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Accutane - Day 53 (ish)

My skin is getting clearer! I'm on 80mg a day (40mg twice daily), though I frequently forget to take the 2nd pill.  My biggest concern is the dryness.  My skin is very dry, but I've been slathering on various Clinique moisturizers every morning and evening.  It's seems to be doing a good job so far.  Carmex and Aquaphor are lifesavers for my lips.  I've got anywhere from 4-8 tubes floating around at any given time.  I've also purchased some Eucerine Original Healing Lotion, which seem to keep so

Tallchick19

Tallchick19

04/09/16

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04/09/16

 

Accutane - Day 23

General Update: I have been on isotretinoin for 23 days now and I am definitely seeing improvement.  Though my acne is not gone, my breakouts are significantly less severe.  The pimples I get are less in numbers, less in size, and seem to go away quicker.  My husband has noticed this too.   Side Effects: I am definitely experiencing the dry lips and skin.  My lips have not flaked or cracked yet but they are dry and get that burning sensation when I don't put anything on them for a while.  I ba

Tallchick19

Tallchick19

03/10/16

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03/10/16

 

Accutane - Day 1

On 2/17/2016, I was finally able to start taking accutane (tons of hoops to jump through if your a chick).  I'm 31 years old and currently on 40 mg once a day.  The attached pictures are my day one pictures. (I look rough...I know!)  Typically my face is so oily that you could fry a piece of chicken on it, but in the pictures below, my face is freshly washed, exfoliated, and moisturized.  My face is currently in one of its break out cycles and you can see my scar marks. I use gentle face wash/

Tallchick19

Tallchick19

02/18/16

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02/19/16

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