So I'm nearing the end of Day 12 on Accutane. It's been a few days since I've posted as I've been out of town. At this point, I'm extremely happy with how things are progressing. Today, my skin is the best it has been in at least few months. It feels much smoother and I have alot less active pimples. I'm still getting a couple papules or pustules each day but I can't believe how fast they dry up and flake off. Still have alot of hyperpigmentation from past blemishes though. Overall, my face looks much better since starting Accutane.
I was away for a few days and finally spent some time in the sun. I can't help but wonder if this helped my skin out a bit since it tends to calm down in the summertime. I definitely noticed the Accutane has made me more sensitive to the sun. I have a sunburn despite wearing sunscreen (only 15 though), and I rarely burn normally.
In terms of side effects, I've been lucky so far (knock on wood). My lips are definitely dry, but well controlled if I apply lip balm regularly. My skin really isn't that dry right now.
Overall, I'm really excited right now because I am seeing definite progress. I'm trying not to get ahead of myself though in case I'm in for another big breakout. I'll say I'm cautiously optimistic!
I can't believe how much of a difference even a tiny reduction in my acne can make in my self esteem. I'm at the point where I can hide alot of it with a bit of makeup and not be so self conscious when I'm out and about. I really hope this continues and I can finally be free of this!