I'm hoping somebody can help me. Today I've just started taking roacutane and I've been putting off buying new beauty products lately as I know my skin will become extremely dry while on this medication. I need to stock up so I'm wondering what products people have used while taking roacutane? I've bought cetaphil gentle cleanser and some garnier body lotion for extra dry skin but that's about as far as I've got. I'm also wondering about makeup. I'm considering buying Clinique Continues Coverage to help hide my acne scars but am unsure if this will suit my soon to be dry skin. Can anyone help?? What beauty/makeup product did you use?
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12-04-2012 20:18 #1Junior Member
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Help!! Roacutane users.
12-04-2012 20:50 #2Member
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when I was on them was told to use cetaphil only to wash my face, and use qv daily moisturiser with the SPF in it, chemist warehouse usually have it cheaper than Priceline. I loved it and have continued using and I've been off the tablets for 3 years now.
Body moisturisers with perfume burned my skin, unfortunately you just have to keep trying different brands until you find one that you like/ doesn't hurt you. Nivea lipgloss was the ONLY thing that helped with chapped lips. and make up honestly was pointless, it just makes any brake out look worse. no matter what you try. it's also best for your skin to breathe whilst on the tablets.
taking those tablets was the best thing I ever did! regardless of any side effects, they are just temporary.
I was worried I'd have a skin break out with my current pregnancy but I've had noting at all on my face, just 2 on my chest.
Good luck and I hope the product recommendations help
13-04-2012 00:41 #3
I was on them years ago (as a teenager) and yeah, they make your skin pretty sensitive, so I'd go for something hypo allergenic for sensitive skin, and perhaps with a low spf, as your skin gets quite sensitive to the sun as well.
I can't recommend brands at all, I've never worn makeup.
All the best
14-04-2012 12:21 #4Junior Member
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Thanks for your help. Really starting to feel the dryness today and its only day 3. My chemist told me I won't stay this dry to whole time im on the medication. It's will work its way they my system. Did you have the same experience or was it pretty much bad the whole time you were on roacutane?
14-04-2012 14:12 #5
14-04-2012 16:27 #6
I have been on roaccutane twice the last time would have had to been about 6 or 7 yrs ago. The moisturiser I found that worked the best was deffinetly QV cream and I still use it to this day. Their lip balm is also really good as well.
My skin was dry the whole time I was on it including my lips they just used to peel all the time nd I also got really dry eyes too.
One thing I cannot stress enough though is that it makes you super sensitive to the sun!! I was in the sun for 30 mins on an overcast day and got severelly sunburnt on my face. I couldn't work for a week because of it and had to use burn cream on my nose it was that bad!!
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