Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:43 PM
1) Pertaining to the moisturizer, I know Eucerin Professional Repair contains AHA, which can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight, which you definitely don't want while you're on accutane. Maybe just use that for areas under clothing. For my face I use Cetaphil daily facial moisturizer because it contains SPF 15. I'm only a couple weeks into treatment (80mg a day for 5 months) but my skin is already very dry. Cetaphil has been doing a good job keeping it under control. As far as breakouts go, you'd probably be OK with anything that says "facial" on it because those won't clog your pores and cause acne. Just make sure you use a good sunscreen if you're going outside.
2) Aquaphor Healing Ointment definitely does wonders. It is supposed to be a noncomedogenic, meaning it won't clog pores. I use it too, and I sometimes get little pimples around my lips, but I think they're just caused by the initial breakout that many people on accutane experience.. I'm hoping I won't have to worry about the little pimples anymore after a couple months into treatment. I use normal chapstick during the day which does a fine job with keeping my lips moist. I really only use aquaphor at night before I go to bed because it stays on better than regular chapstick.
3. Accutane WILL get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. You just have to give it some time. I'm not sure how far you are into treatment, but my derm told me not to expect much improvement until 3 months.
I hope this helped. Any other questions just ask!