hello! i am currently 19 years old and have suffered from moderate yet constant acne since i hit puberty around age nine. i never used any makeup other than around my eyes, and my acne never really took a toll on my self-esteem or kept me from going out with friends until this past year or so, when i began to feel like i was never going to grow up because of the condition of my skin. nothing ever kept my acne at bay. not any topical or oral treatments. this is why i decided to finally give accutane a shot. i am definitely looking forward to clear skin by age twenty for the first time since it mattered. i was using neutroena advanced solutions until a few days ago, so i am beginning this treatment with fairly more blemishes than typical. i am going to switch to using cetaphil gentle skin cleanser since it is simply a cleanser. i am a bit worried of the side affects, including sore joints and a higher risk of broken bones because i am a dedicated snowboarder. i am keeping this blog for personal use, but please feel free to make any comments or ask any questions reguarding what i post.