I haven't been writing because there's nothing new to report. My skin is starting to get better again after my gross hormonal (perhaps an "initial") breakout. Hoping that I won't get another one this month. My side effects are about the same or better, except for the dryness on my face and lips, which seems to be a little worse.
It's still weird to me how my skin is different now. I was so used to combination skin, it was my skin, and now it's just dry and feels like someone else's skin. Accutane is truly changing how my skin behaves. Crazy! I switched makeup again. My foundation now is Smashbox Studio Skin. It's great! It doesn't sit in your pores or make your dryness more noticeable, and it lasts all day! I've never had makeup that didn't look like crap by the end of the day, and I think it does now because of the Accutane drying my face up and the quality of the foundation I'm using. I use Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick as concealer, because the Smashbox foundation is a little sheer for my comfort level.
Halfway through 2nd month! I can't wait until my skin is clear, my lips aren't peeling off, and I can drink a glass of wine or spend a day at the beach. But honestly, I wish I would have tried this treatment years ago. No horror stories so far.