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Month 3/week 12 recap

So I guess my skin has calmed down a little. My lips have never been worse though and my hair is getting VERY oily by the end of the day which really sucks. I've decided the hyperpigmentation just isn't going to go away until after this treatment I guess but I'm just ready for the zits and scabs and darker scars to heal and go away. My lips were so bad that during my dermatologist appointment one of the first things he said was that my lips look painful. He told me to get doctor Dan's, which you

Gabipassmore

Gabipassmore

03/25/19

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04/03/19

 

Week 11 recap

My skin is literally getting worse by the day. Im really frustrated bc I'm in the third month and my skin was looking so much better just two weeks ago. Every single day I have gotten atleast one new zit. My lips are killing me and my face is dry and oily at the same time again which hasn't happened since like the first half of the first month. I loved comparing my acne pictures week by week because it would slowly get better but now I'm looking at it again and it's slowly getting worse. I hones

Gabipassmore

Gabipassmore

03/13/19

 

Week 10 recap

This has absolutely not been my week. Maybe because they didn't up my dosage and my skin has gotten used to 60mg a day? Idk. My skin is feeling pretty oily again and my lips are a million times worse. They are almost constantly bleeding and burn because they're so dry and I use every thing under the sun to moisturize them and they refuse to heal. Those I can atleast deal with bc I care so much more about my skin than my lips. But my skin has gotten worse this past week. Four new friends popped u

Gabipassmore

Gabipassmore

03/02/19

 

Month 2/Week 9 recap

Finally went back to my dermatologist this past Wednesday and he said that I'm making good progress! He's keeping me on the same dosage of 30mg twice a day which just confused me because I have absolutely no idea how they decide dosages, I thought he'd up it a little at least but he did not. I actually ran out of pills a week before my appointment and my skin really wasn't happy with I developed a couple new bad boys on my face that makeup absolutely can not cover. This scares me because if I'm

Gabipassmore

Gabipassmore

02/23/19

 

Week 8 side effects

Skin really has not changed much in the past week but some things have. So to start with, night before Valentine's I did a face mask and shaved and exfoliated my legs. The next morning my legs were so dry and flaky as hell and no amount of lotion would help that, lucky me it's still cold outside so no one saw my legs except my boyfriend and he couldn't care less. And my face got BUMPY. Now this is a mask I've used many times before it's very gentle and I've always loved it because my face felt s

Gabipassmore

Gabipassmore

02/18/19

 

Week 7 recap

Really nothing has changed since last week it's been a little slow for my skin sadly. I have gotten a few painful bumps again but only one was huge and looks like its going to scar. I used Murad salicylic acne spot treatment or whatever it's called, I'm sure any salicylic acid spot treatment works the same at this point. And on top of that I used  calamine lotion. One of the spots went away surprisingly easily, one is still kinda there, and the big one on my chin directly under my lip popped on

Gabipassmore

Gabipassmore

02/08/19

 

Week 5/6 recap

So I missed week five but my skin hasn't changed much since week 5 anyway.  My skin dryness is under control but my lips have given up on me. It might have to do with the 10 degree weather and the insane winds that come with living in the mountains that add to the dryness but my lips have never felt so bad. Burt's bees and blistex no longer work. I exfoliate them and drown them in chapstick and Vaseline but they start cracking and bleeding anyway. My skin is not that dry surprisingly but I do al

Gabipassmore

Gabipassmore

01/31/19

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02/05/19

 

One month recap

So I checked in with my dermatologist today and he upped my dosage of Clavaris to 30mg twice a day. All in all this was a good month, I've definitely noticed my skin has been smoother and I'm getting a little less acne. Hopefully during this month I stop getting acne altogether but I know it's a 6 month process so I'm not sure when it's going to stop. My left cheek has no actives at all which is amazing but I do have scarring and two ugly scabs. My right cheek is still looking messy. I have a la

Gabipassmore

Gabipassmore

01/15/19

 

Week three recap

I've almost finished my first month and it's pretty exciting actually. I feel like I'm handling the dryness well, I'm still dealing with the cold which absolutely sucks. My pink eye is gone but I have like a broken blood vessel which we do think is accutane related not pink eye related. Sadly I lost my Burt's bees chapstick so I've learned that all of my chapsticks I used to love downright suck. I love EOS and blistex but they do nothing for the dryness. Also because I've had such a bad cold and

Gabipassmore

Gabipassmore

01/05/19

 

Side effects!!!

So it hasn't been three weeks quite yet but I wanted to update. So accutane really does make your immune system absolutely suck. For the past few days I've felt kinda gross but yesterday it hit me like a truck. Honestly I've been pushing aside my cold thinking it was mostly accutane related. My red eyes I just thought it was my contacts and I shouldn't be wearing them so I wore them for a shorter amount of time. My sore throat I thought it was just dry because accutane dries you out like CRAZY.

Gabipassmore

Gabipassmore

12/31/18

 

Week 2 recap

So this is a pretty late week two recap mostly because I just have no clue what the days are anymore because I don't have classes over the holidays lol. Anyway my skin hasn't changed much since two days ago which would have marked end of week two. The dryness really isn't bothering me at all lately, I got a new moisturizer which is absolutely heavenly and the only dryness I've been dealing with is around my nose and lips. I've been using otc excema cream around my nose and regular Burt's bees ch

Gabipassmore

Gabipassmore

12/28/18

 

Week 1 recap

Ok so it has been a week since I started and everything everyone has said about the first week is true. My skin isn't way too flaky, definitely my nose and a little of the insides of my cheeks but it's not drastic. My lips won't stop chapping but blistex has been so helpful for me. By the end of the day though my lips just feel covered in chapstick and still dry but it feels amazing to put on chapstick. Honestly I might need a new chapstick. My acne though, well anything that would have formed i

Gabipassmore

Gabipassmore

12/18/18

 

Day 5

My skin has started to get pretty tight and my nose is getting flakier each day. My skin is still pretty oily but now that it's getting dry it feels weird to put on extra moisturizer. Also all my current acne is PAINFUL even if they were just little white heads, and everything in my skin that would have formed eventually is forming at the exact same time. So I'm dry oily and breaking out. I was told to expect an initial breakout so I wasn't surprised when these guys started to pop upon my face b

Gabipassmore

Gabipassmore

12/16/18

 

Day 2

Ok so technically day 2 is day 3 and day 1 was the morning after I took the first pill but whatever. I was not expecting it to affect me this fast. My skin hasn't started to change any which isn't a surprise but I am DRY. I heavily moisturerize normally anyway but after I showered today my nose was definitely a little flaky on one side but my eyes and the inside of my nose are super dry. I'm going without contacts today so my contacts don't fall out from being too dry. I'm taking 30mg of claravi

Gabipassmore

Gabipassmore

12/14/18

 

Day 1

I went to the dermatologist yesterday and after fighting insurance I was finally able to start accutane. The brand I'm using is Clara is, which seems to be a very common brand of isotretinoin.  Clearly nothing has changed yet but it's my first day so this is what my skin looks like before accutane. I've never had several acne, only moderate acne but because of its persistance for 7 years my dermatologist finally recommended this for me and I'm SO excitedI was told to stop using "harsh" acne

Gabipassmore

Gabipassmore

12/13/18

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