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Week 4

Hey all, just starting week 4! Had my Derm appointment this morning, and thankfully all my bloodwork came back ok. She kept me on the same dose of 20 mg twice a day for now, and if everything comes back ok again, we can talk about increasing the dosage. It's fine with me because my skin is doing really well right now. I've noticed something wonderful over the last week: my blackheads are disappearing. I've always had them in the same spots and I never even noticed them after a while, but a

CGryffindor

CGryffindor

07/16/13

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07/17/13

 

Note To Self: Hands Off

Ok, so I seriously need to learn to leave my face the heck alone. I have the worst habit of squeezing things on my face that aren't even that noticeable and making them ten times worse. Normally, this is annoying, but not a huge deal or anything. But now that I'm on Claravis, everytime I touch my face, I cause a scrape. My skin is so fragile. And also, my skin is so itchy, but whenever I scratch it, I get these scratches sooo easily. So anyway, from now on, I'm going to have to try really

CGryffindor

CGryffindor

07/11/13

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07/13/13

 

Week 3

Hey all, Just starting week 3 of Claravis 20mg twice a day. It's hard to believe it's been 3 weeks already! Things haven't really changed that much in the last week. My blemishes are healing extremely quickly. Seems like they just dry right up overnight. My skin isn't producing any oil, which is soooo nice. I've always had such oily skin and I never realized how much better I could look when my skin isn't shiny! I'm very dry and peely still, but I don't mind because I don't have any new

CGryffindor

CGryffindor

07/08/13

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07/14/13

 

My Routine

I realized I've been a bit vague about my skin care routine, and that might be helpful to know. I've tried a lot of products over the years, and I mean A LOT of products, and I've weeded through the ones that don't work for me. For a long time, my strict routine was Neutrogena face wash and 10% benzoyl peroxide at night. Eventually, though, I learned the secrets of moisturizer, and how my face was just becoming more irritated and broken out with the harsh topicals I was using. So I switched at t

CGryffindor

CGryffindor

07/06/13

 

Week 2

Well, just finishing up week 2 now. My skin is becoming drier and drier. It itches all the time, despite the lotion. My scalp is pretty itchy, and its been peeling like it does when it gets sunburned. My skin is still pretty clear, and when I do get pimples, which are still a daily occurrence, they heal extremely quickly. Usually they dry up by the next day. I'm finding that my skin is very fragile right now. It doesn't take much at all to bruise or cut my face. I've stopped squeezing pimples c

CGryffindor

CGryffindor

07/02/13

 

Week 1

So I guess this will be my first entry chronicling my experience with Isotretinoin, or more specifically Claravis. Some background info to start off with, I've had acne since I was about 13 years old. It started off quite severe, and I used to not be able find a clear spot on my whole face. I was familiar with the horrors of acne already because my older brother had had severe cystic acne for several years. I began trying some of his topical medications when my acne persisted despite my best ef

CGryffindor

CGryffindor

06/25/13

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07/09/13

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