Friday, 27 May 2016

Roaccutane Beauty Essentials For Dry Skin

Roaccutane Beauty Essentials For Dry Skin

As I've had to deal with brutally dry skin as part of my acne treatment, I thought I'd share my top tips and products for helping keep your skin in check if you're also taking Roaccutane and happen to sit in the dry skin camp. A lot of acne sufferers have oily skin so while their skin will go quite dry and flakey, its even harder for us naturally dry skinned girls.

It goes without saying that everyone's different, and no two people have the same experience on this medication, and that you should always listen to your dermatologist's advice. These is just my opinions based on my own personal experience of Roaccutane.

Hydration is King
Roaccutane stops breakouts from happening by halting oil production, and also really dehydrates you in the process. So drinking lots of water daily and sticking to a gentle, consistent and hydrating skincare routine are key. I've actually quite enjoyed expanding my routine a little and by using more products. Serum is a step that I don't use enough normally, and it's actually made a vast difference when used twice a day.

Products to try: Hylamide Booster Low-Molecular HA, Nip+Fab Dragon's Blood Plumping Serum*, Radical Skincare Youth Infusion Serum*

Layer Lightly
Creating a little sandwich of products to inject moisture and keep your skin happy is well worthwhile. Serum and moisturiser aren't enough for me, so I've been adding a facial oil in the middle. Something light for the day and soothing and repairing for the evening makes all the difference. Always remember to start with the thinnest product and work up, so serum, then oil, then moisturiser. And don't whack too much of each product on either as it will ball up and roll off.

Products to try: Oskia Restoration Oil, The Body Shop Vitamin E Serum in Oil, Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

Roaccutane Beauty Essentials For Dry Skin

Don't Skip Primer
I've always used primer so wouldn't dream of missing this out, but if you don't use one already then it's something you should explore. There's so many to choose from now, so this is another opportunity to add a layer of moisture, or a nourishing formulation that adds glow and radiance to your skin to help hide the dryness.

Products to try: Too Faced Hangover Face Primer, Chanel Le Blanc De Chanel Multi-Use Illuminating Base, Stila One Step Correct

A Light and Radiant Base
You might be breaking out either due to existing breakouts or maybe those that a lot of people experience at the beginning of taking Roaccutane. Either way, you'll want to cover things up but your skin is most likely sensitive and easily irritated as well as being drier, so just applying a light bb cream or foundation is a good habit to get into. You can still apply concealer where you need it, but steer clear of heavy foundations that won't let your skin breathe. Opting for a light and dewy base will instead give you such a lift and will make your skin glow.

Products to try: BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation, bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow, Rodial Skin Tint + SPF 20*

Roaccutane Beauty Essentials For Dry Skin

Highlight, Highlight, Highlist
I cannot recommend highlighting enough! It really awakens my dry complexion, so much so that I've been getting quite a few compliments on my skin lately. Considering how rubbish my skin was, this has been such a confidence booster. Highlight really does add a lit from within kinda glow and I can't get enough of it! 


The SOS Kit
I have a little kit of products that go everywhere with me. For one, I can't be without lip balm as I'm applying it literally every half hour or so, and I also always have an intensely hydrating cream or balm on hand for any sore irritated areas should I need to add more moisture throughout the day. These products have really stopped potential skin catastrophes (ok a bit dramatic but you get the picture).


Do you have any tips to share for combating super dry skin?

Laura




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