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Siava

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In Topic: Second Course Accutane Nearly Done But Questions...

29 November 2012 - 07:08 AM

Over the years I've read here that many many members respond better to topicals after Accutane. Perhaps you may need to use a topical as preventative maintenance. That's something you could discuss with the doc. I know it kinda sucks having to still use a product, but hey, it's better than dealing with full blown acne! Good luck. :)

In Topic: Blackhead Dilemma!

28 November 2012 - 05:34 PM

As your skin dries out they'll likely appear to be bigger, but don't fret! That's a good thing. Sometimes you can feel them if you touch your face. Use your fingertips gently while showering and they'll work themselves out eventually. Some may literally fall out. Some will need fingertip exfoliation over time. Whatever you do, DO NOT squeeze your skin while on this stuff in an attempt to remove them. The skin gets too fragile and you'll wind up super pissed at yourself.

Sorry, but I can't tell you how long this process takes. Everybody reacts a bit differently so time frames vary.

In Topic: Dry Scalp, What To Do?

28 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

Ugh, yeah, went through that, too. Aside from drinking lots of water, try using only moisturizing conditioner when washing your hair. Shampoo is way too drying for some of us on this stuff. As long as you really work the conditioner onto your scalp with your fingertips before rinsing, you won't be left with a greasy residue and your hair will be just as clean. I have long hair and am no longer on the drug and still use this method. It works. Posted Image Good luck!

eta: If you try this method and use a conditioner that contains silicone you'll probably need to clarify with a shampoo once a month or so due to build-up. You won't need to do that if you use a cone-free product like V05 or Suave.

In Topic: To All You Beautiful People,

28 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

Darn. I can only 'like' this once. :)

In Topic: Does Skin Remain Dry After Roaccutane Treatment?

27 November 2012 - 11:42 AM

Mine still tends to get dry during the winter. 3 years post.