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Day 154--Glowing?

britszits

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For some reason, the left side of my face has become much clearer. It's still not even close to "clear" but for me, it's a major improvement and I feel so encouraged. If only my right side would catch up!! I'm seriously starting to think things are turning around for me. This is the clearest I have been since beginning Accutane, 154 DAYS AGO! Ridiculous.

I have to remind myself that my first 10 days were only at 10mg/day and the 80 days following that were at 20mg/day. In terms of cumulative dosing, I have achieved 4200mg. The recommended cumulative dose for my weight (55kg) is anywhere from 7000-9500mg. My acne would not be considered "severe" because it was not typically cystic in nature. Therefore, my goal cumulative dose is 7500mg. Obviously, every person is different. It may take more than that to clear my skin, or it may take less. Once one completely breakout-free month is achieved, I will then continue for one more additional month and then call it quits. If I follow this 7500mg course, I will be done treatment in 82 days. I think I only have 60-70 pills left.. crap. Still, it looks like I will be done before the summer sun gets here :)

SIDE EFFECTS

The inside of my nose has been really dry. It helps a lot if I jam some Auqaphor up there before bed. Even better is when I put some Neosporin in there. Either way. I've been pretty consistently breaking out in a minor rash on the backs of my hands. It goes away when I use my First Aid Beauty cream on it though so no worries. And it doesn't itch or hurt.

REGIMEN

I have been removing all topical treatments from my regimen to give my skin a chance to relax and play catch up. My regimen currently consists of:

MORNING

Clinique Superbalanced Foundation applied with damp Beauty Blender sponge

Occasionally, Smashbox concealer where necessary

Light blush (Smashbox bronzer)

NIGHT

Origins Checks & Balances Cleanser with Clarisonic Mia 2

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream



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