Hey ALL!! Month THREE is approaching! The skin on my face has cleared up very nicely! I have had a couple of pimples on my face in the last few weeks, but they seem to dry up and fade pretty quickly. I am now breaking out on my back, chest, and shoulders. This however appears to be almost like an initial breakout, but just in a different area. Even though I am breaking out on my chest, shoulders, and back, I am happy because this proves the Isotretinoin is working in other areas, and not just my face. Overall, my skin feels soo much smoother and looks healthier. The quality of the skin on my chest, back, and shoulders is starting to catch up to my face!! I feel like I still have a ways to go, but I'm also very happy with how my skin is responding to this drug.
I am still using the same products to hydrate my skin and keep it moisturized. Surprisingly, the dryness is very manageable thus far.
Using Mederma on scars...seems to be helping
As another blogger said, my face becomes flushed very easily. You know when you are embarrassed and your face becomes red? Well mine becomes red/flushed and hot even if I'm just laughing or smiling. When I'm embarrassed it becomes crazy flushed! lol oh well.
It's summer so I'm outside a lot. Still using a lot of SPF when outside. Anyone ever do any of the Savage races? Warrior dashes? Those type of obstacle races? I have done a bunch and have one coming up in June. I'm outside running and exercising preparing for mine. Definitely have to use SPF. Hoping I don't get banged up too bad while running the Savage this time...I do not want any more scars! (since Isotretinoin slows the healing process)
Still on 80mg a day. Derm visit coming up next week. Blood tests as well.
Hope everyone on this same crazy journey is staying strong and positive! Definitely hard at times, but I believe it is worth it. There is more to life than the quality of our skin, but it is amazing how skin directly affects our moods and outlook on life.