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Change In Side Effects (Month 3)

Posted by Daja19, 25 June 2013 · 457 views

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I have about a week to go before I finish up my third month of Accutane. But this past month I've gotten quite a few headaches. I'm not sure if it's because I'm tired and stressed or Accutane heightens it. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced headaches to a greater degree while being on Accutane and if it possibly occured more during the middle of the process?




Hey, I have to wait a month to start accutane, but right now, my skin care regimen has cleared up my skin for the most part. I'm just wondering if your skin got a ton worse at the beginning or if you had an initial breakout? Also, how dry does your skin really get and what moisturizers are you using? Finally, what makeup do you use--liquid? mousse? powder? I've always used powder because liquid clogs my pores, so if my face becomes really dry on Accutane, I'm not sure what I should use!

 

Sorry for all the questions! Thanks :)

Hey! No worries, I'm glad to be able to help you! So before I started it was somewhat bad and the first two weeks I was on it I felt like it was getting better. But of course after that it got inflamed again but nothing worse than what I already had going on. I was actually surprised there wasn't a greater breakout of acne while on it. By the second to third month there are rarely any new breakouts if any! 

My skin was VERY flaky at first and felt extremely dry. In my third month now it still feels dry but the flakiness went away after the first month. My lips however are still painfully dry if I don't put anything on them. 

As for products for washing my face I use:

-Ultra Calming Foaming Cleanser http://www.aveeno.co...eAscend&from=fn

and for moisturizing I use: Aveeno Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer http://www.aveeno.co...eAscend&from=fn

The Aveeno moisturizer isn't enough, its moreso a redness reducer with sun screen so after putting that on I use Cetaphil Moisturizing cream coupled with a natural made Serbian cream not sold in the U.S. But as long as you use things dermatologically recommended you should be good! But definitely try the Natural line from Almay. For makeup I use Covergirl+Olay Simply Ageless Foundation because its creamy and has SPF in it as well. After that I'll put on the Bareminerals powder because that proved to be a good product during my acne days as well.

I hope that helps and if you have any other questions feel free to ask! I also have blogs documenting when I first started to when I finish so when you do start feel free to check those out as well!

Good luck! smile.png

Thanks so much! That makes me feel a lot better that you didn't have much in the way of breakouts the 2nd and 3rd months! I will definitely look up the makeup products and try them out! Thanks! :)

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