Whew can't believe how much time has passed! I just started month 6 and my skin looks great! I barely broke out all of month 5 I would get 1 or 2 teeny tiny ones that would literally disappear within a day its great. My derm said this will most likely be my last month, but we may do 1 extra for maintenance purposes. I honestly don't even mind at this point, I hardly notice the side effects anymore. The most annoying part is dry lips but my face and body skin aren't dry at all!
For anyone looking for products to use while on Accutane, here is what I use!
- Face wash: Avene Clean AC cleansing cream **specifically for Accutane users**
- Face toner: Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner - TRUST me on this one. It is so moisturizing and helps with the redness and dryness from the meds.
- Face lotion: Clinique Intense Hydrating cream - BEST face lotion ever it is sooo hydrating
- Body lotion - Vaseline or Eucerin Professional for extra dry skin.
Sometimes I'll use my leftover Aczone (prescription cream) if a pimple pops up but that is so rare.
Let me know how you guys are doing and good luck!!
Month 1: Claravis 20 mg
Month 2: Claravis 20 mg
Month 3: Claravis 30 mg
Month 4: Claravis 40 mg
Month 5: Amnesteem 40 mg (only switched brands because claravis was on backorder)
Month 6: Amnesteem 40 mg (Just started April 8th)