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juicygirl

Day 38

oooh i wish that something tremendous would happen sooon ..obv in a goood way and my skin would be goooood. I've been trying hard not to touch my skin because that makes red spots and makes it look worse. I am still breaking out blaah..I just want clear skin nooow..but I know I know its a process. Just gotta not touch. Really don't have much to updates...i had a breakout around my mouth and chin..like 4 zits but obv I touched them and now they are red and scabby.. gross. I have little ones under my skin stiiilll. OOh ya I've been tanning....alot. I'm getting really dark. I know they say your skin gets sensitive on tane but I slowly started at a low time and keptt going up. I started off not tanning my face..now I do for the full time in the best bed. Ive always been really tan..and kept up w. tanning. I knowwww baaaad. But for now its the only thing that makes my zits look a tad bit better. Once tane has things under control i will for suuure cut tanning out..and do the spray tanning. Buttt ya im only on 40mg sooo when i got on a higher dose i will have to be careful and test our the sun and tanning again. Buttt UUuuh i really want my skin 2 show some drastic improvement. Oooh ya and i heard some ppl saw that would get weird rashes..... i experienced my first rash...on my hands ..its red a blotchy...but isn't rly noticable this morning..last night is when i first noticed it.

juicygirl

Day 37

Just gotta not touch my faace...because that makes it worse. Ive said it 27327389 times... but a zit goes away so much quicker if u just leave it alone... exspecially on tane. If u touch a zit expect it 2 be around for 2 weeeks...if u dont it goes away fairly quickly.... but not touching is the hard part. lots of healling to be done stiiilll. blah. I don't seeee any goood improvement and unfortunetly it doesnt look like ill be clear for a whilllle... still havent seeen a big difference.. blahblah

juicygirl

Day 35

Soo day 35. The spots I picked at that were red marks galore...are slowly by surely fading and disapearing. I've realized I can't touch my face....because when I doooo.. it makes things 10x worse and the red marks last for farrrr more longer then if I didn't touch the zit. However I do have lil bumps all under my skin on my cheeks..... that you can only see if I look closely in the mirror and kinda put my mouth to the side. Sooo my pores aren't all cleared... not even close. I don't know if these little ones will become on gigantic breakout or go away... I don't know what to expect. But I'm not touching my face and making it any worse... i'll let it do the healing...bad skin drives me crazzzy.

juicygirl

Month 2 Day 31

sooo todays the start of month 2. No real changes in skin apperance... other then dryness. But yesss its still early. I had a decent breakout last sunday and now my skin has alooot of healing to do blaaah. So things are scabbing and healing and my skins dry. Looking a bit better then yesterday but uh pleassse i don't wana jynx it. Sooo my skins just dry and things are in the healing process right now. Not as many little blocked ones... but still some. oKK SO i'll update again soon.

juicygirl

Day 30

sooo I just took the last pill of the 1st month. cooool one month down. I haven't seen really any difference in my skin other then dryyyness. But I mean its only the end of month 1. But what reallllyyy gets me is the healing process is SO SO slow. The small zits that usually I can pop and will go away even leave scabby things kind of and are red and take a whiiiiile to heal. And I feel like my skin is looking more and more like shit because of the little ones that come out I touch them and that makes scabbys and redness. Blaaaaaah... i need to stop touching my face... but i try to unblock pores...and it works but then leaves redness ...GROSS. Okk so alot of blocked pores on my cheeks have come out.. but thats because i kind of picked them out oppps. I need to stoppppp... so now i have little red dots on my cheeks.....and I'm trying no to touch them so they heal. I know when I keep pealing the skin off theres just raw skin underneath...so i've been putting aloe vera, neosporin and sometimes alchol on them to heal. I just want them gone quiiick. And I had two zits that i picked and made really really red and inflamed...soo greaaat they will prob scar..and be around for a while

:dance: soooo basically i feeel like shit right now. I need to heal up & NOTTTT touch my face and pick..it just makes it worse... if i didn't pick..my skin would loook actually decent. Right now i'm still so depressed w. my current skin condition... these lil scabbys and red skin need to heal up. I guess its true even touching your skin the littlest bit leaves a mark. UUUH i neeed my skin 2 start going uphillll..i can't take this..

juicygirl

Day 29

sooo i just went to the Derm and I have 1 more pill left and i'm done with month one. I haven't seen any change in my skin other then dryness. I still feel like my skin looks that same..and I still feel shitty about my self... but its only the first month...and my doctor said you wouldn't see anything yet anyways ..greaat. But ya soo i'll be starting month 2 and my derms keeping me on 40mg because I did get 2 very large cysts when I started and if she bumps up my dose that may make me breakout again. sooo shes keeping me on 40mg for month 2 as well. I just have something verrry important to go to in less then a month.. like 3 weeks..and i really really reallly pray my skin is goood and okkay by then. atleast managble. ill be so sad if its a disaster house :dance: I just broke out over this weekend..but like i said its because I picked the little ones under my skin...so now the red spots need to heal..and i hopppe asap. sooo i really hoppppe things are better month 2. Thats all for now...

juicygirl

Day 28

blaaaaah eff my skin. this is a rollercoaster I guess. Although I did say I had aloot of little ones under my skin...so a breakout was bound to happen. But back to being depressed about my skin. I effin hatttte it... when my skins bad...im in a horrible mood..i don't go out and im just plain grumpyyy. But yaaa in my opinion my skin loooks like shitttt right now. I only have one active however from pickin the smaller ones I have a lot of lil scabs...so i hope those heal quicklyy..and this is my last breakout...black heads and small ones are starting 2 fall out... hints the lil scabbys...because they are all coming out. UH its almost been a month... my derm appointment is tommorrow... i neeeeed my skin 2 be goood by next month..i have somthing really important and i pray its good by then.

juicygirl

Day 24

sooo todays day 24 and I know I updated yesterday but I figured i would again. I'm really really tired right now but anyways my face is getting kind of dry....so I'm def gunna have to start using more moisterized. Kind of flaking in places.....at this point I do not have any big inflamed acne :dance: sooooo thats goood. But only time will tell how long this lasts. Def have alot of small clogged pores still...some of them dry up quickly and some black heads and blocked pores just fall out... but def drierrrr skiiiin...and alot of lil ones. Thats pretty much the update for now. I hope things continue uppp hillll ..i really do hope so

juicygirl

Day 23

soooo basically I have alot of small blocked pores. I don't know how long its going to take for them to go away but my skin is a lot drier...and I really don't mind. But even on my chest and back where I don't rly have that big of an issue with breaking out.... the texture of the skin feels a little differnt ..like kind of bumpy but scrubs off in the shower.. and I do have blackheads just lingering on my face but basically I have little blocked pores on my cheeks....and I don't usually have little ones everywhere....its the big cysts I usually get. Soo i hope the drier my skin gets this means they will just clear up or fall out asap. Here's too hoping things continue up hill...not down hill.

juicygirl

Day 21

Okk so I am feeeling drier and a little tired. But I'm finially noticing the dryness but I hope this is a good thing...because zits on my face are dring up quicker. Things are kind of starting to loook goood. but usually when this happens it goes down hill again. Some little ones under the skin still...I hope they just disapear!!! but i have a few lil scabbys hopefully they heal quickly. But ya hopefully this is it and its a clearer road ahead.. but thats wishful thinking.

juicygirl

Day 18

Sooo this is day 18. I def have been having a IB.. or so I think so... because my face has been a bit outa control. Then again it was really bad lately anyways because I started to take ortho Tri lo....and woooah did that make my face go nutso...lil bumps everywhere... which I don't usually have...so that may take a while to clear. But today is the first day I actually feel extra dry.... but thats hopefully a good sign though... meaning its actually working. My face isn't really oily anyways but I just feel really really dry. Soooo I prey I'm on my way to just improvment now... but who knows. I'm still on 40mg....I haven't been thrilled with my skin lately..... I gotta stop picking... I HAVE TOOO.... I hate lil red marks.. even though mine arent toooo bad.. they still suuuuuck. Im picky and my skin is no where near the way I want it. Even though I should be greatful though. Ok so thats my update... my nose kind of hurts inside... dry and my face and body is noticably drier today.... so please red marks clear asap asap asap and skin get perfect now.. k? haha ok... so I'll update for my own sake and whoever actually reads this???...tommorrow. Oohh ya and the big cyst zit above my eyebrow i picked at so much its a horrible scab.....so it will prob take a while to heal....its just a scab now.. but ew. bad skin makes me so depressed.... i wont go out this weekend... but ya thats my update. byyye

juicygirl

Day 16

I'm not sure if this is where i'm supposed to put my accutane log???? .. but thats all i know how to do for now. Umm i updated last night sooo nothing really to update... the marks do seem to take longer to heal...so that suckkkks... I have a few small ones on my cheeks that were like blocked pores but are taking forver to disapear... they are just little tiny red marks. (UH still annoying duh) and then there was the painful border line cyst above my eyebrow..... i think it was a ingrown hair... but of courseeeee i picked and now its like a scab kind of and I KNOW it will take forever and ever to heal because if the little suckers stay around forever.. i can only imagine how long this will be here. Im so blaaaaaaaaah... i won't go out when my skins like this..and damn im getting bored of staying in...my skin hasnt let up in a while....so hopefully i start to see improvement and these marks go away asap!!

juicygirl

Day 15

I guess yesterday was day 14.. so that makes today day 15..soo opps my bad. Anyways.... I'm guessing what ive been going through has been the IB??... well I hope that it ends soon. i HAVE blackheads everywhere..and it seems like every pore on my face is clogged with gunk.. like blackheads everywhereeeee... so hopefully this is the initial breakout and i pray I will be done with it sooner then later...but I hear its differnt for every person. I have two zits that are pretty painful... other then that blackheads everywhere...and a few small ones. So I'm not happy with my current skin condition...and today has just been a long day of work blaaah. soooooo i'm hoping that my blackheads just all fall out and clear like some people say happens quite quickly.. I just want my skin clear nooooow. And I feel selfish because there are people who are way worse off then me...and have real problems like cancer and illnesses... i do feel selfish sometimes.. I just am so self contious and this is killing my self esteeem and killing me slowly.... I just neeed want clear skin now. I wish I would wake up tomorrow morning and all my blackheads would be gone and my face would loook 100 times better. :dance: soo ya as of now my face is the same oldddd....now with a million black heads and blocked pores...so i really really hope I start to clear asap!

Current Skin Condition: Blackheads and clogged pores are everywhere..and 2 painful zits. blaaaah

juicygirl

Day 13

I try to update as much as possible... I know no one really comments on my blog but i basically use it to keeep track of everything myself..and that way if I need to I can look back on my blogs. Anyways sooo today kind of sucks.. no more or less the usual... my skin hasn't beeen what i consider gooooood in a long long time :dance: Anyways.... theres some blackheads and blocked pores in a lot of places..but i have a really blocked pore right above my eyebrow...it looks like its an in grown hair..but its caused a little swelling.....which sucks. and then I have some small not inflamed little zits in places but they are annoying tooo... You know what I did notice...knock on wood a million times is that when I get cysts...i only get one at a time. They hurt and sometimes are bigger then others but usually one will go away and another one may appear but not til the other one goes away. sooo i don't want my skin to get any worse. I mean all this could be an IB...which I could totally deal with ..if this is as bad as it gets... but please please pleaseee i hope my skin starts to improve greatly sooooon. People think im crazy and my skin isn't bad.. but uh it is..and makeup does wonders sometimes....well for the little ones..and redness but its annoying to use makeup all the time.....and cysts just plain stink..and theres nothing you can do about those when they are all swollen. sooo thats my update for day 13...i hope everything starts getting betttter very very soon.

Current Skin Conditions: One painful zit up above my eyebrow... (maybe a ingrown hair from plucking) and then blackheads and little zits. blaaah

juicygirl

Day 12

okkaaay so I haven't updated in a lil bit. My huge cyst is finially healed up. I ended up going to the derm and got a cortizone shot...so all thats left is a lil bit of dry skin... barely anything. But yaaa its been 12 days and my skin doesn't have any huge zits right now....thank god. But I have alooooot of blackheads and blocked pores...like little ones everywhere.... I hate it... but I was wondering if this clears up shortly??? I hope so. I mean theres alot of blackheads and lil bumps under the skin. Soooo ya thats the status right now.

Current Skin Status: no big zits, just blackheads and small clogged pores everywhere.

juicygirl

Day 6

Day 6: Soooo this weekend was shitty and I didn't go out... well not because my face was an absolute mess but because I just has ONE hugeeee cyst ...I mean I get cysts anyways... and when Im not on antibiotics it can get back. I usually only get one big cyst at a time.... so hopefullly it doesnt get worse then that.. Knock on wood. Accutane still sketchs me out... because I don't trust my skin on it yet. But ya this cyst was veryyy verry biggg..and hurt..and I actually went to the emergency room on Saturday because I was annoyed with it and wanted a cortizone shot to heal it quicker... but go figure the hospital cant do cortizone shots....It was a waste of 50 bucks and 4 hrs. And today its snowing and my doctors still isnt open!!....but it def def has gone downn sooo so much... i just am picky and would want a cortizone shot still anyways. But ya my skins okkkay so far.... but so I hear most people get the IB!!! so im scaredddddd silllly.... i dont want red marks galore and have to be sad a depressed because of a IB... i have lil blackheads and zits coming to the surface but nooo worse then usual. I mean my skin was never tooo too horrible.... it was just persistant and im sooso picky :) hmmm so yaaaaa I hope hope hope and pray that this huuuuge cyst was my IB and illl be in for a clear road for now on. Im still so nervous..... but heres to hopinggg! And my lips are a little dry but no more really then usual...l. nothing tooo horrible yet.

Skin Condition: prettty goood... just the one cyst thats clearing and calming down.

juicygirl

Started Accutane 2/24/09

soooo I started accutane... my friends think im crazy because they don't think my skin is bad... but im a perfectionist when it comes to my skin and trust me my skin is baaaad. And i hate hate hate when I get cysts... which is alot! So here we go.....

4th Day: It's my 4th day on accutane... I'm a little nervous.... I don't want my skin to get reallly bad before it gets better.....IB... but I'm expecting it. And like everyone... I want lasting results... but who knows... i pray i have lasting results with one coarse ...and not have to worry about my skin... but idk. Anyways.... I don't really have any small zits right now.... very few... which is a change since my skin was fullll of little ones for the last month. BUT...... always the but.... i woke up this morning with the biggesssssst cyst ever.. right in between my eyes.... I wasnt sure it was going to be a big cyst... but here I am sitting down typing this and it sure is big and hurts.... i dont want to touch it though.... I hope it goes down quick!...

Status of skin: Pretty clear other then one huuuge cyst.

juicygirl

Before Accutane

heyyy everyone!! so I just made this last night... so i'm still learning how to do everything! Anyways I guess you could say I have very stuborn mild acne ... and no mater what nothing does anything for it. It's weird tooo because sometimes its cystic and theres 2 or 3 cysts....and other times no cysts and a bunch of little hurtful ones. Nothing has worked topical, antibiotics work for a little while... but then stop working.. but basicallly acne is ruining my life.... I don't go out... I'm depressed, I look in the mirror and just cry!! So my derm never suggested accutane... but when I asked "um would you ever consider putting me on accutane" She gave me the ipledge booklet...and things slowly but surely started to get going! It's such a looong process for a girl!! So it's looking like I'm starting Feb 24...if everything goes to plan.... which I hope it does!! I'm just readyyyy to have clear skin...im so sad when my skins a disaster!!!

SOOO after a brief little description... I have like 3 weeks or so until I start.... and I had to go on Birth control before starting....and I'm on Ortho Tri lo. & in highschool I believe I was on this and it helped somewhat. But anyways month 1 of Ortho Tri lo my skin was a messsssss....with alll little bumps everywhere ... maybe only like 1 cyst... but my face was covered in small bumps and it seemed like blackheads were coming out everywhere. My forehead was rediculous..small bumps everywhere!!!!!

So its month 2 of Ortho Tri Lo.....and now im pretty much clear of little bumps everywhere.... but now I have like 3 cystic pimples!! it's so weird.... I go from 2 totally different kinds of acne! I wish wish wissshhhhh that the rest of this month goes smooothly...and everything evens out.. but lets be honest ... probably NOT!! sooooo my question is..... has this happend to any of you girls??? comments, suggestions... ANYTHING PLEASEE :) and also is there anything I can do for my skin pre-tane because it is going nutso! thanks!!!

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