It has been 5 months since my last pill of taking Accutane. And BOY has it been a crazy 5 months! During this time I enjoyed my summer acne free and started college with the confidence of clear skin. Everything has been so much better since not having to deal with acne. It's all the little things and the little worries that go away. I don't HAVE to put on makeup before I go outside and I'm not constantly stressing about my skin. I don't actually THINK about my skin all the time anymore, unless I think I'm shiny. I also feel like I have changed a lot as a person because I am not afraid to actually be who I want to be and do what I want.
I do still have some old marks on my cheeks (from before and during Accutane) that have not faded all the way yet, and I do get some little bumps/clogged pores but I feel like I'm the only one that can notice them. Around the sides of my nose and the parenthesis area (when I smile) there are some clogged pores. They aren't visible but they are little tiny bumps. I believe this is due to the fact that the oil has come back. Since stopping Accutane, I have had maybe 2 or 3 actual pimples but they went away in a day and they weren't cystic.
Taking Accutane has been one of best decisions ever for me. I am so glad that I was able to knock out the treatment before starting college. It's easy to forget how badly acne used to make me feel, but I really try not to forget because it's important to remember what I used to go through and what people still struggle with. It's true, my skin is not perfect because I still get like really tiny blemishes but it is nothing compared to high volume and the the cystic, deep acne that I had. Most of the oil has come back on my face so I'm still getting oily.
On side effects, my eyes are dry sometimes when I wake up. Like it's hard to blink for the first minute. Other than that, everything is back to normal.
For now, I am enjoying my clear skin and keeping my fingers crossed that it stays this way! Even with the partying, late nights, and bad eating habits in college, I haven't broken out! (Ok, maybe like 1 pimple.) I really should try to be better about the college habits, but there is just so much fun to be had
If anyone has any questions for me, PLEASE don't hesitate to contact me!! I am more than happy to try to help