So I have a wildlife conservation job this summer that is five weeks long. I will be able to wash my face about 3 or 4 times for the entire 5 weeks.
I did this program last year and my face turned into a bumpy red tomato, my mom thought I had a rash or something. So now, even though I have always vied against it, I am taking accutane. I wouldn't have done it if I wasn't doing this work project, but I don't want to have to start all over with the regimen after doing it for almost a year.
I have been on accutane for a week now, and have only experienced one side effect: dry lips. I must be the lucky few who doesn't have a initial break out because my acne is clearing up already with no new zits. I am hoping that I only have to take one cycle of it and have permanent acne removal before my job this summer.
With the dry skin that happens, I am not able to use the regimen face wash because it over drys me, instead I use equate gentle face wash, and I apply it without water several minutes before I wash it of, it does a great job moisturizing . However, the treatment works perfectly fine in small amounts so I really glad about that. I use a lotion with SPF 25 (Olay) because I heard it is common to get easily sun-burnt on accutane, and so far it has not made me break out at all, which is great.
For makeup, I dab a little oil-free foundation on with a wet sponge, and powder lightly for greasy spots. I am using less and less makeup everyday so I am really excited!
I will post a picture later to show the progress