Edited by Mosey mom, 07 February 2013 - 01:34 PM.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:31 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:12 PM
Im so happy for you! Accutane is working wonders. Your skin will be clear in no time
Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:55 PM
Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:29 AM
Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:49 AM
Day 87. last night I went to the department store and had them do my foundation for me just to see what it would look like. I realized while wearing it that my scarring is much worse than I thought on my cheeks. I also have a giant zit on my cheek that they couldn't even cover... kind of annoying because I haven't had any big ones in a while. Oh well. Hopefully retin-a will help with the scarring and redness once I'm off of this.
Hi there! What an improvement on your skin! Congrats. What type of make-up did they use on you? I've noticed that sometimes my scars look worse with some make-ups than others, especially while on accutane. If I use any powders, it seems to sink into them and make them look horrible! But I've found I just have to use liquid and it looks better, only using powder to set concealer under my eye and on my forehead. I've been using Revlon Colorstay and like it, especially because it seems to match my pale skin.I've been using Revlon Colorstay and like it, especially because it seems to match my pale skin. I also think the redness/hyperpigmentation/discoloration make the scars look worse and that'll go away after the 'tane. It's better than having a face full of acne!!
Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:53 PM
Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:29 AM
Thanks! If I can remember right, they used a pore perfecting cream (they said I have big pores which I never thought I did), a foundation for redness, and then a powder to set it. I don't remember names or anything. I'm planning on going back and getting samples of the ones they used so I can get drugstore version (I just needed help finding my color). I'm actually planning on getting the Revlon Colorstay because I've read it has really good coverage. What do you think? I still have plenty of time to experiment.
Yeah, that sounds good! The pore perfecting cream might be like a primer, which helps for the makeup to go on easier. Samples would be good and it might be good to use the nice stuff for your senior pics that you're getting done. But for everyday use, something like Revlon Colorstay would be good. Picking colors can be a huge pain! I am always paranoid it'll be too dark because I'm so pale, so I always get the lightest option, but sometimes it just doesn't look good. And with my skin all red/irritated from the tane, it's a huge pain! But you're right, you have time to experiment and you will definitely find something that works for you.
My one suggestion, as a relative newb to this whole makeup thing, is to look into getting a nice brush for applying the foundation. It really makes a big difference! Before my acne got bad, I'd just put it on with my hands, which is fine (if your hands are clean!), but if you're trying to get better coverage, a good brush makes a big difference. I got a sigma f80 brush, but they have similar ones at target or at the dept store you're going to, I'm sure. You just want a flat top brush.
And I'll tell you this with a warning, because you might get addicted, there are a ton of awesome youtube videos about applying makeup with acne and with accutane! I spend wayyy too much time watching these videos, but they're awesome!! Good luck .
Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:49 AM
Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:53 AM
Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:26 AM
Thanks again! And I'm going to Target on Tuesday, so I'll see what I can find. Unfortunately I've already stumbled across the youtibe videos. I've seen way too many in the past week. LOL.
Good luck! Keep me updated! It's so annoying to find a good foundation while on accutane. It might look okay from far away, but up close it looks kind of cakey cuz of all the dry skin, no matter how much I moisturize! One thing that I did find helpful was in the shower or while washing your face, use a wash cloth to LIGHTLY rub the areas of your face that get really flakey (not pimples). I used it around my mouth/under my nose and moisturize right after and it definitely helps with the flakiness!
Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:22 AM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:05 PM
Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:35 AM
Day 98!!!! So I went to the drugstore and picked up Revlon Colorstay. They even had a $2.50 off coupon. I was so nervous to try it for the first time. Haha. I put it on last night and (I think) it was the perfect shade! Thank you internet!! I put it on with a flat top brush from ELF (girl on a budget here), and that worked pretty well. I just dabbed it on, and even though I had moisturized right before, I was looking just the slightest bit flaky. I do have to say it is definitely full coverage. That baby covered EVERYTHING. It also looked a little cakey, so I have a little experimenting to do. As for my actual Accutane treatment, I went in last Thursday for my monthly checkup. My cholesterol was high again. but I'm still on 40 mg twice a day. Side effects are bearable. I'm really dry now, and the rash on my hand seems to come back whenever it gets really cold. My skin isn't quite clear yet. I'll be fine, and then I'll get a few zits that are mainly on my jaw. I'm really happy with my progress though. Have a wonderful week! And pray for me because I have so much homework this week it's ridiculous.
Yay! Glad you found the right shade, which one was it? I use ivory and love it! My skin looks a little cakey sometimes with it on, especially on my "bad" cheek. I "double moisturize," put on cetaphil cream then cerave spf 30 THEN primer, letting each layer (especially the first) dry. One thing I did notice was that spraying some water on the brush is helpful and makes it spread a little bit easier. Oh and I heard the ELF brush is very close to the Sigma F80! I kind of wish I had bought that instead, but oh well. But on the experimenting, I had to do the same thing and eventually got the hang of it! So you'll definitely get there. It's actually kind of fun.
Bummer about your cholesterol . I hope it doesn't get any worse! Good luck with your homework! Oh and about the scarring, I have scarring on my cheeks and once the discoloration/hyperpigmentation goes away, it's really not that noticeable, so don't obsess (I know I do that). xoxox
Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:27 PM
Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:52 PM
Glad to hear you are making some good progress girl.. When you're done you Tane if you are worried about the scarring if you have an ULTA makeup store near you try either Dermablend or one of the other creams in that section. Dermablend is the best though for covering scars. It can even cover Tattoos.. And it is a cream. Its not cheap but it works awesome. But you WILL need a good makeup remover, you can try something like the Estee Lauder Take It Away I told you about
Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:12 AM
Edited by BMarieWantsNoAcne, 04 March 2013 - 10:12 AM.
Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:26 AM
Sorry you have to exchange it that stinks you should really try the MAC one I use its awesome! It a little pricey but the bottle with last you for so long and the makeup artist will pick you the perfect shade and if you don't like it you can always return it. I use MacthcMaster I'm a shade 2 its really light you can layer it not greasy or heavy feeling and has SPF 15 too.
I love sweets.. I'm going for my 2nd blood work today and they said my first one my cholestrol was a bit high but I didn't fast I didn't realize so maybe thats why.. Oops.. and I'm trying your brand this month Amnesteem..