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Help with Post Acctuane Skincare/Makeup Tips

I just finished Accutane. Smiley HappyI am looking for a good face wash and moisture (AM/PM) that will be good for my new skin. I am also looking for a good line of makeup as well. I would like something that won't clog my pores. Any suggestions?

Re: Help with Post Acctuane Skincare/Makeup Tips

You want GENTLE.  Probably a cleanser that's milky and not a gel formula.  You want hyaluronic acid in your moisturizer.  You will also want to use Murad's Pomegranate Mask 1-2 times weekly to slough off the dead cells but hydrate at the same time.  I was a tad nervous to try it since I'd never tried a chemical/fruit exfoliant before, but I LOVE it.  Very smooth skin after 1 use.  I literally can't wait until Sundays and Wednesdays because they're my mask days!

Re: Help with Post Acctuane Skincare/Makeup Tips

I agree with everyone that being gentle is the way to go.  Look for a cream-based, hydrating cleanser such as FAB's Face Cleanser. It's super gentle, doesn't strip skin, and doesn't really have fragrance in it either.  It also does an excellent job of removing makeup, and feels refreshing.


As for a moisturizer, you're probably going to gasp when I say this.  But I recommend Josie Maran's Argan Oil.  I know I know, the thought of putting oil on once acne-prone skin is enough to make your heart skip a beat.  But I honestly swear by it--believe it or not, this oil has actually improved my acne, and hasn't caused a single breakout.  It's extremely hydrating and really helps with dry, flaky skin.  Most importantly, however, it doesn't clog pores nor does it make your skin feel oily--even sits well under makeup! And a drop or two is all you need to cover your face!  Try googling the benefits of Argan Oil and see for yourself!  A lot of people consider this their HG moisturizer.


As far as makeup goes, I suggest you stay away from liquid foundation.  While everyone's skin is different, I've found most liquid foundations to be extremely pore-clogging.  Plus, if you're skin has cleared up, I'm assuming you don't need as much coverage? Therefore, I suggest you look for a powder-foundation, and possibly a light concealer for any spots you need covered.  Or, as some have mentioned, look into a BB cream or Tinted Moisturizer, which well be less heavy and much lighter than traditional foundations.


Hope this helps and best of luck!

Re: Help with Post Acctuane Skincare/Makeup Tips

Thanks everyone for your suggestions!! I'm going to research all these and see what I like!


Thanks again! Smiley Happy


Re: Help with Post Acctuane Skincare/Makeup Tips

@babybear, I just found out about Josie Maran's Argan Oil. I bought the oil and used it but not on my face. I love it! It's not greasy at all and definitely hydrates as the day goes on. I am a little skeptical about applying it my face though. I feel like it might clog my skin. So i'm having doubts. But overall I do like the product.


Re: Help with Post Acctuane Skincare/Makeup Tips

Josie Maran's Argan Oil actually ruined my skin. I found it super drying & irritating. It broke me out and gave me one of the largest pimples I've ever had! My skin has NEVER looked as bad as it did when I used the oil. I could only use the oil for 4 days before I had to stop. I know some people swear by it but I thought I'd tell you my experience. My skin still isn't back to the way it was before I used the oil but it is definitely a lot better since I stopped.

Re: Help with Post Acctuane Skincare/Makeup Tips

me too! I did a little research & talked to a dermatologist... Argan Oil can bring on rosacea if you're over 30. I never had red blotchy skin, but am starting to see it now around my nose. The doctor says it's too early to tell if it's rosacea or not, but all started after I used argan oil twice. I've been using it on my hair for years with no problem, but always washed my hands after applying it.


Re: Help with Post Acctuane Skincare/Makeup Tips

Wow, I had no idea about the rosacea!  So sorry to hear about your experience with the breakout too.  I guess it goes to show that everyones skin really is different and products are so hit or miss for everyone--what works for some may not work for others! 


Thanks for sharing your input! 

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