I think the IB has hit me. I have clumps of clogged pores on both sides of my mouth, and they are starting to emerge. I've got a couple on my forehead as well, but those don't really bother me. It's the ones around the mouth that SUCK--I feel like you can't help but notice them. Even when they eventually go down, I will be left with a lot of hyperpigmentation. Ugh! I didn't get an IB during my first two courses, so I don't know what to expect. Can anyone tell me how long theirs lasted? Any feedb
I took my 6th pill tonight. It's starting to kick in! Here's how I know: -My lips are starting to feel dry -My skin is thinner (sadly, I know this because I picked...shame on me!) -Overall, my skin is oilier than usual. This might sound weird, but it happened during both of my previous courses; my skin got oily in the very beginning and then became drier (or in my case, it just normalized) Whoop! Good luck to all of my other Accutaners out there.
Is it physically possible for an IB to start this quickly? As I've mentioned before, my biggest area of concern right now are the clogged pores around my mouth. I don't even have any actives right now; rather, the area around my mouth has bumpiness from both healing pimples and clogged pores. Well...I've been terrified of getting an IB considering the congestion I'm dealing with, and I think it just might be happening. The weird thing is...the pores aren't becoming inflamed, but some seem
I took my first pill last night. My skin is actually OK right now. My biggest insecurity are the clogged pores around my mouth. It's so weird...every other part of my face is pristine save for some areas of congestion around my temples, but those really don't bother me. It's the ones around my mouth that make me self-conscious. In certain lighting, it looks AWFUL--so congested. Just gross. They just sit there! The last 2 times that I did Accutane, I didn't have as much congestion as I do now, bu
Acne is such a strange thing. I was feeling quite alright this morning, and now, less than 12 hours later, I feel so down about my skin. This past week, I have had one of my worst breakouts in a while. A week ago today, my skin was pretty good. Not perfect by any means, but not something I was obsessing over like I am right now. While I had some clogged pores and redness from previous breakouts, I was able to conceal it well with make-up. This week, I was hit with the type of breakout that canno
I'm finding that writing about this in a public yet anonymous forum is quite therapeutic. It helps to know that I am not the only adult who is still dealing with and depressed by acne. It seems that everyone in my life (friends, family, boyfriend) has good skin, and therefore, nobody really understands the emotional pain that this disease causes. I get to start Accutane in 5 days, and I could not be more excited to get back on track toward having clear skin and, more importantly, to re-gaining m
I cannot wait to get back on this medication. Currently, my skin is the worst it's been in the past year or so. I have 4 actives around my mouth...all swollen, painful pustules. I also have some clogged pores around my mouth. Every other part of my face is clear...but the breakouts around my mouth have always been my biggest problem, and they've always made me feel very, very insecure. I feel like they are the most noticeable and they're nearly impossible to conceal. Even if I can cover the redn
I'm about to start my 3rd (yes, 3rd) round of Accutane. This time, I am determined to document my experience and results. Before I begin, let me tell you about my long, tired journey with acne... I am a 27 year old female who has been dealing with acne since age 15. If I were to tell most people that I am about to start a 3rd course of Accutane, they would probably look at me like I'm crazy. In the past 12 years that I've been dealing with this, my acne has gone from moderate and persisten