Week 4 on 40mg is done and dusted and I'm proud to say that things are looking up !
Big cysts have gone (I won't lie, when the bugger eventually popped...it was not pretty..) - they have left a dark mark, but these will fade in time, patience is a virtue. My face is SO SMOOTH, it's wonderful !
Once again, no major side effects, skin elsewhere on my body is fine, hands not dry really. Just lips and eyes that I struggle with, but just have to keep the drops and balm on me AT ALL TIMES.
I have noticed that my face a little more red than usual, but I did read about this in some reviews. The blackheads on my nose are all coming out as well, so looking a lot clearer there - feels a little rough but eventually they will clear up completely. I don't want to pick them out myself (tempting as it may be)!
The new skincare regime is perfect so won't be changing anytime soon:
Body Shop Vitamin E range
Intense moisturising creme for the day
Vitamin E lip balm works all kinds of magic too
Booking in my appt to see my derm in the next couple of weeks to get a verdict on where my course goes from here, if i stay on the 40mg or if i get bumped up.
Will also ask her if accutane helps clear up the marks left by acne, I've read mixed reviews that they clear for come people but not for others...I'm not sure if it's medically proven to do that.
So, looking forward to week 5 !