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How To Relieve Dry Skin Due to Oral Medications Like Accutane or Isotretintoin

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If you are a chronic acne sufferer, you know about oily skin, which is most likely why you now know about dry skin. More often than not, treatments that dry out the acne don’t stop there – they cause dry skin overall. Acne treatments target oil production, so as you use them, they dry oily skin out, which seems to be a good thing, right? The problem is removing ALL of the oil then triggers the now dry skin to produce more oil to replace what has been stripped away! This struggle for oil control exists with all acne treatments, but the long term effects on the skin can be much more severe with the use of oral acne medications.

Oral acne medications like Accutane are often necessary in severe acne cases for clear, healthy looking skin; however, the very thing that soothes one skin malady can cause another, to the dismay of those who depend on the medication. However, there is hope; skin-lasting is specially formulated for dry skin due to acne and acne treatment, providing the necessary hydration for your clear skin to be truly healthy, soft, and supple.

The original skin-lasting formula was developed by a Board Certified Dermatologist, for his own patients who had severe acne and were taking oral medications like Accutane. While highly effective in clearing severe acne breakouts, the dry, cracked, peeling skin that resulted from the medication was often as painful and frustrating as the acne prone skin patients were looking to treat. Acne preparations of all types can cause severe drying, and skin-lasting has been used to alleviate the symptoms of dry skin due to acne treatment by restoring balance through proper hydration of the skin without adding oils or petroleum. Clinically-tested and customer proven, skin-lasting is an all-natural, noncomedogenic, fragrance-free, oil-free necessity for anyone treating moderate to severe acne.

ISOTRETINOIN – also known as Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis, Sotret

Formerly known as Accutane, isotretinoin is used to treat severe nodulocystic acne frequently called chronic cystic acne, and is therefore a very strong pharmaceutical drug. Accutane shrinks sebaceous glands to significantly decrease or even eliminate oil production. Oil blockages and excessive or sudden outflow of oil from the pores can damage sebum canals and cause infection. Cystic acne is the presenting of these infected pustules on the skin due to clogged pores or overactive sebaceous glands, appearing all over the skin, even on the back. Therefore, the oil production of the sebaceous glands is the target for acne medication Accutane.

 

Combating Oil Production Without Losing the battle for Healthy Skin

Dermatologists agree; oil is indeed the enemy when you are suffering from acne. So, acne treatments look to stop oil production or regenerate the skin faster than excess oil can be produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin. The problem, however, is that your skin NEEDS to produce sebum; it is there for a reason! Sebum is a complex oily substance that protects the skin and traps or retains moisture so that the skin can stay properly hydrated. Producing too much sebum is certainly a problem, but producing too little or none at all is also a problem, and no small one. Side effects of Accutane include dry lips and mouth, cracked skin, itching, nosebleeds, and even changes in the color of fingernails. Some Accutane users even experience irreversible damage to their sebaceous glands and suffer from severe dry skin all over their bodies for the rest of their lives. For the severe acne sufferer, this may be a necessary sacrifice, particularly because slathering on oily moisturizers to combat dry skin is not an option.

However, living with dry skin is not just uncomfortable; it can be dangerous, and even trigger other unexpected side effects.

Dry skin, due to the lack of sebum to protect it, is subject to cuts and abrasions that can easily become infected. Scratching due to itching is a leading cause of dry skin abrasion and subsequent infection, making proper moisturizing an absolute must. Skin-lasting hydrates skin with water, softens with natural botanicals, and helps skin retain moisture through humectants. This relieves dry skin and allows the skin to produce just the right amount of sebum to maintain healthy moisture without causing pores to get clogged. Furthermore, oil-free skin-lasting is noncomedogenic, which means the ingredients themselves do not clog pores or contribute to the clogging of pores. Skin-lasting is also petroleum, alcohol and paraben-free as well as fragrance-free, making it hypoallergenic and safe for use on all skin types. Click here  to learn more about how skin-lasting works to help relieve dry skin by hydrating at the source, and start nourishing your dry skin TODAY.