Julie Harper, MD: Treating Disrupted Skin Barriers in Patients with Acne 

Dr. Harper discusses repairing and maintaining the skin barrier in her patients with acne by first discontinuing the use of topical products and medications that can be irritating to the skin and disrupting the barrier. Following repair, she recommends using gentle cleansers and moisturizers before applying topical medications to maintain the health of the skin barrier while also treating the acne.