I havent upload much in the last months, because my skin was so beautiful. After May i started taking accutane less and less. As you know my dosage was 20 mg per day, but after May my dermatologist advised me to take 20 mg every second day, then every 4 four days, and lastly i took it once a week during the last month.
But i am back -.-
Today I got my first cystic pimple since i stopped taking accutane. It's a bit frustrating, because i stopped taking accutane only like 2 months ago. B
i just wanted to do a little storytelling for you guys, because i know how hard it is to get your mind off of your acne. I also want to use this blog to do something other than whine about myself. I feel better when i write, and if i can make someone else feel better, by making them laugh, or just by helping them not focus on whatever is making them sad, that would make me feel really happy.
im just going to start talking about some warm memories of mine. most of them were from my c
i really cant believe this three headed monster cyst is on my forehead.
there is a quarter sized bright red circle on the surrounding skin too.
so i have this big red spot and three painful bumps clustered together.
i have crater wounds on top of each bump too. i would be happy if at least i got to have a nice explosion of puss from one of them, but NOPE. NOTHING.
im really horrible, this morning i woke up from last night's picking episode and you'd think id finally just
leaving this space open for people to comment their go to spot treatments, tips on getting rid of zits (big or small) quick, any overnight fixes, any secrets to getting the soft chubby cheek baby face skin we all had when we were born....
oh, how i miss those wonderful days as an infant. how about you?
i am back and angry
i have the most painful huge zit on my forehead like THE most painful fffffffing thing ever omg
so i've been getting these weird blackhead pimples (a bump with a blackhead in the center but the blackhead DOES NOT come out and theres no puss) that are super weird and literally IMPOSSIBLE to get rid of.
so, i noticed like two of these little blackhead bumps and so i tried to squeeze them because the blackhead looked like it was going to come out but of course
WOW, 3 years off Roaccutane.
I don't even know how I thought of this blog today but it just popped into my head and I said I'd come on and have a look and give an update!
It's actually crazy reading back over my posts. This was where I felt I could express exactly how I was feeling about my skin with likeminded people. Its very obvious that as my skin got clearer and clearer, I felt I didn't need to blog about it! It wasn't on my mind as much.
It makes me quite sad readin
Hi guys, thought I would update you guys on my current skin. My skins been doing very still since i got off accutane. However, the past months i've gotten pretty bad "maskne" from working in the hospital and needing to wear a tight mask for 8 hours every day.
Well, my skin is looking really, really good. I have one small zit on the underside of my chin, because I rest my face there a lot. Other than that... pretty much no clogged pores, and definitely no pimples. Things just look so smooth, even, and good.
My PIH is also fading, although it is still there. I use AHA every other night; the rest of the time, it’s Dan’s BP with Cetaphil face wash and lotion, twice a day. I haven’t missed an application this whole time, except for one
Long story short. Ive never had acne, just the normal pimple here or there. I began a new moisturizer from Target back in 2019 and it slowly broke me out around my chin. The breakouts kept happening even after stopping the moisturizer. Everything i used, kept breaking me out. I didnt know how to stop it, so i went to a dermatologist. She diagnosed me with acne, and prescribed me clindamycin with benzoyl peroxide, as well as acnefree brand face wash. I used this for about 3 months and i was all c
So, things are looking really good. The last time I had an inflamed pimple was about three weeks ago. The last time I had a CYST was... wow... at least two months ago! DKR really works.
Generally my face is really smooth, but two weeks ago I did a Nair treatment on my face and left it on a minute too long, which ended up irritating my face a lot. I think as a result of that, I got a few clogged pores on both sides of my face. I HATE these things because they take a while to go
I've always been to have more friends online than in person, and it's a little stressful when you have acne and in the photos they can´t appreciate your acne, or if the person you're talking to you think he notices a lot on appearance or something and you feel that when you're going to meet them in person they're not going to talk to you anymore , when you meet a friend from the internet you feel an adrenaline rush, there comes anxiety, insecurities and the desire to hide... well that's what I f
So, I tried to quit the regimen and use an all natural at home skincare. That was the wrong idea. I quit cold turkey, which was probably my biggest mistake - that am switching up everything so i didn’t know what the issue was. Ugh. So I’m going back on the regimen - because clear skin is way better than this - obviously. I started today, and hopefully it clears up this weird, surface, bumpy, tiny, covering my entire face acne.
I didn't realize that I hadn't posted since last year. Well.....it's time. 2020 has been a shit show to say the least , enough so that acne was put on the back burner. So much chaos in the world , lives lost and change taking place. My skin has been rolling with the punches as much as it can. Today I still have acne. It gets worse and then it gets better but it is not as moderate as it once was. My chin is the man culprit and i'm pretty much getting inflammation there from the week before
Well, it has been a little while. Current status: dying zits on my chin and jawline, and one teeny dying zit on my right mandible.
I have to say that I haven’t been as exact as I had originally intended— I still touch my face a lot, and I don’t take as much time as I should rubbing in the BP. But I do it consistently, twice a day, and am using a lot of BP, and although my skin suffered a small breakout (left jawline got a patch, as did my right), I know what it was from (the
OK! So there are a few tiny pimples on my face, but they’re not inflamed and they’re pink. Like, this is minor stuff here. That said, I’ve been on the Regimen a while and I’m thinking I could be even clearer than I am now.
I’m therefore going to experiment and do the Regimen EXACTLY as Dan says to do it: featherlight touch, waiting the full time between steps, only washing for 10 seconds, barely touching face when washing, patting dry with a towel, and not touching my face in th
Wow, I can’t believe it’s Week 11 already!
Status: one dying pimple on my right jawline (NOT a cyst!), two tiny dying pimples on my forehead, a tiny pimple on my next near my jawline on the right side... um... maybe 3 clogged pores, 4 tops, on the entire left side of my face, including the jawline?
Basically, things are looking and feeling really good.
My red marks are fading fast, and while they’re still there faintly my overall skin tone is starting to look very even and cle
Increased dose to 40mg after 2 weeks. Noticeable side effects experienced so far:
- dry lips
- tiredness/ moodiness
- itchy scalp
Skin has largely been clearing up day by day and textural issues getting better. Day 6 on increased dose and noticing breakouts coming to the top of skin.
Reviewing with derm in a couple of days
Wow, a lot has happened in the past 10 days. My face is looking and feeling really great! The pimple on my forehead, which was big and ugly, went away completely and left just a faint red mark that will probably be totally gone in a few weeks. The latent cyst on my left temple has finally resolved, as has the one on my right jawline; both were around for weeks and weeks in different stages, especially the one on my jawline. I'm talking 6 solid weeks! The right side of my face is pr
Wow, it's almost Week 8-- meaning I've been on the Regimen for almost two whole months!
Status: my skin is looking really good. The right side of my face -- forehead, cheeks, temples, chin, jawline, neck -- is almost entirely clear. I have no pimples there, and no pimples on the horizon -- just maybe 2 clogged pores on the apple of my cheek, and mayyyybe 1-2 more on the side of my face. They're imperceptible, and even though you're not supposed to pick I DID squeeze at that system of clogge
26 y/o female documenting my second round of isotretinoin/ accutane in the hope i can help others with the hardships of this condition
I say “full” because I have had a previous full course and then a course which I didn’t take for long enough due to another condition
Week 1 (Sun 28/06)
Medication - 20mg isotretinoin, 30mg prednisolone daily
Skin care routine - Carbon theory cleansing bar & moisturiser AM and PM
Diet - Clean, minimal/no dairy, probio