Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:34 PM
Anyways, so far so good. I haven't broken out any worse than I was when I started claravis. Just a little bit of dryness, but honestly it's less dry than it was when I was on whatever antibiotic I was on before clarvis and tazorac. The tazorac made my skin flaky, but it was still oily and I don't know it was just strange. I have a few little whiteheads right now on my jawline, and then just 1 big under the skin pimple that is on my cheek bone and it hurts really badly. Does anyone know if I can do anything to try to help the big zit hurt less or be less red or anything? I am trying really hard not to pop things but it is tough because I used to pick my skin ALL the time,
Other than all that, I take my Claravis in the morning with breakfast and a full glass of water, I drink a ton of water, like just a TON. I have been really proactive about my skin care since I started claravis and for the whole month before I started. I use aquaphor on my lips whenever they feel dry and definitely right before bed and once i wake up. The only other things I use are an aveeno oatmeal bar in the morning in the shower which is super moisturizing and reduces redness because of the oatmeal, it is also scent free. I then use cetaphil lotion on my face after I get out of the shower and when that dries completely I use cetaphil moisture balm (I think) which is just a super thick lotion. I do the same thing at night only I use a cetaphil face wash instead of the aveeno bar. I'm prone to dry skin so the extra lotion seemed like a must for me.
Eek! Sorry for the book for anyone who actually reads this, I just want to get it all out there.
If anyone has anything to share please do! I'd be curious to know if I have surpassed when an inital breakout will occur or if I should still be waiting anxiously to see if I get one. My brother said he never had a bad breakout on it so i'm hoping i'm as lucky as him! The picture is of me right now. It is a seriously AWFUL picture but you can see the red mark on my cheek from the big one I have now and some of the little things by my chin.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:37 PM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:56 PM
Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:01 PM
You're right to avoid picking your skin and popping pimples by the way. Even without being on Accutane, it's never a good idea to pick. Not that I can preach about it, given that I did just that for about thirteen years. Leaving your skin alone as much as possible will allow it to heal better while on Accutane though so it's worth the effort. Best tips I can offer there is to avoid mirrors unless you actually have to use one, and to keep your hands busy if you happen to be someone who picks absentmindedly.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:26 AM
Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:13 PM
Sweetsundae, my lips are a little bit more dry and my skin gets dry in places where I have little spots now, I'm on day 21 today, but still nothing major. I agree, it is weird. Maybe we need higher dosages? I go to the derm next week so we'll see!
Thank-you both for posting!!
Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:00 PM
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