How Can Acne Prescription & Skincare Work Together?

In certain cases of acne, prescription treatment may be required. How can you make sure your regular skincare routine helps to support your prescription treatment? We’ve rounded up some ways!

1) Gentleness Is Key

Ensure that your skincare products are non-abrasive. Irritating ingredients can react negatively with your prescription treatment, potentially harming your skin.

2) Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise

Moisturisation is key in every skincare routine. The more you moisturise your skin, the more ammunition you give it to resist against dryness and damage. Pick a moisturiser that will work with your prescription.

3) Change It Up

If your skin is reacting to your prescription treatment, it may be time to change your skincare. Consult a dermatologist if you’re unsure and get recommendations on what may suit your skin better.

Cetaphil products are gentle enough to be used with prescription treatment. Learn more about the full Cetaphil range here.


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