Hello everyone! I'm now 9 days into my five month course and I can tell the fun is about to begin since I think my initial outbreak is starting! Woohoo (and yes, I say that with TONS of sarcasm)!
My skin is feeling very dry, is peeling and red, but not as badly as the end of last week. The texture of it has changed and it almost resembles the skin on an orange: kind of bumpy with large pores. Somehow I am still very oily, despite being dry, and this makes my makeup look pretty gross, but I'm still able to cover my active pimples and scars with concealer and mineral makeup. As of now my forehead and cheeks are clear, but I can feel several cysts forming on my chin and have a few random pimples on my lip and next to my nose that come to a head right away, and then form a scab even though I never picked or popped them. My face basically feels like it's sunburned and my chin is throbbing from the cysts, but I am doing my best to stay positive and barrel through this part of the course. I'll see what happens with the cysts on my chin, and if they continue to grow, I will get them injected at the end of the week.
On the bright side, I'm not feeling any other side effects from Accutane other than the effects on my face. Now I'll just keep my fingers crossed that my initial outbreak isn't too long!