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Additional topicals while on Accutane?

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Hi everyone, 

I'm on my second week of accutane, I've definitely experienced dryness throughout my face. I bought Neutrogena oil free moisture sun screen to combat this, as well as lip balm. I've been getting a lot of whiteheads, which are quite unsightly and embarrassing.

Is it okay to use any topical treatments to combat whiteheads while on accutane? I have benzoyl peroxide that I've been using as spot treatment, I'm not really sure if it's working or not. I also have tretinoin gel and azithromycin gel from before I was prescribed accutane. 

Generally, what's the best way to treat whiteheads while on accutane? Thanks!

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Hi there, I'm also on accutane, the best thing you can do right now is to use no topicals at all. Cleanse, moisturise, drink lots of water and look after yourself. The accutane will really dry the skin and your skin will become fragile. All the best!

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