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Day 82

The clear up game is real. Haven't had any new big breakouts for a week now, just small whiteheads here and there. Red marks are slowly going away, but my face definitely looks more presentable now.

Day 78

Skin is really starting to clear up! All of my acne is slowly fading away. Definitely the best my skin has been since my first initial breakout. A recap of how I'm getting through this: Sunscreen is not optional If you take hot showers, rinse off your problem areas with cold water to close the pores- this helps me prevent whiteheads Moisturize well, but not too thick because not letting your skin breathe causes irritation and acne I had the most Accutane moment yesterday- I couldn't find m

Day 76

Face is starting to look better, only 2 or 3 whiteheads on my entire face. The rest are some raised bumps and redness. Honestly don't know if this is the end or not, but optimism can't hurt. I'm slowly regaining my self confidence and feeling better about myself. I'm just so glad to be so far into treatment and seeing great results on my back and chest, and now I just wait with confidence for my face to clear. What a great era to be a teenager with acne.. I shudder to think of what I would be s

Day 75

Haven't posted in a while; my skin has been weird this past week. There's no more cysts on my face, just a few whiteheads. Scarring is still pretty bad though. It feels as if there isn't any acne on my face (i can flex the muscles on my face without pain) which is a great improvement from the huge initial breakout a few weeks ago. Small forehead breakout yesterday. I'm hoping this month 3 is the month my face clears, since my back and chest show almost no signs of acne anymore. It's weird, becau

Day 65

Sorry I haven't posted for a week. Too much stuff going on. After a horrible breakout around day 50, things are starting to clear up: Redness is going away Forehead is clearing up from around a 6 cyst breakout Cheeks are clearing from an uncountable amount of cysts and whiteheads (20+ on each side) Back and chest are completely clear I generally feel better about myself, but sometimes I can be SUCH A BITCH. And I'm a guy too, so my friends are like "dude chill". For me, the perfect rou

Day 58

Started 80 mg a day because I got my prescription. I started swimming, so eating fat with my pill is easy now - We're talking about 1,500 calorie dinners. This pill better be absorbing completely. Surprisingly, my skin hasn't been that dry. No peeling or flaking, just acne going away. No new acne AT ALL. My face still has pimples on it, but just ones that have been there for a while and are starting to go away. Sans my acne, my face is very smooth. I'm not nearly as self-conscious anymore, an

Day 54

posting day 54... 2 days after i posted day 53?!?!! yeah i lost track of days, today is day 54.  My face has gotten a lot better, the redness has been gone for the past 2 days and I havent noticed any new pimples on my cheek or neck! Plus, and this doesnt seem like much, but my face doesn't hurt anymore! This is huge for me because even though my face looks gross at least I dont feel like I have acne. I'm starting to get to the point where I as a guy have a socially acceptable amount of acne. y

Day 53

So apparently the absorption rate of Accutane is doubled when you take the pill with a meal with 20g of fat. So I'm gonna start taking the pill at dinnertime, which is usually my heaviest meal. Got my blood test in the morning, my fear of needles is nonexistent now. Face hurts today, nothing much has really changed, but I haven't noticed any new acne.

Day 52

Starting at day 52.. becuase why not right on 40 mg/day for 2 months, will be going onto 80 mg for my 3rd month So far i'm in the middle of a huge IB, we're talking about 10 whiteheads on each cheek and redder than Donald Trump. Although my acne is considered severe, 1. I'm a guy, so nobody really cares and 2. I'm usually a class clown so even less people could care about how I look. That's been the main strategy i've had in staying strong the past 1 1/2 months along with reading acne.org blog
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