Life is soooooo much better after Accutane. I cannot explain to you how much energy I have and how great it is not to have horrible, cracked dry lips! 8 days after I stopped accutane my lips became 75% better. Despite the derm telling me that it would take 6 weeks for accutane to leave my system and the side effects to cease, I feel like it only took me about 2-3 weeks.
My skin is pretty perfect! I've had no spots for 3 months and even though it wasnt very oily before, I'm suffering from no grease. My skin isn't dry either. Its just very sensitive and it still goes red after I wash my face. I've also noticed that I get a very strong blush after I drink alcohol! Like an Asian Glow but I'm not East Asian.
My hair gets greasy every 4 days now which is brilliant, because before I would have to wash it every 2nd day.
My bones also do not ache anymore. Yesterday I went to the gym for the first time in a year and I was fine! No aches and pains.
I still have red marks on my face but I understand that Accutane has done its job and these marks will take about 6 months to fade away. I'm not using anything for them, I'm just going to let nature take its course.
Make up wise I'm using a Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser and concealer. Ill only use foundation if I'm going out in the evening or to a formal event.
Overall Roaccutane has helped my skin a lot. Before I'd always have at least one spot on my face and my cheeks would have red marks which would eventually turn into spots. But now my back is 100% clear and so is my face! Its a hard and long journey but I'm glad to say that when I wake up in the morning everyday and look at my face I always see an improvement.