Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:34 AM
I've had ups and downs(mainly downs) with acne since I was 12 years old(9 years). Have tried several different antibiotics/topicals which haven't helped
I believe my acne has affected me so badly emotionally and psychologically and I'm sick of it ruling my life. I'm finally ready to start my journey I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin and my derm has suggested 20mg for the first month and then review. I'm 5'5 and 8 stone.
I have been taking accutane for 10 days now and have actually been keeping a small log which I will put up here for the first 10 days. Then will update regularly.
Day 4/5- sore jawline pimples have popped up. spots on forehead come out. Blackheads on nose more noticable and look very oily.
Day 6- dry dry dry. Slightly red complexion.
Outbreaks on jawline. I'm finding the red marks left from previous active acne are taking quite a long time to fade.
Day 7- is it too early for an IB?! Bumps everywhere. Nose peeling.
Day 8- Red. Bumpy. Sore and dry. Flakey.
Day 9- dry red peeling sore. Using Nivea moisturiser(with vit E & jojoba oil in) to help but doesn't really relieve the soreness or dryness!
Day 10- new spots by chin and generally dry and red. Not much to report.
Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:51 AM
Posted 25 May 2013 - 02:24 AM
Day 11- MORE spots, they hurt too. This is tough to keep going. I feel disgusting I feel like the moisturising is giving me spots but I think it's just the initial outbreak. Does anyone know how long this will last as I think it started day 7. Will post a photo later on.
Posted 25 May 2013 - 10:14 AM
Is the IB trust me the beginning sucks but your going to be extremely happy with the results!
Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:29 AM
Day 13- i now have no active spots. Which is great. Red marks very dark though.
Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:18 PM
Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:53 AM
Yeah at such a low dose I thought I could avoid an initial breakout and certainly didn't expect it so soon! In past couple of days I've had a few more bumps/spots but they are much smaller and my poor face is finally starting to recover from what was quite frankly a horrible horrible week or so. I am finding that my red marks are fading extremely slowly which sucks. I really hope your breakout starts to clear soon & you have a successful journey we should keep each other updated!
Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:27 AM
Can I ask what moisteriser/face wash you're using? I've been using cetaphil but it's a bit rubbish at removing makeup so was just curious what products you were using as you're also from the UK.
Posted 01 June 2013 - 03:11 AM
Okay this has made me feel a bit crap now!! Haha
Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:09 PM
Hope you're feeling a bit more happy with your skin compared to Saturday. X
Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:58 AM
How's things going with you??
Day 24 now. I can't believe how fast it's been going actually. I've had a cluster of quite sore very red pimples on my cheek bone. And another cluster the other cheek by my chin/jawline.
Its been difficult I can't cover it with makeup and it's given me a massive knock in confidence.
I had a minor nose bleed yesterday and a few days ago I went to look in the mirror and my lips were about to pour with blood. Ill put a pic up. Blackheads are all being pushed to the surface which is good although it currently looks pretty awful!
Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:45 AM
Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:51 AM
I'm on day 44 now.
I have mainly just red marks. A few under skin bumps which are fine if I don't pick at them!! The blackheads on my nose are really prominent now but aren't ready to come out yet. I have a few on my chin too.
I've been using blistex medicated relief cream for my lips which have improved a lot
Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:53 AM
I'm on day 44 too haha, glad things are going well for you!