I started using Korres Wild Rose Mineral Foundation today instead of a tinted moisturizer; I think this is going to work out much better for what I'm trying to accomplish. It's not as drying as Bare Escentuals mineral make up, and it doesn't look as terrible when it gets caught up on dry skin. I'm thinking my using of the tinted moisturizer was only promoting a perfect environment for infection-causing bacteria. My skin was MUCH less oily today; I almost had no oil, even after the late night. It was amazingly refreshing. I'm going to repeat and will post again when I have more to tell.
It could also be that 15 days is the exact amount of time that it took for the medication to take a noticeable effect on my sebaceous glands. Let's hope it is the latter; I want this to be the answer.
One a second note, I have just taken up a diet high in fiber; I'm taking multivitamins, fiber supplements, and eating a diet mostly consisting of lean protein, yogurt, granola and Welch's Fruit Snacks (lol, they're made with real fruit). I read on a recent post that high fiber and an upped intake of zinc and vitamin D can be a true answer for acne, and then it suddenly occurred to me: last summer, my skin was nearly completely clear on it's own, and I couldn't figure out why. The answer was that I had been on a nearly organic diet, focused mostly on whole grains and lean protein. This means I was eating lots of fiber. When my skin started to degrade, which was around October, I had gotten cocky with my diet, eating whatever I wanted and then some. My grief only worsened with the relationship I developed with my roommate for the spring when I started college; we ate all the time due to her culturally influenced habits. She was from Texas and of Hispanic descent. Oi. Cookies and wings all the time. I gained like 15 lbs alongside my skin pulling a bitch-move and becoming the diseased cage I'm still dealing with. I'll be living with this same roommate in the fall, and I hope my healthy-ish diet will rub off on her. If I wasn't OCD with a weird thing against veggie and fruit textures, then I would just live on salads, but that's not really an option. I'm hoping this eases going through this whole "Accutane" process.