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Member Since 16 Feb 2013
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In Topic: The Importance Of Moisturizing While On Accutane

24 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

I don't know if moisturizing prevents scarring, but it definitely prevents flakiness and dry skin. The more you moisturize the better your skin will feel. Accutane will make all of your pimples really dry and flaky and moisturizer/lotion is the best way to combat that. I also use jojoba oil which might work better for you. Best of luck.

In Topic: Accutane Week 2 - Need Encouragement And Advice!

20 February 2013 - 09:08 PM

I'm on day 21. My pores have been extremely clogged as well but my derm told me not to exfoliate them. I think all you can really do is wait. I've been washing my face with jojoba oil (steaming my pores, slathering it on, waiting, rinsing it off and then splashing cold water on my face) and that seems to help the dryness a lot. Unfortunately all you can do about the IB (and believe me, I know just how bad it can get) is wait it out.

I was given the chance to go to Hawaii later next month and had to turn it down because of Accutane. I really wouldn't recommend going anywhere too sunny while on it, but it's your decision, you just might want to take your derm's advice into account.

Best of luck!

In Topic: Would A Second Round Of Accutane Be Worth It For Me?

20 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

My derm told me that after you've been on Accutane for some reason people respond to antibiotics better, so maybe if you've tried them before and they didn't work you could try them again? I'd say that mild acne isn't really a big enough reason to go back on Accutane, but then again it's not my skin. Have a talk with your derm and they could probably recommend something to help with the mild breakouts.

In Topic: Accutane Clogged Pores & Ib

16 February 2013 - 10:56 PM

Does anybody know if it's normal?

In Topic: Don't Break My Heart Accutane!

16 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

I'm on day 17! Good luck, I hope everything goes well for you. :)