Been off accutane for 6 months. My skin is 100% clear but the oil has returned. Can i use retinoids to clear up the oil as i have heard conflicting reports that is will make my skin oiler?
Retinoids For Oily Skin After Accutaneoily skin
Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:44 AM
Not sure about oiliness but retinoids in theory should help pores stay cleat thus keeping acne away and help fad marks. As for oiliness, check with your derm
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:51 PM
Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:38 PM
I just went off Retin A after 2 months because it made my skin a grease pit! It was horrible
Tretiinoin cream did the same thing to me. Got super oily when never had oily skin before. Been a month since last time I used and I'm STILL oily as hell. Did your oily skin return back to normal after you quit Retin A? How long did it take?
Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:55 PM
Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:49 PM
The only acne treatments that have consistent scientific evidence for reducing oil/sebum production are Accutane and hormonal treatments (e.g. spironolactone – only used in women):
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