End of week 9, starting week 10 ( I believe ). oily skin increased mildly for about 2-3 days then went back to normal, but probably because i was loading up on dairy and junk food, but i did not see any change in acne. So far, the progress is slow, but consistent and positive and i am beginning to really find myself more attractive, and i think my confidence has been bumped up one small notch, as I have noticed a few girls flirting with me and being really nice to me, not that they weren't before, but i think my increased confidence has allowed me to pick up on these things and believe them. Acne has not vanished from any areas of my face, except my cheeks and throat area( only slight problem area before but none anymore) but everything is smoothing out and is nearly flat, and i still get these tiny stubborn flesh coloured bumps (whiteheads?) around my chin and beside my nose that never come to a head but stay there for about half a week then vanish. ONLY if i pick at them, will they become inflamed and swollen. I haven't picked at anything for almost a few weeks, and that has made a world of difference. 90% of the red or pink or light brown marks on my face are just healing marks from previous acne, acne from weeks ago, and i have maybe one or two slightly red spots from current blemishes. flaky skin is not as bad as i thought, I just wash my face with a facecloth gently every 2 showers, maybe apply moisturizer if i am feeling like it, and all i am dealing with is a bit of flakey skin around the crease of my nose and chin/sides of my mouth which i can remove with a wet cotton ball. I am satisfied so far, and I believe that from 2.5 months ago when i started this course, I am about 30-50% clear. definitely progress and a half. at this rate, i expect to be about 40-60% clear in another 4-6 weeks.
Also, just a reminder that I am not using harsh chemicals or a regimen on my face, which has really helped. before, when i used a harsh skin care regimen involving chemical scrub, toner and BP, my dry flakey skin went up by about 20x when trying accutane... but now, after going near-caveman and washing gently with water and cloth only once a day, my face feels healthy, did not make my acne worse (imagine how much money i was wasting on skin care shit if it did not even make a difference! ) AND even with accutane, i BARELY notice an increase in dry skin. SO, if you are on any kind of accutane dose and you feel like your dry flakey skin is getting a little wild, consider what you are doing to your face via chemicals every morning and night. If you let it heal and wash it like human skin was meant to be washed, GENTLY, you will begin to notice your face ... "corrects" itself even with the drug in your system. Good Luck !
P.S "caveman" regimen didn't work to clear up my acne, but it has made a HUGE difference in letting accutane do ITS job. However it does work for hair...i have stopped using shampoo except maybe once or twice before i go in and get my haircut the following day, and my hair is thicker, more full, and has stopped being oily. generally feels healthier. give it a try !