Hey everyone! Thanks for taking the time to read this. This entire blog is going to be dedicated to my struggle with acne. Well.. more so just to document my experiences with "Claravis". Geeze, I have the worst time trying to spell that. I keep having to look back at the box to make sure I'm spelling it right. I apologize now if anything I say sounds weird or disgusting; I'm not exactly used to opening myself up like this. Anyway, a quick oversight of my skin, I guess. I'm currently twenty
As of late I've been really taking into mind the state my face is in. For the longest time I just put up with my occasional breakouts and constantly having red bumps all over my face. After finally coming to the conclusion that I indeed do have the money and patience to spend on finding the right acne regime for me I began to search. As a background story on my acne, I've had a problem with it since middle school. Being around friends that never had acne to the extent of mine made it really
The doctor told me to discontinue the topical antibiotic a week ago. She stated that I would get too dry once the Accutane kicks in. Well, I cheated. I used it last night. I really just wanted to dry up one or two newbies. In my defense, it was only day 2. But, I suffered the consequences. BAD drying that is only my fault. Life goes on. * Day 3. I have been having a dull headache. I can only assume that it is due to the Accutane because I never get headaches. At this point, I am only taking
The main cluster of acne that i had on the right side of my mouth and chin continues to clear! However, i cant be sure that im one of those lucky people that starts clearing very quickly on accutane because i think this breakout may have actually been caused by my old face wash. I was using triaz wipes twice and sometimes even three times a day so i think it was just drying the hell out of my skin. So now that ive stopped with that and started using cetaphil, which is really gentle, its starting
Well, it's still pretty early, but I think I'm maybe having some side effects. I really don't want to blame everything on taking this drug though, so I'm hesitant to say that these are most definitely due to Claravis, but let's just say I feel a little different lately. First off, OW! The corners of my mouth hurt so bad! I can barely open my mouth or smile without them hurting, especially the right side. I think I put aquaphor on three times today and even though it helped, it still s
It's day 32 of my Taz journey and the "Initial Breakout" started on day 23 (I started blogging about the breakout on day 25... if you want to read.) Yesterday, I had several hard whiteheads and a couple of blackheads. Throughout the day yesterday, I could really tell how fast Taz helps the skin turnover because several blemishes surfaced before I went to bed yesterday... and the blemishes that were SOOOOO obvious yesterday, are hardly noticeable today. I didn't pop or extract any of the ble
Okay so I got my blood work back and all systems are a go... they even upgraded my meds to 60mg a day so I am really looking to see some serious progress! I continue to see how the effects of stress can wreak havoc on my skin. I had some er, personal problems at home and then BAM! I woke up with like 5 zits within 24 hours. So now I am exploring way to relieve stress that do not involve hitting the wine bottle (my previous method) such as yoga, bubble baths, or running perhaps? I didn'
My scars are clearing up nicely, with only 3 really stubourn ones. I only have 1 pimple on the bridge of my nose but its not even noticeable. I have 14 days until my vacation, lets hope things keep getting better!
Does anyone else find the Claravis blister packs IMPOSSIBLE to open?? And seriously all the pregnant lady tabs??? It's kind of funny actually. Just in case i forgot to NOT get pregnant, I can look at the tab before I take the pill and go OH YEAH, I FORGOT I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO REPRODUCE. THANKS BARR LABORATORIES!!! Anyway. Thats it haha. -J
Sooo I'm actually starting to notice changes! And of course by changes I in no way mean acne clearing, but the lips/eyes are definitely starting to dry, and I noticed after I came home last night from seeing a karaoke band play that I had two brand new white head pimples on my face. They literally cropped up in THREE HOURS. But the great thing about that is that I NEVER get whitehead pimples. My case of acute onset adult acne just bypassed blackheads, pimples, whiteheads, etc and went straight t
I have some (but less) papules and almost no pustules but my jawline and back are the worst areas for still developing papules. I have almost cut out dairy (apart from chocolate and coffee at work), drinking soya at home with my drinks and cereal. I have noticed much more improvement since doing this and I soon hope to become very observant with this In the future I want to try a diet of low GI foods (but a diabetic diet as low GI includes chocolate and I think there must be a reason w
No more redness!!! i can actually go out in public now after being a prisoner for 3 weeks!!! my face has cleared up significantly. still a little dry but all the red is gone and the severe flaking has gone down as well. scars have lightened a little also. I have been using the bp only in the areas where i break out, i use cerave with no jojoba in the am because it makes my face look toooo greasy if i add the jojoba, i use dan's moisturizer with jojoba in the pm. it has worked great for me! every
I saw on tv recently a commercial for Neutrogena's Oil-Free acne wash that has redness soothing aloe and chamomile. It supposedly reduces redness from post acne...... so I washed my face with it yesterday..... and when I looked at my face this morning..... it defiantly improved already! No it didnt boom vanish my redness from my scarring but boyyyyy it defiantly made a difference and I am so excited to see what my face/redness/scars are going to look like after using this product for a while
Well, I think things are going well. It appears that many of the cysts along my jaw are coming to a head, after only two days of using Azelaic acid. The problem is that I am tempted to pop these huge cysts......which I actually have to some of them and they appear to be getting better. Is this bad???? I noticed there was someone with an anti picking blog, I think I might need to join forces. There are two new pimples on that cheek, but I think they are actually old pimples that are being dr
I'm confused on why I started last Wednesday but this Wednesday will be day eight instead of day seven. Oh well. So yeah, got back from honorband yesterday. I managed to get sick. My throat is really dry no matter how much water I drink, and I have congestion pretty bad in my head. It makes me dizzy and really full of snot whenever I just wake up. I have been doing a lot of traveling though so I guess its to be expected. Thank god for Martin Luther king day! I can use today to recover an
No improvement really but its not getting worse. I'm usually paranoid about how shiny my face is even if its really not that bad. There's been more stress lately, less sleep, more greasy food, and I'm probably going to wear make-up tomorrow. But it'll all be good. I'm still using the Regime, . . .!! Also I wrote life advice, here's the best three out of twelve. 1. If you're afraid its going to happen again without any proof or intuition to support yourself with, come to terms with you
So I woke up at three this morning, did the Regime, then basically traveled and played my trumpet until now, 10:30pm. I'm currently waiting for the Benzoyl Peroxide to dry. I'm looking forward to sleeping to night very much so, then tomorrow comes and its another long but amazing and awesome day (honorband). I'm going to miss the people (here) a lot, I wish they went to my school. But oh well. I'll see (most of) them next year. Next year will be the last year I see a lot of these people.
It's week three! I must say that it wan't going very well last week. My skin was less irritated, but the spots came back. I don't know if this breakout is normal. It could also be because I had a really stressfull week. I really should stop stressing Anyways, I'll try to use a little bit more of the product this week. Let's see how it goes. I hope it will get better again. I just had to make a photo for my identity card and I felt bad about it. I tried to put on a little bit of consea
Hi All, since using benzoyl peroxide i have noticed fine lines under my eyes and im only 22 has anyone else noticed this and also if people have had these how did they get rid of them? also i have got some lumps on my face which you can only see in some lights and you can feel them but there under the skin but you can feel them! has anyone else got these and again how do you get rid of them? thanks all help is appreciated!!
Hello Hopefuls (isn't that what we all are )), I've been online a lot lately checking different blogs & EVERYTHING Accutane and I just can't seem to find the information that answers my specific issue. I'm an African American woman who developed adult acne at 23. I'm considerably older now and 5'11 with an athletic frame )) Iâ€™ve always been athletic, out going and attractive (hope that doesn't offend anyone). While in high school I had the very occasional zit but never needed makeup for
So I'm no longer going to be a voyeur and I feel like it's only fare that I start a blog. I'm kinda off the cuff so this might not be the place to post this but I'm sure you guys and gals will get me pointed in the right direction. Who I am: I'm a 30+ African American woman with zits that I never want to see again! Skin type: Combination -Oily forehead, nose & chin and dry everywhere else (Until Tane & now just DRY-LOL) Days on Accutane: 17 Trouble areas: mostly lower half o