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Completed 1st week - Question

Hi! I just completed my first week on Accutane (Claravis). I am a 35 year old female who has been dealing with acne all my life. Recently, it's just been ridiculously bad and I finally decided to try the accutane. Here is my question. My face is really red and peeling like crazy. I knew to expect dry skin, but this isn't dry skin. It's peeling off like it would if it were sunburnt, but I'm still oily. Is this normal? If so, will it be like this for the whole course of treatment?

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Are you sure it isn't actually a sunburn? Accutane does make your skin extremely sensitive to sun, and if you aren't already I would suggest wearing a hat whenever you are in direct sunlight. Also, it could still be dry skin. Just because your skin is oily doesn't necessarily mean it's moisturized properly. Or it could be that you're handling your skin too roughly. Many people on Accutane have the side effect of getting cut and scratched super-easily, which also means that you will get irritated super-easily. I hope things go well for you. :)

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My face was very irritated and itchy for my first 10 days on accutane. It settled down after that and now that I'm in week 6 I'm dealing with chapped/burning lips and dry skin. Other than that, things are good.

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