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Effaclar H: The saviour for skin dried out by acne drugs

Prescription acne treatments are notoriously drying, and most moisturisers just aren't hydrating enough to keep moisture locked in.

Effaclar H: The saviour for skin dried out by acne drugs

With flaky, inflamed and sore skin on the cards, it’s time to update your moisturiser and rebuild your skin’s natural barrier.

How can Effaclar H help skin that’s been bombarded with acne treatments?

For skin that’s feeling lacklustre and unhappy after gruelling and drying acne treatments, Effaclar H offers some much needed TLC. Skin that’s been made fragile and weak by aggressive treatments first of all needs to be moisturised and soothed. With the addition of thermal spring water to the formula, Effaclar H gets to work soothing and hydrating damaged skin so that it feels comfortable and smooth again.

The formula also contains some essential lipids and fatty acids, which the skin needs in order to rebuild and maintain its natural protective layer. Rebuilding your skin’s barrier is essential to protecting it against any further damage and discomfort in the future.

Should I stop using my acne treatment if it’s drying?

Whilst we all know that treatments like isotretinoin, capsules which are used to treat severe acne, are great for clearing up acne, they’re best used in conjunction with a moisturiser which compensates for the treatments drying effects. When Effaclar H was tested on 32 volunteers using isotretinoin, 85% said they left with comfortable skin, whilst 94% commented on the fresh and pleasant texture of the skin.

You don’t have to stop using your treatment if it’s drying, but make sure you protect your skin with Effaclar H. If you don’t you may find that your acne clears, but what you’re left with is dry, damaged, sore and inflamed skin.

Application advice

Effaclar H moisturiser is gentle enough to be used twice a day after cleansing. La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar H Cleansing Cream compliments the moisturiser perfectly and is the ideal cleanser for those with fragile skin. You can expect to see your skin looking hydrated and repaired, without a greasy or shiny finish.