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#1 ChuckT

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 05:35 PM

Hi I just started accutane (Amnesteem) and since I know that a very common side effect is excessivly dry skin I am wondering if Dan's moisturizer is a good one to use while on Accutane or perhaps just the Jojoba Oil? If the Jojoba Oil is good to use then is it going to make my face look shiny? Or if there are other better products or suggestions it is appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 07:31 PM

Personally I liked using a moisturizer that felt good on my skin. I found that for the really dry stage of my Accutane that anything with SPF would feel really good and was better at keeping the flakes away. I wouldn't want to use an oil only on my skin. I doubt that it will be moisturizing enough. It would be great as an additive, but not on it's own. You only want to use a few drops as it is (3-7) so that really wouldn't do much as far as coverage or helping the dryness. Just stick with a very gentle cleanser and moisturizer. I actually had to use two. One for every day type of use and then the one with SPF for the days that got real dry. Hope that helps. Good Luck!

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 05:55 AM

Yes, agree with Chococrit that jojoba is great as an additive but not on its own as a moisturiser. When using an oil, it acts more as a sealant, locking in a moisturiser as it doesnt actually soak into the skin like a moisturiser does.

I have extremely dry skin and I really like Dan's moisturiser, but at night time I find I have to use something more moisturising such as cetaphil lotion. Perhaps you will just need to try a few until you find one that suits your skin and condition.

After remaining clear for around 1.5 years following DKR (The Regimen), in March 2013 I decided to change to Epiduo.  I use a pea size amount of epiduo each night, followed by a layer of topical antibiotic (Eryacne). I also apply Eryacne every morning and moisturise twice a day. After switching to Epiduo from the regimen I found that it took a good 3 months to get back to being perfectly clear again and now I might get one small pimple appear per month.  I can live with that smile.png

I started following Dan's Regimen in September 2011 after suffering with acne for 20 years or so. I followed the Regimen instructions exactly and became 100% clear within 9-11 weeks. In December 2011 and after being consistently clear for over a month, I started to slowly reduce the amount of BP I used until I was only applying BP at night. My skin still remained clear however I sometimes switched to applying BP twice a day for a few days (perhaps once a month) if I felt a few under skin bumps starting to come up. I used acne.org products (including AHA and jojoba oil) and sometimes cetaphil moisturiser at night if I felt my skin was especially dry.  In the gallery I show my week by week progress following the regimen.


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Posted 30 October 2011 - 06:43 AM

I recommend using a moisturizer daily and then adding a few drops of jojoba oil to it when you are at home cleaning, paying bills, doing laundry, before bed, etc.
It will make your face shiny but it feels sooo good! You can actually smile, laugh, sing (I make some intense faces when I am singing) without your skin feeling constricted.
Check out my Accutane Blog- Link is on my profile!

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 08:04 AM

Not only jojoba but in fact all oils look shiny on the skin..So I prefer moisturizer for my skin..Although it not fully works,in winter my skin become dry and moisturiser is not enough so I have to use oil...

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 11:26 AM

Yeah jojoba oil is definitely shiny on the skin, and it's not a great moisturizer by itself... Use a moisturizer like Dan's and add jojoba oil to it. Or alternatively what I did when my skin was super dry was soak my face in jojoba oil for 20-30 minutes (watch Netflix, etc.) then wash it off and do the rest of my Regimen (including moisturizer) and that really helped. Consider trying that.
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I do the DKR with Cetaphil cleanser once a day (usually at night) and 1/2 dose BP. Sometimes I use AHA+ in addition to moisturizer but not much anymore. 100% clear for months and months! (Keep in mind that when I started, I needed to do the full-blown Regimen for 3 months before I could start cutting back)
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:57 PM

I cannot recommend jojoba more highly in both its properties as a cleanser and moisturiser. Yes, it can give a bit of a sheen to the skin but to counteract this I recommend applying it to a wet face rather than a dry one. This helps it to permeate much better and not just sit on the surface. Also use a moisturiser with it on top as this gives better results.
Clear Skin Regimen:
Cleanse: Jojoba Oil with a wet cotton face cloth
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Spot Treat: Epiduo Gel
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La Roche Posay Anthelios Ultra LIght Sunscreen Fluid SPF 60 (summer)

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:28 AM

Jojoba is definitely shiny. Mix just a few drops with your moisturizer and you are good to go. I usually mix 2 drops in the morning to minimize shine, and 4-5 drops at night because, well, I don't care how shiny I am when I'm asleep.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:53 PM

It's not shiny if you only use two drops for dry patches. I put loads on at night so my face looks slick and oily. It feels lovely and soaks in while I'm reading in bed.