Hey hey So another week has passed. I was breaking out like crazy at the start of the week. I have seemed to have cleared up a bit now. I haven't had a new pimple for two days. I woke up with dry peeling skin on my nose which hasn't happened before and my body is dry all over. I've also had a really dry inner nostril that I'm pretty sure is scabbed over (ew!) I'll upload some new pics next Saturday. I'm still on 40mg per day. Fingers crossed I have now reached the end of
Hey everyone! I was clear for about a year after accutane. It was amazing to not have to stress over my skin anymore and get on with living my life. I honestly didn't even think about acne or really appreciate the fact that I was clear for that year. I never thought I'd see acne again, unfortunately I started getting a pimple here and there again. Which was fine and manageable and I didn't mind. It wasn't acne. I felt normal, like everyone else. Then I started getting pimples on
Wow. What an amazing experience this has been. I honestly cannot believe my skin was ever as bad as it was. If I didn't have old pictures I would never have believed it. Look under this post to see photos of how bad my skin was at day 7! I'm still only on 20mg a day and I have about 2 and a half months left on accutane. I get no side effects anymore. My lips aren't even very dry, neither is my skin. I have the smoothest facial skin! I feel amazing One thing I've stopped doing is drin
So day 58 is almost over. I got a hormonal break out it seemed so so terrible so I took a pic and guess what? It's no where near as bad as what I started with, like, it doesn't even come close on the severity scale! So I thought I'd share. How weird is it that when you start to clear, then break out, it seems like the end of the world? Has this happened to anyone else? I've put the pics up against my photos from day 7 for you to compare. Also I was semi worried about my hair and its
A lot has happened since my last post. Derm visit, breakout, a music festival, huge pre Christmas party lunches and dinners. A lot of stress on my little body! So my derm took one look at me last Tuesday and couldn't believe my progress on such a low dosage and only 7 weeks in. He said he would like to keep me at 20mg and see how it keeps progressing. I'm so happy about that because now I don't have to worry about getting any crazy side effects! I did get a small breakout of about 5
I had only started taking photos at day 7 (because before that I didn't look at myself without makeup on) so I have included the pics from day 7 & from today. I have been having a really great experience so far. I'm only on 20 mg still (I see my derm in 2 hours to up my dosage) but I only have one active pimple it's quite large though you can see it in the photo. Other than that my skin is smooth and just scarred. I have had more dryness, my arms last night after I showered were the d
Hey guys! Things are still going really well I had my blood tested last week and my results were perfect. I see my derm next Tuesday and hopefully will up my dosage to 40mg so I can be fully clear. I have 3 small actives at the moment which are tiny and basically nothing but what's weird is I have these two pores that weren't whiteheads or black heads, but tiny clogged pores. That's the only way I can explain it :/ I squeezed them and they both had this hard yellow centre that popped out.
This morning I woke up next to my partner and he looked at me and said, oh my god your skin looks amazing! I have never heard those words uttered about my skin. It's only been 5 weeks and I'm clearing up incredibly well. I have about 3 small active pimples and the rest is clear. CLEAR, yes I still have redness and scarring, but this is amazing. The pimples I do get are so tiny and take literally 1 maybe 2 days to heal. My skin hasnt looked this good in years. I'm still using the same routin
Not much new to report. I have has about 4 pimples in the last few days which is awesome compared to what it used to be but still annoying. My face is very red still and full of scarring so when I don't wear makeup I still look riddled with acne... Yay! Ha but I can't complain I'm not getting any bad side effects, skins clearing up (even if its in a bit if a rut at the moment) and yep nothing more to report!
No new pimples! My face is just scarred but no active pimples. I am so happy. I'm wearing makeup and my skin looks freaking perfect with it on. Ill upload pics eventually I've taken photos every couple of days or so since being on accutane. I'm so so thrilled! Tomorrow is the end of week 4 and then on to week 5! Time is flying now that I'm clearing up I'm still using the same products; swisspers sensitive skin face wipes to remove makeup, Cetaphill cleanser and moisturizer.. And that's abo
Really starting to see results now. My skin has gotten extremely dry even on my face. This morning I woke up with a dry peeling nose. That's never happened before and my existing pimples are drying up quickly, turning into scars. I haven't really gotten any new pimples for 2 days which is unheard of. I started using swispers sensitive skin face wipes before using my cetaphil cleanser which I think is making a huge difference in how clean my skin is. So yep overall happy with the res
Great day! Still have a few active pimples but overall my face is clearing up faster than it normally would. I'm much happier! Only one new whitehead rather than the usual 7 today ha. so yep happy about that but this morning I woke up with a shooting pain in my ovaries. Anyone else (females obviously) had this happen to them? Not sure if I should visit my doctor about it or not? I got the pain a few hours later at work for a minute then it disappeared again. This is the first day I've
Day 21. Still shit skin. Worse than when I started. I need some positive feedback from people. I feel like more of a freak. Not to mention that I told one person at work I was on accutane and they told the whole office. Now everyday I get asked how its going etc. just look at my face people and you'll know it's going very veryyy badly ughh I just want slight improvement
Okay so this is my first ever blog on here, I started taking accutane 20mg a day 19 days ago and want to share my experiences on the drug. So here goes... My skin had been slowly improving ever since day one. I thought I was one of the lucky few who only ever improve on accutane and skip the whole IB phase.. but no I got my first horrific breakout yesterday morning when I woke up (day 18). I now have three active pimples on my forehead, one on my nose and a few (I gave up counting after