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Day 11 - Face is slightly better...

Polypep

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I think my face is looking a tiny bit clearer. My last breakout has all but gone, and for the first time ever it didn't leave any red marks.

Still no real dryness, itching or flaky skin. A few times a day I get an itch somewhere on my body, and my scalp is getting a bit itchy, but only about 1 on a scale of 1 - 10. This week I'm going to get a leave in conditioner for my hair that hopefully will spread onto my scalp a bit and ease the itching. If it doesn't, I'll have to look for a gentler accutane-friendly shampoo.

I'm keeping up with my lip balm and moisturising my body twice a day, getting ready for the time that my dosage goes up and I might actually need it :(

I had a facial yesterday. I didn't mean to...I had a voucher to a beauty salon and I thought it was only for a massage so I booked in and rocked up. They got me to fill out a questionnaire and so found out about the accutane, and used gentle products on me. The therapist kept asking me if my face felt ok, and I did have to tell her once that whatever she was using was stinging, so she cleaned it off and used something else. Anyway, it felt great and maybe that contributed to my slightly clearer face today.

My regimen hasn't really changed from the last time I posted it, but I've stopped using BP 10% on my face as I don't have any active acne atm. I only use moisturiser on my face when it feels tight or dry after cleansing, otherwise it felt really greasy and heavy. I used a tiny bit this morning, and will just adjust the amount as I need to.

I guess things will kinda stay the same until my next hormonal breakout, due in about 2 weeks.

I'm on 20mg daily for the next 6.5 weeks, then the dosage goes up to 20mg one day, 40 mg the next. While I'm really impatient and want the scarred skin stripping off my face in sheets already, I guess this slow and steady approach by the derm is for a reason. I keep reminding myself that it would be awkward at work to have a red peeling face. I guess I'm used to having a red pimply face :rolleyes:



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