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Hey everyone...

So I'm coming to the end of week 1 of my accutane treatment. I started on May 7 and everything is going good so far. Just the past 2 days or so I have noticed slight dryness of my lips and nose. Been using vasaline on my lips to avoid as much dryness as possible and have started to used Aveeno Positively Radient Moisturizer with SPF 15 on my face. I have been using the last bit of an Olay moisturizing face wash as I havn't wanted to dry my face with any acne face washes that contain Salycic acid. I went for a run yesterday and was prob outside for about 25 - 30 minutes and when I got back and had a shower afterwards my forehead and nose stung a bit. I may have gotten a slight sunburn? Or maybe just a bit of sensitivity to the sun as I hadn't put moisturizer on that day? Nothing else seems to be happening. I am taking 40 mg a day at night with dinner and my one month dermatologist check up is June 8th (the day after my birthday). I am planning on getting the Cetaphil face wash and moisturizer and keeping an eye on my scalp to see if it dries out and maybe get some head and shoulders? I've also broken out slightly on my cheeks and around my chin but I'm thinking that it doesn't have much to do with the Accutane but more just a continuation of what I had started to get right before. Anyways...I don't want to keep rambling I think I've covered everything that's been happening over the past short week.

If anyone has any suggestions of face wash, moisturizer or shampoo to use I would greatly appreciate it :doh:

j.r.

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