Currently on my second week of Accutane (first round -30 mg 115 lb female, 26 y/o)
Face is horrible, cysts and clogged pores everywhere, bleeding every time I wash face / apply makeup.
Side effects as expected, bloody nose, fatigue, weird rashes on hands, dry lips.
I am moisturizing obsessively.
Basically I am worried because I had previously planned a trip to Mexico in 2 weeks. I will be there on my 4 1/2 week mark. I know that I have to be extra careful in the sun and I have already bought the highest SPF, tons of hats, etc. My derm seems to think that I shouldn't go, but I am so sick of letting acne run my life that I thought a winter holiday would be nice.
I am super embarrased about my IB - do you think it will be gone by the 4 1/2 weeks?
I am worried that my skin is going to freak out once it hits the sun, even with the sunscreen, especially since I have already been getting the weird rashes on my hands. Anyone have experience with this?
Lastly, any tips on combatting the IB? My pores are so clogged and I am scared to exfoliate and I really want to do an aspirin mask but I'm thinking this is a no-no while on Accutane.
Thanks for any advice!