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End Of Month 4- Week 1, Month 5:photo Update

Photo update End of month 4: week 1, month 5 60 mg once a day Side effects Very, very dry lips. Both corners of my lips ripped a while ago and they haven't healed since. They keep splitting every time i yawn etc which is really painful! Dry nose, nasal spotting Joint pain, mainly my knees and hips. I cant go to the gym anymore because I ache so much the next day Weight loss? I was 9 stone when i started accutane and i'm now 8.13 (57kg to 51kg) I haven't been dieting so

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

05/18/13

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05/28/13

 

Month 4, Week 2. Photo Update

These photos were taken the first day of month 4 on accutane: 60mg a day I currently have no active pimples, blackheads or cysts. Jut very, very dry skin and bleeding lips Side effects continues Skin today:

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

04/28/13

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05/03/13

 

Month 3, Week 2

Month 3, week 2 on 60mg accutane I currently have 1 pimple in between my eyebrows and that is it !!! I cant remember the last time my skin was this clear, i'm so happy! I have no blackheads either and I've had blackheads always since i was about 12 years old! Its so nice to feel no bumps, cysts or have anything bleeding on my face. My skin is super dry but its manageable. Its more noticeably dry around my nose, eyes and cheeks. My face seems to look a look more flushed since upping

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

03/30/13

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03/31/13

 

Accutane Photos- Starting Month 3

Start of month 3 My dermatologist upped my dose from 30mg to 60mg because im still getting some outbreaks, nothing major but still. I'm kinda worried this dose will be too much for me because i only weigh 50kg but im so desperate for perfect skin, clear of acne! Still a lot of PIH all over my face but i feel its fading. Here's a photo update (photos are without makeup, of course!) Side effects: dry lips thirsty dry skin, around eyes and nose skin bruises

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

03/20/13

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03/26/13

 

Month 2, Day 19.

Still continually breaking out. My skin is better than it was before starting accutane but i'm STILL getting pimples. Before accutane, the only area I had pimples was around my jawline, lower face, but since starting accutane my jawline is completely clear and now my cheeks are the main area where I break out. The pimples fade within a few days, dry out super fast and flake off but then i'm left with these dry red marks. Will these marks fade? Overall skin is defiantly much better bu

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

03/10/13

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03/11/13

 

Month 2, Day 10.

My skin seems to be a lot better right now. I currently have 2 active pimples, no cysts and my blackheads seem to be fading! My skin hasn't been this clear in months... hope it continues to get better! I'm really hoping my dermatologist ups my dose for month 3, i'm so desperate for flawless skin. I turn 20 next week and I don't want acne in my 20's, i want it gone for good! Still on 30mg/day Confidence is improving dramatically Side effects dry lips static hair??? I'm not sure if

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

03/01/13

 

End Of Month 1- Accutane

I have been on Accutane for 1 month now. I went to see my dermatologist today for my monthly checkup. My bloods were all fine, im not pregnant and i was hoping he was going to up my dose from 30mg. He didnt up my dose because he said im petite (which i dont think i am) so he wanted to wait till the end of month 2 to up the dose if there has been no change. Acne is still the same, still getting cysts and looks horrid in the sunlight No major side effects: -Slightly dry lips, not as

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

02/19/13

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02/19/13

 

Day 21 Accutane

I've decided to post some photos of my skin without makeup again next week because that will be the end of my first month! My skin isn't clear yet and i'm still getting pimples but they seem to dry out and drop off within a few days if i leave them alone Jawline is clearer apart from maybe 4 pimples, the initial breakout on my cheeks seems to be fading and my forehead is clear. Symptoms: -Headaches if i don't drink -really thirsty if i go an hour without water -dry skin around

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

02/12/13

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02/12/13

 

Day 12 Of Accutane

Took my 12th dose of accutane today and so far things are going pretty well. Side effects so far: dry lips skin slightly dry around the top of my nose, side of nose and corners of eyes Slight nasal bleeding when I blow my nose Itchy skin. I'm not sure if this is a side effect because I normally get an itchy scalp and skin when i get stressed, I have my anatomy and physiology exam tomorrow so that could be why Skin seems to bruise easily/cut easily Still waking up in the mor

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

02/05/13

 

Day 7 Of Accutane

I am currently taking 30mg of accutane daily for this month. My acne is pretty much looking the same... maybe a tiny bit less inflamed but defiantly still there, but its only been 7 days so i cant complain. Old pimples seem to be coming back to haunt me though. Side effects: - Headache for the first few days which was really bad Friday night. Not sure if this was due to not drinking enough in lectures? -Mildly dry lips, nothing major or noticeable -My skin feels sensitive... it s

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

01/29/13

 

Photos From The Night Before Starting Accutane

I went to the dermatologist earlier today because my current antibiotic tetracycline defiantly wasn't clearing my acne. He took one look at me, agreed, and told me I was able to start accutane tomorrow as soon as my blood had been taken. I'm frustrated I have wasted so long trying antibiotics and topical treatments... including horrible epiduo which I think did nothing but burn my skin and spread my acne. I'm really, really hoping accutane clears my acne because its affecting my life s

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

01/22/13

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01/22/13

 

Swap Antibiotics Or Accutane?

I took tetracycline for two years and it cleared my skin up beautifully. However, my acne returned full blown this year. My dermatologist told me to take the tetracycline again but it has lost effectiveness in my opinion, very little improvement in three months and still getting flare ups. Should i ask to swap to another tetracycline? Whats the best antibiotic? Or is accutane the way forward if i'm getting major PI Hyper pigmentation?

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

01/21/13

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01/22/13

 

Please Answer My Accutane Questions?

I have been on antibiotics, Dianette birth control and epiudo for 3 months now and I have seen very little improvement. One day my skin looks good, the next I have a big flare up all over my face, especially around my jawline. I'm incredibly self conscious, have no self esteem and I am getting major post inflammatory hyperpigmentation I am not enjoying things anymore because of the way i look I am going to the dermatologist on Tuesday and he said to me if I am unhappy with the results in

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

01/19/13

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01/21/13

 

Big Pimple On Lip, Please Help?!

My face is looking better(touch wood) but i woke up today with a big pimple on my top lip which is really painful. I had uni today and i could feel everyone looking at it Its making my lip look deformed! What should i do, should i leave it or pop it? I have applied some duac but it hasnt reduced the redness or size and my lips are super dry

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

01/17/13

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01/18/13

 

Will This Breakout Ever End?!

My skin has been breaking out non stop since September, when i came back from Australia! One day i think its getting better and the next day it flares up! Its covered in red marks too I feel like its never going to end! I don't know whats causing it and why my regime isn't working... its been 4 months! ARGHHH!!!!!

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

01/15/13

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01/16/13

 

Feeling Really Down :(

I thought epiduo was working on clearing up my acne but today i woke up with a ton of new pimples that are red and inflamed I have been on Epiduo since 1st November... It clears my skin for a week and then it goes back to the way it was, angry and lumpy all around my jawline My acne is ruining my confidence. I have canceled numerous dates with friends, nights out etc because i feel so insecure I just dont know what to do anymore. I spent the whole day crying at home I am also on te

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

01/10/13

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01/12/13

 

Recommendations/ Experiences On African Black Soap?!

Recommendations/ experiences on African Black Soap?! My skin is super dry from my current routine of: Dianette, tetracycline lymecycline, EPIDUO and a salicylic wash. Although my acne is improving slowly it looks overly red and sore What will fade my hyperpigmentation as well as acne Please help !

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

01/06/13

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03/15/13

 

Tips To Stop Picking Acne?!

I had a really painful pimple on my lip so i squeezed it and now it really hurts and its inflammed! :'( Any tips on how to leave pimples alone?!

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

11/17/12

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11/18/12

 

My Current Face

So ive been using raw honey masks for one week now, once or twice a day and i have noticed significant improvements in my skin. The redness and scabs left behind from my breakout are fading and I have very few new pimples, no new cysts! I have changed my birth control pill to dianette from yasmin and i have been on this for one week Tetracyline week 6. Overall my acne is slowly fading (touch wood) so i am carrying on with this routine. I know my skin is no where near perfect but

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

11/16/12

 

Acne Skin Care Routine.

Morning: Cetaphil cleanser Cetaphil lotion Duac once daily Birth control pill- dianette Oral antibiotic- tetracycline Evening: Raw honey mask applied to face and neck for 30 mins- 1hour Liz earle cleanser and toner OR cetaphil cleanser and lotion Epiduo Lifestyle: Breakfast- fruit salad Lunch- Salad Gym- 3-5 times a week Only drinking water and green tea 8 hours sleep a night minimise stress levels Stopped drinking alcohol

Sofielinney

Sofielinney

11/16/12

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11/18/12

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