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    Old 04-15-2003, 02:06 PM   #1
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    Post accutane and benzoyl wash and tea tree oil...plz help

    okk well im 15 year old male with moderate to severe acne. Iv been been on accutane now for 8 days (70mg a day). Question is, can i still use my benzoyl peroxide wash 10% ? if not, can any1 here recommend a good facial cleaner for accutane (over the counter)...and finaly...can i and will it be wise to use tee tree oil while on accutane?

    1) can i use benzoyl peroxide 10% wash while on acutane

    2) IF not, what is another good non prescription wash?

    3) Can i, and should i use tea tree oil while on accutane?


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    Old 04-15-2003, 03:11 PM   #2
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    Hi ya pal,i've never tried accutane but from what i have read about it i would suggest that you don't use any other acne products,ie facial washes etc etc because your skin will start to become drier and more fragile after you have been taking accutane for a while.
    Unfortunatley i can't reccomend any good things for you to use because i don't have the experience of using accutane,i'm sure lots of the other guys on here will help you out though.
    Goodluck and i hope your acne clears with the accutane

    Old 04-15-2003, 03:29 PM   #3
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    Hi Dom,
    I've been on accutane before...and will be on it again in a few days, but to answer your questions.

    First, I would not recommend that you use the Benzoyl Peroxide wash while on accutane, depending on the sensitivty level of your skin... although the worst it would do is fry your face/ increase redness and irritation.

    Second, the best cleansers that I found were Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash (if you want something that foams up) or Spectro Jel (if you want something that doesn't foam up...only available outside the US however...I bought it online)

    Third, if you are only using the tea tree to spot-treat you shouldn't have a problem. '

    Good Luck and Take Care


    Old 04-15-2003, 07:44 PM   #4
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    any more would be greatly appreciated

    Old 04-16-2003, 02:58 AM   #5
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    maybe you should use a lower case of benzyol peroxide beacuse i use benzyol 10% cream and it can be quit drying! Just use a face wash with maybe 2% salyic acid or 5% benzyol and a gentle toner.

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