I am an 18 year old male in college, and I have been on accutane for probably around a month a few weeks. I am on 60mg (30mg 2x a day) I am using Cetaphil at night only, and splashing my face with water in the AM. My face hasn't showed any major signs of improvement and is really really red and splotchy. I also am continuing to get new breakouts at almost the same rate I did before accutane.
I have multiple questions that have been in the back of my mind that I haven't had a chance to ask my derm, so I thought I'd ask them here.
- I have always wondered, what food is accutane best taken with. I try to space my pills out exactly 12 hours a part, and often times I only take my evening pill with a cereal bar and water. Is there a food group that I should take it with, and does spacing every 12 hours make a huge impact?
- I take a hot shower and then right after, wash my face with Cetaphil. Could this make my face worse or redder than it should be? My complexion is all messed up, and really red and spotty. I'm thinking of ditching Cetaphil for something different.
- Does the way you sleep make a difference? I try to sleep on my back, to prevent laying on either side of my face. When I lay on my side, which is more comfortable, I fear that it causes acne.
So yeah, these are very specific questions, so if anyone has any answers or suggestions, let me know!
Thanks a lot (: