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Accutane + Benzoyl Peroxide?

Hi Everyone. I'm currently on day 47 of Accutane treatment (60mg/day) and am beginning to see a little bit of improvement. The thing is, though, my skin really isn't dry. Although I would still consider it 'normal' overall, it is probably a little oilier than the average person's skin. I'm also not using any moisturizers.

Because my skin is not irritated or dry from the medicine, would it be ok to start adding in benzoyl peroxide to assist in the treatment?... Or should I just let the Accutane do its job?

Any advice is much appreciated.

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You can use BP, but it might be best just to use it for spot treatment. I use 2.5% benzoyl peroxide on larger areas of my face and occasionally 10% as a spot treatment.

BUT, you might want to consider moisturizing your face despite your lack of dryness. Your skin may be overproducing oil as a reaction to the lack of moisture. Your body's already being thrown off by the Accutane so you might want to try and regulate this change by applying your own moisturizer... it could help your course along significantly.

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I think you could try it out as a spot treatment.

Just pay attention to your skin and use common sense. If you start seeing redness, dryness or other signs of irritation, stop using the BP right away.

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You can use BP, but it might be best just to use it for spot treatment. I use 2.5% benzoyl peroxide on larger areas of my face and occasionally 10% as a spot treatment.

BUT, you might want to consider moisturizing your face despite your lack of dryness. Your skin may be overproducing oil as a reaction to the lack of moisture. Your body's already being thrown off by the Accutane so you might want to try and regulate this change by applying your own moisturizer... it could help your course along significantly.

Very interesting... I'll start applying a bit of moisturizer for now on. I'm also going to add in the BP as a spot treatment. Thanks a lot guys!

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