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#241 whateverclever

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 11:40 AM

Oh. My. God. I literally just sat here on my ass and read your entire log. True story. It's 2:30am where I am now so everyone's asleep, but I've been glued to my computer and intermittently cracking up like a mentally unstable person. You are so hilarious it's not even fair. You really have a way with words, and I really, really hope you're pursuing some form of writing in your life now.

Having read your magnum opus, I feel like I actually sort of know you (if that's not too presumptuous) and I'm so happy for you and your life with clear skin! If you ever see this post, I ask that you consider writing a one-year post-accutane update, because I'm curious to see how your skin is doing now. I'm on day 14 of my 'tane course and I'm hoping to finally have clear skin again after seven years of acne (having had it since I was about 12). Anyway, thank you so much for documenting your epic journey here, and with so much hilarity and detail. I've enjoyed every word of it.

You are terribly funny and generally awesome, and I know you'll succeed at whatever you choose to do in life! Hope you are enjoying your new life with clear skin! peace + love

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 06:04 PM

Hey, I just loved your log! Way too funny. I am posting on here so other can see it. Too funny to pass up. I sure hope that you update in the near future!
29 Year Old Female
Started Claravis 7/14/11
6 Months @ 80mg a Day
Ended 1/13/12

A grand total of 14,400mg!
If I'm correct, at 60kg that comes to 240mg per kg.
I believe that 200mg per kg is the most you should have, but they say more depending on how severe your acne is. And considering this is my 3rd course, I'm okay with this very high dosage.

After much research in talking with my dermatologist, Beautypedia.com, makeupalley.com and non-comedogenic charts found @http://www.zerozits..../acnedetect.htm I have decided to use the following toiletries. There is many other brands I could have chosen, but I decided to stick with all natural ingredients. Make-up was a little trickier to find with all natural ingredients for what I wanted. Maybe after my marks diminish, I will be able to switch to a more natural one.

SKINCARE:
Cleanser-"Alba Botanica Rainforest" Foaming Cream Cleanser-This removes make-up well
Toner-"Alba Botanica Rainforest" Refreshing Mist Toner-This helps to make sure there's no residual make-up
Moisturizer-"Alba Botanica Rainforest" Lush Facial Cream-Use at night
Retinol A-"Tretinoin" 0.05% Perscription-I will use this 1 month post accutane, mixed in my moisturizer
Eye Moisturizer-"Alba Botanica" Green Tea Eye Gel-You don't need this, but I like it
Sunblock For Face-"MyChelle" Replenishing Solar Defense-Use in Morning
Make-up:
Primer-"Giorgio Armani" Fluid Master Primer-Before Foundation
Foundation-"Giorgio Armani" Lasting Silk UV Foundation-I use with a foundation brush
Concealer-"YSL" Anti-Cernes
Loose Setting Powder-"Giorgio Armani" Micro-Fil Loose Powder
Bronzer Powder-"Smashbox" Bronze Lights
Blush-"Dior" Glowing Powder Blush

***I obviously use other make-up also, but I tried to only concentrate on what I use on my skin.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:12 PM

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:15 AM

loved your log it gives me hope! I'm only one month in with no results yet my skin is still greasy actually but I hope I have normal person skin like you do one day! I just hate that I can't see your pics for some reason photobucket says error but I truly enjoyed reading your log as a fellow 20 year old girl just ready to live life and party it up a little without having to worry about my stupid skin!

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:07 AM

oh hey there stranger. my skin has done a back flip... twice... i took accutane last year for 5 months.. and i could possibly have to take it again very soon. 

 

sigh.


AHOY me log

first course 2010
week 1/2- 20mg
week 3/4 -30mg
month 2 - 30mg
month 3 - 30mg
month 4 - 40mg
month 5 - 40mg
month 6 - 40mg


second course 2012
month 1 20mg
month 2 40mg
month 3 30mg with prednisone
month 4 30mg with prednisone
month 5 40mg with prednisone


Yaz - birth control tablet
Zinc - liquid supplement
Vitex agnus castus - tablet form
Chinese Blood Tonic - twice daily

We're not out of the woods yet little bear...

#246 kernel.panic

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 04:43 PM

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Edited by kernel.panic, 18 May 2014 - 02:18 PM.