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Hoping For Clear Skin On Accutane

Accutane- Day 7--Is It Working?

Posted by hope2013, 05 August 2013 · 751 views
At first, I mis-counted. It's Day 7, which means week one is done! Woo! I have been taking Accutane (one 40mg pill per day) for 7 days and not much has happened. I had a few tiny whiteheads that came and went away. My lips got a bit more dry (but I already constantly use chapstick). Other than that, I haven't felt barely any side effects. My face is...

Accutane Day 2

Posted by hope2013, 01 August 2013 · 842 views
accutane, skin care
I am on Day 2 of Accutane. I took 1 40 mg pill with breakfast this morning. So far, I haven't experienced much of anything in the way of side effects. I did have a bit of a headache after taking my pill yesterday morning, but it felt more like a brain freeze and went away after a few minutes.  Here is what I'm using in the way of skin, body, lip...

Here Goes Nothing

Posted by hope2013, 31 July 2013 · 617 views
I took my first pill of Accutane this morning with breakfast! Eeek! I'm nervous. I took 1 40mg pill with a protein bar, yogurt, and huge glass of water because the protein bar has some fat in it, which helps your body absorb the Accutane. My derm prescribed me to take 1 40mg pill once a day (with breakfast) for the first month. Then, after the first month...

Just Needed To Vent

Posted by hope2013, 23 July 2013 · 570 views

So, I'm annoyed. I messed with a zit and now I have a fairly big red mark on the right side of my chin. And what makes me feel worse than the acne is the fun I miss out on because I'm not willing to slap on a ton of coverup to go outside and sit in the sun. I'm telling myself that it's actually better to put on moisturizer and let my skin breathe instead...

Not So Pretty Side Effects--Ladies, Listen Up.

Posted by hope2013, 17 July 2013 · 1,189 views
side effects, antibiotics
So, if you're a male, I suggest you veer away from this particular blog post. I've been doing this skin care regimen consisting of an oral antibiotic, topical antibiotic, topical retinoid, benzoyl peroxide face wash, and cerave gentle cleanser and moisturizer for about a month now and I really, really like it. My face is SO much more clear. It's craz...

Confused And Annoyed

Posted by hope2013, 12 July 2013 · 539 views

My skin is looking a lot better. My pores are almost entirely clear, except for a few near my nose. So what's the problem? Red and dark marks. For some reason--maybe it's my antibiotic, the benzoyl peroxide facewash I use once a day (Panoxyl 4%) or the topicals (Atralin; Topical Antibiotic) I'm using, but each time I get a small red mark or scra...

Loving This Skin Care Regimen

Posted by hope2013, 28 June 2013 · 811 views
skin care regimen, acne, accutane and 3 more...
I posted about the skin care regimen that I am currently using (as prescribed by my dermatologist) until I can get Accutane and I am absolutely loving it! My pores are much, much smaller and the dirt/ oil/ blackheads are all gone (except for a few on my nose). I don't have any new acne, just  two small red marks from previous blemishes. Here's t...

It's Now Or Never--Looking For Encouragement

Posted by hope2013, 26 June 2013 · 679 views

So I think I had an initial breakout on this skin care regimen because my pores were getting rid of dirt/oil. But, my face is actually fairly clear besides a couple of small red marks that are easily hidden with concealer. I don't really like that my face feels a bit tight after using the PanOxyl wash in the morning, but since it has Benzoyl Peroxide in i...

Somewhat Discouraged

Posted by hope2013, 24 June 2013 · 2,887 views
acne regimen, minocycline and 3 more...
So I've been using a new skin care regimen prescribed by my dermatologist for the next month or so until I can start Accutane. Before the regimen, my face was actually starting to clear up. Now, I think my skin had an initial breakout on this regimen because my pores were getting rid of built-up dirt/ oil. I have one small cyst/ zit? on my right jawline,...

Possible Products To Use While On Accutane

Posted by hope2013, 21 June 2013 · 4,701 views
accutane, accutane products and 1 more...
Hey everyone! I have watched dozens of YouTube videos about people and their Accutane journeys, talked with friends who have taken Accutane, and talked with my dermatologist about products to use while on Accutane and I figured I would share the list of possible products. While on Accutane you are not to use any type of acne-related skin care pr...

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