What to Avoid While on Isotretinoin
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
✅ A good skin and lip moisturizer
✅ Broad-spectrum SPF30+ sunscreen!
👩⚕️Ultimately, if you’re ever unsure, see your personal Board Certified Dermatologist 👨⚕️