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Everything posted by ilovecanada

  1. an spf 8 is not really protecting yourself, even when you are not on accutane, anything under a 15 is a waste of time if you ask me, on top of that people might not put on enough which cuts the spf even more. i am not sure why people go against so many things doctors recomand with accutane, if they say you should not go in the sun i would/did listen...
  2. i would avoid it while on accutane, it will further dry you out, you do not need an astringent now anyways!
  3. you should not use clay mask now, their purpose is to mop up oil (which you should not have, it shuts down your oil production), it will only further dry out your skin. i cleared up within one week of starting accutane and then got hit by my initial breakout, and then some, 5 months later i am clear!!
  4. accutane does NOT cause scarring, the scars are visible all of a sudden because there are no more pimples, as all the breakouts subside you get to see your skin for a change, it also won't do anything for pore size, nothing can change the size of your pores, any product that tells you so is lying! good luck!
  5. WOW, what an encouraging response :clap: Karma is a bytch buddy ;) To answer your question: Cary is right! Some people break out the entire course, the good news is, your skin gets even better when its over.. Good luck! i was thinking the same thing...i can basically feel the fellowship here!
  6. i have been off acciutane for a week and a half and no pimples yet!!
  7. accutane cannot do anything about poresize, it "just" gets rid of your acne, pores might look bigger because they are empty!
  8. even without being on accutane, to be out on the beach for 5 hours...you are just asking for it, i hope it does not hurt too bad, put some sunscreen on please. put joghurt on your body, regular one, that moisturizes, cools and feels nice!
  9. i started accutane in november, first case of pink eye at new year's, i had to stay home. i cannot seem to shake it since then, i have had it on and on, with 2 week breaks inbetween if that. i have seen my eye doctor, the drops just don't do it anymore. i was done with my course 3 days ago! an my skin is clear, but i still got pink eye, anybody else here with that problem??
  10. why would not sharing it be an option anyway? and why does our thoughts imidiatly go to how we can turn this into money?? fucked up, i would post it everywhere and hope i will never have another pimple ever again, hard to imagine!
  11. i wear contacts and had totally no problems wearing them at all, 2 months into the treatment i got pink eye for the first time, a side effect, now i cannot go without pink eye for more than a week, i cannot get it under control, no more contacts for me, still getting conjunctovitis, it is chronic now, i am done with the accutane in a few weeks and my skin is clear, that is all that counts, my eyes are gross tho...all red and itchy.
  12. i feel the same, i should have done this a while ago. on the other side my pink eye (a side effect of accutane) is basically permanent now, i cannot get rid of it. the dry skin and lips and all that are tuff tho!! i cannot wait until i am done, my skin is totally clear!! one more month!
  13. AQUAPHOR is perfect for me after trying every lipbalm under the sun!!
  14. your doctor is not wacko, you should use a peeling twice a week, on accutane or not on accutane. your skin sheds 40000 skin cells per minute!! it renews itself all the time, those dead skin cells need to be polished away regularly, specially when you have acne, dead skin will clog your pores. i am not sure what kind of peel your doc wants you to do but just get yourself a gentle exfoliator that is not natural, clinique 7 day scrub cream is good. when you exfoliate it helps also to get rid of any
  15. first off, accutane has nothing to do with scarring, it will make your acne much better but the scarring is like the word says a scar, it takes time to diminish and fade, any products with AHA (fruit acids) will make them fade slowly but surely, anything with enzymes as well, good products would be the turnaround cream from clinique, the retexturizing booster from la prairie and such. try the aveeno brightening line as well, that will help fade them! and exfoliate twice a week with a mild (non n
  16. well, everybody is different but trust me you will need moisturizer, don't use soap, it will dry you out, cetaphil or a creamy cleanser should be fine. vit. e caps are nice to relieve the dryness from the inside (it is not drying, but teatree oil is, it will burn your skin and should only be used as a spot treatment which won't be necessary on accutane, don't use any spot treatments when on accutane), sunblock every day is always a good idea. my skin got sooo dry, i am flaking and exfoliating e
  17. that is not really news tho, antibiotics kill the bacteria, good and bad, i never understood why they would prescribe antibiotics for acne cuz as soon as i got off of them the pimples would come back. i am almost done with my accutane, my skin has not been clear since i was 15, i am 31 now. it is weird to see my face without pimples and i can leave the house without make up
  18. i'm actually with you on this one, if they can clone a freaking sheep they can cure acne and cancer and aids, i am into the whole conspiracy theory, they would loose billions of dollars!!
  19. aloe vera only hydrates, it does not nourish, AV is water, you need oil. accutane shuts down your oil production, so even if you were oily before you will need a rich moisturizer, nothing waterbased will relieve your dryness!! good luck!
  20. if you don't want more oil then don't put it on your face, i don't quite understand your question. lots of oils do not clog pores, most americans are paranoid about oil and they don't even know why, not all oils are bad (mineral oil is for example), there is a lot of them that absorb faster than any lotion and there is a lot of oils used to treat oily skin, take botanical oils, they are pure plant extracts that are water soluable and therefor not poreclogging!
  21. i am in the beginning of the 4th month and it just cleared all up, i am still really dry but managable, 60 mg a day, 2 more months to go!!
  22. my skin looked like crap until the beginning of the 4th month which is now, it is finally all cleared up and still i do not trust this peace, hard to accept after 15 years of pimples!! i love accutane!
  23. i am not sure if i am an idiot but i cannot find the register button on the ipledge.com site. i am supposed to register, i have my id #, my derm said today i should call the 1866 number or register online, with the phone number you cannot talk to a person, it is just computerized, somebody help me!!
  24. i agree, why are you self medicating?? they are doctors for a reason!!