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Skin Drying Out- Yet Still Breaking Out

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I'm on 20mg of Accutane a day. I weigh 98 pounds. And this is day 16 for me.

People can't see their reflection at the end of the day in my face anymore! It's a lot less oily. My lips are dry too but not terribily. Like I can go 3 hours without chapstick.

However, I'm still getting pimples. Shouldn't the dryness be preventing them? It just starting let less oily recently, so maybe it needs more time? Ughhh.

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Your only on day 16, so no need to worry. Unfortunately, with accutane you get the side effects before you see a difference in your acne. I would say most people probably start to see a difference in a month or two, and some-even longer. Everyone is different. I will be starting shortly and I'm sure I'm going to be impatient also. :)

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my skin has been dry for 5 months about now and im still breaking out... i thought oily skin was a must for acne but i guess not

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Hyperproliferation. Accutane dries up your skin and speed up cells turnover hence it causes the cells to get "jammed" in your pores.

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