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Accutane Update

HopeForClear

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So I haven't written an entry in a while, but I did snap some pictures of my progress.

It's day 26 today. My skin has been pretty dry for a week now. I use cetaphil moisturizing creme (in the tub) on my face, and sometimes a thin layer of aquaphor on super dry spots at nighttime. My skin looks sunburnt and I hate that the most out of all of this. I can deal with the dryness (which I actually like because I am an oil slick normally) and I can deal with the initial breakouts too. But the sunburnt look just sucks. Makeup doesn't even really help it as much as I hope it would. My lips are very chapped and I need to have aquaphor on my lips at all times.

Other than that, all is well. I had my bloodwork done yesterday, so I will hear back from my doctor if anything is not right.

The following are pictures from day 12. I was in the process of my initial breakout, and I was trying hard to keep my head up through it all smile.png I found that taking pictures with flash was the best way to show the state of my skin. So don't mind the peach fuzz and other gross stuff lol

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The following are pictures from day 22. My skin looks a lot better here, and seems to be healing. I still get breakouts, but not as bad as the ones from the initial breakout

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I will try to update every 10 days or so...or more lol. I tend to put things off. Cheers!



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I'm considering taking accutane for the 4th time? Did you have any success with it this time around?

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Hi! Thank you for leaving a comment. I know I haven't updated my blog as progress went on. It's been two months since I finished. I was on it for 4 months. And it worked!! My skin is back to being oily as before the accutane, but it's not a bother compared to acne. :) Looking at these pictures now, I am so surprised at how much my skin has changed! I can't believe my skin looked like that! Now it is so clear :) I don't even wear makeup lately. I just use some translucent powder to help control the oiliness. If you're thinking of taking accutane and willing to go through the side effects, then I would highly recommend it :)

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