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Best Moisturizer for an Acne-Prone Face While on Accutane?

I used the older formula Curel fragrance-free lotion on my face while on Accutane before without problem. The new Curel fragrance-free lotion still says won't clog pores additionally states has ceramides. But, I seem to get an occasionally pimple near my nose even though I'm on my 4th month into my Accutane course for cystic acne at a full 2mg/kg dose. I started today using the new Facial CeraVe PM now. What moisturizer won't cause a pimple on an acne-prone face?

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Moisturizers with Accutane

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Many modern moisturizers are "non-comedogenic," meaning they should not cause acne. Many patients using Accutane need a moisturizer given that dry skin and lips are a very common side effect of the medication. Finding the right moisturizer is often a matter of trial and error since there are many different choices and each person's skin is a little different. Your dermatologist may be able to provide samples of a few different ones to try before you buy a large bottle. I often recommend Cetaphil cream or Elta lotion for my patients on Accutane.


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