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Day 143 - Acne free, no big deal



I haven't updated my blog in so long, I've been meaning to but nothing has been eventful with my face, nothing but continuous improvement. Every month my blood tests come back healthy, and every month it just seems like my skin couldn't get any better. At my last apt with my derm he said that I'm acne free,..."except for that one little zit there"...but now, no zits. I don't have any pimples, zits, cysts, even my backne is gone. This summer for the first time since I was 17 (almost 23 now) I was able to wear dresses that were strapless and didn't have the back covered, it felt really weird at first because all of the dresses I wore in public before were strategically ones that had a back to them so that my back didn't show.

It just feels good to not have to hide or cover up anymore. I am more comfortable in my skin, I feel like for the first time people are looking at me, not my acne.

Last weekend I leaned over to kiss my boyfriend and he quickly leaned back and started wiping his nose, a habitual reaction of his as my powder cover up would usually get on his nose (and we're two different skin tones). When he wiped his nose this time I told him he didn't have to because I wasn't wearing cover up. I was actually very happy that he thought this!!

I am seeing my derm this upcoming weekend to see how my most recent blood test went, and perhaps we will see how soon I can start lasers. He mentioned last time that he'll want to put me on a lower dose of Accutane before we completely stop, just to be safe. I think that sounds like a good idea, hopefully my acne is demolished....nothing has come back since that zit (which lasted like a day and a half) last month.

Just to put it out there, I switched over to a vegan diet, not sure if this has had any implications on my acne, and not sure this was safe doing without discussing it with my derm first, but hey the blood tests are fine. I wash my face once a day with Dr. Bronner's face wash (prior to switching I was using Burt's Bees deep clean cleanser) and I use a moisture serum on my face by Desert Essence. If I put too much on my face my face ends up looking really shiny/greasy, but I like to think it's a 'clean' greasy now, not a gross acne greasy. =D

I am so happy, elated, surprised, proud, everything with Accutane. I only wish I had have done it sooner, but better late than never!!

So with this post I'm going to attach Day 1 of Accutane, and today's picture, day 143. This is just from one angle, hope it works. I know I look oily in the most recent picture but that is from the aforementioned moisturizer tongue.png



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