Good evening everyone... just took pill #4, really looking forward to finally taking one pill everyday at the end of this week. I keep getting confused which days I am supposed to take the pill so I had to label the pills with the days of the week so I wouldn't get off track (this time of year I can't keep days straight since I am working like a mad person.)
Update on things... did not wake up with any new pimples this morning! Yay! However, that is not unusual for me to go a few days without any new pimples and then get hit on day 5 or so with 3 or 4 new ones in the morning.
Still have very oily skin on my face but today my skin was dry everywhere else! Also my nose is pretty dry but I am still going to chalk up all this dryness to the Santa Ana winds. They should be gone by the end of the week so then I can really see where this dryness is coming from. Slathered on a bunch of lotion after my shower tonight and feel much better.
The 2 pimples on my forehead are gone now and only left really faint marks so that's awesome! The one on my temple has shrunk significantly and doesn't hurt anymore so hopefully it will be gone in the morning. I did not pick at it or pop it. (it was on the very side of my temple by my hairline so honestly I didn't really realize it was even there.) I have some pretty dark spots on my left cheek and left side of my chin that are easy to cover with makeup but by the end of my work day they look pretty awful. I realy want to exfoliate or put some retin-A on it but my derm told me to promise not to exfoliate too often or harshly and to stay off any topicals because it could really harm my skin due to accutane making skin thinner and more prone to injury. So I am following that advice since the last thing I need is more face issues!
I guess I don't really have anything else to say in this post but tomorrow I will add another post since pill #4 will have been in my system for 24 hours at that point. Hope everyone is doing well and don't hesitate to add your own stories, advice or comments! Thanks