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Week 6 Update

youngforever

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So I missed week 5 update due to finals week and craziness with school, but I'll probably start doing 2 week updates anyways since everything is kind of slowing down at this point.

I'm halfway through month 2..woo hoo! Still breaking out but not as much as my IB..its normally 1 pimple at a time so its manageable but so annoying because they take so much longer to heal (1-2 weeks and still left with a nasty scar). Aquaphor and Neosporin help a little bit with the healing time as well as scarring. My skin has definitely become MUCH more fragile. I was using a blackhead extractor tool which never used to damage my skin and the second I tried using it on my face it took off a layer of skin. Never doing that again!

Side effects are still super dry skin and lower back pain..I just ordered Clinique Moisture Surge to hopefully give my skin more moisture throughout the day. By the end of the day my makeup looks very flaky and not appealing. I may try a hydrating primer to help with that too if anyone has any suggestions on brands! My skin is also a lot more red. I always had trouble with flushing skin but it seems to do it much more often now.

Hopefully things calm down over winter break now that I can hibernate in my house for 3 weeks. Until next time!



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Ahhh, I am considering buying the Moisture Surge so please let me know how that goes!! I just ran out of the Estee Lauder product that I was using (and my skin seemed to like it). I have the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, but methinks it'll be too light and not moisturizing enough, so that's why I was thinking of trying the Moisture Surge!

Have fun hibernating - lucky you that your IB is over with!! I'm thinking mine will be in the next two weeks when I'll be off work for Christmas/New Years so I'll only be around family and my boyfriend (and my boyfriend's family - glad to see them but I"ll prob be slightly embarassed :().

Best of luck & see ya next update :)

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Ahhh, I am considering buying the Moisture Surge so please let me know how that goes!! I just ran out of the Estee Lauder product that I was using (and my skin seemed to like it). I have the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, but methinks it'll be too light and not moisturizing enough, so that's why I was thinking of trying the Moisture Surge!

Have fun hibernating - lucky you that your IB is over with!! I'm thinking mine will be in the next two weeks when I'll be off work for Christmas/New Years so I'll only be around family and my boyfriend (and my boyfriend's family - glad to see them but I"ll prob be slightly embarassed sad.png).

Best of luck & see ya next update smile.png

I will definitely let you know how the moisture surge works!! I have a friend who went on accutane a few years ago and she used it and said it was amazing so I have high hopes!

I'm still breaking out but luckily its not as bad as it was a few weeks ago. The worst part about it is how fragile my skin is now :( which I'm sure you understand! And I hope your IB isn't a bad experience! At least you will be around people who love you regardless of your skin. Soon enough (but not soon ENOUGH) we will finally be clear!

Good luck :)

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What are you on? I'm on my 6th week of atralin and still breaking out :( I called my dermatologist this morning and she told me to start taking solodyn antibiotics, does anyone know anything about it?

I have problems finding good foundation and moisturizer too. Right now I'm using neutrogena for sensitive skin face lotion and tarte amazonian clay foundation which has the same ingredients as bare minerals which I love.

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What are you on? I'm on my 6th week of atralin and still breaking out sad.png I called my dermatologist this morning and she told me to start taking solodyn antibiotics, does anyone know anything about it?

I have problems finding good foundation and moisturizer too. Right now I'm using neutrogena for sensitive skin face lotion and tarte amazonian clay foundation which has the same ingredients as bare minerals which I love.

I'm on Claravis (accutane) 20 mg per day! I'm still breaking out too. My Derm said i should see improvement in month 3 but we shall see. And I've been on solodyn twice actually. I went on it a few years ago and it worked for a few months then stopped. Then I went back on it for about 6 months up until it quit working again this past summer. Hence why I decided to just go on accutane as a last resort! I feel like its a very temporary drug. Once your body becomes immune to it you may have another flare. It may work for you though depending on the type of acne you have! Mine is considered mild/moderate. I rarely get cystic pimples and solodyn is meant for those deep cystic ones so that's probably why it didn't work for me. Hope that helps!

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Sounds like we are in the same boat. I'm still breaking out and have red marks from pretty much every breakout I've had on accutane. I have 8 days until the 3rd month and I'm really hoping we both clear in that month! Also let me know about moisture surge. I cannot wear makeup because of the dry skin! Happy holidays!

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Sounds like we are in the same boat. I'm still breaking out and have red marks from pretty much every breakout I've had on accutane. I have 8 days until the 3rd month and I'm really hoping we both clear in that month! Also let me know about moisture surge. I cannot wear makeup because of the dry skin! Happy holidays!

I hear you on the makeup thing! I'm going to sephora tomorrow to try and find a primer that will be hydrating and that will make my foundation go on smooth and not cakey like its doing now. I'll let you know how the moisture surge works! It should be here by tomorrow I ordered it on Saturday. Happy Holidays to you too and here's to hoping month 3 will be whole lot better than month 2!

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