Lugo, I've moved your post to the prescription meds forum where I'm sure you will get many supportive responses from the many accutane users that use this site.
Eucerin cleansing gel is also very gentle and they also have Eucerin cleansing milk which is good when your on Accutane becuase it´s better for dry skin(more moist in it).
thanks for the suggestion but cant really find it in uk stores expect for ebay
I started on a low dose as well (10mg and I weigh 50kg) and it's been going well so far. I definitely think that starting at a lower dose minimizes the IB, which is why I specifically asked my doctor for this dose. Like you, I might double my dose after the first month depending on how things go.
I use Cetaphil cleanser and Cetaphil moisturizer, and Aquaphor for my lips.
Good luck with your journey on accutane, hope it goes well
I already have a lot of red scars and pimples and have got few new ones since I've started so dont know if am suffering from IB already or not. My derm put me on the current dosage and i just agreed with him because I have no idea how my body would react on lower or higher dose
As the above poster noted. Either cerave or cetaphil is very gentle on skin. My son used both. As for lip balm , we found Bag Balm from local costco or rite aid to work wonders. It comes in a green can. You will find it in the first aid ( think neosporin) isle. We put some into a little container from target so he could carry it around in his pocket. The bag balm is also good to put on any open pimples or cuts. You may notice your hands and arms my become easier to get scrapes and cuts as accutane thins the skin somewhat. For the body use a moisturizing soap such as dove body wash. It does leave a somewhat oily film but that's what you need right now.
I think the two most popular brands for gentle cleansers and moisturizers are probably Cetaphil and CeraVe. I personally use Cetpahil cleanser as well as a Cetaphil moisturizer w/ SPF for day time and Cetaphil cream for night time/extra dry patches. The Cetaphil cream is quite a lot thicker and greasier so that's why I only use it at night time. If i do use it in the morning or through out the day it's just on extra dry places. Also, for dry lips the only chap stick that works for me is Dr. Dans cortibalm which unfortunately is quite pricey. I also use vaseline on my lips when I'm at home.
Lip balm: http://www.drdanslipbalm.com
The lip balm I had to order from www.ebeauty.ca because I'm in Canada. I assume you should be able to get all this in the UK.
As far as an initial outbreak goes I think most people experience it during the first month, however starting at such a low dose if you do experience an IB I don't think it would be too severe. And when I went from 40mg/day to 80mg/day in my second month I did experience a bit of an IB but not too bad.
Thanks for suggestions
I've been using simple brand soap for sensitive skin but is it good for people on acne?
I'll try cetaphil because I think it will be available at boots, currently for the past few days I've been putting on E45 lotion at night even though I havent experienced dry skin yet but E45 is making my face really greasy and shiny meaning the spots and scars are really beaming which is not what i need atm and even makes me sweat. would cetaphil moisturizer be greasy and shiny as well?
what moisturizer would you recommend that would not make my face all shiny and greasy,
Edited by lugo, 20 August 2013 - 05:12 PM.