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Skin Clear Wash: I recommend the skin clear wash from cosmo grade professional skincare. Specifically formulated for acne-prone skin, this foaming cleanser utilizes salicylic acid and tea tree to thoroughly wash away oils and dirt, unclog pores, treat existing blemishes and prevent future breakouts - improving the appearance of problematic skin. ...Read more
Depending on...: ...The disease we are treating, it may be appropriate. For healthy skin, no, it is not. ...Read more
Yes: This a a great combination...Get a more detailed answer ›
Moisturizer: Yes both can be used together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Topical clindamycin: This medication is designed to treat acne, so the active ingredient is an antibiotic- clindamycin which targets the germ that causes acne- P. acnes. There are other compounds in the lotion, including cetostearyl alcohol (2.5%) and isostearyl alcohol (2.5%) which could cause skin irritation. (A side effect in about 10% of patients). Talk to a dermatologist about moisturizers given your acne problem ...Read more
No. But it can help: Reduce acne breakouts and more cyst formation that can lead to new scars. Accutane is powerful medicine that requires monitoring and absolute avoidance of pregnancy (causes birth defects). See dermatologist for advice and prescription if you are a candidate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Washing/oily skin: At least twice a day. But best to see a doctor or derma to advise exactly for you. ...Read more
TERRIBLE idea: This is a powerful glucocorticoid and it will make you less able to control the bacteria that cause acne, making your disease worse in a short time. Further, if i'm not mistaken it's a prescription medication and you're unwise to use powerful meds given you for some other purpose in order to experiment. Further, it's likely to cause atrophy of your face. Please don't do this. ...Read more
Does cetaphil dermacontrol spf 30 moisturiser really work on oily skin? Does it hydrates and prevents acne?
Good product: I was not familiar with this specific product, but I took a look for you. I believe that Galderma and the Cetaphil brand can put together a good noncomedogenic yet moisturizing product for daily use. I REALLY like the spf included here. HOWEVER, depending on your level and severity of acne, this will not be a standalone product. We could help you find a second topical to exfoliate in Prime visit ...Read more
No: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Get a real Rx: That stuff is weak and overpriced. If you have gotten scars, you should already be on prescription meds. I am sorry this happened and you need to get with your personal physician. ...Read more
Best products for: What? Please clarify ; re-ask.Get a more detailed answer ›
How to keep skin moisturized while on Accutane ? My moisturizer is good but i still get dry spots, any other things i can do to prevent/stop the dry
Moisturizer: Try using virgin coconut oil as a moisturizer. ...Read more
Why is my skin so oily/greasy looking after i apply a oil free moisturizer (neutrogena) ? Im on Accutane
Exfoliate?: Dry layers of skin may prevent absorption. A gentle cleansing with exfoliation and not abrasion may allow better absorption of the moisturizer. ...Read more
Any good drugstore creams that can reduce the redness on my cheeks ? I currently use neutrogena moisturizer and im on accutane. Not bad redness
A gentle cream: With anti histamines in it might help to decrease the redness. Other ppossibilities include a little concealer. I think clinique makes them for men. I bough one for blemishes and it was fabulous because rit not only cove! ...Read more
MOISTURIZER?: YOU CAN USE ANY MOISTURIZER THAT YOU LIKE! ...Read more
What brand of moisturizer is best when going on accutane? Do I have to get one for my face and one for my body?
Mainly lips: Try bag balm as used by farmers for cracking utters. ...Read more
How to reduce oily skin? I finished Accutane and my skin is oily again and I use an oil free moisturizer! still greases up on my face
Oily skin: Try using virgin coconut oil as a moisturizer. ...Read more
How do you treat extremely flaky dry skin due to destroyed sebaceous glands from accutane? Moisturizers even hyaluronic acid no good.
Accutane: Rejoice in the dry skin for a while. The sebaceous glands are not destroyed. They will return after you finish the accutane. Your dermatologist should be able to give you appropriate creams to keep your skin from flaking and scaling too much. If you are on Accutane you should be seeing your dermatologist on a frequent basis so it should be no problem to ask. ...Read more
Sensitive skin: Patients on Accutane have sensitive skin as the normal sebaceous glands are not producing enough oils. Cerave and neutrogena both make moisturizers for sensitive skin which do not further block skin pores. Similarly cleansers from laroche posay work well. All these products are over the counter and if you need more help consult with your treating dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on Accutane at 80 mg a day and i moisturize very well but throughout the whole course my face has never been dry is this normal? I am on month 4
Just got an answer saying no exfoliation on accutane, well then what can I wash and moisturize my face with? Can I use rich moisturizers?
On Accutane why do you say that some moisturizers worsen acne will we ever get to use moisturizers it sucks because i love moisturizers acne is a pain?
I'm taking Accutane and my face is so dry! Is it okay to do an egg and olive oil moisturizing mask?
Accutane: It is very normal for your face to get very dry on Accutane. it is ok to use lotions and moisturizers. As far as the mask you mention it sounds more like a salad dressing than a skin treatment to me. I really have no opinion on that. Why don't you call your Dermatologist and ask? ...Read more
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