Well I have been increase to 40 mg twice a day now. my lips still get dry but not as bad as they use to. My nose and chin looks like a straw berry and at time to do pick the white heads i cant help it. My derm said to get a warm wash cloth and gently wipe them but picking can leave a bruise. my hair is still shedding but not that bad. My derm said my hair will grow back but ive been going to my hair stylest every two weeks to get a wash and condition and deep condition. I am black so not washing my hair everyday is good for me. Also i do apply oil to the front and back of my scalp every night and morning and where ever it may itch.. cause itching it caused some of my hair to fall out in the front. but my skin is looking pretty good my pores are starting to shrink which is causing all the black heads to emerge from my face. My back is getting better still have some scars. my face does get dry but not as bad as when I first started. sometimes i have some knee pain but thats it..
I am shedding hair in the front of my hair to me it looks like bald spots. some parts of my face feel like sandpaper. This is day 21 of accutane i feel like I want to give up. If my hair gets any worse I will have to stop... I wanna cry
I have been on accutane for 19 days now and still having same side effects flakey scalp, dry skin and dry lips. a few aches but not much. I did go to a carnival and tried to stay out of the sun but didnt do a good job of it my shoulders are sunburned. Now I am african american and I can get tanned but this time my shoulders were actually peeling. That has never happen to me before. It doesnt hurt and I also got darker then I normally would if I wasnt on accutane. So I will stay out the sun and I hope everyone else is too.
My lips have been peeling some too and over the weekend I thought I could get some of the dead skin off so I took a wash cloth and wiped my lips. BAD mistake now my lips are kinda swollen. I wont ever do that again. Also my chin has little white things on it. Dont wipe anything I learned the hard way. anyone else go through any of this??
Well it has been 13 days taking accutane and so far I have the same symtoms as before Dry scalp, flakey scalp, dry skin, dry lips, some flakey skin. I have a few new break outs ugh, cyst type ones with no head on it. Like 5 small ones but they are noticeable. This sucks, I really hope it goes away soon. they're on my chin and one kinda by my nose.
My skin is real sensitve I ended up buying aquaphor for my lips which works great. Occasionally i put it on my face. My scalp is so dry and flakey i have to put oil on my scalp everyday I trully dont want my hair to fall out due to dry scalp.
Ugh not too happy because I have more break outs then I usually would when not on accutane please someone tell me this will get better and when.......
I have been on Accutane for 6 days now and so far I have itchy scalp with flakes, dry lips, flakey and dry skin. I have had acne since I was 13 and I am 30 now. I have tried every cream and antibiotic there is. I decided to keep a journal of my Accutane experience but overall I can see a differernce so far in my skin. I am taking 30 mg twice a day. I have acne on my back, chest and face. I am hoping my hair wont get thin or break off being a african american young lady our hair is already tough to take care of. What are some good lip balms to use?