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Accutane - Day 53 (ish)



My skin is getting clearer! I'm on 80mg a day (40mg twice daily), though I frequently forget to take the 2nd pill.  My biggest concern is the dryness.  My skin is very dry, but I've been slathering on various Clinique moisturizers every morning and evening.  It's seems to be doing a good job so far.  Carmex and Aquaphor are lifesavers for my lips.  I've got anywhere from 4-8 tubes floating around at any given time.  I've also purchased some Eucerine Original Healing Lotion, which seem to keep some of the dryness at bay on my hands, feet, and body.  I did have to go back to the dermatologist because I was getting these small splotchy rash looking marks on my hands.  The dermatologist said it was dermatitis and to stop using scented body washed (I now use a Dove bar). He also prescribed me an ointment to help.  

I'm very happy that I've made the decision to go on Accutane.  I wish I would have done it sooner and not waited until I was in my 30s!  I'm about to start my 3rd month and I'm looking forward to seeing more results.  I've posted before and after picture below of myself after washing my face. No make up or phone filters! Me in the gray shirt was day 1 of Accutane.  Me in the purple shirt was like 2 days ago.  I can totally see a difference!



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