So I am a week away from Accutane. Right now, my skin does not look like I need Accutane. I had a HORRIBLE breakout during my period two weeks ago. I mean, 2 huge nodules smack in the middle of my forehead. One pimple above my lip, 2 white heads on my chin, and the most painful cyst on my cheek. I have never had a pimple be that painful before! Anyway, my skin has miraculously been calm since that breakout. My forehead has cleared up nicely, although the large cyst on my cheek is still not healing, so I think I'm going to get it injected with a cortisone shot again when I see my derm on Wednesday.
Although I haven't had a huge breakout, I still feel bumps spreading around my face, particularly on my cheeks where I NEVER broke out up until three months ago. These bumps are just breeding grounds for huge cysts that will occur during my period, I know it. I've done a really good job of not looking in the mirror so much and analyzing my face, because that does not help the destressing process at all. I'm still 100% sure about my decision to go on Accutane even though right now my skin isn't horrible.
Girls, I am not somebody who wears a lot of make up. I always prided myself on the fact that I was a girl who looked the same with or without make up, because up until three months ago, I had good skin. I only would wear light mineral foundation powder, some concealer under the eyes and on the occasional red mark or blemish on my face, and then some mascara or blush at night.
I finally caved to the power that is SEPHORA, and let me tell you, I dropped 125 dollars on make up. I hate spending money, let alone on make up, but my friend who also went on Acctuane, said you might as well fake it until you make it and just wear make up to make you feel more confident! And it has really helped. It covers all my red marks, and just makes every day a little easier to get through knowing people aren't staring at my acne.
I bought Laura Mercier's Silk Creme Foundation (Amazing stuff!), Make Up Forever Foundation Primer (a green one that covers up redness), Make Up Forever Concealer for under my eyes and active acne, and a a stipling brush to apply the foundation. Yes this cost 125 bucks! But it was sooo worth it. I feel so much better about myself now, and it will hopefully get me through the first month or two on Accutane until I really clear up.
I am going to be on 40 mg for 6 months, so I'll update once I start on the meds!