Hey all! yep reached day 15. In a low mood today, maybe because my lips are really saw. Red, peeling, inflammed, cracking, bleeding.The side of my lips is the worst! It stings so much but im staying positive as it will all be worth it. I really need to get aquaphor so will be ordering this friday. 2 new spots have formed but nothing serious, my skins smoother and smoother by the day. The bottom of my hair is also very dry but im not to fussed. I used to drink soya milk as i used to think milk broke me out but a week ago i switched back to milk and it taste so much better with cereal! I still try to eat healthily e.g eacting fish, porridge, chicken breast, rice, wholemeal bread, 3 apples a day (always had for years). My mums vietnamease so theres plenty of seafood. I also try to drink around 1.5 ltr - 2 ltr a day and have done for years which controls my breakouts and keeps my skin looking fresh and glowing (i think neways). I think this will all change though! As i start uni again in 2 weeks! So will be cooking for myself! student nights out! Takeaways ect. I hope eveyones ok! xx
Heya all another day and another 40mg! well its the 12th day on accutane! I still cannot believe im finially on this after multiple of times crying to doctors and the derms! So far so good! I still havent has any breakouts! I dont know when i'll be getting them or IF! I would much rather it to be an IF!. So around day 8 my lips were starting to dry which is the most common side effect as all you acctuane users know! So from the 8th until now day 12 I've tried various brands such as chapstick=sucks, Blistex=Rubbish, Vasiline=Kill me know, and discovered nivea worked the best. My lips are still drying constantly but i dont have to use nivea every second. Its actually quite embarressing especially on weekeneds when i work on the tills! Speaking to customers with flaky dry lips is not a good look!. My face has been clearer but also oily at times. The red marks and little bumps on my chin are dissapearing. My pored even look smaller which is a bonus. I was also on tom (time of the month) and this is when my skin becomes really bad but it has not erupt at all! which i'm very pleased about. I went to a club last night, and its the first time in about 2 years where my skin is smooth even after hours of dancing. But unfortunatly i have two little cyst on my left cheek and one on the right which may be the lack of sleep i have had and coming home at 7am! This is weird as when i remove my makeup the little cysts are less visable. So all round my journey through accutane is working so well! and the only side effects are dry lips. Good luck peeps with YOUR accutane journey!
Hey guys im currently on my 6th day of accutane...so far so good! I dont have a clue when the IB will start but my skin hasnt erupted yet! Its actually getting better! That can't be possible right? After 6 days! im not bringing my hopes up! sooo day 6....I noticed i've lost some weight! But still have the same diet (eg eat like a pig). I really hope this stops! Has anyone experienced this before??? Day 4 i started to feel pains and aches in my leg which was abit sore but it has now dissapeared. On Day 5 i started to experience the dry lips syndrome! which i prepared for. I currently use elizibeth arden 8 hour cream chapstick it was Â£18 which was my mums but now mine it works great! very moisterising and smells devine. My pores also feel tighter and smoother! which is great when i apply my makeup! usually when my makeup sinks into my skin after an hour a few bumps and lumps rises on my cheeks maybe due to large pores and blackheads. I am looking forward to the day where my skin will be smooth! good luck with acctune peeps! xx
Hell all! After 3 years and going through 3 types of anti-biotics which were unsuccessful the dermatologist finially approved for me to take roaccutane (accutane in us). I find it extremly annoying having to travel to the hospital to collect them! buy at this point i do not care i am just happy i can go on them. I took my first 2 tablets today which are 20mg each. i obviously have not experienced any side effects yet as its the first day but i am prepared for it! (major stock ups of chapsticks). Im not looking forward to the initial breakouts that most people get, especially when i am working but hey i just have to think of the future! my skin have been a rollercoaster when somedays my face clears up but still have large pores and little bumps and days when i break out like crazy with blackheads and inflamed red spots. so im praying accutane can clear these up and also improve the texture of my skin. I will be posting a pic of my face tomorrow so watch this space . x