I have just started accutane 20mg every second day for mild yet persistent acne. I have alway suffered from breakouts throughout the years, nothing too extreme a few pimples here and there, but my problem was always those large painful cystic pimples that would take 2 weeks+ to disappear and could not be popped. My problem areas are my cheeks and chin.
I have tried everything in the past, differin, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, facials, mynomycin for 4 months, clean eating, expensive serums, vitamins etc.. I have spent thousands of dollars over the years. I must admit being on YAZ birth control did help. I was on it for 6 months, however had to come off it as I always had throbbing pains in my calves that worried me, i'm i smoker too (i know I have to kick that habit).
Over the last 4 months my skin had gotten progressesvily worse. I have developed clogged pores, everywhere but more predominately on my left check. They are very obvious in different lighting. I average one to two cysts a week and I have a lot of red marks from picking (another habit that I have to kick).
I am so over this, it is ruining my confidence but I believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel and I hope accutane will clear me up so I can be that happy, confident women I once was. I am scared of the side affects, especially the initial breakout as it's my 30th birthday in a month. I will update my progress every week and possibly post a few pics.
Questions I have, what will accutane do to my clogged pores? What is a good night time moisturizer? I will be using cetafil cleanser and spf moisturizer in the morning, however i'm unsure what to use at night?