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I alternate between this local brand called Twig: http://www.skinnypur...g-cosmetics.asp and Physician's Formula talc-free loose powder.

The Twig has good coverage, but is kind of shiny, so sometimes I like the Physician's Formula instead because it is more matte. Although, it has less coverage. Meh, it's okay. The main part about it is it never breaks me out.

What liquid foundation do you use sometimes? I tried Clinique acne solutions foundation which looked amazing! And then became really flaky and made my skin too dry. Gross. I don't think I like Clinique foundations very much since I used the Super Balanced liquid a few years ago and it made me look like a grease ball!

The only tinted moisturizer I've ever liked is Aveda spf 15 tinted moisturizer. It's beautiful!

I used the Phsycian's Formula powder years ago. Not sure why I stopped, but it was okay. Didn't break me out.

I actually haven't found a liquid foundation that matches my skin really well yet. I do have the NARS Sheer Matte foundation though. It's okay, but it's a bit too yellow for me. I liked their tinted moisturizer, but the lightest shade was too dark. I can't remember, but I think it made me break out. That was a bummer because it made my skin look really good. The same goes for the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. Ugh.

I'm going to stick with my Everyday Minerals for now. Hopefully I won't be needing a liquid foundation after Accutane!

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I agree. It's gentle but really does nothing for acne. Benzoyl peroxide worked the best for me. Can I just say, that I feel amazing not using topicals anymore? I friggin' hated how much time and burning and grossness it was every day and night.

I dislike Boscia's cleansers because they are too drying, but I LOVE their silky moisturizers. Also didn't like the BB cream, but that could be because it didn't match my skin tone and has like NO coverage.

Benzoyl peroxide makes me super itchy! I couldn't stand it. Lol. I do love not having to use topicals though! I just use Neosporin or a salicylic acid spot treatment. That's about it!

I haven't tried their BB cream, or any BB cream for that matter. The idea of a BB cream sounds great, but I haven't found any that match my skin tone. I have such fair skin that everything is always too yellow for me. Boo! sad.png

But hey, after you're finished Accutane, you won't need much coverage! biggrin.png

Agree! I actually love mineral powders because they are so light on the skin and look really natural. No irritation either! Whenever I wear foundation, I can't stand the silicony feeling and can't wait to wash it off!!!

Agree! I actually love mineral powders because they are so light on the skin and look really natural. No irritation either! Whenever I wear foundation, I can't stand the silicony feeling and can't wait to wash it off!!!

Ditto! I've been using Everyday Minerals for years. I like to keep a liquid foundation on hand for when I need extra coverage though. What kind of mineral powder do you use?

Do you guys find that mineral powders give enough coverage? I'd love to be able to simplify my routine. Also, BB creams sound awesome and I'm totally gonna check that out when I'm done accutane, but it doesn't seem like they'd do much for acne girls.

I use Clinique and pretty much always have. They're not amazing and certain foundations will leave you greasy, but they don't freak out my rosacea face and do cut the redness surprisingly well. I can't wait to switch it up though when I'm done with these silly pills!

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Do you guys find that mineral powders give enough coverage? I'd love to be able to simplify my routine. Also, BB creams sound awesome and I'm totally gonna check that out when I'm done accutane, but it doesn't seem like they'd do much for acne girls.

I use Clinique and pretty much always have. They're not amazing and certain foundations will leave you greasy, but they don't freak out my rosacea face and do cut the redness surprisingly well. I can't wait to switch it up though when I'm done with these silly pills!

I've only used Everyday Minerals and it does help with coverage. It doesn't cover everything though. I still need concealer on acne and some red marks. However, it does cover some of my red marks, so I ultimately use less concealer.

A BB cream would be a nice idea. The ingredients in them are supposed to be good for your skin, so it could help with acne. Although, I think they're more like a tinted moisturizer, so they probably wouldn't offer enough coverage, depending on how your acne is.

It'll definitely be nice to try new products (or less products, actually) when we have clear skin!

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Do you guys find that mineral powders give enough coverage? I'd love to be able to simplify my routine. Also, BB creams sound awesome and I'm totally gonna check that out when I'm done accutane, but it doesn't seem like they'd do much for acne girls.

I use Clinique and pretty much always have. They're not amazing and certain foundations will leave you greasy, but they don't freak out my rosacea face and do cut the redness surprisingly well. I can't wait to switch it up though when I'm done with these silly pills!

I've only used Everyday Minerals and it does help with coverage. It doesn't cover everything though. I still need concealer on acne and some red marks. However, it does cover some of my red marks, so I ultimately use less concealer.

A BB cream would be a nice idea. The ingredients in them are supposed to be good for your skin, so it could help with acne. Although, I think they're more like a tinted moisturizer, so they probably wouldn't offer enough coverage, depending on how your acne is.

It'll definitely be nice to try new products (or less products, actually) when we have clear skin!

Huh, thanks! Good to know. I'll give it a shot one of these days. It has been so humid here that my face is melting by the time I make it out of the metro and a face caked on with makeup only makes it feel yuckier.

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Huh, thanks! Good to know. I'll give it a shot one of these days. It has been so humid here that my face is melting by the time I make it out of the metro and a face caked on with makeup only makes it feel yuckier.

It'll definitely be good to try if you're looking for something more lightweight. Hope you find one you like!

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Day 11

It bugs me that my face still hasn't dried out yet. Come on, Accutane! Do something! I'm impatient. tongue.png

My lips were pretty dry today. They aren't cracked or bleeding, which is definitely a good thing. I'm sure it helps that I obsessively reapply my Jack Black lip balm and Aquaphor during the day.

Since it's a holiday weekend for those of us in the States and it'll be sunny and hot... That means pool time and cookouts! I hope I don't get sunburned. I'll definitely be slathering on the SPF!

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Day 11

It bugs me that my face still hasn't dried out yet. Come on, Accutane! Do something! I'm impatient. tongue.png

My lips were pretty dry today. They aren't cracked or bleeding, which is definitely a good thing. I'm sure it helps that I obsessively reapply my Jack Black lip balm and Aquaphor during the day.

Since it's a holiday weekend for those of us in the States and it'll be sunny and hot... That means pool time and cookouts! I hope I don't get sunburned. I'll definitely be slathering on the SPF!

Don't sweat it about your face not drying out, mine didn't dry out until 23 days in! Crazyy. It's day 38 WOOHOO and the dryness isn't crazy bad, but when I have a simple scratch all these flakes of skin come off.. sorry TMI lol, but just letting you it'll kick in! Just give it time! And if you are moisturizing even though you're not dry, you may not even notice if you're dry because of the moisturizer haha.

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Day 11

It bugs me that my face still hasn't dried out yet. Come on, Accutane! Do something! I'm impatient. tongue.png

My lips were pretty dry today. They aren't cracked or bleeding, which is definitely a good thing. I'm sure it helps that I obsessively reapply my Jack Black lip balm and Aquaphor during the day.

Since it's a holiday weekend for those of us in the States and it'll be sunny and hot... That means pool time and cookouts! I hope I don't get sunburned. I'll definitely be slathering on the SPF!

Hi Rachel! I'm on day 27 and also 40mg and my face took a while to dry out too. I can now go all day with makeup on (foundation and powder) and not blot my face once! It's amazing. I used to blot my face a billion times a day, I could have owned the blotting paper company and if I didn't blot my face would look wet - gross! I have to say it's been the best part so far. Now if I could just get rid of all these spots! My lips have dried out but not bad at all, I just have to keep balm on them at all times but no cracking and bleeding which is great. I think it may be because we're on the 40mg. My derm did tell me that as the medicine builds up in my system my skin will get drier and clear up more and more. I was worried the 40mg wasn't strong enough but she said I was doing good and I'm going to do the second month on 40mg too.

I use Clinique stay true foundation and the Bare Minerals on top of that but I've been looking for a new mineral makeup that isn't so expensive and doesn't have this one chemical that's in Bare Minerals (I can't remember the name). I came across the Everyday Minerals when doing some research but didn't order it but you say you love it so I may give it a try. I'm not sure where they carry it or if you can only order it online. I didn't order it because I couldn't decide what color but I think you can order samples of it. Any advice for me?

I hear ya on feeling impatient! I have to keep telling myself that a medicine you take for 4 to 6 months or longer works slowly but I still feel super impatient. I want to see clearing like Gina is!! :)

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Day 12

Nothing new really. A whitehead popped up on my cheek overnight. Fortunately, it's already healing, so hopefully it'll be gone soon!

Don't sweat it about your face not drying out, mine didn't dry out until 23 days in! Crazyy. It's day 38 WOOHOO and the dryness isn't crazy bad, but when I have a simple scratch all these flakes of skin come off.. sorry TMI lol, but just letting you it'll kick in! Just give it time! And if you are moisturizing even though you're not dry, you may not even notice if you're dry because of the moisturizer haha.

Thanks, Taylor! Glad to know it's not just me! I'm just anxious to feel something other than the dry lips! Lol.

I'm actually not moisturizing at night since I'm not dry yet. I didn't moisturize at night before Accutane either. Just in the morning. I'm like you... Most stuff makes me break out, so I'm always hesitant to put new products on my face! Especially moisturizer.

Hi Rachel! I'm on day 27 and also 40mg and my face took a while to dry out too. I can now go all day with makeup on (foundation and powder) and not blot my face once! It's amazing. I used to blot my face a billion times a day, I could have owned the blotting paper company and if I didn't blot my face would look wet - gross! I have to say it's been the best part so far. Now if I could just get rid of all these spots! My lips have dried out but not bad at all, I just have to keep balm on them at all times but no cracking and bleeding which is great. I think it may be because we're on the 40mg. My derm did tell me that as the medicine builds up in my system my skin will get drier and clear up more and more. I was worried the 40mg wasn't strong enough but she said I was doing good and I'm going to do the second month on 40mg too.

I use Clinique stay true foundation and the Bare Minerals on top of that but I've been looking for a new mineral makeup that isn't so expensive and doesn't have this one chemical that's in Bare Minerals (I can't remember the name). I came across the Everyday Minerals when doing some research but didn't order it but you say you love it so I may give it a try. I'm not sure where they carry it or if you can only order it online. I didn't order it because I couldn't decide what color but I think you can order samples of it. Any advice for me?

I hear ya on feeling impatient! I have to keep telling myself that a medicine you take for 4 to 6 months or longer works slowly but I still feel super impatient. I want to see clearing like Gina is!! smile.png

Thanks! I think I've just read so many logs where people are dry by now, but I have to remember everyone is different. I'm just impatient!

That's great you don't have to blot constantly now though. That must be so exciting for you! Lol. I've never had really oily skin. My chin would get a little bit of oil during the day, but that's it. I kind of figured I might dry out quicker since my skin isn't oily, but I guess not.

Yeah, Bare Minerals has bismuth oxychloride. I've had mostly good luck with Everyday Minerals. I use the semi-matte foundation. I don't remember how my skin reacted to the Original Glo foundation, but the Intensive made me break out. Not sure if the formula for that one has changed though. Unfortunately, you can only get Everyday Minerals online. But yes, you can get free samples. You just have to pay the shipping. I haven't gotten free samples in years, but the shipping used to just be about $3. Figure out your skin's undertones if you don't already know. That will make it much easier to find your shade. You definitely want to try a few shades to find the right one and you might want to try the different formulas to see which works best for you.

Don't worry! You'll be seeing clearing like Gina's soon! Just a little longer!

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Day 12

Nothing new really. A whitehead popped up on my cheek overnight. Fortunately, it's already healing, so hopefully it'll be gone soon!

Don't sweat it about your face not drying out, mine didn't dry out until 23 days in! Crazyy. It's day 38 WOOHOO and the dryness isn't crazy bad, but when I have a simple scratch all these flakes of skin come off.. sorry TMI lol, but just letting you it'll kick in! Just give it time! And if you are moisturizing even though you're not dry, you may not even notice if you're dry because of the moisturizer haha.

Thanks, Taylor! Glad to know it's not just me! I'm just anxious to feel something other than the dry lips! Lol.

I'm actually not moisturizing at night since I'm not dry yet. I didn't moisturize at night before Accutane either. Just in the morning. I'm like you... Most stuff makes me break out, so I'm always hesitant to put new products on my face! Especially moisturizer.

Hi Rachel! I'm on day 27 and also 40mg and my face took a while to dry out too. I can now go all day with makeup on (foundation and powder) and not blot my face once! It's amazing. I used to blot my face a billion times a day, I could have owned the blotting paper company and if I didn't blot my face would look wet - gross! I have to say it's been the best part so far. Now if I could just get rid of all these spots! My lips have dried out but not bad at all, I just have to keep balm on them at all times but no cracking and bleeding which is great. I think it may be because we're on the 40mg. My derm did tell me that as the medicine builds up in my system my skin will get drier and clear up more and more. I was worried the 40mg wasn't strong enough but she said I was doing good and I'm going to do the second month on 40mg too.

I use Clinique stay true foundation and the Bare Minerals on top of that but I've been looking for a new mineral makeup that isn't so expensive and doesn't have this one chemical that's in Bare Minerals (I can't remember the name). I came across the Everyday Minerals when doing some research but didn't order it but you say you love it so I may give it a try. I'm not sure where they carry it or if you can only order it online. I didn't order it because I couldn't decide what color but I think you can order samples of it. Any advice for me?

I hear ya on feeling impatient! I have to keep telling myself that a medicine you take for 4 to 6 months or longer works slowly but I still feel super impatient. I want to see clearing like Gina is!! smile.png

Thanks! I think I've just read so many logs where people are dry by now, but I have to remember everyone is different. I'm just impatient!

That's great you don't have to blot constantly now though. That must be so exciting for you! Lol. I've never had really oily skin. My chin would get a little bit of oil during the day, but that's it. I kind of figured I might dry out quicker since my skin isn't oily, but I guess not.

Yeah, Bare Minerals has bismuth oxychloride. I've had mostly good luck with Everyday Minerals. I use the semi-matte foundation. I don't remember how my skin reacted to the Original Glo foundation, but the Intensive made me break out. Not sure if the formula for that one has changed though. Unfortunately, you can only get Everyday Minerals online. But yes, you can get free samples. You just have to pay the shipping. I haven't gotten free samples in years, but the shipping used to just be about $3. Figure out your skin's undertones if you don't already know. That will make it much easier to find your shade. You definitely want to try a few shades to find the right one and you might want to try the different formulas to see which works best for you.

Don't worry! You'll be seeing clearing like Gina's soon! Just a little longer!

Thanks for the info! I'm going to try it for sure. I would have thought you'd dry out faster too since you're skin wasn't as oily but this medicine is so weird. You said your new zit was healing quickly but mine seem to take forever to go away. Maybe cuz they are cysts so they're deeper? I am feeling super impatient too - I'm starting to feel like this cluster of about 6 cysts on the left side of my chin is going to be there forever. Sigh. I have to keep reminding myself that this medicine can work slowly on some people and I guess I happen to be one of them. I always tell my kids, "Patience is a virture", I guess I need to take my own advice. :)

We need Gina to send out her accutane good mojo thoughts! Ha,ha!

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Day 11

It bugs me that my face still hasn't dried out yet. Come on, Accutane! Do something! I'm impatient. tongue.png

My lips were pretty dry today. They aren't cracked or bleeding, which is definitely a good thing. I'm sure it helps that I obsessively reapply my Jack Black lip balm and Aquaphor during the day.

Since it's a holiday weekend for those of us in the States and it'll be sunny and hot... That means pool time and cookouts! I hope I don't get sunburned. I'll definitely be slathering on the SPF!

Hi Rachel! I'm on day 27 and also 40mg and my face took a while to dry out too. I can now go all day with makeup on (foundation and powder) and not blot my face once! It's amazing. I used to blot my face a billion times a day, I could have owned the blotting paper company and if I didn't blot my face would look wet - gross! I have to say it's been the best part so far. Now if I could just get rid of all these spots! My lips have dried out but not bad at all, I just have to keep balm on them at all times but no cracking and bleeding which is great. I think it may be because we're on the 40mg. My derm did tell me that as the medicine builds up in my system my skin will get drier and clear up more and more. I was worried the 40mg wasn't strong enough but she said I was doing good and I'm going to do the second month on 40mg too.

I use Clinique stay true foundation and the Bare Minerals on top of that but I've been looking for a new mineral makeup that isn't so expensive and doesn't have this one chemical that's in Bare Minerals (I can't remember the name). I came across the Everyday Minerals when doing some research but didn't order it but you say you love it so I may give it a try. I'm not sure where they carry it or if you can only order it online. I didn't order it because I couldn't decide what color but I think you can order samples of it. Any advice for me?

I hear ya on feeling impatient! I have to keep telling myself that a medicine you take for 4 to 6 months or longer works slowly but I still feel super impatient. I want to see clearing like Gina is!! smile.png

Hi Stacey! Cool, thanks for revealing your foundation suggestions! You will see crazy clearing soon! If it makes you feel better, one of the bad cysts I had popped because it refilled with pus. sad.png It's right in the middle of my cheek. I've also had some new ones surface in my problem area (left cheek). It's not horribly noticeable, but my cheeks are really itchy and dry. It's a horrible feeling. You're also lucky that your lips haven't been too dried out. My lips are dry, but it's the entire skin around my mouth (upper lip area and lower lip area) that is FLAKING like a monster, especially during/after eating! SO EMBARRASSING. Worst part is I don't realize it cause I can't see it, and then after I eat, I saw myself in the mirror and was like wtf? Why didn't anyone say anything?

Anyone else experience this? Maybe I'm just weird and a scaly snake! I have to moisturize around my mouth like 8 times a day.

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Day 11

It bugs me that my face still hasn't dried out yet. Come on, Accutane! Do something! I'm impatient. tongue.png

My lips were pretty dry today. They aren't cracked or bleeding, which is definitely a good thing. I'm sure it helps that I obsessively reapply my Jack Black lip balm and Aquaphor during the day.

Since it's a holiday weekend for those of us in the States and it'll be sunny and hot... That means pool time and cookouts! I hope I don't get sunburned. I'll definitely be slathering on the SPF!

Hi Rachel! I'm on day 27 and also 40mg and my face took a while to dry out too. I can now go all day with makeup on (foundation and powder) and not blot my face once! It's amazing. I used to blot my face a billion times a day, I could have owned the blotting paper company and if I didn't blot my face would look wet - gross! I have to say it's been the best part so far. Now if I could just get rid of all these spots! My lips have dried out but not bad at all, I just have to keep balm on them at all times but no cracking and bleeding which is great. I think it may be because we're on the 40mg. My derm did tell me that as the medicine builds up in my system my skin will get drier and clear up more and more. I was worried the 40mg wasn't strong enough but she said I was doing good and I'm going to do the second month on 40mg too.

I use Clinique stay true foundation and the Bare Minerals on top of that but I've been looking for a new mineral makeup that isn't so expensive and doesn't have this one chemical that's in Bare Minerals (I can't remember the name). I came across the Everyday Minerals when doing some research but didn't order it but you say you love it so I may give it a try. I'm not sure where they carry it or if you can only order it online. I didn't order it because I couldn't decide what color but I think you can order samples of it. Any advice for me?

I hear ya on feeling impatient! I have to keep telling myself that a medicine you take for 4 to 6 months or longer works slowly but I still feel super impatient. I want to see clearing like Gina is!! smile.png

Hi Stacey! Cool, thanks for revealing your foundation suggestions! You will see crazy clearing soon! If it makes you feel better, one of the bad cysts I had popped because it refilled with pus. sad.png It's right in the middle of my cheek. I've also had some new ones surface in my problem area (left cheek). It's not horribly noticeable, but my cheeks are really itchy and dry. It's a horrible feeling. You're also lucky that your lips haven't been too dried out. My lips are dry, but it's the entire skin around my mouth (upper lip area and lower lip area) that is FLAKING like a monster, especially during/after eating! SO EMBARRASSING. Worst part is I don't realize it cause I can't see it, and then after I eat, I saw myself in the mirror and was like wtf? Why didn't anyone say anything?

Anyone else experience this? Maybe I'm just weird and a scaly snake! I have to moisturize around my mouth like 8 times a day.

You are so funny, your posts always make me smile. :) I have also noticed the upper and lower lip area around my lips to be more dry than my actual lips and I know what you mean about feeling it after you eat, I notice that too and always have to put stuff on when I'm done. But I don't have to moisturize constantly yet which is nice. I have a hard time not peeling my lips when they get a little bad but I am really trying hard to refrain because lips are so sensitive and the last thing I need is bleeding lips to go with my bleeding chin. I swear my face bleeds so much it's going to cause me to be anemic, haha!

I HATE when my cysts fill with pus and I have to drain them or they peel and drain themselves. It is awful and I always know that means I will have a horrible wound to deal with for a month. I am constantly "talking" to them when they come up and telling them to just stay under the surface and go away nicely. Acne makes me koo-koo.

We're going to a memorial day bbq tonight and I will spend the evening hoping my wound doesn't crack open - ugh! Gonna have a glass of wine for sure!

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That's funny. Maybe I should "talk" to my acne and tell it to go away. Haha! I love it.

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Day 13

I've been so focused on my face's progress that I haven't paid attention to my chest and back. I occasionally get zits in both areas. Right now I have a zit on my chest that just won't go away and I noticed one on my shoulder today. At least I can cover them up!

Had a family cookout today and spent most of the day outside and in the pool. I made sure to cover myself in sunblock and I stayed in the shade most of the time, so I'm sunburn free! My dermatologist would be proud.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Thanks for the info! I'm going to try it for sure. I would have thought you'd dry out faster too since you're skin wasn't as oily but this medicine is so weird. You said your new zit was healing quickly but mine seem to take forever to go away. Maybe cuz they are cysts so they're deeper? I am feeling super impatient too - I'm starting to feel like this cluster of about 6 cysts on the left side of my chin is going to be there forever. Sigh. I have to keep reminding myself that this medicine can work slowly on some people and I guess I happen to be one of them. I always tell my kids, "Patience is a virture", I guess I need to take my own advice. smile.png

We need Gina to send out her accutane good mojo thoughts! Ha,ha!

If you order some samples, definitely let me know how you like it!

This drug is definitely weird. Everyone reacts so differently to it. You never know what will happen!

Some spots have healed quickly, but others are taking a while. The cysts would surely take longer to heal since they're deeper and bigger than a little whitehead. That has to be so frustrating though! I'm super impatient, so I couldn't imagine waiting for something like that to heal.

Just hang in there though! Your skin will be clear before you know it. It will be worth the wait!

That's funny. Maybe I should "talk" to my acne and tell it to go away. Haha! I love it.

Let me know how it works. I might have to try that. :P

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Hi Rachel!

Sounds like your cookout was fun and yay for you not getting sunburned. I love the sun and I live in Florida but over the years I've learned to stay out of it when I can - I wish it wasn't so damaging cuz it's so great to soak it in.

I ordered some samples of the Everday Minerals, I can't wait to try them. I'm going to have my daughter try them too because she also uses Bare Minerals and someday she'll be paying for it on her own and it's just so expensive (at least I hope she'll be paying for it on her own :)).

I think I see the light at the end of the tunnel in my healing for now. Seems like it's all finally on the healing road, now if I can just stay breakout free. Gonna keep talking to my face every day and hope that works. Hahahaha!!

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Day 14

I can't believe I've only been taking this stuff for two weeks. It actually seems like a lot longer...

Nothing new to report though. No new breakouts. Most of the zits on my face have healed. There's just a couple that are still lingering. rolleyes.gif

Hi Rachel!

Sounds like your cookout was fun and yay for you not getting sunburned. I love the sun and I live in Florida but over the years I've learned to stay out of it when I can - I wish it wasn't so damaging cuz it's so great to soak it in.

I ordered some samples of the Everday Minerals, I can't wait to try them. I'm going to have my daughter try them too because she also uses Bare Minerals and someday she'll be paying for it on her own and it's just so expensive (at least I hope she'll be paying for it on her own smile.png).

I think I see the light at the end of the tunnel in my healing for now. Seems like it's all finally on the healing road, now if I can just stay breakout free. Gonna keep talking to my face every day and hope that works. Hahahaha!!

It must be so hard to stay out of the sun in Florida! It's nice to be outside, but I hate having to cover myself in sunblock. I always do anyway though!

I hope you like the Everyday Minerals! Definitely let me know how it works out. It sounds like it'll be good for your daughter too if she makes the switch from Bare Minerals. That'll definitely save her some money!

Hahahaha! Keep talking to your face. I think it'll help keep those pesky zits away. :P That's so good that everything is healing. I hope it stays that way and you're clear from here on out!

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Have you tried the Cure Aqua Gel on your lips yet? My lips have been getting a bit drier lately, so I'll probably be exfoliating them several times a week.

Glad to hear you haven't had any new breakouts!!

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Have you tried the Cure Aqua Gel on your lips yet? My lips have been getting a bit drier lately, so I'll probably be exfoliating them several times a week.

Glad to hear you haven't had any new breakouts!!

I haven't tried it on my lips yet since they haven't been peeling. But I think I'll have to try it the next time I use it to see how it works!

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Day 15

My nose is starting to dry out and peel in the area where my sunglasses sit. I blame that on the fact that my Ray-Bans rarely leave my face. cool.png (Okay, so I don't wear sunglasses that often. Just when I'm outside or driving.) One side of my nose has a little scab. Nothing major though.

I did get a little sunburn on my shoulders this afternoon. Oops! At least it's not bad!

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Stinks about the sunburn! My kind is soooo sensitive to the sun now, so I totally understand. How long were you out there for unprotected? (just curious what our thresholds are) :)

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Stinks about the sunburn! My kind is soooo sensitive to the sun now, so I totally understand. How long were you out there for unprotected? (just curious what our thresholds are) smile.png

I was probably outside for an hour or two. I'm not sure exactly. I did put sunblock on, but I was in the pool and I think I must have gotten in too soon and maybe it washed off. Who knows. I tried to stay in the shade! Good thing it's just a little redness!

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Day 16

The itchy spot I developed on my left collarbone within my first week of Accutane is not looking pretty. Itching = Me scratching. Me scratching = Ugly red spot. I'm going to have to remember to moisturize that so it'll go away. I'll probably get some Cortizone to put on it.

I've always had little blackheads on my nose that never want to go away. They really weren't noticeable before Accutane. However, they're darker than usual, which leads me to believe they're surfacing. Although, I'm still probably the only person that will ever notice them.

Another thing that's been happening but I never thought much of... Bloody noses. I haven't had an actual bloody nose with blood gushing out everywhere. Thank, God! I'll keep my fingers crossed that doesn't happen. eusa_pray.gif I do carry a pack of tissues with me just in case! I have been noticing dried blood in my nose for a while now, which did not happen before Accutane. I just never made the connection that it's probably Accutane drying out my nose. It's noticeable throughout the day, but it's mostly an issue in the morning because I almost always wake up with a stuffy nose. The morning stuffy nose has been an issue since before Accutane, so it's not a side effect. Maybe I should get that checked out...

No new breakouts on my face. There hasn't been any new facial acne since my first week. I'm cursed now for saying this, aren't I? eusa_doh.gif

The zit that appeared on my shoulder on Sunday is now a scab. Accutane doing its job or a result of my sunburn? Either way, it's almost gone! Although, there appears to be a new one forming next to it. rolleyes.gif

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I used to get constant nosebleeds as a kid and teenager (I was -that- kid) and if you use a q-tip to swish some Vaseline up your nostrils it really helps to keep them at bay! It feels a bit weird but you dont have to do it that often.

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Hey Rachel! I'm with you on the nose thing. Mine's dried out on the inside too with streaks of blood but I've only had one really bad nose bleed so far that scared the crap out of me (I hadn't had that happen since I was a child sooooooooooo long ago-haha). But I got it stopped and I've been periodically using the vaseline trick ClearDreaming mentioned. I used to use this on my kids when they would get a nose bleed and it works great. Kind of like lotion for the inside of your nose.

So glad you hear your face hasn't had any new ones! So awesome!! :)

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I used to get constant nosebleeds as a kid and teenager (I was -that- kid) and if you use a q-tip to swish some Vaseline up your nostrils it really helps to keep them at bay! It feels a bit weird but you dont have to do it that often.

Hey Rachel! I'm with you on the nose thing. Mine's dried out on the inside too with streaks of blood but I've only had one really bad nose bleed so far that scared the crap out of me (I hadn't had that happen since I was a child sooooooooooo long ago-haha). But I got it stopped and I've been periodically using the vaseline trick ClearDreaming mentioned. I used to use this on my kids when they would get a nose bleed and it works great. Kind of like lotion for the inside of your nose.

So glad you hear your face hasn't had any new ones! So awesome!! smile.png

Thanks for the tip! :) I read about people putting Vaseline up their noses. It just seems like it would feel gross, so that's why I hadn't tried it yet. Lol! I'm going to have to try it though because I'm sick of this!

As for the curse of getting new zits after posting about skin clearing up... So far so good! I didn't wake up with any new zits this morning. boogie.gif

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