Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:06 AM
It's good your dermatologist said your skin should calm down in a few weeks but can understand why you'd like to do something about it in the meanwhile. I have many many red marks on my face where acne was before. I'm about to start accutane and my dermatologist said it tends to make your whole face red, perhaps you have a combination of general accutane induced redness and post acne marks?
My dermatologist recommended green cream to counteract redness so you could try that? I appreciate you are a guy and most of these things are marketed towards girls but the one I have just calms the redness without leaving anything visible so you don't need makeup on top. The one I have is Clinique anti-redness solutions daily protective base. It's not a miracle cure, it doesn't make my red marks disappear just tones them down a little bit (and makes them easier to cover with makeup.)
The only other tip I have is use high spf sunscreen if you aren't already. My whole face used to be several shades redder than the rest of my body just from using benzoyl peroxide but when I started wearing high spf sunscreen everyday the redness calmed right down.
Hope that helps, and sorry you're dealing with this I know it sucks!
Post (Ro)accutane Regimen:
Cleanse: Olay Essentials Refreshing Face Wash
Exfoliate: Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
Treat red marks: Superfacialist Vitamin C Glow Boost Serum
Moisturise: Simple Kind to Skin Protecting Moisture Cream SPF 30
Lips: Nivea Lip Care Sun Protect SPF 30
Makeup base: Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer, Yves Saint Laurent Teint Touche Eclat - BR10, Clinique Blended Face Powder - Invisible
Cleanse: Olay Essentials Refreshing Face Wash, Original Source Mint and Tea Tree Shower Gel
Exfoliate: Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant
Treat red marks: Differin (0.1% Adapalene)
Moisturise: Simple Kind to Skin Replenising Rich Moisturiser
Lips: Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm
100% acne free and stubborn red marks disappearing!