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About karlarei

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  • Birthday 01/03/1990

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  1. I am 99% CLEAR I didn't think I'd see such dramatic effects in such a short amount of time. Still experiencing extremely dry lips, inside of nose and very dry/red eyes but alas, the acne has just about completely gone! Currently using: Lucas Pawpaw for lips and inside of nose (otherwise I get nose bleeds :/ ) Clear Eyes eye drops Cetaphil normal skin moisturiser Simple face wash/exfoliant for acne prone skin Head and Shoulders dry scalp shampoo Dosage: 40mg a day Picture
  2. It is great! I'm on 40mg a day. How about yourself?
  3. So my skin is looking amazing! It suddenly started improving dramatically in the last few days so I guess it's all finally happening! I also started drinking loads more water, exercising and eating healthy so I'm not sure if that played a role in it as well. My skin is looking the best it has in a LONG time. I can't say I have one active pimple at the moment.. a few whiteheads here and there and acne scarring but no more cysts! I had a few small pimples but they all came to the surface within 24
  4. So in the midst and stress of moving house over the past week, my skin broke out quite bad. Nowhere near as bad as it used to before I was on Accutane however. I'm finding it quite difficult to be patient at the moment, it's hard seeing only minor improvement each day but I guess I don't have much of a choice but to stick to it. My lips have just gone insanely dry. I can't eat a hamburger without them cracking. Also, waking up in the morning and forgetting about my cracked lips and then yaw
  5. karlarei

    Day 17!

    Stoked with the improvements my skin has made! It's getting better and better each day. Skin is ridiculously tight at the moment and flaking everywhere. I'm still getting a few small zits here and there but they're not very deep and are gone within two days. So for now, I can say the cystic acne has disappeared! Surface acne and scarring is still apparent but it's slowly fading. Lips and scalp are extremely dry now. Not too much else to report today. Happy with the results so far.
  6. karlarei

    I'm Baaaaaack!

    I know what you mean about turning 23 and being an adult with acne I turned 23 last month and at that moment decided I had enough and went on Accutane. Good luck with everything
  7. karlarei

    Day 16-Pics!

    Noticing very dramatic improvement today! I can't believe how much my skin has improved in the last couple of days. The cysts I had on my chin and neck have dramatically reduced on their own. I did dab a little Panoxyl on them but didn't think it would make much of a difference. One side of my neck is practically clear of bumps, obviously the scarring is there but it's such an improvement it really doesn't bother me. So far, I'm still noticing the same side effects - dryness everywhere but it's
  8. karlarei

    Day 15 :d

    Well, my skin seems to have made an amazing turn around after yesterday. I upped my dosage two nights ago so I'm thinking that has something to do with it. I can legitimately say that my acne is fading now and for the first time my skin feels super soft and even smooth in a few places! I did get a bit sun kissed yesterday, which I know I'm not meant to do while on accutane, but I find it speeds up the process a little. Lips, scalp and eyes still extremely dry so nothing out of the norm there. I'
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    Day 14 :(

    Skin has gotten 10 times worse. I don't even want to think about it. I just upped my dosage to 40mg. I have a HUGE cyst forming on my chin which is killing me, my entire chin is swollen and it looks ridiculous. Have been dabbing Panoxyl on it day and night but it's not making a difference. I'm going to try putting a hot compress on it as often as I can to get it out asap. The huge cyst on my neck still persists. It's so so painful. One thing I hate more than how acne looks, is how painful it is.
  10. karlarei

    Day 12

    Not so good today. Got next to no sleep the night before which I think is why. Had a few angry spots coming to the surface and got frustrated so I popped a few Argh I just can't help myself! Really need to stop. End of day two without washing hair and still no oil! Loving this. Lips are so so dry at the moment, going to need to invest in more lip balm soon. Not too much else to report. Not long until I up my dosage. I may start a day early, simply because I can't wait I have my graduation
  11. Definitely seeing some minor improvement today. Only just enough for me to notice. Not as much active acne and skin is drying out plenty now. A lot of the redness seems to be slowly fading also. Still a few pimples rising to the surface but that's expected. Lips are drying out INSANELY. I feel like my skin is reasonably balanced at the moment, now that most of the oil has been eliminated. I know it's only going to keep on getting more dry however, but it's such a nice contrast in comparison to h
  12. Hi! I'm on day 10 too Great to hear your progress. I also noticed my pimples bleed very easily especially when I get itchy skin at night :/ Good luck!
  13. So, day 9 was terrible. I felt like my skin was exploding with acne. I was seriously feeling a bit down about the whole thing. Fortunately, as it was a long weekend here, I got some much needed fresh air and sunshine and I'm finally seeing some improvement today! I've been drinking a tonne of water and have done a lot of exercise the past two days so I think that may have helped. Right now, the only side effects I'm experience are very dry lips and a flaky scalp. All in all, not too bad for my f
  14. karlarei

    It's Day 8

    So it's day 8 on accutane, which means it's less than one week until I can up my dosage to 40mg and speed things up! This is a little exciting. Still experiencing dry lips, but I go to bed with plenty of lucas pawpaw ointment on and wake up to soft lips. Again, I woke up in the early hours of the morning with an extreme urge to itch my face, I made a couple of spots bleed again but it was so itchy I didn't know what to do. I definitely noticed my scalp is drying out and flaking now, so
  15. Thank you both! Yes I find lucas pawpaw ointment works wonders. I really can't wait to finish this course of accutane and finally have clear skin. It would be so nice to go out in public and not worry about how my skin looks!