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Good Moisturizer?

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So I started breaking out pretty badly a few months ago (only on my cheeks) for no particular reason. I've been recently using a 3% benzoyl peroxide gel, a facial wash, and also got Retin A a short while ago. Now I'm most likely going to go on Accutane in about a month. The problem is that my cheeks are very dry and have been peeling like crazy. I only wash my face twice a day so as to not overdry it, and I have tried not using both medications at once to relieve dryness. Regardless, I'm still peeling. And I can't stop washing my face or applying the medication at night, or else I will break out more. So any suggestions on a good moisturizer that will not clog pores and/or how to use it?

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Not everybody gets on with it but I always swear by Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion. It's one of the only moisturisers that doesn't break me out, it's really moisturising and the bottle lasts an absolute age because you don't need to use much for each application. Only downsides are that it can appear a bit shiny if you use too much and it doesn't contain spf if you're wanting to use it during the day. I'm still on a search for a safe spf moisturiser myself!

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My Current Treatment Plan

Morning: Lymecycline

Evening: Dianette + Epiduo

Diet: eliminated dairy

My Log:

Acne status: continuing to break out, so demoralising!

"I would rather learn what it feels like to burn than feel nothing at all." ~ Ron Pope


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CeraVe moisturizing cream, it's fantastic. Get the stuff in the tub though.

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Regimen:

AM: CeraVe foaming face wash, 100mg Spirolactone

PM: CeraVe foaming face wash, witch hazel, Acne.org AHA+

Been taking Sprio since 1/2013


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Walgreens target Walmart places like that


Regimen:

AM: CeraVe foaming face wash, 100mg Spirolactone

PM: CeraVe foaming face wash, witch hazel, Acne.org AHA+

Been taking Sprio since 1/2013


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