Updated: Jun 23, 2022
Our Dermatologists get asked this question A LOT!
❗Remember that oral isotretinoin is already doing what your skin needs to fight off acne. Adding other acne-fighting ingredients tends only to cause more skin irritation rather than augment the fight ❗
Check below to remember the key dos and don’ts!
❌ Topical retinoids
❌ AHAs/BHAs (e.g. salicylic acid)
❌ Benzoyl peroxide
❌ Physical/chemical exfoliation
❌ Cosmetic procedures not ok-ed by your Dermatologist
✅ A gentle cleanser (check out SkinCeutical's Gentle Cleanser designed specifically for dry, sensitive, or post-procedure skin))
✅ A good skin and lip moisturizer (check out Triple Lipid Restore cream formulated to increase skin’s tolerance to prescription retinoids)
✅ Broad-spectrum SPF30+ sunscreen! (check out our Dermatologist-recommend medical-grade sunscreens here)
👩⚕️Ultimately, if you’re ever unsure, see your personal Board Certified Dermatologist 👨⚕️