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3wishes14

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  1. Hey everyone Closed comedones are creeping up unfortunately. I’ve still got a lot of them on my neck, then about 20 on each side of my face (not quite as low as jaw but not quite as high as cheek either). So I’ve got 50ish overall now I’d say. ive only been using skinoren every other night as it’s quite drying, particularly on my forehead, however I’m going to try and use it every night now as of tonight. Obviously I am getting concerned because based on my previous experience they on
  2. Mini update Hi everyone, so I’ve changed my routine again! A day after I posted, I remembered treclin was possibly the culprit for initiating my PD in the first place, so I decided against using it again. Instead, I ordered Skinoren which is 20% Azaeliac acid and known for helping both PD and acne. So, now in the mornings, I cleanse, moisturise, use Rozex, and in the nights I cleanse and use skinoren. I’ve also started taking my wellwoman tablets again and probiotics each day. M
  3. Way over a year post accutane Hi everyone! So the routine I posted above REALLY helped me to manage my PD, even when I took the probiotics out of the way. But now acne has crept back up again. It started with clogged pores on my chest, closed comedones all over my neck, and now they seem to be working their way up to my jawline I did have a massive hormonal change recently in my body which may have triggered some of this, which has now been managed, so it w
  4. 45 weeks post accutane Hi everyone. So my forehead has been pretty oily, and my pores are definitely looking larger. My skin has definitely lost that post accutane look where everything looks so good and smooth! That said, acne wise, things are okay. My forehead is manageable with nizoral, kind of. Funnily I took an oral thrush tablet last week and noticed an immediate clearance in my forehead. Coincidence? I doubt it. About two weeks ago, I decided to ditch my Wellwoman tablets
  5. 39 weeks post accutane Hi guys. I stopped taking doxycycline on 22nd March, so after about 4 weeks. It cleared the PD up a treat - however it started to creep back about 4/5 days later, so I’m trying to manage it with rozex gel. I’m also conscious both flare ups have been around time of the month, so it could also be that? Im battling really bad what looks like fungal acne on forehead again. Washing with nizoral shampoo every other day, but so far I’ve seen absolutely no results
  6. 35 weeks post accutane Hi everyone! So apart from a few closed comedones here and there, the return of blackheads to my nose, and oily skin... my skin has been okay actually However, I have experienced a big setback. A few weeks ago, I developed what I now know is perioral dermatitis. I knew it wasn’t acne at the rate it was spreading, but it still rocked me as I had to stop using all products, including my treclin gel! I’ve been taking minocycline and using rozex (antibacterial
  7. 25 weeks post accutane Hi all, Skin is slightly better overall. I managed to banish the forehead acne by binning the nizoral and using my treclin gel each night. So happy! ive still got about 4-5 closed comedones at any given time and usually one whitehead somewhere. That’s it. Manageable.
  8. 24ish weeks post accutane Hi everyone! So my routine remains the same: treclin gel every other night (ish) and well woman tablets. My skins not doing tooo marvellous right now. My forehead remains a really problematic area, lots of tiny red spots. Looks fungal but nizoral isn’t touching it? Closed comedone wise, I’ve got 4 on left chin, and a few on the edge of my face (don’t know how else to explain!) which is odd as I don’t usually get acne there? plan of action is to perseve
  9. 15 weeks post accutane Things are good on the closed comedone front. Skin is good although my forehead is oily and as a result I do get very tiny spots there. As well as taking well woman tablets (which seem to have increased my energy levels?) I’ve been using treclin gel for maintenance for nearly 2 weeks - but I’ve only used it three times as I’m phasing it in. So far so good
  10. That’s so good to hear! And you’re right, self acceptance is so important. I still struggle with it, but have gotten so much better. Just an update, although my skin has calmed down a bit (although it is starting to look rather oily now!), I have decided to start using my treclin gel for maintence. I put a very thin layer on my skin before bed. If my skin is okay with it I will try using it once more later in the week, I basically want to build it up slowly to daily. I also started tak
  11. 13 weeks post accutane. The flesh coloured bump on my jaw has shrunk but is very much still there. The closed comedones have calmed down a bit which has made me wonder if it was hormonal? That said, this week I’ve had quite a lot of blackheady type spots pop on the side of my face, near my ears and temple area? Again, everything comes and goes quickly but it’s still a bit annoying. My NHS appointment couldn’t have been more of a waste of time. They closed my case straight away an
  12. Thanks Pablo. 10 weeks post accutane. Im not having the best time right now. Last week (and the tail end of the week before that) I had very small whiteheads pop up one after another: one above lip, one below lip, and two on chin. They were small and disappeared very quickly so at any one time I only had one active one. However, today I’m on vacation and feel my jaw and feel a huge, flesh coloured, slightly itchy bump? A little tender to touch. Now it may not be acne at all, but i
  13. 8 weeks post accutane Hi everyone, sorry for delay! So last few weeks ive been living in that post accutane bliss when your skin is clear and you don’t need to worry about your products, diet, stress... bla bla bla, because your skin still looks great! Dont get me wrong, I’ve had spots since but they’ve been very VERY small whiteheads that come and go by themselves quickly. One issue I’ve noticed recently that may well have been there towards the end of my accutane course is spot
  14. Day 22 post accutane The two small whiteheads are going. The stubborn closed comedones are still around, bar one which I think is finally going after constant squeezing for probably 9+ MONTHS! My hair as of yesterday is feeling softer, but I have no idea if this is because of coming off accutane or use of new hair products!
  15. Thank you always nice to get that reassurance. Day 20 post accutane I had two very, very small whiteheads pop up above mouth yesterday. Nothing else to report.
  16. Day 16 post accutane Hi everyone. So the past two or three days lip wise have been perfect: been waking up and not even having to apply any balm whatsoever!? Only applying twice a day. However today they seem a little dryer for some reason, I’ve applied balm about 5 times or so. Skin: still good, but some concerns. Closed comedones still not budging (5 or so stubborn ones). Stuff comes out when squeezed, but they just refill. I have also had a weird clogged pore come up on my nose whi
  17. Day 12 post accutane Lips feel nearly back to normal! I keep forgetting to apply lip balm in the morning as my lips don’t feel like they need it? My chin is speckled in red dots. These are where I’ve squeezed closer comedones. Some of these marks are now flat and fading, but there are a few that are still active and so stubborn no matter what. also, concerningly, ive had two (albeit TINY!) whiteheads pop up near my mouth!! Hmmm!
  18. Day 10 post accutane Lips are getting drastically better now. I woke up this morning with normal looking lips, still haven’t applied any balm yet! I feel like this has more or less happened overnight. Skin feels so smooth and amazing. I still have three or four stubborn closed comedones that just refill when squeezed though!
  19. Day 7 post accutane The aftermath continues. There are still 5 closed comedones yet to come out around chin. They are SO stubborn. When I squeeze them, a little bit of hard pus comes out and nothing more. Then they just re fill themselves! The other two remaining aren’t even squeezable. im annoyed, but not hugely concerned having read my second blog when the accutane carried on working weeks after I’d finished.
  20. Day 6 post accutane I think the spots are starting to die down a bit now. Lips are still very dry but they haven’t really peeled today: first time in a while!
  21. Day 5 post accutane Skin still looking spotty around chin as as a result of squeezing Closed comedones in the area. I’ve been staying in a hotel this week with really bright lighting and I think I’ve got more closed comedones left than I originally thought Lips are still really very dry. This relieves me as I hope it means accutane is still doing its thing and will clear all these inflamed comedones. Generally skin feels ridiculously smooth. getting slightly worried thoug
  22. Day 4 post accutane Chin still looking spotty due to squeezing of closed comedones. I think they’re done now so I’m hoping to see them flattening down over next few days. Skin should then be clear! lips still very dry today
  23. Day 3 post accutane My skin is SO oily. This isn’t to do with coming off accutane, either, it’s been oily throughout my whole course. So weird! Side effects wise, lips still very dry. Skin wise, on day 1 post accutane I had a very small spot pop up on bridge of nose. My skin isn’t looking too clever around my left chin and jaw right now as I squeezed some of those remaining closed comedones that weren’t budging! Apart from that, all good! Troublesome spots from last w
  24. Day 146 Well, here we are. I just popped my last two 20mg pills. I have completely mixed feelings about it all. My skin is okay, closed comedone count is still at about a 5 though so I don’t think I’m quite done purging. I can’t wait until the side effects wear off! But at a total dose of 5,840 I’m just not sure it’s enough.
  25. Day 145 Spots continue to flatten. Today I went to visit my derm. She was about to prescribe more accutane but then suggested a topical with tretinoin in it as a compromise. I agreed (I hope I don’t live to regret this decision!) and she prescribed Tetril which is part tretinoin, part Clindamycin. ill be honest, I’m slightly terrified at the thought of using a retinoid again but also weirdly optimistic that it could be a good maintenance cream long term? Mixed feelings.
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