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Day 10



My skin has been so itchy! I started adding jojoba to everything I put on my skin and that helps a bunch! I also noticed that the lip balm I've been using a lot of has jojoba as one of the main ingredients. I've been thinking about all the new super-gentle products I'm using. I love them, but it makes me wonder if they'll cause me to breakout post-accutane. It's hard to test out new products when my skin is affected by the drug. I guess I'll just follow Dan's advice until it stops working for me!

Today, my mom asked me what could be causing my acne. I used to feel like it must be something I was doing, and while I'm starting to realize that my touching and scubbing was exacerbating the problem, my acne was coming from deep down inside of me. There was no change in my life or habits when my back started breaking out with cystic acne two years ago. I've tried every topical. I eat very well, exercise, and after seeing so many people's stories, I've stopped blaming myself! I got stuck with acne just like I got stuck with infertility. But I also got stuck with lots of positive things, and I'm the most fortunate person I know. Be positive!


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