Nearly three weeks into my Accutane journey. Time is actually going pretty quickly! And I'm hopeful I'll be out of the worst of it before long.
Not a lot of change since my last post. One GOOD thing I've been experiencing is a decreased amount of oil production. My skin is much less oily. Typically, I apply powder to my face probably six-ten times per day to keep the shininess at bay. Recently, I've only applied powder a few times a day. My hair is also usually an oily mess by the end of the day, but its been a TON better the past couple days. Its currently been about 28 hours since I washed my hair, and its not greasy yet. This is a record for me - it rarely goes beyond 12 hours without starting to get greasy.
The worst part at present? Definitely the dry skin on my face. The zits that I do currently have aren't so bad, but my face is looking pretty darn dry and scaly, so its hard to be too excited just yet.
Current skin condition:
-VERY dry on some parts of my face, mostly around and on my nose, as well as on my chin and around my lips.
-A lot of cracking/peeling on and around my lips. Carmex helps, but if I slack and go outside in the cold without applying it first, I almost immediately feel my lips chapping further.
-The cyst I got on my chin at day three just will not die! It keeps coming and going. Sigh.
-The cyst on the side of my chin is dying out. I have no other active zits at the moment, just a lot of redness and peeling bumps where zits are apparently trying to heal.
-Blackheads around lips and on nose are very noticeable. My nose looks speckled. Gross. Thank God for makeup!
Current side effects:
-The only side effect that's been getting to me is all of the dryness. I can deal with it, but geez, its persistent. And its exhausting to constantly be moisturizing, only to feel like the dryness just gets worse.
-Still having really strange dreams and waking up a lot at night.
Current prodcuts/skin care routine:
-Haven't changed anything. Carmex and Aqauphor are my BFFs
My next appointment with my derm is coming up on Thursday. I am supposed to be kicked up from 40mg/day of Amnesteem to either 60mg or 80mg/day. I'll let you guys know how it goes.