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Member Since 20 Aug 2013
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In Topic: Persistent Redness And Flushing On Accutane

19 September 2014 - 09:42 AM

Hi Melie87! My course did go good and I was completely clear of all existing acne on my face and body. However being 3 months post Accutane I'm sad to report that I am once again breaking out. How sad cry.gif . I thought for sure I nailed it this time around with this awesome drug but I guess it will go when it's ready. If I still have to deal with this past 21 I'll cry. None the less though it is still very minor and barely noticeable. However I can say that I could be blamed for these few breakouts that occurred being that I've done nothing but party for these last 3-4 nights and haven't been washing. My best tip for you guys after finishing Accutane once you're finally clear is EXFOLIATE. The oil will eventually return but that's okay. Acne isn't caused by oil it's caused by oil mixing with dead skin. If you're exfoliating the dead skin off you're face the oil will have nothing to mix with. Good luck my fellow acne sufferers!

In Topic: Persistent Redness And Flushing On Accutane

16 January 2014 - 10:32 PM

Hi CWR24, thank you for your timely response. Much appreciated. I am quite relieved to hear that this is a common occurrence in Isotretinoin users and not something drastic like rosacea. I thought it was for quite some time because of the "rosacea-like" symptoms I've been experiencing. Such symptoms include constant redness, flushing (even when eating), tingling sensations, and always warm in the face. I started off taking 40mg a day month one and am now on 60mg a day.  

In Topic: Caveman Regimen For Oily Skin

20 August 2013 - 06:25 PM

Hi there, I tried this a few months back and stayed on this caveman regimen up until the beginning of this month and my acne just exploded. I was feeling pretty hopeless the next morning, so hopeless that I forgot to bring my CeraVe cleanser that I've been using for quite some time. I went downstairs to take a shower and saw a bar of soap sitting there and I said to my self "Why not?" So I grabbed the bar of soap lathered it up in a wash cloth and scrubbed my entire face (which felt very soothing). A few hours later I went to the bathroom and got a quick glance at my face. It had basically no redness at all and it had a very healthy glow to it plus a smooth soft touch to it. I realized that sometimes the hardest problems have the easiest fixes to them. Obviously this will not work for everyone but it has wiped out like 75% of my acne and red marks. I never would've guessed that it was this simple, and I get to enjoy it because I know it's working. biggrin.png