So here I am finally taking accutane....
I'm 19 years old and have been dealing with acne since I was 13. It's cost me thousands and thousands and THOUSANDS of dollars with all the products, dermatologist visits, facials, vitamins etc.... nothing has worked.
I had heard about accutane but I always told myself I would never actually take it because of all the side effects.... but here I am, frustrated annoyed and no longer want to deal with it......
After seeing all the amazing results accutane had on people, I decided, why not?
I have mild/moderate acne (mainly on my cheeks)... maybe worse but I take care of my skin... orrrr maybe im just overly obsessed that I give myself facials all the time (i work at a skincare office where we give facials) but i have persistant annoying acne and i definitely get the enormous cysts.
Went to the derm and she put me on 20mg for 6months, which I am very happy with because I've done my research and personally think low doses for a longer period of time is more beneficial (less side effects, healthier for body)
i wish i started from day 1 but i was hesitant about making a log until i realized how much help everyones log was for me ...........
The first few days i was quite oily and i wasnt breaking out at all for the first week & 1/2. Now into my 3rd week (almost) and ive been dry & breaking out... not sure if this is my IB but its less than how i was before accutane
Suprisingly my lips arent that bad... ive always been the type to put lip balm on regularly so they rnt as bad as i though they would be.
As far as regimen goes.... i know they say ur not supposed to use anything on ur skin besides a mild cleanser and moisturizer while on accutane.. but i figured since im on such a low dose i can use my finacea gel (azelaic acid). I cleanse with a benzoyle peroxide wash from my office and then apply the gel and finish with sunblock with spf 58 .
Hope this log will help others
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