still taking 10 mg/day usually with peanut butter and milk because eating it with food increases absorption.
Products I am using:
Neutrogena acne scrub morning and night
Azelex once a day on problem areas only
Queen Helene's Mint Julep Masque- using once or twice a week as a masque, and use it as a spot treatment at night- works VERY well, wish I had found out about this years ago!!
My skin has not dried up very much, in fact it has gotten a little oilier, but I am counteracting the oiliness by using the Queen Helene masque and azelex, as well as using blotting sheets throughout the day.
I feel as though my skin has been purging itself. I had a microcomedone on my upper lip that I've had for months and months without it becoming inflamed or anything, just sitting there. It got a little inflamed last night and this morning, now I think it is starting to heal. I think it got pushed to the surface more from the accutane!
I hope my skin doesn't freak out and breakout all over! So anyway here's an update in short:
Dose: 10 mg/day accutane, also taking Keflex to prevent initial breakout
Skin: small inflamed whiteheads now healing, still have non-inflamed whiteheas and microcomedones in my chin mouth area
side effects: slight driness in eyes, lips, skin a bit oilier than normall.
(also taking Ortho Tri Cyclen, in case any girls are wondering)
Anybody else taking a lower dose of accutane or have you in the past? I'm very curious to hear what people have to say about it!!
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