Hey guys! I am now in my 6th month (I think, I'm honestly no longer keeping track) so everything is good right now. I just got back from my vacation in the Bahamas. On the second day I got terrible sunburn on my feet! It really didnt hurt too bad and I just had some blisters. But it didn't ruin my vacation! I did get sunburn all over the rest of my body even though I used SPF 60+ and reapplied it as often as I could. I guess it was just unavoidable! Also that week I was only taking 40mg instead of 80mg. I did get one or two small pimples during the week but they went away very quickly. I did have a small disaster where I put sunscreen on my face and it was peeling really really bad and people were starting at me and that's why! So I was literally exfoliating my face with a towel!
Now that I'm home I decided to go back up to 60mg because the 80mg was a little too harsh. So now I have had no new breakouts so far which is good! I also started taking Biotin because I am having some hair loss and my hair falls out really easily. I'm not really sure if this works or not but I'm just going to take it because it can't hurt!
I'm also headed to California this Friday so I think I will be going back down to 40mg while I'm there because I will be at the beach one day and maybe a few days at the pool.
Last time I went to the dermatologist he told me I would probably be on Accutane for a few more months. I'm hoping to be off by the end of August because I don't want to be in school while on Accutane because its a huge hassle for me. It's difficult to have to constantly drink water, use the bathroom, deal with you face peeling like crazy, reapplying Chapstick, etc. so in hoping to be off it and acne free by September!
Also I just want to mention some products!
For a few months I have been using a serum it's called Peter Thomas Roth Viz 1000 75% hyaluronic acid complex intensive hydrating serum. I bought this at sephora for $65. Which I'm well aware this is super expensive! But this is the biggest lifesaver for me! It's a 1oz bottle but a little drop covers you're whole face and will defiantly last you 6+ months. So if the lotions you have aren't working for you or you hate layering on really thick lotions I would suggest purchasing this.
Also I've been using the Caudalie Vinosource moisturizing sorbet that I bought at Sephora for $40. And this does a really good job at moisturizing my skin. I don't think I necessarily need this product even though I love it. I think the CeraVe moisturizing lotion works just as well. The reason I love this so much is that it's very lightweight, doesn't irritate my skin at all, it's very gentle, and it smalls amazing.
I still wash my face with Cetaphil and use Aquaphor and medicated blistex as my lip products.
So if you're looking for a good moisturizer while on Accutane I would suggest:
Peter Thomas Roth Viz-1000 hydration serum
CeraVe moisturizing lotion
Use both morning and at night
Apply to face and neck ( I also put it over my eyelids and around my eyes and over my lips which is weird but it works!)
Also on my body I use the CeraVe SA cream which is really good it you have really rough dry patches or little bumps on your hands and feet. I believe you can only buy this at Walgreen or Walmart ( I know they defiantly don't have it at CVS)