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38 Days Off Accutane! All is Clear!

LadyWhoWaits

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Hello everyone! I am on the end of a week of vacation and I am happy to report that my skin is still perfectly clear! No pimples, no blackheads, nothing but clear!

While on vacation (spent traveling around on our boat from place to place), I got plenty of sun, with no ill effects. I used sun screen and wore a hat lots of the time, but even when I did not, everything was fine and no burning. I had been afraid of hyper-sensitivity to the sun after taking Accutane, but neither my husband nor I are having any remaining issues.

I have begun very gently exfoliating every other day and I am using a mild acne lotion, along with my moisturizer. Do I need to do this? I don't know, but it makes me feel better. For some reason, I keep thinking that the acne will come back, at least some what. My dermatologist did not instruct me to use any products, but I am trying to make sure I stay clear. I will continue to update on my skin condition and what kind of products I am using.

Both my husband and I still have joint pain, mostly in the knees. We are hopeful it will go away soon.

Best wishes to you all who are on this journey. Stay strong and focused on your goal of clear skin...it will come and it is so worth it in the end.



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