It's officially the end of my 11th day on Accutane and my skin finally looks and feels completely normal (as far as redness and dryness goes) from continuous use of the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. Today was the first day that I tried wearing makeup while having drier skin on Accutane and I am so happy to say that it was a success! Before taking this medication, my skin was super oily so I was worried about how putting on makeup would go with much drier skin. Being that the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream is way too thick, I decided to test out Neutrogena Hydro Boost gel-cream for extra-dry skin to put underneath it. This lotion worked amazingly. It did not leave a film on my skin and after adding a primer on top, my foundation went on beautifully! I was so impressed by how thin, yet moisturizing this formula was. Also, since this was the first time I've worn full-face makeup since I started Accutane, I noticed that there was so much LESS acne and texture showing through it. Pores that have always been visible for me are as if they were never there! My makeup looked so much smoother/airbrushed on top of the skin. Later, I gently removed my makeup by using a cotton ball and my Vitamin E Oil, which worked like a charm. Next, I washed my face using (only and always while on Accutane, lol) my Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and followed that with a thick layer of the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. I think that from now on, this will be my nightly skin routine! My daytime routine may involve using the Neutrogena Hydro Boost gel-cream since it leaves no residue and is not shiny or visible like the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream is.
To be honest, once my skin started getting extremely dry, I got very concerned with what products I should be using and if any products would even help. But after only 11 days of trial and error I have already found my products and established my new routine! I hope that for anyone struggling with a skin routine while on Accutane that this is helpful!
If you have any questions please let me know