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  1. Hi everyone! I am quite new to this community and am so excited to start this skincare journey! HISTORY OF MY SKIN: I have had acne for 3 years, and this is the first time it has been really bad due to my period. I was going from harsh chemicals like BP and Salycilic acid, to all natural lush skincare. I wasn't giving any product enough time and my skin just got worse. my skin has lots of red marks and hyperpigmentation, on my forehead and the inner parts of my cheeks. I also have healin
  2. So when I was 16, I decided to find the root cause of my acne. I was convinced it was masturbation within my first two weeks of self testing. So all the way up until I was almost 18, I was tormenting myself trying not to masturbate. I broke down and masturbated a lot. When I was 18, I researched, and remembered my severely unhealthy diet I had when I was little. Then I remembered how acne came when I was 11. It turned cystic when I was 12 and started masturbating, which is what threw me of
  3. I went back to the dermatologist today and she told me that my red bumps on my face was my skins reaction to the super dry skin, bumpy eczema. So we stop my accutane at the lower end of my final dosage, with the fear the the eczema on my face would get worse and do more damage to my skin. I've been off the medicine since Tuesday but still super dry ! The photo attached in from Tuesday , the day I stopped the medicine.
  4. Mila88

    3Rd Month

    It has been awhile since I have updated. During that time nothing really changed. It has now. I'm just getting into my third month and my face is FINALLY completely clear. I have ONE small pimple that has been around for a long time but it is small and going away. I am completely AMAZED when I look in the mirror. My side effects are still around. Some have gotten better and some far worse. My face is now peeling in certain areas which makes make-up application much harder. I still use founda
  5. DAY 14 okay guys, i believe its day 14, and my initial breakout has officially begun.. i have cysts on my forehead, behind my jaw, on my temple, on my chin, i have pimples on my chin, forehead, and some on my cheeks. Ah two nights before a party. no fun. well my pimples seem to be drying quickly which gives me a bit of hope, my nose is super red because i keep rubbing it trying to get rid of the blackheads. So word of advice, don't touch your face too much or it will go red. My lips
  6. TaneBabe


    SUP YALL. So I start Accutane at 40 mgs in a little over a week. I AM SO EXCITED. UGHHHH. No one could talk/scare me out of it at this point... and here's why: During my acne struggles I have tried all of the following: Topicals- Sulfacetimide Tretenoin (.025%) Finacea Aczone Epiduo Forte Benzoyl Peroxide Salicylic Acid Oral- Minocycline Doxycycline Yaz Spironolactone (literally the devil in a pill i think lol idk) Bactrim DO YOU GET IT NOW?! OK COOL. So here's the cu
  7. 1 week in the process of taking Isotretinoin and I feel great. I'll break down this week into side effects, how my skin is looking, how I'm feeling, etc. Before I get into that I want to let you know my Derm has me taking 2 30mg pills a day. I take one in the morning with food and one at night with food. The brand I'm taking is called Absorica. So now... SIDE EFFECTS: In this past week the only side effects I've been experiencing is minor bloody noses and Joint pain. The joint pain only
  8. Hey! I'm a 19 year-old male and had problems with light/moderate acne on my cheeks and blackheads on my nose for maybe 2-3 years and I've never really done anything about it. Today I was watching a video of a girl that had acne problems and she followed "The Regimen" and had the acne.org products and her skin got much better. So, I have decided to try and do something about my acne, because it has been bothering me, especially the very many blackheads I've always had on my nose so if anyone h
  9. HannahSloan

    Day 3

    Day 3 - Friday 2nd February 2018 Took 2 x 20mg pills after breakfast. My skin has broken out terribly, woke up with about 5 new whiteheads on my face, feeling very sore. Have felt very sick all day and my stomach has been upset a couple of times. Feeling achey and tired, again not sure if thats the flu hanging around our house or the tablets. My throat is very very dry again today. No matter how much or what I drink, constantly running to the toilet at work! Trying to keep drinking even m
  10. HannahSloan

    Day 1

    Day 1 - Wednesday 31st January 2018 Pretty normal skin day, red and bumpy, nothing fresh had popped up during the night. Took 2 x 20mg pills after breakfast. Headache came on around 10am and continued for the rest of the day , paracetamol didn't take it off. Still had a fuzzy head at bed time.
  11. Before I start - I realized I made an entry titled "Eight Weeks" it was actually "Six Weeks" WHOOPS! Lol. I can't believe it has only been two months! I feel and see my skin improving with every passing week. I have been getting a lot of compliments on my skin recently and it has made me feel SO good. It's amazing to see how much of an impact having acne had on my overall self image. My skin was free of actual pimples until my last post. That cluster came from what I believe was five days of bi
  12. This is my update after completing my first week on the Acne.org regimen. Before starting the first week I had about 4-5 cystic acne pimples along my jaw on the right side of my face, and the left side was relatively clear. I had a few small blemishes on my forehead also. The first day, my skin felt very dry and itchy. When I woke up for day two, I could see my pimples flaking up as if they were literally being dried up. This gave me a lot of of hope, and by day 3, the majority of my acne pimple
  13. My battle with acne has been a somewhat extensive one. It ultimately started in my teenage years, when of course others are battling other issues, but it has since continued into my adult years, especially with cystic acne (I didn't have that in my teens). I finally realized I am a fortunate person that has insurance; why not use it? I have seen several derms throughout my years and I promised myself, this time, I am going to stick with my regiment. I felt this blog will be a great way to docume
  14. When I started taking the pill my Dr told mw it was going to get worse before it got better. Honestly from the first day I started taking it I only saw improvement. I was feeling so happy that I was seeing results so fast, it was unbelieveable! I mean, it had only been one week and there was so much improvement already.. As for side effects My lips were a little dry and I had lower back pain every now and then but that was about it.
  15. When I first started this blog. I had absolutely no idea how much it would change my life. The support and help I recieved from you guys was amazing and because of all the positivity, I had motivation to become acne free! I dont remember the last time I looked in the mirror and hated what i saw! This isn't much of a blog, i would think of it as more of a "thank you/this is the end of my journey" blog. Looking back at my previous posts and seeing how much I've changed since then gives me such a s
  16. So i just started accutane and im on day 21 right now and i have cleared up a little bit but i am in the initial breakout area. i have tried everything from topicals to creams proactive antibiotics, and even the caveman regimen. i am 15 as of today (its ma burtday!!!) and i have had acne since i was 13 so 2 years. at first is started just on my fore head and chin and it was very occasional. i was never self concious back then and i never cared or noticed i even had acne i just went on with my da
  17. HEY, Y'ALL I'm just one week into Claravis, 80 mg/day, and this is my journey so far: http://shmaccutane.wordpress.com/ If anyone has any advice/questions/comments/etc feel free to email me ([email protected]), reply to this thread, reply to my blog, or whatever floats your boat the best. I'd love if you joined me! xoxoxo
  18. Hi everyone! My name is Rachel, I am 18 and I just started using Accutane today (40 mg/day). My acne story: It all started in middle school. It was never really bad (just regular pimples all over my forehead) and it stayed for a couple of years...however I managed to clear up quite a bit and kept it under control up until my first year of university (this year). My skin was extremely good until the stress of midterms, my poor nutrition, sleep deprivation hit around this past Nove
  19. I had my monthly appointment last week, My dose went up to two 30mg pills a day. And now My skin has started to peel awfully like I am working and I see little flakes of dry flesh fall on my desk! (Sorry about the details) but it’s the reality of Accutane and I saw it coming.. I use a lot of oil free screen protector and some moisturizer to help it a little but tbh it doesn’t really do much.. The skin still looks very dry even if I put on moisturizer. What does help it is to exfoliate it before
  20. From the album: My Acne Journey

    (Forehead) My current skin as of 2/14/14
  21. From the album: My Acne Journey

    (Left Side of Face) My current skin as of 2/14/14
  22. From the album: My Acne Journey

    (Right Side of Face) My current skin as of 2/14/14
  23. From the album: My Claravis Journey.

    alright, so I haven't posted anything in a while but it's day 16 for me and i see little improvement. my forehead's really red because I just took off my make up and washed my face. I really hope it's going to work a lot faster than it is now. I curled in my lips so you can't see how dry they are but they're seriously chapped. As of now, I'm relying on Vaseline Lip Therapy to help me out! wish me luck on my longgggg journey!
  24. From the album: Accutane Journey Results

    This and the other two pictures are from the end of 2nd-during 3rd month of my Accutane treatment. As you can see, my skin was terrible. I had cysts all around my jawline and some on my cheeks, several whiteheads, scabs, everything basically. I didn't like going out at all and sometimes I didn't want to go to school. It was really really bad physically and psychologically. My face would hurt whenever I smiled or ate, and I was extremely self conscious about myself. What hurt the most was the

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  25. So I thought I would start an accutane log to share with people my ongoing experience, in hopes that one day my story will inspire other people in a similar situation as me. So brief summary about my horrendous ongoing battle with severe onset, cystic acne. I started to develop severe acne when I was around the age of 18/19 - It has basically destroyed every part of my life for the past 5 years. I have tried diets, skin care regimes, cleanses - wasting a harrowing amount of money on different