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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Skincare for ROACCUTANE| Dry, Flaky, Rough Skin.

Since I have began my journey with Roaccutane, it has been very difficult to decipher which products actually help my skin and which simply do nothing. As I have two elder siblings with Eczema they were able to recommend products which genuinely soothe drier, tight skin and that which does not block pores.

Below I have listed products which will aid your journey and keep your skin as comfortable as it can be on Roaccutane without it feeling more sensitive than it probably is currently feeling:

  1. Aquaphor Balm: This is an all purpose super hydrating balm which soothes instantly and is fragrance free. It leaves a matte finish which is great if your a guy on this medication and perhaps don't want uber glossy lips.
  2. La Roche Posay Cleanser: (recommend from 'emmahbeautyuk' on Instagram), a comforting and hydrating cream cleanser which gently cleanses the skin without leaving a tight and dry feeling afterwards. This cleanser is mildly fragranced but nothing excessive, another option is the 'Fresh, Soy Cleanser', which does not irritate the skin.
  3. Clarins Gentle Refiner Exfoliant- this is such a god send. As you'll know, once your dry skin has collated, you need to get rid of it as your creams won't soak into the skin properly and exfoliating is the only way to get rid of this problem. All of my exfoliators were too gritty and rough for my sensitive skin. But this Clarins exfoliator is SO gentle and it does the job effectively.
  4. Eucerin 10% Urea Treatment Cream- this is my night cream and it is super hydrating. Just recently the doseage prescribed to me was too much and my skin was so sore and inflammed and this cream did irritate my skin. So, only use this when it is a normal dry skin texture and not sore, inflammed and red skin. Otherwise try Epaderm which is amazing for the latter skin types.
  5. Clinique Moisture Surge-this was not a product I thought I'd ever use despite it being a cult classic. But that is what it is a classically, beautiful and lightweight moisturiser which is what I wear during the day. It soaks in quickly and leaves a healthy glow.
  6. SkinCeuticals SPF- the best SPF! It does not leave any residue, soaks into the skin and provides SPF50 protection. I'm on my 3rd bottle! This is the most important step and any skincare routine will not be effective if your not protecting your skin from the sun. 
These are my 'must haves' as they leave my skin feeling 'normal', well as normal as skin on Roaccutane can feel. I hope this helps and eye drops are so important! I almost forgot, I carry eye drops with me everywhere as your eyes will be so dry now and become red if your not lubricating them with eye drops. You can buy any from Boots or Superdrug. 

Hope this helps!

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