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My Acne Story

Accutane 20mg


Dear Readers

There's one thing in this world that probably hurts thee most is when you have bad acne as well as pigmentation marks all over your face and body TRUST me I know But through my whole process i have learned that acne does not define you it's who you are inside ... so don't let acne get the best of you :)

I have had breakouts since I first started high school that's about 9 Years ago... Yes :) i'm 21 years old female and i'm all thee way from South Africa. Long story short...

I have acne on both my cheeks down to my neck and what makes it worst is the pigmentation marks... At the age of 19 I began to go see a dermatologist and my first prescription was Ginette 35 contraceptive to control my acne from within (Hormones staff) I also got the Differin gel that i only used at night time before I go to bed and the derm said that i should minimum my exposure to sunlight so I used that medication for 6months and my acne did come and go i did see an improvement though. After the 6 months my derm told me to still use the Ginette and Differin gel but he also prescribe Antibiotics for only 3 months but yeah the medication didnt work and i started to get obsessed with my face tried every product on the market but ya NO RESULTS

So FINALLY my derm prescribe ACCUTANE :) im super duper EXCITED but here in South Africa we call it Acnetane. I am on 20mg a day so that means 40mg and i should use it for 5 months.

Keep well Ya'll

Will keep you updated ♥


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I know South Africa is a huge country but try to say hi to Matla Titi for me. We were pals back in law school and hung out for awhile when she practiced family law in Minnesota, U.S.A., where I live. She moved back to South Africa in 2005 I think. Sadly, we lost touch. My heart goes out to all South Africans who have lost Nelson Mandela. The whole world lost him and we will miss him dearly. What a survivor and a revolutionary! I hated Apartheid and my 16 year old daughter (I am almost 40), learned about the apartheid history and she was really angry that whites would do that to South Africans in their own country. Thank god it is over. I love the theory of forgiveness and reconciliation to have a united country. With Barack Obama in the white house I think many white Americans have stepped away from racist thinking. I feel like we are united more than ever before. Things are really different here now. Take care and keep us updated on your acnetane journey!

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Hey, Yes we've lost our hero our TATA ♥ Wish he was still around thou' but hopefully his legacy will live forever he has built a solid foundation for us and we NEED to make him proud and continue building on his legacy. Luckily i didn't live in thee apartheid time my mom and dad told me stories about that and i must say its touching but luckily its all over now and we can live our lives free and not define by color.

Have a wonderful day :)

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Hi, did acnetane work for you? I am on Acnetane 10mg and I am starting my treatment today. I am just concerned about the side effects.

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