Dry Skin on Accutane - Tips And Tricks
Hello everybody. I hope you're all doing well. My name is Sarah. I am talking about my acne journey and how I managed to cope with my skin problems, when I was taking the drug Accutane.
Let’s get to the point. As the title suggests, in this article I will tell about how I managed to exfoliate really dry flaky skin, when I was on Accutane. And the reason I wanted to make this text is because this week, particularly, I've noticed that my skin has started to dry out a lot more than usual. I've put that down to taking vitamin A supplements, which, I'm sure, most of you are aware, if you're taking Accutane.
Accutane is a synthetic derivative of vitamin A. The skin might also become dry, because it's still snowing in March in London, so, the weather is not good.
Obviously my skin is being nowhere as bad as it was, when I was on the Accutane medication. But it has reminded me of all those times throughout the six months, when I wasn't taking Accutane. My skin has never been so dry before.
There were, actually, a few days of work, when I decided to stay at home and work from home, because I honestly couldn't bear facing anybody, when going out in public. I don't know if I'd call it just dry flaky skin. It was almost like dermatitis. I was googling it all the time. The skin problems covered particularly around the corners of my nose and the side of my cheeks, and almost the whole t-zone. I think that I had the problems in the face zones, which were predominantly quite oily previously. So, maybe it was because they were drying out and the sebaceous glands were going through quite a bit of a change.
Instead of being able to do what I would have previously done, before I was taking Accutane, there was some sort of a salicylic acid product or a type of glycolic acids, or even using something quite harsh like Clarisonic or the PMD. I used something like the personal microderm-abrasion, and it was almost like a pen. I think there were a lot of various reviews about it online. But I used to take that, when I had dry skin. However, that just does not cut it, when you're on Accutane.
I would highly recommend not using anything, which can rub your face, because honestly, it will just not cause any improvement. By the way, you'll completely ruin your skin. And also in terms of such things as salicylic acid and glycolic acid, which were used by me great before, I can say that they are far too irritating for your skin.
I guess you should not do such things, when tou are taking Accutane. They will not help you to get rid of dry skin, because you will be weird and our face will be like a lobster face.
I did, however, come up with the perfect solution for dry flaky on Accutane. Honestly, I think if I hadn't come up with this solution, I would probably not left the house for the entire course, because my skin was so bad. I had to do something with it and create me skincare routine in order to solve the problem.
I used a few hydrating face masks to really try and help the situation. There was only one of them, which I found effective, and it really did the job. It's called the hydra intense mask. Honestly, that was absolute game changer. And I would apply that just before I went to bed and leave it overnight. It's really sink in. And there's nothing to kind of wad boy in the morning, because your skin really tricks this up.