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  1. 8 Months Later: I'm breaking out on my chin and a couple on my left cheek (my bad area before Accutane). So far they're not cystic but they hurt. I hope it's just cosmetic acne since I recently tried a new foundation. If it comes back full force I really don't know what I'll do.
  2. It's just my face. It's definately not eczema because my skin isn't red or flakey, it just looks dull (and old, I'm 24!) and feels tight. I don't even need lotion on my body. I've been using a Canadian brand moisturiser (Marcelle) that's meant for really dry skin.
  3. I finished my second course of Accutane in May. Ever since my skin has been so dry and I've yet to be able to combat it. My skin was never like this after my first course. Could anyone please recommend any skin care or makeup I can use? I'm moisturising like crazy and am washing my face with a soap free cleanser.
  4. Almost 6 months post-Accutane I can count the amount of pimples I've had since stopping Accutane in May on one hand. I've only had very very small minor pimples that have gone away in a few days. Nothing to cry over or to even bother trying to cover up. I still have some faint scaring and therefore still need a tad bit of makeup. My skin is still very dry, managable but dry. My skin has a little more redness than before too. I do not regret taking Accutane for a second time one bit. It was
  5. I broke out until a week after I stopped. I never thought it would work, but it did!
  6. My derm said I would only need 4 months too and I was so afraid that it wouldn't be enough. In the end my skin didn't get better by month 4 so I ended up on 6 months. I'm sure by that point your derm will see that 4 months isn't enough. If he doesn't listen then you need to change derms as annoying as it is.
  7. Thanks 4 Weeks Post Accutane Ok, my skin is AMAZING! I am beyond thrilled. I had a couple baby pimples but they went away after one day on their own. My red marks have gone down a lot but as you can see I still have some redness on my cheeks and nose. Excuse the eyebrows, I haven't had them done in 7 months now. 4 Weeks Post Accutane
  8. I first took Accutane in 2005 and had very oily skin beforehand. I have had dry/combo skin since. I'm not sure if it's due to Accutane or horomones/aging though.
  9. thanks.. do the side affects leave straight away when your done? how long have u waited to drink alcohol? The side effects have been going away. They`re not completely gone but I feel a lot better. My skin is somewhat dry but not unbarable and the redness went completely by week 3. I had 3 drinks a week after Accutane and got pretty drunk the week after and I was fine.
  10. My skin would look like that until I put moisturiser on.
  11. I finished 4 weeks ago and have been using Spectro Jel for dry skin and jojoba oil to remove makeup at night.
  12. There's nothing you can do. It will go away once you stop Accutane. Your only option is to wear foundation.
  13. I broke out pretty badly one month in, but honestly it was all worth it. My acne was bad enough to begin with so a bit of a breakout wasn't anything out of the ordinary for me. Good luck, you have nothing to be scared of
  14. Refresh drops are good during the day when you're wearing contacts. My eyes got pretty bad until I started using "Tears Naturelle" which can be found in the eye care aisle of the drug store. You can't put them in when you have contacts in so I would squirt them in my eyes before bed. Also making sure you're consuming enough fluids will help your eyes. Make sure you always carry sunglassess with you as well as the bright sun can make your eyes hurt even more.
  15. I had suicide ideation after my first Accutane course and it was really scary. I eventually went to a psychiatrist and was prescribed anti-depressants. I think I only took them for a few months and was then weaned off them. I haven't had those thoughts since. Good luck
  16. I drank (3 gin and tonics) a week after I finished and was fine.
  17. I finished 3 weeks ago. I freaked out because on my last day I woke up to a giant painful cyst and loads of bumps all over my face (usually means new cysts are forming). That cyst took 2 weeks to go away but everything else never amounted to much. I'm still getting very small bumps but they fade within a day. Your skin won't be "perfect" after Accutane. It will be clear but you still may get the odd cyst. So maybe for the both of us it was the luck of the draw that we got them at the end of our
  18. I finished 3 weeks ago. My skin isn't AS dry but it's still pretty dry for the summer. My lips are no longer chapped and my eyes feel normal again. My face still has some redness though which could be due to the dryness. Basically, you're going to have to continue being gentle with your face for a little longer. Maybe even a month.
  19. Try cutting down to washing once a day first. When I wash less my skin is definately more clear.
  20. If you eat relatively healthy (ie. not fast food everyday) and don't have any medical issues you should be fine. The only abnormality I had was a low red blood cell count but I was still allowed to take Accutane.
  21. You can get Carmex at all drugstores, Wal-Mart, Superstore, Zellers etc. It's in a yellow container.
  22. After I took Accutane the first time I had flawless porcelain skin and no amount of stress would break me out ever. But milk still broke me out.
  23. People always tell me it's my fault that I'm miserable. I don't want to have low esteem. I may never clear my skin but I want to get on with my life. I force myself to go outside and be social and you know what? I still have super low self esteem.
  24. Tv_viewer, you have been so much help already. Thank you! I've heard good things about True Match. Any advice of the best way to match a shade to your skin tone? Also, I have a MAC foundation brush somewhere, but have had a hard time figuring out how to use it properly. Should I put foundation on my face and blend OR on my hand and dip the brush in it? I'm clueless on how to blend foundation well! Haha. Thanks again! No problem You need to determine your skin undertones. If you lo