for the first time there is a little redness and i can feel my skin getting tighter. i haven't been washing my face with anything other than water, which seems to be working just fine. i had a few new pimples on my face over the past few days but for the most part the major ones are already gone. i developed a few on my neck and there are some familiar tender spots on my back. i have been drinking loads of water and already used probably half a tube of chapstick. i am excited to see the full results, if it's already working so well! no pictures right now cuz my phone is trash but we will have to see what we can do here in a couple days.
i set my alarm for ten am to take my very first dose of isotrentinoin. i have been so excited for the past few weeks that every time i saw a new blemish in the mirror i would laugh in my own face, telling myself it was one of the last i would have to deal with. i bought a little 2-a-day weekly pill organizer and took the liberty of emptying the first box the day before i planned to start it. i made sure to swallow my first pill with a tall glass of water and chase it with a granola bar, since i'm not one big on breakfast. so far i have seen no changes, as expected. my only current worry is how much worse it's going to get before i'm going to notice a difference.
hello! i am currently 19 years old and have suffered from moderate yet constant acne since i hit puberty around age nine. i never used any makeup other than around my eyes, and my acne never really took a toll on my self-esteem or kept me from going out with friends until this past year or so, when i began to feel like i was never going to grow up because of the condition of my skin. nothing ever kept my acne at bay. not any topical or oral treatments. this is why i decided to finally give accutane a shot. i am definitely looking forward to clear skin by age twenty for the first time since it mattered. i was using neutroena advanced solutions until a few days ago, so i am beginning this treatment with fairly more blemishes than typical. i am going to switch to using cetaphil gentle skin cleanser since it is simply a cleanser. i am a bit worried of the side affects, including sore joints and a higher risk of broken bones because i am a dedicated snowboarder. i am keeping this blog for personal use, but please feel free to make any comments or ask any questions reguarding what i post.