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    Old 04-23-2002, 03:56 PM   #1
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    Does accutane + moisturizer= breakout?

    Hi, I've been on accutane for about ten days and my face is extremely dry and flakey. I was trying to hold off on using a moisturizer but can't any longer. I am taking 40mg one day and 20mg the next, alternating each day. My derm had suggested oil of olay. Does anyone know if this is going to cause a breakout? I'm already experiencing the initial breakout but not that bad...yet! It's really the dry skin that is worse. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!

     
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    Old 04-23-2002, 10:04 PM   #2
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    Re: Does accutane + moisturizer= breakout?

    do not use oil of olay!!! i don't know why your doc. recommended that. you need something that is has no perfumes and all that other weird stuff. Use Cetaphil lotion, this will not make you brake out. you can use this on your face, and on acccutane my hands get very dry, so i use this on my hands too. you can get this @cvs or eckerd etc....its al little more expensive than other lotions, but its worth it. for chapped lips aquaphor is a miracle worker, you can also get this a @cvs, but it doesn't say for lips, its in a tub, and says for minor cracked skin, burns etc...i cant live without these 2 things.

     
    Old 04-24-2002, 11:27 AM   #3
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    Re: Does accutane + moisturizer= breakout?

    Shelly,

    Accutane + anything will = a breakout.(Initial Breakout) It's not neccisarily the oil of olay's fault that you're breaking out. I use oil of olay, I'm on accutane, I had an initial breakout, but I'm progressing smoothly.

    I also use cetaphil's lotion, but I find it way too thick, it gets the job done, believe me, but feel funny having such a massive thick goo on my face, so what I do is put on the oil of olay first and dab the cetaphil on the dry spots. Works out great, I don't over moisterize my entire face and get rid of dry ignorant spots.

     
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