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Is it okay to use Benzoyl peroxide whilst using accutane

Hey everyone.

Im 7 days into my 80 mg accutane course and the side affects are now starting to kick in. Is it okay to use Benzoyl peroxide whilst using accutane or is it a definate no no? It's just i know my face is going to get worse before it gets better but i want to keep it from going out of control.

Is it best to not use anything at all and will using acne creams effect the course and make problems worse?

Basically would you recommend still using my regular acne cream or is it best to avoid during the course?

Be good to hear back from people :D

Thank you.

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Moved to the Accutane Posts board.

Accutane is going to dry your skin out, and BP is a drying agent, so using both at the same time could lead to some very dried out, uncomfortable skin.

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I recommend you replace your benzoyl peroxide for E45 cream (moisturiser). Because, a has already been said, BP dries out your skin; accutane is going to do/be doing this already but to a much more effective extent so you're only going to make your skin more flaky and dry. The latter are poor conditions for healing which you will need to reduce the chances of scaring and, more importantly, healing the imperfections already on your face.

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