If you’re interested, I’ve found that this product has helped my pores shrink post-accutane: Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Exfoliant. You literally just put a bit on a cotton ball and rub it on your face twice a day.
I’ve been using Elta MD SPF 45 that bought from amazon. I really like it. It has a slightly white-ish cast, but that helps mask the redness. It rubs in quickly and doesn’t make my face oily.
Elta MD UV shield SPF 45, 3 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000PHUKEE?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Get yourself some doctor dans cortibalm on amazon. LIFESAVER. Aquaphor doesn't even compare to this magic.
Dr. Dans Cortibalm Lip Balm for Chapped Lips, 3 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EXPRM7C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_nWcfyb3CWB55B
Get everything that CeraVe makes! Not kidding. I just folded and got the hydrating cleanser yesterday after using samples I got from the dermatologist. I was on 40 mg for 2 months and am on 80 mg now, and have had zero dry skin and zero flakes.... This is what I do. AM: 1) Wash with CeraVe hydrating cleanser (I was using aveeno and that was fine too, but this is better!) 2) Use some sort of toner, either mario badescu this or rosewater spray that can be found on Amazon here 3) Moisturize with Cetaphil "Daily Hydrating Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid" (Even though this is not CeraVe, I really like it. It feels great going on and not heavy) 4) Use CeraVe "eye repair cream"
PM: 1) Take off makeup with micellar water 2) Use CeraVe cleanser 3) Toner again 4) Use CeraVe "Skin Renewing Night Cream" which I will occasionally mix in with a couple of drops of Jojoba oil! 5) CeraVe eye cream
Other things: I put aquaphor up my nose every night, because it gets insanely dry. For my body after a shower, I use CeraVe "moisturizing cream".
All of the CeraVe products and the one Cetaphil product I recommended can be bought at Walmart, but if you have an Ulta near you, they have a buy one get one half off sale!
I’m not sure exactly where your photo is of, but it almost certainly looks like eczema or a similar skin condition to me. Nothing to worry about, although regular moisturising and increasing your water intake are great ways to deal with it initially. Plenty of other, stronger treatments available if necessary.
I’m about 9 weeks in and I’ve been dealing with it on and off for about a month. It’s actually just become as bad as it’s ever been over the past 2-3 days :(
Also- based on this calculator, if she’s on 80/day she would be done in 3 months… that seems way too quick. It also says recommended daily dose max is 56mg(60mgs rounded up)
Aquaphor is an emollient and your conclusions are verifiably untrue...
>This medication is used as a moisturizer to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations... Emollients are substances that soften and moisturize the skin and decrease itching and flaking.
In fact, neither aquaphor nor moisturizers add moisture; they only work by trapping moisture and preventing it from leaving your skin. This is also how chapstick works:
>When you swipe on a layer of your favorite chapstick, you might think that you’re adding moisture to your dry, cracked lips. However, your lip balm actually contains wax or petrolatum that creates a watertight barrier, preventing your internal skin moisture from evaporating or escaping from the surface of your lips. This, in turn, softens and moisturizes them.
All these products work by trapping moisture, not adding it. Layering them will make no difference apart from possibly creating a thicker barrier. If they're not working, it's because you aren't drinking enough water.
There’s plenty of patches that do not have active ingredients like the other comment is suggesting. There are some with SA or essential oils that you should avoid, but I’ve been using patches my whole course and they’ve been super helpful. Here’s the ones I use!
For me, I found when I drank a TON of water (think like 2.5-3.5 liters) a day, I didn't get this. When I wasn't drinking enough, I'd get this. Using the Cerave moisturizer for me also helped once it did develop. But keep that water intake up and it should help a ton. Grab an app or something to remind you. I use this one
set a target and a reminder interval. You'd be surprised how little water you drink once you start tracking it.
T-Gel shampoo helped me so much! I had terrible dandruff at first, but it completely solved that problem and stopped the itching as well. I also only washed my hair once or twice a week.
Here's a link to the shampoo:
Weight plays a bigger factor on how they determine your cumulative dose, not the severity of the acne. You can stay at a low dose and continue that same low dose throughout your whole treatment. You will still see results at a low dose but most likely will be on it for a longer period of time if needed which could actually be a benefit. Every dermatologist is different and the great thing is that you have a choice. The goal is to get you to the cumulative dose by the end of treatment- how fast you get there is up to you and your dermatologist. This might help you, cumulative dose calculator
Chapstick with cortisol works wonders for me. I’d talk to your Dermo before using it (it says to not use for more than 7 days but mine said I was fine) link below!
Dr. Dan's Cortibalm - 1 Pack - for Dry Cracked Lips - Healing Lip Balm for Severely Chapped Lips - Designed for Men, Women and Children https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000S2LT9Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_WPYVDZX5FT3JZ3E15Y5P
I wouldn’t get your eyes tested until 3/4 months after accutane as the dryness changes your vision and once you blink your eyesight will be slightly clearer, I use
To get rid of the dryness and you can use them however many times needed a day. They’re expensive but worth it. Chances are if you get prescription glasses, your sight will be different after treatment
(My sisters an optometrist and told me this)
Thank you!! It's not easy, but it's worth it! Here's the pillow I have, in case you were curious: https://www.amazon.ca/-/fr/gp/product/B07995B8L1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I love it and it's good quality :)
I use hydrocolloid patches all the time and they help a lot; just avoid the ones with like tea tree oil or salicylic acid. I use these!
I use this one. I'm the same as you, hate the smell of fish but you can't smell or taste anything. It's a little pricey but most fish oils supplements are and this one has a high dosage of EPA/DHA in it
I have this exact rash on my hand and going down my wrist right now as well! When it's happened before, I've added steriod cream (prescribed by my derm for eczema) w/ an aquaphor layer on top and then I wear cotton gloves to bed (I don't like how greasy it can be). I got this 24 pack of cotton gloves on amazonand I cut the finger tips off so I can still use my phone LOL. If you don't have steroid cream, I think any thick lotion, aquaphor, vaseline, or store-bought eczema cream should help as long as you're consistently applying!!
You should give Glucosamine and Hyaluronic acid supplement a try.
If those don't help, you should give physical therapist a visit. My back was stiff and difficult to move and suddenly one day I couldn't stand, sit, or walk because my back was extremely hurt because of sciatica. My L3, L4, and L5 were inflamed during my Month 2 led to sciatica, and the physical therapist solved it. My guess is that it had to do with Accutane. I hope yours won't get as bad as mine. Good luck!
I use a shaving cream with aloe and reapply as needed while shaving. looks like they don’t sell the one I have anymore so i’d just look for something made for sensitive skin with aloe in it. using an electric shaver seems to be less irritating than disposable razors for me. I have a philips oneblade pro. after shaving I use this. I put on that post shave balm for a day or two after shaving as well and sometimes also just aloe if my skins particularly irritated
Try a satin pillowcase - gentler on skin / hair. Your scabs will hopefully not ‘catch.’
This is just one example linked below, like 2 for $9:
Bedsure Satin Pillowcase for Hair and Skin Silk Pillowcase 2 Pack, Queen Size(Silver Grey, 20x30 inches) Pillow Cases Set of 2 - Slip Cooling Satin Pillow Covers with Envelope Closure https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0725WFLMB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_F4P5VSSQEMZFE3A0MAMG
Nobody mentioned: CeraVe Hydrocortisone Cream 1% | 1 Ounce | Eczema Treatment & Dry Skin Itch Relief Cream | Fragrance Free https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y7QTD8I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_rOsbGb75XS0MJ
That seems early for that side effect, especially with a low dose, but everyone reacts differently. Are you hydrating like you’ve never hydrated before? You need to be, it won’t be enough but everything will be worse if you don’t. Drink all the water and then drink some more. You may need to use the lubricating/saline drops frequently, especially depending on your climate. If the humidity is low where you are, it will exacerbate the dryness you feel. Get a vaporizer. They’re a low cost effective way to add some moisture in the air. (I used it mostly at night, I had it a few feet from my bed and the inside of my nose stopped drying out as soon as I started using it.) If you’re already doing all those things, you should talk with your dr to make sure the severity of what you’re experiencing so early is within the range of expected/acceptable side effects.
I just take pills every day and my vitamin d is fine. Most people need to supplement in the United States.
These are the ones I take and they raised my vitamin D levels, so they must work, plus they're very small.
Before starting Accutane I found something to counter this issue but since starting Accutane, I haven’t had very much urge to have sex, so basically I’m wet for no reason. It’s an omega-7 vitamin I ordered off Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Beauty-Cellular-Support-Omega-Softgels/dp/B002SKISOA
It really surprised me how much it had an effect on my running. I was doing 5 mile runs for a while and the joint pain is real, though there are things you can do to help stay on top of it that make running a lot more bearable. Fish oil pills are a must, since they really help with joint pain after runs. The joint pain was in my experience the toughest part of keeping the same routine so this is important. I also grabbed this which I found helped a lot https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013NB6LU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . Lastly, I took a lot of epsom salt baths after my runs which helped a ton.
Only other thing I'd recommend is drinking an insane amount of water and not to slack on this part otherwise your liver enzymes might spike on your blood test and set treatment back. I recommend not going for runs at least three days before your blood test too, it's anecdotal but I think the combination of working out too soon before my tests and not getting enough water set me back a month in my treatment. Anyways, hope this helps!
FYI I just bought both from amazon individually and it was like $8 cheaper than the bundle https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003WN1ELQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
Thanks for the recommendation!
I order my oils from amazon and the Now brand is really good. Some brands are not as pure and will not give you the benefits you're looking for. If you try a vitamin shop some have the oils as well. Remember it's not just for your hair but your scalp is where you really need to focus your attention to.
You only need a very small amount of the peppermint oil so you don't need to buy a big bottle. Here is the brand i like: https://www.amazon.com/NOW-Peppermint-Essential-Oil-4-Ounce/dp/B005GMFWXW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1508698484&sr=8-3&keywords=now%2Bpeppermint%2Boil&th=1
This castor oil is a good one to try: https://www.amazon.com/Tropic-Isle-Living-Jamaican-Food-4oz/dp/B003CTU5MO/ref=sr_1_7_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1508698509&sr=1-7&keywords=black+castor+oil#customerReviews
Thanks. I've not heard of that before (I'm in the UK if that makes a difference).
I did an amazon search and this comes up. Same stuff?
Nutrasporin® Extra Strength 100ppm Silver First Aid Healing Ointment | Non-Antibiotic and Non-Petroleum https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B017YJ7IWM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_5rmDAbZMRS14G
I used an overnight lip treatment every night and it helped IMMENSELY. So much that if I really wanted to I could wear matte lipstick and be okay. It's by Neosporin and you can find it at Walgreens or on Amazon.
I totally forgot to mention it, but I also credit a lot of my acne marks fading to Tamanu Oil. I bought it from Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZPO05TW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . I have used Rosehip Oil and all other kind of natural remedies for fighting PIH but this is what did it. I finished the whole bottle, and I NEVER finish bottles of facial oils (I have three others sitting in my skincare cabinet attm.) If you haven't used facial oils before, I highly highly recommend starting with Tamanu oil. It promotes wound healing (aka, acne scars) and is anti-microbial.
Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion - get a big tub on amazon that lasts like 6months
Also garnier moisturising sheet are really good (haven't used while on accutane yet, BUT i am about to start my second course and will defy be using these to tackle the dry skin)
If you start to develop angular Cheilitis or the cracking on the corners of your mouth (which is very likely), I strongly recommend this product. I was constantly lathering my lips in aquaphor but it wasn’t actually healing it, so I found this and it worked AMAZING!
Dr. Dans CortiBalm Lip Balm Patented Formula 0.14 Ounces (3-Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EXPRM7C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_rK5JFbTTBGXB3
For beard oil I use Wild Willies Beard Oil and for beard conditioner I use Billy Jealousy Beard Control
It's a balm. It's the only thing that's been able to heal my lips when they're cracked, the dermatologist who created it actually made it for his Accutane patients. But since it's a cortisone balm, only use it until your lips are healed and then back to aquaphor or whatever else you use. Apparently continuous use is bad for your lips.
bruh you can just buy aquaphor lip balm which is literally in a smaller tube already
i cant imagine painstakingly doing this
Maybe someone has already recommended this but if you haven’t tried weleda skin food , it’s incredibly hydrating and worked wonders for me when I took it a few years ago. Truly a game changer! Stay strong Accutane amig@!
You actually need to buy Artifical Tears. Here is a link to the type I purchased for my daughter who also struggled with this her first month on https://www.amazon.com/Refresh-Tears-Lubricant-Bottles-Sterile/dp/B00008BRR8/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?adgrpid=61543123368&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxJ_krarh-wIVTw-tBh23pALIEAAYAyAAEgLB6vD_BwE&hvadid=617002262637&hvdev=m&hvlocphy=9032737&hvnetw=g...
You cannot use the “redness relief” eye drops, as they are actually very drying :(( - the eye drops have to be artificial tears (which are moisturizing). You can also find them at the grocery store or drug store.
I had the same problem and my derm recommended this product for dry dandruff:
I don't know if you can find this product in your country but maybe you can find some with the active ingredient which is Piroctone Olamine. Dandruff and ichiness has gone away.
I saw a recommendation for Mielle Rosemary Oil recently so I bought some and it’s amazing! I tub it into my scalp and hair the night before I wash it and afterwards it feels great. I guess you could also just leave it on dry hair too but I put loads on as an overnight treatment. https://www.amazon.com/Mielle-Rosemary-Mint-Scalp-Strengthening/dp/B07N7PK9QK/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?crid=32N2UJ1404WWV&keywords=mielle+rosemary+oil&qid=1669262911&sprefix=mielle%2Caps%2C174&sr=8-2
I just started using Nizoral and Mielle Rosemary Scalp Oil (seen lots of recommendations for this). My scalp seems to be much better after one use of each!
I would try other the counter hydroquinone first. I've had great luck with it improving PIH. It takes about 3 months of using twice daily to see full improvement.
This is what I use
It’s gonna sound crazy but these are perfect to apply inside of your nose. Swore by them during my course.
Aquaphor Lip Repair Stick, Lip... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SRRLVQ1?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
i alternated between the cortibalm and this blistex lip medex in the little blue jar and it helped me so much
This as a primer Neat Feat 3B Face Saver... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B5N1QFY?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Prickly Heat Powder Snake Brand... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0188F24NO?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
This as a setting powder
And a mild antidepressant is super helpful
I will link below to the mask I got. You will notice the difference between this and homemade compresses pretty much immediately. After a couple days of using it once or twice a day I began to feel better and then it was just a matter of doing it regularly to maintain the health of the glands. Your vision will get SUPER blurry (temporarily) when you use it - thats a good thing!! Thats a sign that oil is flowing and working to relieve your eyes!
I’ve been taking this Omega-3 supplement and this supplement for joint pain and it has helped me immensely with joint pain. I’m sure you know that almost all side effects can be helped through hydration. Be sure you’re actually staying hydrated though! Drinking enough water isn’t enough if you’re not getting your necessary electrolytes.
If you want, you can try a scarring cream like Mederma, which you can get on Amazon and also probably at a lot of pharmacies or Target or whatnot. I use the overnight cream for a different scar and it works great, I know a lot of people do use it for acne scars though and I probably will too after I've been on Accutane longer.
thank you! here’s the link to it on amazonelta md sunscreen
Use preservative-free eye drops All. Day. Long. Use preservative-free eye lubricant gel before bed. Use something like this every couple of days. Yep, high maintenance but important!
I use a saline gel, topped with Vaseline every morning and night. No such thing as too much saline!
I use this at bedtime, and sometimes in the morning. It’s helpful. But yes, hard crusties in the nose seems to be a thing, along with nosebleeds.
Maybe your skin is more sensitive on accutane or something? lmao I don't actually know but changing your facewash is def worth a try. I have used both this and this face wash and liked them a lot. Either way if your skin wasn't like this before accutane I don't think you need to worry about your skin texture having been permanently changed. Accutane does some weird stuff to your skin and I bet you are just in the middle of the process, so hang in there!
also i use this face wash every morning/evening/night and it really helped
Try the CeraVé PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion. It’s lightweight (which I love) but does the job. I actually use it for both morning and night. Not shiny at all. Good price on Amazon right now. $13.97 US dollars.
You could start biotinsupplements. I’ve been taking it for about 4 years, daily. It strengthened my fine hair and actually allowed my to grow my hair down to my waist. (In my attempts to grow it in years past, I had breakage at around shoulder length.)
I am still taking it during my isotretinoin course. I’m only in my second month, but so far, if anything, I’ve seen less shedding than normal, certainly not more. But I’m early days yet.
This is what I take. One capsule per day. Yup, it’s high dose, but I’ve never had any issues, and my Derm and GP are fine with it. Good luck! 🍀
I use this, before bed and once in the morning. I haven’t had any issues with dryness inside, in fact I plan to continue using it after my course.
I use these! They are pretty big (0.83 x 1.65 inches), I usually cut them to size as needed but I also will slap the whole thing on my face if the situation is dire and it covers a good amount, lol
Here's what I use: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QY1XZ4W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 :)
I would moisturize no matter if I was on Accutane or not. Your skin need moisturization!
Yep, the struggle is real! I’ve heard good things about the paw paw stuff, like the other commenter mentioned. It’s available in the US from Amazon. Might be worth a shot. https://www.amazon.com/Lucas-Ointment-Pawpaw-Directly-Australia/dp/B00K5O4SRM/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?crid=QZWVMA66NN9R&keywords=lucas+pawpaw+ointment+for+lips&qid=1658243482&sprefix=Lucas%2Caps%2C120&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1&smid=A1CZVB...
Yeah diet changes may be enough for some people but a lot of people on this sub have to use supplements. I mix two tsp of this in water before breakfast and then follow up with a big water bottle. Give it a few days to start working. The texture is weird but it tastes like basically nothing so I just drink it fast. You can take probiotics with it, but otherwise make sure you take other medications or supplements at least one hour before and/or 3-4 hours after because fiber supplements interfere with absorption (so definitely don’t take it near your Accutane)
This is due to constipation. I recommend psyllium husk. The capsules don’t work as well, try the powder. I do 2 tsps of this in a glass of water right before breakfast and then I drink a lot of water. The texture is gross, but it doesn’t really have a taste. I just drink it fast. Studies have found that taking probiotics with psyllium husk actually helps probiotics work more effectively. But other than that, make sure to take any other meds/supplements at least one hour before or 3-4 hours after psyllium since it can interfere with absorption.
first off, get a better chapstick. a lot of people have different ones that have worked for them but this chapstick has worked really well for me. i also use vasaline on my lips before i go to bed. it does get worse as you go but getting a sold routine down makes it a lot better
i haven’t really experienced any hair loss but my hair has gotten a bit less thick and the texture has changed a bit. i use a hair mask once a week to combat this and i don’t wash my hair with shampoo everyday anymore. it’s just about finding out what works for you. if you do end up going on accutane, i suggest this hair mask from verb. it has worked wonders for me
i haven’t really experienced any hair loss but my hair has gotten a bit less thick and the texture has changed a bit. i use a hair mask once a week to combat this and i don’t wash my hair with shampoo everyday anymore. it’s just about finding out what works for you. if you do end up going on accutane, i suggest this hair mask from verb . it has worked wonders for me
There are several non-petroleum based nose moisturizers out there. I picked up some Ayr and use it several times throughout the day and when I go to bed. It really helps and just feels better. Ayr saline gel
There are several non-petroleum based nose moisturizers out there. I picked up some Ayr and use it several times throughout the day and when I go to bed. Nosebleeds can be pretty common in my area. I live in the second driest state in the U.S. and at a high altitude. It’s always been a thing for me in the winter, but now I will definitely keep using the Ayr after accutane. It really helps and just feels better.
Biotin supplements. I have been taking a high dose for a few years now and it has helped my fine hair stay stronger and grow much faster. (Nails too)
Some people with dry eyes find it helpful to clean their eyes/lashes with hypochlorous acid. It sounds scary but it doesn’t feel like anything and smells a tiny bit like bleach. Someone commented tower 28 sos spray, which is hypochlorous acid. But you can get a very similar formula for half the price here. It can be used as a face wash if you check out the questions. I would use the face wash you have for everything but your eyes. If it’s drying out your eye skin, then you might just need something non-stripping, like CeraVe hydrating cleanser or Cetaphil gentle cleanser
Yes I’m in the US. I got it off Amazon.
NeoCell Hyaluronic Acid Berry Liquid, Cellular Hydration & Lubrication for Skin 16 Ounce Bottle (Package May Vary) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002BDR2Z0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_RXK1Y780K37SC3755JG1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I found this helpful:
SkinSmart Antimicrobial Eczema Therapy with Hypochlorous Acid, Removes Bacteria so Skin Can Heal, for Adults, Kids and Seniors, 8 Ounce Clear Spray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N0O0TV7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_S0SG3CP0XGDBCAZVEJSY?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I haven’t started Accutane yet, but for rashes look into hypochlorous acid. I use this one. It can be a little drying so I sometimes follow with moisturizer (wait for it to evaporate completely before putting anything over it though). It’s so soothing and it helps the body with healing. I find it especially effective for burning or itching. For lips, have you tried something with cortisone? A lot of people like Dr. Dan’s Cortibalm when nothing else helps their lips on Accutane. Long term steroid use will thin your skin but a couple weeks (of even heavy use) should be fine. I plan to use it as needed to heal and then stop it until I need it again. For nose bleeds, try AYR moisturizing saline solution (or a comparable generic) and put Vaseline or Aquaphor up your nose before bed (and throughout the day if possible). Because you’re struggling with dryness everywhere, I think you’d really benefit from using a humidifier in your bedroom at night
Have you tried the Head & Shoulders Itchy Scalp shampoo? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0043OYFJQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Not just on your head, but EVERYWHERE you're itchy!
https://www.amazon.ca/hydraSense-eye-drops-night-therapy/dp/B071FFDX51 wasn't sure if they were only in Canada :/ If you search for preservative-free gel drops hopefully there's something similar where you live :)
i haven’t started accutane yet, but my derm recommended a saline nasal spray to help with the dryness. [this](www.amazon.com/dp/B0013UU9WK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_K18BB7PEW9065BYW9YCA?_encoding=UTF8&amp;psc=1) is the one she told me to get.
Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer for Women ES246AC, Compact, Portable Design with Adjustable Trim Settings, Battery Operated https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00005JS5C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_R5PHSXARXFP4B5B4TV4W?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 i use this on arm pits and bikini line! Shaving my arm pits is always hard for me so i use this instead lmao
yes! this one
Dr. Dan's Cortibalm - 4 Pack - for Dry Cracked Lips - Healing Lip Balm for Severely Chapped Lips - Designed for Men, Women and Children
This supplement helped my eyes
Terry Naturally Omega-7 Dry Eye Relief - 500 mg Sea Buckthorn, 60 Vegan Softgels - Eye Moisture Support Supplement, with Omegas 7, 9, 6 & 3 - Non-GMO, Gluten-Free - 60 Servings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CKWX1DE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_NN6S84BNABP8PV6K7M29?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
my joint pain improved a ton after i started taking a joint support supplement every day. it’s 1500mg glucosamine/1200mg chondroiton/1000mg MSM (with HA and turmeric).
i have heard other people say fish oil works too, but i think glucosamine/chondroiton is more effective.
I have trouble swallowing fish oil pills (they're YUGE), so I opt for the liquid stuff. It sounds gross but it's flavored like a peach smoothie with no fish taste whatsoever. Very impressive, but unfortunately expensive. (Amazon link, in case you're interested).
I failed to mention in my previous comment that I do take prescription steroid drops -- Restasis twice a day. I didn't mention it because I'm unsure if it's an appropriate option for meibomian gland dysfunction due to accutane use. But it's been a life-saver for me. Before I started Restasis, my eyelids would stick to the surface of my eyes every morning, and my doctor said the abrasion was causing a lot of tiny holes and tears on the surface of my eye. And yeah, it hurt like hell.
I have Prednisolone drops for the especially bad days. And I had a procedure called Lipiflow before I started Accutane, which clears out those blocked meibomian ducts. But honestly my dry eye is more or less under control these days, despite being on 20mg isotretinoin daily.
This is the one I use too! I get it here. It’s the best, doesn’t dry out my skin, and it has way better UV filters than US ones
Dr Dans Cortibalm. Saved my lips and skins dorectly above and below my mouth. https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Dans-Cortibalm-Balm-Count/dp/B001B4X1YQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_6?crid=3AGD6DH0REACJ&keywords=dr+dans+cortibalm+lip+balm&qid=1652847862&sprefix=dr+dans%2Caps%2C145&sr=8-6
This is life saving. It was created specifically for people on Accutane.
Do something like this...?
Pure Wild Saw Palmetto 2500mg 90 Capsules – Exclusively Produced from Pure Wild Berries Using high Pressure Extraction for max Nutrient Retention https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0779BPC2V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_A0C4H220QQM2HTEZV3GJ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Do not take ANYTHING with vit A. I use this:
My derm said this is fine. It says it supports hair and nails. I mix it with my morning coffee because it dissolves better in hot liquids.
No worries! If you haven't already it might be a good idea to get eye drops as your eyes will get dry. Gel based drops are the best and are great. I use the Optive Refresh Gel Drops (linked here) and they last a long time.
Keep it simple. Stay away from actives as they can give you chemical burns since your skin is so sensitive.
I used the Jasön Vitamin E 25,000 Age Renewal moisturizer (linked here) and I highly recommend it. It is thick and hydrating while being gentle on your skin and I got no issues with it burning my skin even when I got a chemical burn.
For the cleanser I used the Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Facial Cleanser by La Roche-Posay (linked here) and quite liked it. It was gentle and wasn't stripping at all.
For the sunscreen I used any La Roche-Posay sunscreen I had on hand that was 60 spf and above.
Optive Refresh Gel Drops (linked here) is one I highly recommend. They work very well. I use them for water polo and they help prevent my eyes from being dry in the water especially with all the chlorine and chemicals in the pool. They are the only ones I've found that last in the water. They also work well outside of the water and while on accutane
Have you tried omega 3’s? I bought these and took the max amount a day (6) and my trigs went down! But my derm said that she wouldn’t take me off accutane just because my trigs went up because she expects them to spike at some point. Now that I’m off accutane all my labs are back to normal.
I have a good face wash that works wonders and a moisture Babe Stop Akn Repairing Moisturiser 50ml https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QAYGZ9U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_QTR3M8335J95G0KQMM70?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
And the avenue face wash
Bondi Sands SPF 50+ : https://www.boots.com/bondi-sands-sunscreen-lotion-spf-50plus-for-face-fragrance-free-75ml-10277723?cm_mmc=bmm-buk-google-ppc-_-PLAs_HeroCompare-_-Toiletries_Sun-_-UK_Smart_Shopping_Toiletries_Sun&gbraid=0AAAAADrIajUg3DFRQstoQRbVfVSWl92Uq&...
Kojic Acid : Kojie San Skin Lightening Soap - Classic 65g x3, Triple Pack https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0089PZZKS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CQ77JP7WTPXSG39BG5DW
Not sure if these links will work for you, hopefully they do and watch out for the kojic acid as there’s a lot of fakes on amazon now - read reviews !
Hey man order some African shea butter from Amazon and those scores will be gone within months. I’ve used it for years whenever my skin starts looking dull or when I have a big pimple. REAL African Shea Butter Pure Raw Unrefined From Ghana"IVORY" 8oz. CONTAINER https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00987FWHW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_SCJ1FB53PJCVC6R086DW?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Vitamin E oil. The organic, pure form.
Apply it like lotion! I mix mine with a glob of aquafor. Trust me.. it’s been saving me! You can get it fairly cheap on Amazon. I use this one Cliganic 100% Pure Vitamin E Oil... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z2QNW7R?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I used a konjac sponge throughout my whole course to gently exfoliate twice a week. Highly recommend. It’s very gentle