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Retin A Micro Week 12

This is the end of my updates on this product for now, because I've started on Accutane. I tried continuing to use the retin-a micro while on Accutane, but I'm a couple weeks in and it's just making my skin wayyy to dry now. I tried spot treating with a hydrating salicylic acid lotion and saw dramatic improvements in my skin almost immediately. The retin-a micro was just making my skin too dry, crepe-ish, and flaky. Also my acne was much worse on it, than it had been with other over the counte

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

02/17/14

 

Accutane First Impression-Reasons For Taking It

I'm SO excited to be writing this, I've been waiting for this day for 3 years. I've tried the Regimen, two types of birth control, antibiotics, retin-A micro, and countless other over-the counter oral/topical drugs for for my acne, and they just haven't been enough. So, at the advice of my dermatologist, I start my new journey tomorrow on Epuris, a form of Isotrentinion (aka Accutane). Here are my reasons for taking Accutane, and reasons for anyone to consider if they have oily ski

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

02/01/14

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02/02/14

 

Retin-A Micro Week 9...exciting News!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH READY FOR THIS? My right cheek is clear. Clear. CLEAR. This is kindof a really, extremely, ginormously big deal in my world. Like I'd put it on the national news if I could. And not only that, but it is starting to look like a normal cheek. The scars are still there, but the hyperpigmentation is so faded. Compared to healthy skin, it has a ways to go. But compared to the skin I'm used to seeing....my jaw literally drop

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

01/28/14

 

Retin-A Micro Week 7

Over the last couple weeks I've tried adding in a few other acne fighting products back into my routine. I tried tea tree oil, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and a witch hazel/aloe vera toner. It's not going well. The products just make my skin peel more. A story for youuu : My boyfriend took me out to a lovely dinner at a nice restaurant, and bought us a $115 meal. We both dressed up (like always, hahah) and had such a nice evening! EXCEPT...halfway through the meal I went to t

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

01/15/14

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01/21/14

 

Reti-A Micro Week 5

Aaah, I can't believe it's been five weeks already! The time flew by. So on the packaging insert it suggests that results probably wont show for at least a month, in which time your skin condition may worsen. My skin definitely needs more time than a month to adjust to this beast. As a quick recap, from years on benzoyl peroxide and birth control, my acne was mild before beginning my treatment. Weeks 1&2 I spent adjusting to the retin-A by burning my skin, letting it heal, a

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

12/31/13

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01/16/14

 

Acne Is A Disease.

I've always been terrified at the thought of Accutane. I've done extensive research; read countless articles, watched the videos, seen the photos, read the horror stories, read the success stories, interviewed everyone I know who's taken it, read blogs, forums, etc. I'm a health nut. I like to know exactly what's going into my body. I'm a huge supporter of PETA and insist on knowing exactly where my food came from. Fruits, vegetables, and nuts are my best friend. I drink a green smoothie

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

12/10/13

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12/11/13

 

My Face Is Falling Off... Woes Of Retin-A Micro.

Hello lovelies, So...remember when I said that so far I had zero redness or irritation from using Retin-A micro 0.04%? WELL. Watch me now eat my words. The first three days were lovely. My skin was happy, normal colour, normal texture. I got five new pimples in those three days. Completely normal. BUT THEN... I watched my skin turn from a pale tan colour to a tomato red. It became tight. Very, very, very tight. You know those clear gel masks you put on that dry and then you pee

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

12/02/13

 

Benzoyl Peroxide, Accutane, Retin-A. Gah.

Hello my lovelies, So I had to go to the dermatologist to get a giant mole removed... And while I was there I talked to him about my acne. He immediately recommended that I start accutane, unless I want to keep breaking out until I'm 50 like my mother. I'm a bit traumatized by all the things I've seen about accutane online, so I'm very hesitant. So while I consider it he prescribed retin-A micro 0.04%. I've only used it a few days and so far I've had zero dryness, zero redness,

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

11/28/13

 

The Journey

I'm not a writer, but I've been meaning to tell my story for a long time now, I hope maybe someone can relate to it and maybe find something helpful..even a little by it. I'm a 20-year-old girl from Canada, attending university here. I have three sisters, all of whom take after my mother; I was always a 'daddy's girl' however, and he was my role model. The other three all resemble my mother, and I my father. The few traits that I did get from my mother were all the ones she hoped not to pass

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

06/25/13

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06/28/13

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