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Preparing For Accutane



In preperation to starting Accutane my dermatologist told me to stop using topical creams to prevent drying and peeling of the skin because while on Accutane your skin can become very sensitive and dry.

So basically I've been using Cetaphil Gentle Face Wash and Cetaphil Lotion for Dry, Sensative skin. He also gave me smaples of the CeraVe face cleanser and lotion but I already have the Cetaphil ones and like them.

I also have a Clarisonic that I use once a day to remove my makeup.

I am currently using Vasaline on my lips because right now where I live it is cold and dry so my lips are chapped!

I am also researching some products to use while on Acuutane. But so far I'm just going to stick with the products im using then decide if I have to get better, more moisturizing products, or if what I have will control the dryness.

Im also not sure what makeup to use during Accutane and of course wearing makeup wont help but Im too self concious to go without makeup but I want a light full coverage product. Right now I am looking into some Clinique products and Everyday Minerals. I think I'm going to try Everyday Minerals because they send you 7 free samples for a penny and you just need to pay shipping and handling. I think Im also going to get a SUGAR lip balm and a Jack Black one from Sephora and maybe Moisture Surge from Clinique. I also want to try the First Aid Beauty Repair cream and Boscia B.B. cream SPF 27 while on Accutane. Tell me if you have any suggestions!


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I am starting Accutane in few days. I also use Clinique makeup. My mother who has suffered from Rosacea all her life said that Clinique is a very good choice. My mother also said that to help with the side effects of Accutane, buy some baby oil and put it in a spray bottle to spray on your body in the shower. She told me to spray it on my body at the end of my shower and be careful not to rinse it all off, so it can soak in your skin. Good luck! I will be fighting the battle with you!!

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