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A few months after finishing my last pack of accutane

hey! i haven't used this site in a long time, mostly because i don't have use for a site about acne... considering i am completely free of it. i was worried my mild/moderate acne might return after a few months off accutane, but that hasn't happened in the least. i stopped taking it in April. My skin is free of any pimples and hyper pigmentation. my skin and lips stopped being extremely dry around a month after stopping and about 65% of my oiliness is back, but i don't mind it (very easy to dea

acneissofun

acneissofun

08/24/16

 

last dermatologist appointment

Hey! my skin is doing great and i'm at the end of my fifth (out of six) accutane pack. i have been getting compliments and questions about how clear my skin is front left and centre. my dermatologist even said that my skin looks great and it looks like i've never had acne! 

acneissofun

acneissofun

03/07/16

 

Month 4 Day 28

i haven't had a single pimple since the beginning of this month. my hyperpigmentation is basically gone now. i haven't been posting as frequently, because acne is such a far thought from my mind that i don't really have a reason to go on this site. i really recommend washing your face with raw honey. i think it has helped fade my hyperpigmentation significantly and nips any pimples that want to form in the bud. plus, it makes your skin so soft and moisturized. 

acneissofun

acneissofun

01/28/16

 

month 4 day 7

i had my second last dermatologist appointment today. my dermatologist said that my skin has cleared up nicely and the hyper pigmentation i have is mild and will either fade significantly, or be gone within my last two months on accutane. 

acneissofun

acneissofun

01/07/16

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01/10/16

 

raw honey and olive oil

does anyone have any experience using raw, unprocessed honey as a cleanser and olive oil as a moisturizer? would you recommend either, or both? thanks  

acneissofun

acneissofun

01/05/16

 

month 4 day 4

my skin is responding very well to only washing with water. it seems far calmer and doesn't require nearly as much moisturizer as it did when i used a cleanser. once or twice a week (or the day before something if i want my skin to glow and be a perfect canvas for makeup), i'll do the queen helene mint julep to exfoliate. aside from the mask, i try not to let anything touch my face, because it is so sensitive.  it feels really, really nice to not feel so hung up and depressed over my skin a

acneissofun

acneissofun

01/04/16

 

month 3 day 31

my skin is doing great! i'm so happy that it cleared up in time for the holidays.  i was finding that after washing my face- no matter how gently i washed and how gentle the cleanser was- my face would go RED. i decided to ditch washing my face and instead, put my face in the shower while it runs semi-cold. using this method also eliminated like 90% of the dryness i had. my skin is actually liking this a lot and i might continue to do this after accutane. eating an avocado a day does nothin

acneissofun

acneissofun

12/31/15

 

month 3 day 27

so the zits i got on my cheek a few days ago were actually really small and are all healed up. i think there was definitely a connection between eating a bunch of junk food around the holidays and getting them. i'm back to eating 3 million avocados and tomatoes per day, so it's alllll goood. i don't think the PIH they'll leave will be bad or even noticeable, considering how small they were. my skin overall looks quite good. i'm looking forward to seeing how much more it'll improve by month 4 thr

acneissofun

acneissofun

12/27/15

 

month 3 day 26

my skin has been doing great, EXCEPT a couple days ago when i got three zits on my RIGHT CHEEK. the one spot on my whole face that i hate getting anything, because of how easily i get red marks there. ugggggghhh merry christmas right?

acneissofun

acneissofun

12/26/15

 

month 3 day 9

my skin is still improving more and more everyday. this weekend, i hung out with my boyfriend's brother and his girlfriend who i haven't seen in a couple of months. the girlfriend was like 'what did you do to your skin? it looks like porcelain now'. it makes me smile so much whenever i think about it! i wish i had taken progress photos. i actually would try to document my acne progress, but at the time the pictures would just make me sad and i'd delete them immediately. 

acneissofun

acneissofun

12/09/15

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12/10/15

 

month 3 day 4

wow..... my skin has been doing nothing but healing and clearing, FAST. i am beyond impressed. i have no new pimples and my hyper pigmentation has almost completely faded (it is indistinguishable with light makeup). my skin looks great in all lighting, even in one of those magnified mirrors with the bright light! although i only had mild acne before, i no longer have any anxiety about my face even without makeup. i still have no side effects beyond dry lips and skin, which is easily avoided with

acneissofun

acneissofun

12/04/15

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12/09/15

 

first day of third month

the small breakout i had is healing very quickly. no more new pimples. i think the breakout was just some of the last few clogged pores coming to the surface. i have the feeling that from here out my skin isn't going to breakout anymore and just continue healing and clearing. 

acneissofun

acneissofun

12/01/15

 

day 60

still having a small breakout. they were all pimples that were just slowly developing over the past few weeks and just came to the surface. nothing too bad, except one popped very messily and is now a pretty unsightly red mark. i'm pretty worried about a couple on my right cheek, because i've been struggling with pih there and i'm really not too happy about adding more   i'm starting to get impatient. i just really, really, reaaaaally want clear skin. it's been such a long time 

acneissofun

acneissofun

11/29/15

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12/04/15

 

nearing the end of the second month

my skin is doing very well. i got somewhat of a breakout of 3 pimples (one beside my chin and two on my right jaw), but they're almost healed so it's no big deal.  what is bothering me is some PIH on my right cheek. i had a minor breakout of whiteheads on it at the end of october or beginning of this month, i can't really remember. whiteheads for me leave the worst PIH and they are taking forEVER to fade. i really hope it just goes away. if i didn't have that, my skin would look amazing.  

acneissofun

acneissofun

11/27/15

 

a month and 2 weeks on accutane

i don't have much to update, other than the fact my skin has been doing nothing besides clearing up! it's looking great! in the past while, i've been feeling way more comfortable in my skin than i have in months. 

acneissofun

acneissofun

11/16/15

 

:):):):):)

my skin is looking so fucking good. i cannot believe it, seriously. i've been looking at myself all day long, just in awe of how quickly accutane has worked. like, i haven't seen my skin looking this nice in months. i actually cried a little looking at my reflection in direct sunlight. i usually wince away from it, but today i just looked SO lovely, clear, pretty, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. i really can't stop smiling. i have 0 actives and only two very small marks that need to heal.  my hyperpigm

acneissofun

acneissofun

11/06/15

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11/07/15

 

a month and five days

my dermatologist appointment was today and she said my skin is responding quickly to accutane, which is great to hear. i asked her what she would recommend for hyper pigmentation and she suggested Ultraquin. i bought Ultraquin plain cream. i really hope it works!

acneissofun

acneissofun

11/05/15

 

a month and two days in

i am REALLY seeing a difference now. the breakout i had on my right cheek is all done and nearly all healed up now. all that's left behind is pretty much indistinguishable under a small amount of makeup. i haven't got a new zit since my last post, so i hope this keeps up. i think my skin is a couple of weeks away from being flawlessly clear, but i can put up with a few small marks for now.  so awhile ago i stopped using BP, which i was using from the beginning of starting accutane. i think this

acneissofun

acneissofun

11/03/15

 

2nd Pack

i finished my first pack and am starting my second today. my slight right cheek breakout is over, but the angry looking red marks left behind need to heal. the only hyperpigmentation i tend to get is on my cheeks though, which sucks, but hopefully it won't be too bad. i would not consider this nearly as bad as i'd imagine an IB. it covers pretty easily with makeup. i'm really hoping this is my last breakout and i stop getting new pimples soon 

acneissofun

acneissofun

10/31/15

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11/03/15

 

day 28

the breakout on my left jaw heals, breakout on my right cheek immediately begins. fucks sake. 

acneissofun

acneissofun

10/28/15

 

Day 25

not looking too shabby. i had a small breakout on my left jaw, which is strange because i rarely get anything on the left side of my face. it seems like it's basically over now. overall, my skin is looking quite good and once that breakout is fully cleared up, it'll be looking fantastic! my skin still heals quickly on accutane, especially with neosporin. as for dryness, the area around my nostrils, mouth and chin is the most effected. the rest of my face is a lot dryer than usual, sure, but it's

acneissofun

acneissofun

10/25/15

 

Day 20

sooooooooooooooooo............ dry.......... if i spend too much time in front of a screen, my eyes (which are sensitive, accutane or not) get super blood shot! my skin is so dry that it feels like it is falling off of my face. i've been drinking enough water for probably ten people and moisturizing, yet i still can't stave off this dryness. it is very weird to not have oily skin anymore. i'm still getting at least one whitehead on the lower third of my face every day. ugggghhh!!! when will they

acneissofun

acneissofun

10/20/15

 

accutane

ok, wtf... my skin is looking so GOOD only two weeks into accutane. like, i have barely any noticable hyperpigmentation anymore and only two small actives right now. my skin was looking rough the weeks before i started it, but it's done a 360. this is awesome. mind you, i think my acne was a lot more mild to begin with than what i actually thought it was 

acneissofun

acneissofun

10/15/15

 

2 week update

today marks my second week taking accutane. so far, i haven't had an initial breakout (or any breakouts at all, actually... which is impressive, considering i'm on my period right now). i'm going to sound crazy, but my skin is looking pretty good already. it's even looking good in direct sunlight! i have a feeling i might miss the IB, considering the regiment i was on before i took accutane and that about 75% of people don't get it.  my skin and lips are dry, but not that badly. i actually don'

acneissofun

acneissofun

10/14/15

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10/15/15

 

eighth pill

i've just took my eighth pill. my skin and lips have been getting quite dry. aside from the dryness, my skin is not looking not bad. i tend to get a whitehead or two (sometimes even three if i eat a bunch of crap!) on the lower third of my face every day which SUCKS, so i hope accutane stops this cycle soon. the actual pimple is usually not big or anything, but i just hate the hyper pigmentation they sometimes leave. i haven't noticed any more or less pimples since starting accutane. i hope i'll

acneissofun

acneissofun

10/08/15

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