Ok, so I am seven days into my course, and luckily am no longer experiencing any stomach discomfort after taking the pill! I'm also noticing that I flush very easily now. My face was very dry and flaky, but after seeing my esthetician on Friday night, that's no longer the case. Interestingly, she was in shock because she said EVERY single pore on my face was clogged, and she had never seen that on me before. Is it possible that that was from the Accutane? I guess it could be since my skin had gotten so dry and perhaps the oil couldn't find its way out? Regardless of the cause, I am very glad I went and am hoping my initial outbreak will be minimized since my pores are clear. She also drained the three cysts I had (very gross...she always has me look at the pus that comes out and it makes me sick!!).
My dermatologist had suggested trying to stay on Finacea/ Metrogel as long as my skin would tolerate them, but I'm thinking I will stop now to prevent over-drying my skin. My esthetician recommended switching cleansers so I am now using Sothys and she made me a moisturizer which is made up of vitamin e, c serum and hyaluronic acid. I'll keep you posted on how the new products work out for me!
As for the rest of my routine while on Accutane, I am still taking flax oil and a probiotic, doing yoga a few times a week, and walking instead of running for cardio since running always irritates my skin. I'm not drinking at all (this is a big deal for me since I usually drink socially a few times a week!!) and am eating lots of fruits/ veggies/ water.
Anyhow, sorry this is so long but I figure if I share everything that works and doesn't work for me, hopefully someone else will be helped with that information. Have a lovely rest of your weekend!