Surviving Accutane

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In the skincare industry, few ingredients are as controversial as Accutane. However, despite what everyone might say, no one can deny that Accutane does what it promises and effectively helps you get rid of your acne.

Nevertheless, it can come at a hefty price at times. Therefore, if you’ve already been prescribed Accutane but are hesitant to use it, read this guide on surviving Accutane to make your journey easier.

Surviving Accutane

As you will learn from this guide, surviving Accutane is all about using the right ingredients that won’t aggravate your skin and instead, soothe any undesirable symptoms. Here are the best ingredients and products you should apply when using Accutane.


Since the Accutane will already be doing the main job of clearing your skin by shrinking the sebaceous glands to control sebum production, you don’t need a very strong cleanser1. Even people with an oily skin type don’t need to use a strong cleanser that completely strips their skin of all natural oils. This will only irritate your skin. Instead, you should use a gentle cleanser that helps you remove any dirt and grime from the surface of your skin.

We suggest using Palmer’s Skin Nourishing Calming Cream Cleanser.

Vitamin C Serum

If you’ve just started using Accutane, it’s best to avoid using other products so that you don’t overwhelm your skin. However, once your skin and body have grown accustomed to Accutane, you can introduce other products.

One amazing ingredient to incorporate is Vitamin C. This not only helps brighten your face and treat hyperpigmentation, but Vitamin C supplements can also help you deal with Accutane side effects2. You can also use a hyaluronic acid serum to hydrate your skin.

We suggest using the Novexpert Booster Serum with Hyaluronic Acid.


Your moisturizer will be your best friend during your entire Accutane journey. Accutane is infamous for causing extreme dryness all over your body, especially the lips, nose, and mouth. Therefore, a good moisturizer will be your best defense. It will help lock in the moisture in your skin and reduce the appearance of peeling and flaky skin.

You should also incorporate a good lip balm in your skincare routine as it will not only improve the appearance of your lips but also soothe any dryness and discomfort. Additionally, if you experience severe dryness on other parts of your body, you can get a nice moisturizing lotion for that as well.

For the moisturizer, we suggest using Palmer’s Natural Vitamin E Concentrated Cream. It is full of moisturizing ingredients like vitamin E, cocoa butter, coconut oil, avocado, and more to help soothe dry and cracked skin.

For the lip balm, we suggest using the Novexpert Lip’Up. This 3-in-1 lip balm helps heal your lips, plumps them for a volumized appearance, and gives them a glossy appearance altogether.


One of the side effects of using Accutane includes increased sensitivity to the sun3. Therefore, sunscreen becomes extremely important when using Accutane. Ideally, you should avoid going out in the sun altogether. However, if you must, then make sure you apply loads of sunscreen with a broad spectrum and high SPF for complete protection.

We suggest using the Bio Balance Sun Protection Facial Cream SPF 50+. It has an ultra-light formula that will easily sink in your skin and protect it from UVA and UVB rays, preventing pigmentation and premature wrinkles.

BB Cream

Because of all the peeling and dryness, you might find it hard to apply your regular makeup while using Accutane. Therefore, a good alternative for that is a BB cream. It can give you some coverage while also moisturizing and protecting your skin.

We suggest using the GuudCure Make You Super Fluid BB Cream. Its 9-in-1 action formula moisturizes, nourishes, smoothens, brightens, improves the texture of your skin.


Final Thoughts

Since Accutane can only be prescribed by experienced doctors, you should properly discuss all the dos and don’ts of using Accutane beforehand. Moreover, if you decide to use any other alternatives to the products mentioned here, make sure to study their ingredients first to ensure that they will soothe you.



(1) sarchrz. (2013, March 21). Accutane: A user’s guide — this you need. Retrieved February 8, 2021, from website:

(2) Fabbrocini, G., Cameli, N., Lorenzi, S., De Padova, M. P., Marasca, C., Izzo, R., & Monfrecola, G. (2014). A dietary supplement to reduce side effects of oral isotretinoin therapy in acne patients. Giornale Italiano Di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Societa Italiana Di Dermatologia e Sifilografia, 149(4), 441–445.

(3) Pile, H. D., & Sadiq, N. M. (2020). Isotretinoin. In StatPearls. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing.

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