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Day 18 Accutane

ambchick

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Ok so heres the deal, most of my skin has already improved tremendously... However I havent been using moisturizer so I should probably go get some... these peeling red marks are AWFUL in certain places... I'm hoping with time and in a few more months of treatment they'll go away? bc the skin is healing funny like wrinkly and then peeling off and being red again... does that make sense? I also still have alot of closed comedones but hopefully in time the meds will purge those too? overall texture and appearnce is much better.



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Glad to hear it's going well. These last few weeks seem have flown by!

Best to keep your skin moisturised and hydrated, I bet that will help. I get the same kind of wrinkled skin if I over-apply Isotretinoin gel, which I guess is the same, The skin underneath is clear and smooth and the redness soon goes down so don't worry about that. Might take a little longer as it's fragile, but once the redness calms down, it's perfect. Fingers crossed it goes the same way for you. :)

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Glad to hear it's going well. These last few weeks seem have flown by!Best to keep your skin moisturised and hydrated, I bet that will help. I get the same kind of wrinkled skin if I over-apply Isotretinoin gel, which I guess is the same, The skin underneath is clear and smooth and the redness soon goes down so don't worry about that. Might take a little longer as it's fragile, but once the redness calms down, it's perfect. Fingers crossed it goes the same way for you. :)

Paul, you are wonderful :)

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I couldn't go an hour without moisturizer when I was on accutane!!! lol my face would be in serious pain if I didn't moisturize. I remember I could just sit there and peel layers off my skin. Gross! :) Just don't scratch or pick or peel your skin...it really needs to heal and will shed on its own :)

Yes, as your skin becomes more dry and as your pores shrink, the closed comodones and clogged pores will dry out/come out. I don't remember experiencing a "purging" with accutane...just everything drying up.

I have to rave about Pratima's moisturizer. I can't recommend anything else. I'm not sure if their products are moisturizing enough for someone on accutane, but they are amazing (unfortunately expensive :( ).

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Sorry I haven't really been in touch this week by the way. Was going to check in and see how you were going, only I haven't had much to share, pretty down and in short supply of good vibes to send out at the moment. Major stumble re: not being a total idiot and picking like crazy. rolleyes.gif But, like Arnie once said, I'll be back!

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