MONTH 2 of Accutane [80 mg/day]

I’m going to do some monthly posts instead because weekly posts are becoming more and more monotonous and I don’t have time to post weekly. The past month was kinda rough, with lots of rounds of breaking out, calming down, and then breaking out again. The closed comedones are still being stubborn, though they have noticeably decreased. The few that come to heads are somewhat painful and contain a yellowy-white hard grain, like ¼ of a uncooked grain of rice. Switching into college was complicated for my dermatillomania and I’m still trying to get back on track with that, since the second I walk out of my room I’m looking into a huge vanity mirror. And I’m stressed. It’s great haha. I’m breaking out along the sides of my chin and a little on the middle of my cheeks, and the spots are usually the deeper (but not cystic or papule-like) breakouts that are probably from old closed comedones.


Products used:

-Aveeno Sheer Daily Moisturizer: morning and night

-Neutrogeena Oil-Free Moisture with Sunscreen (SPF 15): mornings when I plan to go outside.

-Burt’s Bees chapstick: use in morning and throughout the day

-Aquaphor tube: apply at night before bed

-Dove micellar water body wash

-Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Castile Soap: Distilled 1:2 of soap to water in a separate glass bottle. Used in morning and in evening.

-Heliocare oral supplement: on days where I plan to go outside a lot (still wear sunscreen, though!)

-Kirkman’s Multivitamin without vitamin A or D

-NAC supplement: for OCD, anxiety, depression (many sites suggest also taking a vitamin C supplement with NAC; I take the daily multivitamin below and a little bit of an “Immune+” Emergen-C packet [the type w/vitamin D, since my multivitamin doesn’t include it] every other day)


Symptoms:

-Dry face: Not considerably; getting some dry patches on arms

-Dry lips: Yes, a little worse than in the past but not tragic

-Dry nose/eyes: Not really, maybe a little with my eyes.

-Depression: Same as usual

-Thirsty: I definitely have to drink more water, especially when I wake up in the morning, but it’s a good habit to get into :)

-Hair loss: Much less than past few months


 

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