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In Topic: 15 Year Old Female- Roaccutane Uk- Let's Do This! (Pictures Included)

27 July 2013 - 12:08 PM

Just a really quick message from me. Glad things are looking up. I haven't had a single spot for ages now, my scarring is fading on my back is minimal and not noticeable and I am going out tonight with friends with flawless skin and actually having my back on show :o haven't had my back on show for 6 years. I feel amazing and you will soon too :)

In Topic: 15 Year Old Female- Roaccutane Uk- Let's Do This! (Pictures Included)

24 June 2013 - 12:43 AM

Sorry to read you're having a rough ride. Just hang in there :) the early days seem to go really slow, but before you know it you'll be approaching the end of the course. Out of all the lip stuff I tried, I found the Blistex ammonia treatment worked the best. If you want me to tell you the proper name, let me know and ill grab it from my make up bag and have a look. Think it was under a fiver from Boots.

In Topic: 15 Year Old Female- Roaccutane Uk- Let's Do This! (Pictures Included)

18 May 2013 - 08:20 AM

So I decided to take my pills after my dinner in the evening. I took my first pill last night.
Day 2
Obviously, no shocking side effects yet and no changes to my skin. I felt pretty rough today, but I think this was only because I didn't sleep very well as I was so nervous about this whole process. 
I thought I'd share my facial routine with you lot:
Every morning and evening I was my face with warm water and a flannel and use Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2 in 1 Wash and Mask. I really recommend this product is you're looking for a very gentle cleanser.
Then I apply Bio Oil and Emu Oil to the areas of scarring and hyperpigmentation on my face.
My derm recommended that I wear a daily sun cream (I have very fair skin) and she recommended sunsense. I have just ordered Sunsense Daily Face SPF50+ Sunscreen but I'm afraid that I could only buy one with an "invisible tint finish" and I'm hopeless with makeup.
Does anyone know of any tips on how to apply this without it looking streaky or overly orange? Thanks :)


Pleased to see you're finally on it :) Look forward to following your progress. In regards to how long the course is, it's typically between 4-6 months. But it really does depend on the individual as can be extended if needed, so I think it's just a case of waiting to see how your skin responds to get a clearer idea of how long you will be on it.

Sun cream? I don't think it will be noticeable enough for it it to go streaky/too orange. After all it is just sun cream and people slap it on on the beach so I wouldn't worry about this one having a tint to it and having to apply it carefully.

In Topic: Support Needed Please...

09 March 2013 - 07:13 AM

Hey Amy,

Sorry to hear you're feeling so down. It sounds quite high your dosage to be started on, normally you're started off on a lower dose and increases steadily to ease you into it.

Try and look at the short and long term of it all. The short term is enduring the side effects for a number of months, whilst the long term is clear skin. Just focus on the long term aim & don't lose sight of that.

With the dry skin, from day 1 (I'm now on day 48) I've been applying Palmer's cocoa butter (the actual tub of butter, not the lotion) every night before bed, & I can honestly say my face isn't dry at all. Considering my other side effects, I'm pretty certain it would be if hadn't found something that worked so well for me (my log is here if you want a read http://www.acne.org/...pictures-added/) my skin only goes flakey where spots are drying up and *whispers* I exfoliate to get rid if it. I probably do so 3 x a week. My face doesn't become red or sore from it after, but everyone's skin is different. I use a natural cucumber one and the beads are very small, but does the job well.

Keep your chin up; it will get better :)

In Topic: Tiny Little Stingy Bumps On Backs Of My Hands?

05 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

^ agree.
I have developed eczema/dermatitis on my hands and arms. I did take pictures of it for my log, and the typical red patches showed up, but the small bumps on the hands wasn't captured well. I initially tried things like e45 cream, but that didn't help much, so was given Hydrocortisone 1% cream (can only use for max of 7 days) & it's cleared it all up (apart from getting eczema futher up the arms now. I'm on day 44).