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hey i started accutane 5 weeks ago, and my skin has never been this dry... my derm recommended i take 2 vitamin e pills a day to deal with the dryness, because moisterizers only keep me not dry for about 20 min. I use Emu oil moisterizer but my derm said not to because oil often irritates acne.. what moisterizers do you recommend

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hey i started accutane 5 weeks ago, and my skin has never been this dry... my derm recommended i take 2 vitamin e pills a day to deal with the dryness, because moisterizers only keep me not dry for about 20 min. I use Emu oil moisterizer but my derm said not to because oil often irritates acne.. what moisterizers do you recommend

I don't know. But use that shit, or else your skin will be fucked up when you're done with the course.

Everybody USE MOISTURIZER when you take Accutane.

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I think you should continue using the emu oil. Your derm might be unaware that this is a type of oil that does not aggravate acne in the vast majority of users.

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I think you should continue using the emu oil. Your derm might be unaware that this is a type of oil that does not aggravate acne in the vast majority of users.

I'm about 5 weeks in as well and my face is hardly dry at all. I don't even really need to use mosturizer. I have noticed however that my hands and arms get really dry.

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I think you should continue using the emu oil. Your derm might be unaware that this is a type of oil that does not aggravate acne in the vast majority of users.

I'm about 5 weeks in as well and my face is hardly dry at all. I don't even really need to use mosturizer. I have noticed however that my hands and arms get really dry.

yeah, same here.

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I am using Emu oil and I love it. It isn't causing me any breakouts, it is actually very soothing. But I only use it at night, during the day I have been using the Cetaphil Cream (not lotion).

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Any moisturizer that's designed for sensitive skin should work, but you may need to reapply it several times a day. Neutrogena, Cetaphil, and Aveeno are decent drugstore moisturizer brands, but make sure you get the sensitive skin kind that's not comedogenic and doesn't have fragrance. Consider buying a couple bottles, keep one at home for morning and night applications, and one where ever you spend your days so you can reapply if needed. For body lotion, i like Aveeno "daily moisturizing lotion", it absorbs quickly and doesn't feel greasy.

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I just finished my first month on accutane. Last week my forearms starting getting dry & now even my face. I use a Clean & Clear Moist. - for Dry/oily skin & for blemishes. It makes my current spots a bit red, so than after I apply another moist of AVENE & than I'm fine. But obviously I need to apply it even during the day. It is a bit of a headache but what can we do that our life boys & girls!

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hey i started accutane 5 weeks ago, and my skin has never been this dry... my derm recommended i take 2 vitamin e pills a day to deal with the dryness, because moisterizers only keep me not dry for about 20 min. I use Emu oil moisterizer but my derm said not to because oil often irritates acne.. what moisterizers do you recommend

Aveeno is good. Get one with sunscreen, and reapply often. Seriously, your skin is going to be super-dry on Accutane until your treatment is finished, so slather on that lotion!

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I use jojoba oil, works pretty well. I also try not to wash my face too much, maybe once every two days since I started taking accutane. This keeps my skin looking decent and doesn't dry it out too much.

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