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Doctor insights on: Moisturizing Accutane

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Is cetaphil gentle cleanser and moisturizing lotion good for acne?

Is cetaphil gentle cleanser and moisturizing lotion good for acne?

No it will not: Cetaphil lotion is a moisturizing lotion for dry skin and will not help acne.You need benzyl peroxide, with antibiotic local or oral and may need retinoids locally. ...Read more

Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more


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Retin a (tretinoin) making my skin oily?

Retin a (tretinoin) making my skin oily?

Retina A: This makes your skin dry out bot oily what percentage are you using 0.25? ...Read more

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Can I use cetaphil oily skin cleanser while on roaccutane?

Can I use cetaphil oily skin cleanser while on roaccutane?

Use Cetaphil Gentle: While using roaccutane, use cetaphil gentle skin cleanser instead of cetaphil oily skin cleanser since surface oils will be reduced and local skin irritation will be a common adverse effect. ...Read more

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What's the acne wash, toner, and moisturizer for acne prone super oily skin?

What's the acne wash, toner, and moisturizer for acne prone super oily skin?

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

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Does cetaphil gentle skin cleanser cause facial acne?

Does cetaphil gentle skin cleanser cause facial acne?

Unlikley: You can stop using it and see if it clears up, but doubtful that it is the cause of your acne. Look closely at diet. ...Read more

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Will differin (adapalene) repair wrinkles?

Will differin (adapalene) repair wrinkles?

Maybe: Differin is adapalene, a medication that is used for the treatment of acne. It can cause a temporary swelling of the skin but is not advocated for lasting relief of wrinkles. ...Read more

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Will clindamycin phosphate lotion moisturize my face?

Will clindamycin phosphate lotion moisturize my face?

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

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Can Accutane clear acne scars?

Can Accutane clear acne scars?

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 more

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Skin care for oily skin? How often to wash, exfoliate, moisturize?

Skin care for oily skin?  How often to wash, exfoliate, moisturize?

Washing/oily skin: At least twice a day. But best to see a doctor or derma to advise exactly for you. ...Read more

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Ultravate ointment 0.05 on acne?

Ultravate ointment 0.05 on acne?

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

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Does cetaphil dermacontrol spf 30 moisturiser really work on oily skin? Does it hydrates and prevents acne?

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

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Will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) treat my acne and scars?

Will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) treat my acne and scars?

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

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Is it safe to use jergans moisturizer while taking accutane?

Yes: Yes but be aware that moisturisers can worsen acne. Would take vitamin E (otc) tablets, 1000 iu once/twice day -may help dryness, otherwise may have to cut back dose of accutane. ...Read more

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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

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Any good drugstore creams that can reduce the redness on my cheeks ? I currently use neutrogena moisturizer and im on accutane. Not bad redness

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

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Which moisturizer to use while on accutane?

Which moisturizer to use while on accutane?

Non comedogenic: Any moisturizer that was found to be non comedogenic ( doesn't promote acne) should be fine ...Read more

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Please answer! what moisturizer to use while on accutane?

Please answer! what moisturizer to use while on accutane?

Non comedogenic: Any moisturizer that was found to be non comedogenic ( doesn't promote acne) should be fine ...Read more

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How do you treat extremely flaky dry skin due to destroyed sebaceous glands from accutane? Moisturizers even hyaluronic acid no good.

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

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How to chose a cleansing and moisturizing regimen while on accutane?

How to chose a cleansing and moisturizing regimen while on accutane?

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 more

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I'm on accutane, at night I use cetaphill moisturizing cream which is great but what can I use during the day with SPF with noo irratation?

Sunscreen: Several brands of moisturizing sunscreen are available; you may have to try a few before you find the one that's best for you. If the dryness/irritation persist, you might want to ask your doctor about the possibility of decreasing your dosage of accutane. ...Read more

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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

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

May have: You may have resistant acne. Are you taking the medication with food? I have had patients that do not clear until they finish the medication. Do you have hormone imbalance? You may need a second course of accutane. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unscented products : Product lines such as cerave or cethaphil are fine to use while on accutane. These lines have unscented cleansers and moisturizers you can use safely. ...Read more

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I'm taking Accutane and my face is so dry! Is it okay to do an egg and olive oil moisturizing mask?

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