Rosecea concerns on Accutane. (photo)

I've been on accutane for 6 months now. I'm 5'10 150 pounds. I am currently alternating 40mg one day and 80 the next day. I had mild/ moderate but persistent acne on my chest, back and face. Redness seems to get worse when I'm hot or when I'm exercising, when I flush my whole face gets red not just my nose and cheeks, however when I'm relaxed only my nose and cheeks are pinkish not red. It's important to note that I didn't have redness before accutane. An honest answer is appreciated. Thanks!

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Redness while on Accutane

Accutane can actually help to control rosacea breakouts in many people. What you are experiencing is dry skin. You need to get more moisture into your skin, probably a few times a day. I would recommend a good, thick moisturizer. And hydrocortisone cream. Apply a bit of cool water, then the HC cream in the redder places, and then the moisturizer.

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