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Joe Max

Tanning and accutane - speaking from experience

I went on a nice vacation to the Carribean and was sure to wear tons of SPF 50 sunscreen, but couldn't help but getting a little tan (albeit not burned). Anyways, a word to the wise -- while my skin seemed to hold up fine initially, my tan began peeling like crazy from my shoulders, chest, ears and legs within days of getting back, like I've never seen before from any burn. If you're going to be in the sun, wear lots of sunscreen and be prepared to bathe in moisturizer.

Otherwise... 3+ months and things are moving along. Still have some spots, including a huge cyst deep underneath my lip, but a lot has calmed down and my pores look amazing. No more nose bleeds, the lips aren't as ridiculous as before, and even my face isn't too dry. On the downside, my eyes are drier than ever and my knees are stiff at times. And each corner of my mouth has cracked once and needed an anti-fungal and steroid to heal up (and did so promptly.)

Keep it up all! :dance:

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I went on a nice vacation to the Carribean and was sure to wear tons of SPF 50 sunscreen, but couldn't help but getting a little tan (albeit not burned). Anyways, a word to the wise -- while my skin seemed to hold up fine initially, my tan began peeling like crazy from my shoulders, chest, ears and legs within days of getting back, like I've never seen before from any burn. If you're going to be in the sun, wear lots of sunscreen and be prepared to bathe in moisturizer.

Otherwise... 3+ months and things are moving along. Still have some spots, including a huge cyst deep underneath my lip, but a lot has calmed down and my pores look amazing. No more nose bleeds, the lips aren't as ridiculous as before, and even my face isn't too dry. On the downside, my eyes are drier than ever and my knees are stiff at times. And each corner of my mouth has cracked once and needed an anti-fungal and steroid to heal up (and did so promptly.)

Keep it up all! :dance:

This is good to know. I was wondering about tanning today actually and I asked about it, before finding this.

Good to hear your skin is improving. Do you have any pictures? before and after?!

Thanks!!

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