The edges of my lips have miraculously healed! I'm stoked!
Two new pimples popped up, one on my chin (where I never ever used to break out), and one near my left temple. Neither of them are/were cystc... in fact, they seemed empty every time I tried to squeeze something out, even though there were lumps there that definitely looked pus-filled. Both of them turned red and inflamed before I touched them at all. Such an odd reaction that left me confused and infected-looking. I'm hoping that this is a sign of progress?
In other news, I went out and bought the new (ish) Revlon ColorStay Aqua mineral foundation. Even after reading/watching horrible reviews for it, I decided to try it on a whim. And wow, I love this stuff. It feels so awesome to put on... it doesn't give much coverage, but it does hydrate my skin without making it greasy. Perfect! For now I'm using it over a tiny bit of the liquid ColorStay, used to cover up hyperpigmentation, as I've found that every concealer I try just flakes off and looks bad.
As summer approaches, I can't help but fantasize about full days spent at the beach under the sun and in the water. I even bought the cutest bathing suit, perfect for frolicking in.
The reality of it all is that while my friends play beach volleyball and/or tan on their towels, I will be in a beach chair covered from head to toe in sunblock, with the widest hat on that I can find and most likely covered in a long flowy shirt and sarong. None of my friends know that I'm on Accutane, and I'm actually in the middle of making new friends out of work acquaintances as the majority of my good friends live in a different city.
I know that my new friends will be totally understanding and sympathetic to my situation. But still, acne SUCH an embarrassing topic to discuss. I'm dreading the first beach invite of the summer.