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WEEK 5 of Accutane [80 mg/day]

My spots are healing really quickly now, or more specifically the scabs I get from picking at spots. The closed comedones on my chin are beginning to come to (somewhat painful) heads, and after starting 80 mg I had a second mini break-out that’s still healing. My body acne is almost entirely gone now though, which is wonderful. I had a deep, almost cystic spot on my cheek that concerned me for a bit because I had hoped those were gone for good, but it’s going away on its own. I am really trying to not pick, and I started taking NAC supplement (it's safe with Accutane, according to my derm) to help take the edge off of my impulses and anxiety. It’s actually working pretty well I think, it seems to be easier to stop myself from picking and I have been a lot more productive overall

Products used:

-Aveeno Sheer Daily Moisturizer: morning and night after toner dries

-Neutrogeena Oil-Free Moisture with Sunscreen (SPF 15): mornings when I plan to go outside. I hate the smell and oily texture of sunscreen immensely, but this product is actually pretty good.

-Burt’s Bees chapstick: use in morning and throughout the day

-Aquaphor tube: apply at night before bed

-Dove cucumber moisture body wash: I use shower gloves for my body (GENTLY)

-Heliocare oral supplement: on days where I plan to go outside a lot (still wear sunscreen, though!)

-NAC supplement: for OCD, anxiety, depression


-Dry face: Not considerably, but my whole body is noticeably drier than when I was on 40 mg/day

-Dry lips: Yes, but manageable

-Dry nose/eyes: Not really, maybe a little with my eyes.

-Depression: Less than last week, I’m a bit of a mess lol (NAC also seems to help)

-Thirsty: I definitely have to drink more water, especially when I wake up in the morning, but it’s a good habit to get into :)

-Hair loss: Less than last week actually, or at least I seem to notice it less



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