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Does This Suggest That Isotretinoin Is Beginning To Work?

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I have severe neck, back and facial acne. An NHS dermatologist prescribed 20mg of Isotretinoin to be taken twice daily. I've experienced dry lips and achy backs but I don't care about them at all. But as of late my skin is feeling very smooth and less oily and any spot that does rise up isn't so cystic. They heal in just a matter of days with no lingering redness. The thing is though I thought it might be a little early for Isotretinoin to work as I'm only entering week 6.

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Lots of people who are on high doses have reported a significant improvement after as little as 3 weeks, so it could well be that, however 20mg seems very low so it might be unrelated. Either way, congrats on your skin clearing up! :D


Morning Routine:

- Avene Soapless Gel Cleanser

- Boots Time Delay AHA Toner

- Boots Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz

- Hyaluronic Acid Serum (homemade)

- Hazelnut oil with rosemary + clary sage (on acne prone areas)

- Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Cream (10% Glycolic Acid)

- SK:N Sunscreen SPF 30

- W7 Camera Ready Primer

Evening Routine:

- Lush Ultrabland + Washcloth

- Soap & Glory ULTIMELT Hot Cloth Cleanser + Washcloth

- Boots Time Delay AHA Toner

- Differin 0.1% cream

- Hazelnut oil with rosemary + clary sage (stops oil production)

- Vitamin C Serum (also homemade) OR

- Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum

Once/Twice a week:

- Green Clay Mask (+ salicylic acid)

- Exfoliate with No7 skin cleansing brush


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