s Favorite Skincare Products for Rosacea & Redness

Dr. Lily has hand-selected the following skincare products specifically for your sensitive skin. Using these products in conjunction with your Derm to Door rosacea prescription will help you achieve the best possible results.

 Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin

Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin

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Alastin Ultra Calm Cleansing Cream
Avene Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Balm


Some tips when using these powerful rosacea medications

  • Avoid eyes and lips when applying medication (using a petrolatum-based product like vaseline, Aquaphor, or CeraVe healing ointment on lips prior is advised)
  • If dryness or irritation is experienced, reduce frequency to every other day, reduce quantity to half a pump, and/or, buffer medication by mixing into moisturizer
  • If a dose of medication must be skipped, complete the same skincare regimen, excluding the medication. DO NOT “double-up” days or mix medications
  • Do not mix these medications with any additional toners, acids, exfoliants, serums, or retinols. If you have any questions about the safety of any product or practice, please reach out to our customer service team at or text our skin success team at 703-215-3087

Common Rosacea Triggers

In addition to your rosacea prescription and skincare routine, here are some triggers to avoid to keep your rosacea at bay. Remember: the more wholistic your approach to rosacea treatment, the better your results will be!

  • Excess heat in the form of hot drinks and spicy foods
  • Gut health disruptors like dairy products and gluten for those who are sensitive
  • Red wine and other alcoholic beverages
  • Unprotected sunlight and wind exposure
  • Exercise, physical exertion, or overly hot showers
  • Topical fragrances or fragrant essential oils
  • Drugs that dilate blood vessels, including some blood pressure medications

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