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Day 10--Patience


Happy Friday!

Today is Day 10. I won't go so far as to say I'm frustrated, but I am really digging deep to find some patience nowadays. Ok ok, I shouldn't really be complaining since my skin has definitely improved. But, I won't be able to report results for sure for a few more weeks when I'm certain that these results are actually from the Accutane and not just my normal cycle. I've mentioned before that it's normal for me to have a bit of a clearing period for a few days each month, so that could be all that this is.

Results: Today I'm posting my usual "progress pictures". I'm going on vacation in 2 weeks and I'd really like to be clearer by then. But with my luck I'll probably finally experience that "initial breakout" that everyone keeps talking about. I'm up to 20mg per day now and I don't plan on going any higher. I've been on 20mg/day for a few days now so I'm anticipating the IB. I've stocked up on some AHA+ (to prevent the IB) and jojoba oil (for dryness, if it ever gets here). I'm still pretty oily every day and haven't seen a huge difference in that area. At this point I would almost welcome some serious freakin dryness! The biggest change that I have noticed is that the location of my pimples seems to be changing. They're been popping up along my jawline and chin, where I'm normally used to getting them primarily on my cheeks.

Side effects: Very mild lip dryness, mild lower back discomfort. Nothing harsh.

Regimen: The only change I've made to my regimen is that I've added AHA+ to my nighttime routine in place of the Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion...


Accutane: 10mg

Wash: Neutrogena Stress Control Power Clear Scrub

Toner: Clinique Clarifying Lotion 4

Moisturizer: Clinique Dramatically Different GEL

Makeup: Clinique Superbalanced Liquid Foundation


Accutane: 5mg 10mg

Wash: Origins Checks & Balances

Toner: Clinique Clarifying Lotion 4

Moisturizer: Clinique Dramatically Different LOTION AHA+

I've got my fingers crossed, and I hope you do, too.

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