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My journey with Accutane.
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I'm dryer than I ever have been, my face isn't as red though, but my eyes? I'm to the point of putting aquaphor practically IN them before I sleep so I don't wake up painfully crusty, and with allergy season at an all time high (so they say this year), it's miserable. But I got what I wanted for my entire life- clear skin. I have one pimple on my forehead which is probably the size of a push pin needle, until I popped it- bad idea. It's a planet (just crusty).
I've been moisturizing my entire body with olive oil at night, and putting on bath and body works body butter in the morning.
I learned my lesson with the sun the hard way- fun in the sun doesn't exist whilst on accutane. You will burn, fry, cremate. Everything else imaginable and it sucks.
I began with the la mer sun protection 30 and I stay indoors and when I step out side, I basically sprint to my car to avoid sun contact haha :/ But two months and I'm done. Thank. GOD.
I was going to post pictures but I'll save that for much later as I'm practically passed out writing this but I had to because my face is about 90% clear and I couldn't be happier about it. :D I'll keep y'all posted! <3 K.
As far as skin is concerned: I no longer break out whenever I shave! YAYYYYYY Thank God. All is basically clear except for my forehead.. -_____- Oh well. My nose however is a sight to see. I'll see if I can take a picture with my better camera. My blackheads are about 50-60% gone, and they've literally fallen out. Over the course of about three days, they became spikes just sticking out of my face! :O then when I curiously touched them, they just came out. So that is still going on right now on my forehead and a little on my cheeks.
My doctor's appointment is on Thursday so we'll see what she has to say but so far, I'm very impressed with the results, and this is only the beginning! :D
As far as my face and breakouts (the part that matters haha) are concerned, I'm now recieving compliments on my skin and have gotten "porclean" and "dewy" and "flawless" out of people. I even had someone who asked if I was wearing make up! :O Awkward but it's decent, my now empty wallet clearly (no pun intended) went to a good cause... :P
So to combat the dryness of my facial skin, I'm using La Mer's creme... A pea size amount and you're set... If you happen to drop by Nordstrom or Neiman Marcus, pick up samples of it before trying of course, but I promise you won't be disappointed. My old rep told me to rub (emulsify) the cream in my fingers to "warm it up." Put it on your palm, rub until your hands feel like they're flaming, and you should have what looks like a clear gel, from a thick white cream, and press it into your face. Do not rub though, because I notice (with any product) if I rub my face, it turns red... It always has. It doesn't come off greasy or anything and your skin, if used correctly, should quench itself over time with it on, however I do reccomend it for night time... As for cleansing? I don't cleanse my skin all but three times a week and that's with water and nothing else... Cetaphil even burns my face... I just let the Accutane do its job and help myself by moisturizing and being thrilled with it so far! Feel free to message me with questions about any of it too! I'm pretty fluent in my product knowledge (from YSL cosmetics to M.A.C and even Nivea, Olay... I really have tried them all).
So I visit my doctor last week, and she goes right ahead with the paperwork basically saying this and that and the other about it and her experiences with the "wonder-drug" over her years of experience. I bit the bullet and told her to sign me up! So I go get my bloodwork done (which has to happen for the entire duration and a little bit beyond). I drop my script off, have my local pharmacy sign me up with the IPLEDGE program (saying I'm not going to get pregnant, because I'm a dude and that..... no), and I get a phone call about it from my pharmacy...... $325.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [img]http://www.acne.org/messageboard//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png[/img][img]http://www.acne.org/messageboard//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png[/img][img]http://www.acne.org/messageboard//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png[/img][img]http://www.acne.org/messageboard//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png[/img][img]http://www.acne.org/messageboard//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png[/img] -_________________________- I bought it. This afternoon, and took my first dose, and what made me come to my terms of investing like this, and it is justifiable because I spend a lot on my skincare in general... Retin-A isn't cheap. Face creams aren't cheap. Even body lotion is getting rather expensive too! D: So with as much as I've spent in the past, I realized I can make that come to a hault and proceed with permanent treatment.
So just to get to the point, I'm sitting here, 21:30-ish, drinking water (as you should drink A LOT if you're broken out), and about to go to bed, I took my first dose at 18:20 with some cereal [img]http://www.acne.org/messageboard//public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png[/img]
So day one out of... 180-ish? Maximum? I'll try my hardest to keep y'all posted, and feel free to comment/message me about questions regarding my experiments, my experiences (more thoroughly), or my current experience. [img]http://www.acne.org/messageboard//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img] Goodnight!