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Hello everyone, I'm 20 years old and have been on accutane for almost 2 months, and I am currently taking 80mg. So far, I really haven't seen much improvement on my skin...in fact, it's seemed to be worse. I'm thinking I'm still kind of in the initial breakout period, but who knows.

Anyway, the question I have has to do with sun-block. I have had a camping / water skiing trip planned in about 2 weeks from now, and I'm really worried about how my skin is gonna handle this. One thing I have noticed thus far is that I get sunburned very easily. And since I'm going to be out hiking and on a boat for for days on end, I'm worried about the sunburns.

Now obviously I'm gonna have to wear sun-block. But on the other hand, I DO NOT want to lather up my face with GREASY lotions, as I'm afraid it will make my acne worse. Have any of you wore sun-block while on accutane? Or is there sun-screen products in particular that wont be bad for my skin? Thanks for your time,

-Matt

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Hello everyone, I'm 20 years old and have been on accutane for almost 2 months, and I am currently taking 80mg. So far, I really haven't seen much improvement on my skin...in fact, it's seemed to be worse. I'm thinking I'm still kind of in the initial breakout period, but who knows.

Anyway, the question I have has to do with sun-block. I have had a camping / water skiing trip planned in about 2 weeks from now, and I'm really worried about how my skin is gonna handle this. One thing I have noticed thus far is that I get sunburned very easily. And since I'm going to be out hiking and on a boat for for days on end, I'm worried about the sunburns.

Now obviously I'm gonna have to wear sun-block. But on the other hand, I DO NOT want to lather up my face with GREASY lotions, as I'm afraid it will make my acne worse. Have any of you wore sun-block while on accutane? Or is there sun-screen products in particular that wont be bad for my skin? Thanks for your time,

-Matt

You should always wear some sort of sun screen while on accutane. You can go to the local pharmacy and pick up a combination of a moisturizer and sunscreen that you can apply every morning.

good luck

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