well day 10... I have a very red and flaky face.. but IB on my face has been limited to just 2 big pimples on my face. My bacne hasn't seemed to started clearing yet..it hasn't really broken out more than normal either. but hopefully I will start to see a change soon ) still using my purpose soap and moisturizer. Right under my nostrils and my lips are reallllly dry.. I haven't done anything for my nose yet, but I am constantly putting the aquaphor on my lips. I haven't used the neosporin lip treatment yet but I plan on trying it as soon as I use all of the other. My husband comes home the 12th of August..He's been gone 8 months.. I really hope that I don't get any bad breakouts on my faceright before or when he's home.. Do any girls out there use any of the "green pigmented" make up? I have always had a red face. but this is pretty bad.. I had some clinique powder that had the green stuff in it to hide the redness, but there is no way I can use powder with my skin being this flaky.. Does anyone know how long the red skin lasts?? I'm really hoping not the WHOLE time but, it will be worth it in the end. I have noticed a positive..my appetite has actually decreased since i've been taking it.. Maybe a new figure to go with my new skin ))))) I could only be so lucky. I bought some tea tree oil to mix with my shampoo.. My derm said it my cause some flaking and irritation of my scalp.. Has anyone else had this problem? I am really considering getting some gpats milk/buttermilk bath soap.. I hear it's very soothing and moisturizing without leaving you feeling oily. I plan on buying within this week and I will post a review. I also read people are having problems with the skin on the bottoms of their feet.. It happens to me during the summer because I wear flip-flops all the time.. but I swear by a ped egg and then put some good lotion on your feet and slip socks on and sleep in them.. I hope this will be enough in case I start to have that problem. Hope everyone is doing well and I wish you all clear complexions and a good night
So here it is day 4... my Clean and clear cleanser started to tingle/burn more than normal this morning.. I went and bought some purpose cleanser & moisturizer.. it says soap and oil-free...won't clog your pores..we'll see I guess ) This IB stuff is the pits.. I keep getting them on my nose, which, since I've started taking the meds, has looked like an oil slick..eww...seriously, it's 103 outside and if I stood out there long enough I could probably fry an egg on my face..ugh..hopefully it will get better ) I am optimistic.. I started feeling a little down today but I don't know if it's the argument between me and my mom or depression knocking on the door.. I have battled depression before..but I think a good bit of it comes from my insecurities due to acne and my weight..I'm not super heavy but I could stand to lose about 30lbs too ) oh well, I guess we will see.. I know it's risky with depression to take the gamble with an accutane drug , but i feel that the benefits will out weigh the bad..after all I think I can cry for 6 months to get clear skin.. Has anyone here had luck with claravis clearing up comedones/blackheads??.. I have them all over my nose and have since I was a preteen..just wondering if those will go away too ) my derm only mentioned that my cystic "backne" should go away.. Lips are starting to chap a little..not sure if its due to all this heat and no rain or the meds.. but I have EOS,Neosporin lip,and eucerin aquaphor all handy.. I read others blogs and tried to get what you guys were recommending before I needed it. As always, Take it easy...and try to stay cool!!!
I am 24, and have "backne" and acne, mostly on my chin and mouth area.. I finally talked my derm into accutane..well a generic accutane called claravis..which only costs me $10 a month thanks to my husbands awesome insurance!!! I'm on my third day so far I have only had a couple of headaches, but the worst part is that I'm 99% sure that I have an IB on the horizon.. my chin has a new pimple and it is huge and painful/itchy..and what can I say...I had to pop it.. I know I shouldn't because the meds. make scarring easier.. but my nose looks like an oil slick..ugh..But hopefully it will subside before my husband comes home from overseas..He is due to come in for R&R the 13th of August..He's been gone sine Dec 11th 2010... So, far I haven't had any dryness, but it will come *hopefully* but I have an entire stock of different lip moisturizers ready to go.. I am still using my clean&clear 3-n-1 with benzoyl peroxide.. I've never been able to handle salicylic acid.. on top of having acne, I have very sensitive skin.. So I will look normal with the "tane face" lol. I hope some of you read this and follow along with me and share your experiences too.. I'm new to the blog and am going to try and figure out how to post pics and stuff.. does anyone know how people add their tags at the bottom..like how many mg's, and their regimine? Thanks ) Take it easy
I'm on 60 mg Claravis