WOW, 3 years off Roaccutane.
I don't even know how I thought of this blog today but it just popped into my head and I said I'd come on and have a look and give an update!
It's actually crazy reading back over my posts. This was where I felt I could express exactly how I was feeling about my skin with likeminded people. Its very obvious that as my skin got clearer and clearer, I felt I didn't need to blog about it! It wasn't on my mind as much.
It makes me quite sad readin
It has been well over a month since my last post. I think as the tablets become a daily routine and as your skin starts to clear up, you just seem to forget how big of a deal it was when starting on them and therefore forget to update! So lets just recap...
Month 1 I was on 20mg a day - had a horrendous breakout (worst I've very had in my life)
Month 2 I was upped to 30mg a day - Breakout continued and was not seeing much improvement. I was almost givi
I haven't been posting much because I've been so busy with college and work etc and to be honest I just hadn't had much change to report.
I met with the dermatologist on Monday. I didn't have too much to report to her apart from the fact my skin was really bad (breakout wise) and I was getting more and more cysts on my jawline that just seem to get comfortable and don't move for WEEKS! She told me she was hoping to move me from the 20mg upto 40mg but decided that we should proba
So it's been 2 weeks and 1 day since I started roaccutane and, I'm not going to lie, it has been really really hard.
The last 2 weeks my skin broke out to the worst it has ever been. My confidence was rock bottom and I felt no amount of make up could help the situation as the texture of my skin was awful due to the dry skin caused by the accutane. I kept thinking, "nothing is going to work, I'm going to have this acne forever".
As much as I'd like to post a photo to share, I'd be way too ne
Hello ello ello,
So today marks my 1 week of being on Roaccutane.
So far, I haven't had many side effects apart from the dry skin which is mainly around my nose and mouth. My skin is a little red but nothing major, kinda just looks I've a bit of a tan on my face so I can't complain! The last few days I've been getting white heads in places I wouldn't usually get them like higher on my cheeks and 2 on my forehead where I NEVER get spots. I find some of them go and come back in the same place
I started my course of Roaccutane (20mg) on Wednesday. Skin was quite dry yesterday after only 1 pill, I don't know if that was coincidence or they're actually taking effect already. But I've woken up today after second pill last night and I feel my acne is worse than it's ever been! Its mainly cystic acne on my jawline and a few spots on my chin, around my mouth and on my cheeks. It's really really inflamed though and sore and red. Could this be the initial break out?
Are the effects of the
So let me fill you in really quickly on my acne journey, a real journey of trial and error! I started getting acne when I was about 12/13. It was never too bad but as I got a little older it started getting worse and began to bother me. When I was 16, I went to my GP about it and he prescribed me Dianette (contraceptive pill). This surprisingly worked so well but I think I took it for granted looking back now. I always had the odd spot or 3 but my skin became the least of my worries a