Start of second month on accutane = breaking the hell out for me.
Same area as always of course. Several whiteheads around my chin area with redness around them. Also, still when I stretch the skin under my mouth I have these little white bumps that I think is acne to come and I'm just waiting for it to LEEEAAVVEE my face. They are absolutely destroying my self-esteem. I'm in a frat and it's rush season and I can't even go out without being free of thinking about my acne. It's honestly turned into more of a thinking matter, everywhere I go and I know someone somewhat well, they will bring up my acne. It's turned into a common topic of discussion. They usually say something along the lines of, "Oh my you've broken out a lot" which doesn't sound that bad but when you hear it from multiple people every day it can really hurt self-confidence.
On the other hand, I've become strangely comfortable discussing acne with other people. I often inform them about my current accutane treatment and have been surprised with how many people I know have or know someone who has successfully coursed through this drug before. I've learned that it's important not to be self conscious about acne and rather be open about it and accept help from others. It makes you feel better emotionally and may even help you in the long run. Still, it's difficult for me to confidently leave my room because I know I have this disgusting stuff on my face. :(. It will end soon hopefully.
In terms of dryness, I moisturize with the Vanicream about 3-4 times a day and it works well. Burt's Bees is also still getting the job done. For my arms I use Waxelene but I feel like any oil will work well. Like I said, I try my hardest to take a natural route with products that do not clog pores. I ordered Hemp Seed Oil which has a comedogenic rating of 0 (scientifically proven that it won't clog pores). I'll let you guys know have everything works out.
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