I had horrible oily skin before i started taking accutane 5 months ago. I hated it as much as i hated my acne, but while acne came and went, my oily skin always stayed the same. 2 weeks on acutane and my face had completely stopped producing all that excess oil which had been bothering me for years.
I guess most people are happy going off accutane, but i’m scared as hell that my oil will come back as bad as before when i’m finished next week. My pores are just as big as before, so i guess they will start pouring out oil agian. Anyone with oily skin finished accutane, did the oil came back as bad as before?
Accutane was a bumpy ride the first months, but after that the only thing to complain about is dry lips. But i would rather have dry lips for the rest of my life than have to wipe the oil of my face every hour for the rest of my life… So i’m thinking, i still got some accutane capsules when i’m completed, so i’m wondering about taking 20mg every (other) day for the next month or two. Then i will atleast enjoy the summer without worrying about oily skin. A stupid and bad idea?
Anything else than accutane that works agianst oily skin? I’ve tried b5, didn’t work, and oil control gels which made me look even greasier. My dermatologist said he could put me on Differin when my face became oily agian, but i tried that for a year before accutane, and it did nothing with excess oil. A long term, low dose of accutane was of course out of the question…