I've been meaning to start a blog about going on Accutane on this website, but I was little hesitant to. Looking back, the community has always been super supportive and helpful, so I figured I could help someone with my own experience. Firstly, I have moderate acne, but the problem has always been how persistent it is. Ugh, it was a nightmare.
I haven't experienced crazy side effects, the most prominent is the dryness of my lips. I have to have something on them during the night, or else I will wake up with ugly and uncomfortable cracked corners of my lips. My hair has blessed me with the advantage of only having to wash it once a week without looking absolutely crazy by the end of the week. I'd say after I started month two, I do look a bit flushed sometimes, especially after I wash my face and moisturize. It's a little annoying since I do have some scarring on both cheeks, and it only seems to be making it more visible to the eye. Perhaps two weeks into this month, I started noticing how I couldn't really apply concealer. I would have to be very careful or else it would look like my skin was peeling off. Therefore, concealer hasn't been used for some time, or at least very little of it. I'm pretty sure this is due to the dryness, which I've tried to combat with the Laneige water sleeping mask (I don't use this every night... maybe once a week). So I have yet to come up with a solution for that.
As for my mental health, I think it['s been okay; acne has always been a problem for me. It's the combination of watching the transformation in Youtube videos and my dermatologist's affirmations that keep me hopeful. Unfortunately, there are days where my skin doesn't look that great, and I can see the little scars on my face from the pimples. I'm not a very patient person, but I can only hope for the best.