As of tomorrow I will have completed one month of my Accutane course. So far it's really hard to say if I've seen much improvement. About the third week in, I got an initial breakout on my cheeks/jawline, chin, and around my mouth. I've never had an issue with blackheads before but in the past couple weeks the pores in my t-zone have been filled with them. i'm assuming it's just the medicine clearing out all the gunk in my pores.
I can say that the initial breakout has definitely calmed down but I'm still having breakouts in the areas mentioned above and still have the stubborn ones that have been lingering for a while. I've heard people say that even if they did experience breakouts on accutane, they were usually short-lived but that doesn't seem to be the case with me. The only side effect I've experienced so far have been dry lips which are honestly not as bad as I expected them to be. I just use aquaphor or vaseline.
I'm so tempted to use pore strips to get rid of my blackheads but I'm unsure if that's a bad idea. Have any of you used them while on the medication? Also does anyone have any recommendations for a toner to use? I was my face with Cerave but it doesn't remove 100% of my makeup. My red marks also seem a lot more red than usual but I'm hoping that will just be a temporary thing.