I'm a 26 year old female and live in new york city. I started dealing with acne when i was in high school, but it was fully controlled with birth control pills. I stopped taking birth control when I was in college, (and felt a million times better, i hate being on bc) and my acne came back with a vengence. It was really bad for about a year and then has been up and down ever since. It started to get really bad again this past year, so I started to consider accutane. I usually had small pimples on my chin or near my mouth, but began getting larger ones along my cheek bones and on my forehead.
I practice yoga 3-4 times per week and was teacher certified in the fall.
I try to run at least once or twice a week, but only for about 3-4 miles, 5 on a good day. I live close to central park and am greatful to have such a beautiful space to unwind early in the morning or after a long day. So far I am only taking 30 mg per day, but my doctor increased that to 60 mg in my follow up this morning. I have not noticed many side effects at all yet, and I hope that i wont experience joint/muscle pain or fatigue, so that i can continue to practice yoga and run.
My boyfriend lives in washington, DC, so we travel to see each other most weekends.
I have two sisters who both live in new york as well; one twin, and the other is two years younger. They are both blond, and blue eyed and have beautiful skin. As you'll see in my pictures, I'm quite the opposite.
I'm planning on posting pictures later tonight, and hope to keep them updated weekly, so check back.
Like i said, I havent noticed many. My skin is a bit dryer, but not flaky or peeling yet, and my lips are chapped, but not worse than new hampshire winters (i grew up in new england and have been a religious chapstick-applier since I was about 18).
Overall I feel really great and am positive that this will be a good change for my life!