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Best products to moisturize while on accutane?

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After 4 years of acne that's never been horrible but has always been enough to ruin my self esteem and confidence (which comes back when I look in a "good" mirror which happens occasionally) my derm is finally going to prescribe me accutane this week. I've heard stories about how the dryness gets really bad and am wondering in advance how best to minimize the side effects, especially the drying ones? Thanks for your advice.

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Without a doubt, the best moisturiser I have ever used is emu oil. I used it whilst on accutane and found it to be very effective in combatting dryness. Unfortunately, I only started using it towards the end of my course, after using E45 for the rest of it. E45 caused some breakouts on my skin due to it containing lanolin, and felt very greasy. Emu oil, however, is highly unlikely to clog your skin, whilst also intensively moisturising.

I get mine fairly cheaply (about $12) from www.ebay.com

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