Does Accutane Cause Cracked Lips? How to Remedy

Mile High Smiles in Lakewood, CO

What You need to Know...

Most people face acne at one point or another. However, some struggle with this skin condition more than others. Those with severe acne rather than just a few pimples every now and then may lack self-confidence and remove themselves from social activities because they are embarrassed by their skin.

The good news is that accutane can help teenagers and adults with severe acne find relief. Accutane is usually prescribed by doctors or dermatologists when other treatments have failed. Although this medication has a track record of effectively clearing severe acne and dramatically improving the skin, it does come with some side effects.

One of the most common side effects of accutane is dry, cracked lips. In addition to looking bad, cracked lips can be quite painful. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to relieve them while on accutane. At Mile High Smiles, we recommend specialized lip balm that was formulated for accutane users. A few examples of this lip balm is Lipster Medicated Lip Balm and Dr. Dan’s CortiBalm Lip Balm.

If lip balm is simply not doing the trick, a lip mask may help. They are known to leave the lips hydrated and feeling fabulous. Bite Beauty’s Agave Lip Mask is one of our favorites. Sometimes, old fashioned Vaseline is enough to improve lip dryness. It’s a good idea to carry it around in a purse or pocket and reapply regularly.

Contact Mile High Smiles

If you are on accutane and struggling with dry, cracked lips, contact Mile High Smiles today at 303-232-1830.

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