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What's the best foundation to use for dry skin due to Accutane / isotretinoin use?

What's the best foundation to use for dry skin due to Accutane / isotretinoin use?

Accutane: Use aquaphor at night. Aboleen cleanser to clean skin and a moistering cream such as cereve in the morning. Also drink plenty of water and a humidifyer in your bedroom. As far as foundation while on Accutane use a cream or liquid foundation for dry skin. ...Read more

Dry Skin (Definition)

Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more


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What is the best way to treat dry skin?

What is the best way to treat dry skin?

Moisturizer: Daily use of a fragrance free, oil free moisturizer will hydrate the epidermis and reduce dry skin. Also, avoid prolonged hot showers and detergent based soaps. ...Read more

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What is the best way to address dry skin?

What is the best way to address dry skin?

Ceramide Lotions: Avoid soap and hot showers. Shower less than 5 minutes. Daily application of a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizing lotion (cerave) will promote normal desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. In addition, it contains ceramide that will reduce insensible water loss and enhance the barrier function and epidermal and dermal water content. ...Read more

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What's the best skincare product for dry skin?

What's the best skincare product for dry skin?

Moisturize: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot! use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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What is the best skincare for extremely dry skin?

What is the best skincare for extremely dry skin?

Healthy skin: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot! use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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The best facial lotions for dry skin?

Facial Lotions: Two good facial lotions are cerave and restoraderm both of which are over the counter. They both have ceramides which are important in treating dry skin. ...Read more

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What is the best moisturizer for dry skin?

What is the best moisturizer for dry skin?

M2 Skin Recovery: The m2 skin recovery moisturizer with malic and mandelic acid is an outstanding skin moisturizer. ...Read more

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Best way to hydrate dry skin?

Many Tricks: Proper bathing routine (short 5 min shower, luke warm), immediately moisturize with a thick cream (no lotions) within 3 min after exiting the shower. Reapply moisturizer at one other time during the day to trouble areas. Also using a oil-based shower wash (like eucerin calming body wash, robathol, or neutrogena rain bath) can give some oil back to your skin in the shower. This should help a lot. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for severe dry skin?

What is the best remedy for severe dry skin?

Dry skin: The very best remedy for dry skin is as follows. Sit in the bathtub for 30 - 60 minutes (no soap) then get out, dry off, wait 15 minutes and apply aquaphor ointment (or vaseline) all over body. This works because the water soaks into the skin and when the skin surface is dry the ointment will seal the moisture in. Do this daily. ...Read more