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.
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"
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.
be careful, accutane interacts with certain tetracyclines
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:
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
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:
This castor oil is a good one to try:
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 [email protected]!
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.
Specifically this one?
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 !
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, Face Cream & Makeup Primer - Shea Moisture Cream for Daily Skincare - Face Moisturizers for All Skin
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
I would peel off as many dead flakes of skin as I could on a daily basis before I get in the shower. I found the best tweezers for peeling dead skin here:https://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Tweezers-Small-pack-6/dp/B0016CTAZC/ref=sr_1_6?crid=11RNQBGX20FQT&keywords=flat+tweezers+swiss+army+knife&qid=1649347948&sprefix=flat+tweezers+swiss+army+knif%2Caps%2C106&sr=8-6
Then you can try to scrub off more dead skin in the shower using various exfoliation or scrubbing methods. Then after the shower you can peel more with the tweezers if you want but you want to apply your best moisturizer or vaseline to your face while your skin is still damp from just getting out of the shower. You have like 3 mins after towel-drying your face to apply the moisturizer. Applying moisturizer to dry skin doesn't work very well at all. Also keep in mind that the bigger picture is that your skin won't be as dry now when you're all done with your course treatment. The acne is first priority to get rid of at the current time.
Here is the multivitamin I am taking! I am also taking a vitamin D supplement as they don't have vitamin D in them, either.
I was nervous too! I just started my treatment but while I was in the 30 day wait period for women I began oiling my hair w/ a rosemary oil mix the nights before I wash (which is every other day). After washing I spray my hairline + part with rosemary water. Scalp massages with the oil will help too. My hair is like a cornerstone of my whole 'look' so I wasn't going to sit idly by hahaha. I hope this helps!
i have chronic dry eye from thyroid eye disease and when i spoke to my eye doctor about my going on accutane, they recommend + provided me with a heated eye mask. i was directed to microwave for 15-20 secs, give it a minute to cool a little, and wear for like 5ish minutes a night before bed. they said it’ll help loosen up the oil glands in the eyes and help avoid excessive dryness. hope this helps!!!
My rosehip oil is this one : https://www.aroma-zone.com/info/fiche-technique/huile-vegetale-rose-musquee-du-chili-bio-aroma-zone?page=library
And that is my sunscreen : https://www.amazon.com/MISSHA-Around-Block-Essence-SPF50/dp/B086DSTY5Z
Vitamin E oil is working wonders for me. This is what I use: Cliganic 100% Pure Vitamin E Oil... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z2QNW7R?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I even use this on my face as well. Lotion, vit E, too with aquafor. It smells bad but after a minute or two, the smells subsides.
Hi! I have taken Omega-3 pills with accutane since I started, partially as an added fat to help absorption, but also because I started in November and had terrible dry nose, and the Omega-3 made my skin less cracked all over.
I take Zenatane brand Isotretinoin, 40mg, and every night I take two of these Wiley's Wild Alaskan fish oil mini capsules. They're a little expensive, but this is a 3 month dose, so you're paying basically $10/month for my bottle. For whatever reason, though, I do really well on these. Check the reviews, they're really good and I do feel a difference in my nose and skin when I skip them. Hope this helps.
I know a friend who helped lower her bad cholesterol on Accutane by running. I like to jump rope. Those can both help move cholesterol along, and also help you sweat, which is good for your skin!
I’m putting the link here in case. I get it from Amazon with one day shipping. Good luck! Biore Spf
I use vitamin E oil on my face and lips and then apply aquafor on top of that. It has been working really well for me.
Cliganic 100% Pure Vitamin E Oil... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z2QNW7R?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
PIMPLE PATCHEZZZZ. I would not be leaving my skin alone if not for these bad boys that I buy in bulk - they also remove pus. They’re also not too noticeable if you need to go out with them on.
I obsessively put on pimple patches to make sure I leave it alone. It’s hard AF. I use cosrx AC collection patches, which are much less obvious if I have to wear them out of the house, and just wear my mask as much as possible lol
My cholesterol spiked my 4th month and I started taking 4 of these a day, and my blood work went down pretty significantly the next month
Use curel body wash and then maybe lotion at night.
This body wash has saved my life when it comes to psoriasis and being itchy all over constantly.
During the day I use neutrogena hydro boost:
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Face Moisturizer Gel-Cream to Hydrate and Smooth Extra-Dry Skin, 1.7 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NR1YQK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_XVPWGMEM3RP41SN5ZZVZ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion | Night Cream with Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide | Ultra-Lightweight, Oil-Free Moisturizer for Face | 3 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00365DABC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_BQAEWS9H4Y1PE81MGVAK?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Lanolin nipple cream. Sounds weird but I'm on my 3rd month on accutane, never had chapped dry lips with it. My lips were still dry on aquaphor/vaseline. This is the one I buy since it comes with 3
Lansinoh Lanolin Nipple Cream for Breastfeeding, 3 Mini Tubes of 0.25 Ounces https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FNZQHJA/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_2TMJDG1NF429W6DCWVRP
I got one to wear when taking walks in the sun - I was worried about the temperature too, so I got one that covers my arms and shoulders, but not my body.
I have this one: Coolibar UPF 50+ Women's Luna Pullover Shrug - Sun Protective https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083ZMF1RX/
I was really, really surprised at how breathable and comfortable the fabric was. I would recommend getting a lighter color so it doesn't get so hot, but I think generally this clothing is created knowing that you're going to be out in the hot summer sun while wearing it, so they're pretty breathable in general.
I also looked up the brand on Amazon first for you, and uhh I was surprised by the sheer number of products and styles they have. I thought I'd see the one I bought on the front page, but they had a ton of options - including several that I think would work great for a wedding! I might have to expand my UV protection clothing even though I'm not on accutane anymore, I agree with Joe obnoxious sunscreen is and this clothing is actually cute!
You can get them on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Containers-Colorful-Lipstick-Bottom-Colors/dp/B08Z89SRX5/ref=asc_df_B08Z89SRX5/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=500854592868&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10091395515895832196&hvpone=&hvptwo=&...
Buy some konjac sponges and gently exfoliate twice a week! Was a lifesaver during my course
Unfortunately I can’t advise on this, so I hope someone else sees this post too 🤞 but your dr sounds very conservative with your dosage and the blood work. I only have to get blood work done every 3-4 months when I go to the dr for a new prescription.
Do some more reading on this subreddit and your own research, it has helped me a lot as my dr is not involved in this process further than checking my blood work and giving me a new script.
Have you read about the cumulative dose you supposedly need to reach on isotret for the acne to finally stay away? There is a cumulative dose calculator that works out how long you will have to be on isotret according to your dosage and weight. For example; I am 65kg and on 20mg a day, I would have to take isotret for 15 months to reach my recommended cumulative dose (link to the calculator https://www.omnicalculator.com/health/isotretinoin )
They didn’t help me before either but they were reassuring for me on accutane. I’m not sure where you are based but I used these Super Strength 40 Billion CFU Bio Cultures Complex with 15 Live Strains – Advanced Multi Strain Formula – Vegan Capsules – Digestive Enzyme Supplement for Men & Women – Made by Nutravita https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07P5F8KVJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_S5DKMSS0X86ZKA1QXMEJ
Definitely ask to go low first, at least then you can assess if you want to carry on!
You’re welcome, happy to help
I recommend exfoliating with a konjac sponge! Also sleep with aquaphor ointment on your face at night
"Petroleum jelly applied to the inside of the nostrils usually drains down the back of the nose with normal nasal secretions. Then it is swallowed. Rarely, small amounts of the jelly can travel into the windpipe (trachea) and lungs. Over many months, the jelly can build up in the lungs. This buildup can lead to potentially serious swelling and irritation (inflammation) in the lungs known as lipoid pneumonia."
I just mostly use saline spray. There are certain brands that are made to moisturize and help with dry nostrils. There's also this which I believe you can put in your nose as well.
I have the solution for you:
Works like a charm. It’s all natural and you can take it daily for as long as you want.
Inrease your intake of water & veggies. Fiber pills worked for me also but made me really bloated. Laxatives aren’t really a good choice because you can only take them for up to 7 days.
It's this one, yes non-tinted and has niacinamide
I’m in my third month (40/80/80) and I’m on a high dosage for my weight. I use THIS nasal gel that my dermatologist recommended—I got it at Walgreens. I apply a little bit inside each nostril (almost like a Covid test) and then use saline spray. I drink lots of water and use a humidifier at night. No nosebleeds so far! Hoping they won’t start!
Yes, you need to wear sunscreen because Accutane makes your skin more prone to burning. You weren’t prescribed a sunscreen because you don’t need a prescription for sunscreen—most sunscreens marketed for the face will be just fine as long as they have strong enough SPF (30+ is the general recommendation I’ve seen).
The best way to find out why you were prescribed the two gels is to ask your dermatologist. The two you mentioned are both antibiotic gels. My best guess is that your dermatologist thinks your current breakouts would be helped by those topicals—they help reduce inflammation and prevent new acne by decreasing the amount of acne-causing bacteria on your skin. In theory, they shouldn’t make your skin worse and your doctor, as long as they’re a competent one, wouldn’t prescribe them if they have been shown to interact negatively with your Accutane prescription.
As for cleanser, my dermatologist has always told me to use gentle products, like Cerave and Cetaphil. The general recommendation is to not use products with “active” ingredients like vitamin C (though there are mixed opinions/experiences). Both brands have great cleansers. I’ve tried the Cerave Hydrating Cleanser and liked it just fine. My favorite cleanser is La Roche Posay Toleriane Hydrating Cleanser.
Try GenTeal gel, especially at night! I use it a few times a day on really bad days Amazon link
I use either a wet washcloth or a small silicone scrubber like THIS. I also gently exfoliate my lips with a washcloth or the silicone thing, and it really helps a lot.
These are the ones I use. Idk about other brands
Actually I found one that has very similar ingredients to what my dermatologist gave me, here check it out! https://www.amazon.com/Anti-Aging-Resveratrol-Emollient-FragranceFree-Sensitive-Rosacea/dp/B06XWC4JK1
Try looking into an epilator like this, it's like tweezing in that it grabs the individual hairs rather than waxing which adheres to both hair and skin. Start with a small area at first, just in case.
Ayr Saline Nasal Gel with Soothing AloeAyr I read things like Vaseline can be dangerous if it gets in your lungs, so this is what i use. I apply it inside my nostrils with a Q-tip before bed, or anytime I need it. It only takes a tiny bit. Saline Nasal Gel with Soothing Aloe
Lots of people swear by the Cerave in the tub, and also Vanicream is pretty popular. Then I would put on a thin layer of Vaseline to seal in all the moisture
This is a copy and paste from another post discussing the same topic:
That was something I had a fear of happening, but instead I had the opposite effect. My hair line was thinning at the temples of my head and on the sides. I also had dandruff since the age of like 10. That was before taking the drug. Around month 4, I noticed my hair line in those areas filled back in, including the hair on the sides of my head. Not 100% came back, but probably 30% better. My dandruff also went away completely. I am still on the drug. Isotretinoin 50mg, going into month 6. So who knows if things with my hair will go back to how they were before when I get off the drug. My Derm also bounced me around with another brand during my treatment called Clarvis. I had more side effects on that brand.
I also started to take a supplement in the first month that may have helped with the recovered hair during my accutane treatment. I was only taking it for my joints to prevent joint pain while on the drug.
Multi Collagen Vanilla Protein Powder
My favorite sunscreen of all time is roundlab’s moisturizing sunscreen. I’ve tried many American, japanese and Korean sunscreens and this Korean is so moisturizing and is unlike any other. I’ve been using it during my accutane journey and love it. ROUND LAB Birch Juice Moisturizing Sun Cream 50ml https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08B85P5BG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_92R4WZ4QWT82WYXBKWPS
Accutane makes them high! My derm told me to expect a spike. I was taking a general fish oil pill, now I’m taking this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D37S0HC?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share and since switching my levels have gone down :)
is this what you recommend? I began my course today and am very keen on taking care of my eyes.
I tried a bunch, I found them all to be fairly similar so I would just get the ones I thought were the best deal. I think it was these:
Oh another option -- heat helps stimulate oil production of the meiboman glands. Applying a warm rag to your eyes for ~5 minutes is a cheap option. A heated eye mask is a more convenient option imo. I bought this one awhile back. It's helpful on bad days.
I have a similar problem, in that almost every moisturizer I’ve ever tried has broken me out. My holy grail that it moisturizing but didn’t break me out is a layer of Aloe Vera Gel (straight aloe vera - no additives) covered with a layer of Moisturel (Moisturel Moisturel Therapeutic... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I5MVBLC?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share)