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I had alot of acne when I was young which cleared up after using roaccutane. However spots are now coming back, with one new one a day. What could I use to dry them out? Should I go to see the GP? I'd prefer to buy something over the counter (even if at a pharmacy) as its a pain attempting to get an appointment here!
I use Eucerin dermo purifyer hydrating care moisturiser. Sorry it has such a long name I was prone to hormonal breakouts and don't get them since using this. I ran out last month and they came back, replaced it and gone. Magic for me. Worth a try?
Cat bean - as a life long spot sufferer, I'm always drawn to these threads. The trouble is, a spot to one person might be a large, hard, painful, pustular lump which will be with you for weeks. To others it's a small pimple which will be gone in a couple of days.
I doubt very much that a dab of Sudocrem or witch hazel will make much difference to the former!
I ended up having 3 courses of Roaccutane during my 20s and 30s. Now in my 50s and still getting a few spots. Decades of trying have taught me that there are no particularly effective over the counter remedies. If your skin is bothering you, and they're not just pimples that a dab of tcp would dry up, I would go back to your GP.
I'm in a similar situation and took a course of roaccutane in my early twenties. I don't feel my skin is bad enough to warrant another referral/course of roaccutane now, however I don't have 100% clear skin, especially depending where I'm at with my monthly cycle.
I use Savlon on the affected areas at the first sign of a flare up. I really notice the difference those months I don't use it.