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Scully21

Finally on roaccutane!!!!!

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Im so excited to be finally going on isotretinoin. You can read about my previos history with acné on my other post, but basically im tired and nothing else has worked so far. 
ill be taking a dose of 40 , im 172 CM and 56 Kg

Here goes my before picture :
 

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Day 3: no side effects Yet . I feel really sad looking at this pictures because i have so many pits and red marks. I feel like even after accutane ill look terrible. Jeez im such a downer. Still im very Happy im taking the pill and i am excited for it to kick un (even if ir further breakout) as you can see theres an ex Whitehead expelling liquid on muy right Cheek. Im súper prone to whiteheads, this one was really big and  it popped/got all the gubk out when i showered. After my shower i noticed the head of the sebum core and extacted it (so that the Whitehead wont form again) Is this the right thing to do? Because i dos notice that after doing that the oore remaines enlarged (as i can see im full of that on the rest of my cheeks) but if i dont dos ir the whiteheads fills. Up agains

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Day 4: 
In this pic you can clearly see how bad my scarring Is. My pores are enlarged , its all just looks so bad
I has a really bad headache today. Still no dry Face/lips. My Face feels softer but that could ve my new moisturizer, which i really like (Eucerin smoothing crean 5% urea). I woke up with very dry eyes. 

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Don't extract anything. You need to completely leave your skin alone. Don't press or squeeze or pick. Your skin will be more delicate than ever on this medication.  Just let the medication do the work and moisturise as you are doing when needed.
Headaches can be a symptom so keep hydrated. Dry eyes can be too. Eye drops and eye masks can help. Usually just temporary symptoms that pass.
All the very best. Keep postive.

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Day 5.
Still no side effects. Keep getting huge gross whiteheads but i think that due to stopping retin a. My skin looks horrible un broad daylight. Also i think im even oilier than usual.

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Hang in there. It gets worse before it gets better. Just don't touch. It's hard but you must resist for your own good. Keep busy and distract yourself from dwelling on your skin. 

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Day 7: Yesterday was the first Time i started to feel my lips a bit dry. I slept with a log of vaseline and woke up to very soft lips. Yet as the day progresses my lips start to feel tight. Im sure theyll get dryer but right nos its not too bad at all.
my skin still feels oily but i noticed today i woke yo and looked slightly less like a disco ball. This might be wishfull thinking.  
Btw sorry if my posts are badly written, i originally speak spanish so my keyboard corrects things weirdly.
Also, my left side Is clearly the BAD side lol. My right side Is full of scars and backheads and small whiteheads but none of those actually hurt unlike what goes on on muy left side

Edit: btw, how nice and supportive  Is the "acné community" im glad im sharing my expierience with people who understand otherwise i think i would go mad

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You can notice a lot of the redness has settled down since your last post. Hopefully it keeps working quick for you. 

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Day 9: officially on week two! My dermatologist say its probable ill have my IB on day 12 so ...its aproaching
meanwhile i seem to be starting to breakout on muy right side aswell. My skin Is still oily my lips are ok, nothing lipbalm cant Solve. So far so good with the side effects.

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Hang in there. My IB was truly awful. I'm sure yours won't be anywhere near as bad!

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Day 10: skin wise, stilloily, my right side looks Now terrible aswell yey
eyes are very dry which Is problemátic since i wear contacts and despise glasses.
my lips are Now very dry and the córners burn.
 

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I have a maybe wird question, but does anyone know if makeup can get contaminated with acné? I have a cushion BB cream (those korea style makeup were you dip a puff in a "cushion" thats soaked un BB cream) that i really like and used to use while my acné was very infected. Yesterday i used ir and today i woke up with many small whiteheads. I know for a fact the BB cream Is not comedogenic. I dont know if this reaction Is from roaccutane or ir the cushion Is full of acne bacteria. Im tempted to throw ir away but ir was so expensive *sigh

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It is possible, esp for bb cushions because you're dipping your brush into the cushion and applying to your face repeatedly. It is also possible that you're still experiencing the accutane initial breakout. I'd say give the makeup a break for a bit don't throw it away yet. Wait till your skin improves and retest the cushion later. Good luck! 

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3 hours ago, sanjam95 said:

Everything looks normal. I mean, you're only on day 12th. For how long you're going to take it?

Seven months.

Also i noticed ice been looking scrawny. I weighed myself and ive lost a kilo. My dermatologist said that could happen. Its so weird because ive actually been eating wqy More than usual.

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End of week two:
i think ill start makibg weekly instead of daily posts.
Im still breaking out , lots of gunk Is coming out from my pores, they are huge!!! I have a very inflamed pustule on my left Cheek. Its going to leave a heck of a Mark. Yey. 
Yesterday i noticed my lips are súper red and they kinda buen

Today i woke up to very dry skin, thats a first. I think sleeping with the Air conditioner on might have contributed to the dryness tho.

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