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Proper Use of Accutane For Acne

Picture of Accutane for acne Accutane is one of the most commonly acne medication today. A lot of people is asking if accutane for acne is really effective. Well, the effectiveness of this medication vary according to skin type and severity of condition. In fact, the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology explains that half of the people who took this medication has seen amazing changes in their acne condition. This means that this is one of the most effective acne medication available in the market today. No matter how effective Accutane is, it does come with various side effects that may prove to be quite harmful for your skin. Side effects of this medication include dryness, skin sensitivity and many other things. In order to counteract the bad effects of these drugs, it is recommended that you adopt a great and non-abrasive routine of washing your face.

Here are some simple steps on how to properly wash accutane off your face.

  • Step 1. The first step to take is to make use of a mild, non-medicated facial wash. The facial wash that you will use should have no astringent, alcohol or scrubbing agents. When looking at the shelf, opt for products which are labelled 'non comedogenic' or 'oil-free'. Also, avoid facial washed which contain benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acids as these two ingredients dry the skin.
  • Step 2. When washing your face, it is best that you make use of warm water. Use your hands in applying the skin cleanser that you have chosen. Do not rub too much, gentle rubbing is just enough. Avoid any contact with your eyes or mouth then rinse thoroughly. The longer you wash your face, the higher the risk for irritation. To avoid this, it is recommended that you only take about 10 seconds or less. Never ever wash your face with the use of abrasive products like scrubs, loofahs or a sponge. These products will just aggravate the dryness that Accutane may cause.
  • Step 3. Dry off your skin by dabbing it with the use of a soft towel. Dab gently and never use harsh, rubbing motions to dry your face off. This will only aggravate the irritation caused by Accutane.
  • Step 4. If you are going to put on cosmetics, moisturizer or cleanser, allow your skin to dry for about fifteen minutes first. There have been studies conducted which say that immediate application of any cosmetics or substances in your face after drying can lead to skin irritation. That is one thing you should avoid.
  • Step 5. Never ever forget to apply moisturizer. This is a must. The moisturizer can help in restoring your skin's moisture and suppleness. By maintaining the skin's hydration, you can prevent flaking, peeling and redness that most Accutane users experience. Your moisturizer and facial wash should be both non comedogenic and oil free. Also, try to opt for a hypoallergenic face powder to avoid any irritation.

With these steps, you can surely avoid any harmful effects that Accutane users are experiencing.