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Week 5 on Accutane.



I had my monthly appointment last week, My dose went up to two 30mg pills a day. And now My skin has started to peel awfully like I am working and I see little flakes of dry flesh fall on my desk! (Sorry about the details) but it’s the reality of Accutane and I saw it coming.. I use a lot of oil free screen protector and some moisturizer to help it a little but tbh it doesn’t really do much.. The skin still looks very dry even if I put on moisturizer. What does help it is to exfoliate it before I go to bed, that leaves it a little more smooth. In the week 5 photo you will notice some redness but that is because I had just exfoliated it and since it’s so sensitive it gets like that.

Note: In my next post I will tell you my morning and night skin routine.




I think we're dealing with the same type of skin here! I break out similar amount and way. I'm on day 63 of Accutane. nice to meet you. I'll check back occasionally to offer support bc I know it gets rough :( and I need people to talk to about this bc no one around me has bad skin or is on Accutane, that I know of.

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Really? And is your skin peeling like that too? Its so uncomfortable but i guess it’s the only way to cure this stubborn acne :(

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remove your makeup with jojoba oil and when you moisturize use 5-6 drops of jojoba oil in your moisturizer( oh and now i add two drops of it onto my foundation everyday)! Jojoba oil will save your life! my skin was dry and coming off in patches when I wore makeup until I started using jojoba oil! I have about 2 weeks left on accutane and I probably would have had  hard time if it wasn't for this( it also helped fade my red marks a lot)!

Research supports that jojoba oil is beneficial in treating acne as an ingredient and on its own. A 2012 German study found a clay jojoba oil facial mask effective in healing skin lesions and mild acne. Participants who applied jojoba oil masks two to three times per week saw a significant decrease in inflammation, lesions, and acne. One case study found that jojoba oil worked as an herbal drug to reduce acne symptoms.

One theory behind jojoba oil as an effective acne treatment is that jojoba oil signals your skin to balance itself. Technically a wax ester instead of an oil, jojoba oil resembles human sebum. Sebum is a waxy, oily substance on your skin. Overproduction or blocked sebum can cause acne. So when you apply jojoba oil, your skin gets the message that it doesn’t need to produce more sebum.


I would highly recommend using the oil cleansing methodwith jojoba oil as well! I was so scared to try this a few months ago because I just thought it sounded ridiculous to add oil onto my face, but I am so glad I sucked it up and tried it out. Trust me girl jojoba oil will be you best friend for the next few months you are on accutane. 

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