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Under the spotlight...pun intended!



FYI to all readers: I like to write, sometimes TOO much.

Now we've got that out the way, let me introduce myself!

Im a 23 year old final year uni student/part-time PR manager from the South West of England and the reason behind me starting this little outlet is because I finally (wo)manned up and decided to start a twenty week course of… [cue dramatic music] Roaccutane! Soon to be my BFF. Fact.

Today is Magical Day #4 of this enthralling journey in what I hope will be the ultimate confidence booster by the end of the course.

Here’s how it happened:

Met (hot) dermatologist Monday 31st January knowing full well I was going to be prescribed Roaccutane, even if I had to kick, bite, cry and/or scream in order to get my paws (meow) on that magical green ticket to clear skin. Needless to say, hot dermatologist understood my woes and signed me over a two month prescription there and then. Amazing!

As this has been a decision I have been toying with for verging on three years, I knew pretty much all the pros and cons and what I needed to do beforehand. So having had my blood tests done last week I was able to start the drugs on the very same day which was love-er-lee.

I’ve been directed to take the miracle medication as follows:

• Week 1 = 1 tablet per day (20mg)

• Week 2 = 2 tablets per day (40mg)

• Week 3 = 3 tablets per day (60mg)

*I am to continue the 60mg dose until the end of the treatment as I weigh ~63kg.

So far so good! Obviously, to my knowledge, I haven’t experienced any side effects yet because it’s still early days. But I don’t see this honeymoon period ending any time soon, in fact I’m rather looking forward to the dreaded initial breakout; mainly because it means that the ‘tane is doing what it’s paid to!

I went on a mass Roaccutane shopping spree today, practically bought the entire supply of Simple skincare products on the shelves of Boots.

I’ve told myself a million times not to exaggerate.

I also bought some Blistex intensive lip moisturiser and Blink fake teardrops so that I can continue to hide my four eyes with contact lenses for as long as physically possible.

Luckily I also have a stash of Cetaphil moisturiser and Aquaphor lip balm that my sister brought back from America for me as I heard these are literally the next best thing to finding a pot of gold at the end of a double rainbow, so I put my order in before she jetted off!

That will be all for now, so until next time, stay hydrated and belt up, it’s the law. :)

ZeeZee x


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