Happy Thursday, everyone!
I know it’s been a while, so I decided it was time to grace you all with my face. I’m still very discouraged by my scarring, but I think I have found a product that is actually helping with my red marks.
MUAC’S 40% Glycolic Acid peel. I’ve only done two (1x/week) and I really do think my skin will look so much better if I keep using it.
I will keep you all updated! :)
8:46 pm • 20 March 2014 • 5 notes
Anonymous asked: I gotta say your blog is very inspiring! how did you manage to cover your acne/acne scars so well during the early stages? I'm on month 3 and my skin is smooth but its super red with acne red marks. i also have pickaxe scars I think. What was your makeup routine like? I tried using bb cream but it only faded my red marks since its a lighter coverage iguess. I didn't want to use everything since i don't want to suffocate my pores. but will i have to use everything just to cover it flawlessly?thx!
Thank you so much! congrats on being on month three :)
I honestly didn’t think I covered my acne/scarring well at all. I sort of had that mindset of thinking, “this is as good as it’s going to get.” I used
Physician’s Formula Talc-Free Mineral Loose Powder (which I still use today) and then Almay concealer to better cover my red marks.
It WILL get better, love. Hang in there :)
3:21 pm • 7 March 2014
Anonymous asked: hi! thanks for responding! how long did you wait after accutane to start using chemical peels from muac? also which peel did you use and what percentage? Thanks again!
Most doctors recommend waiting at least 6 months. I think I started around month 7 or 8 after my course. I first bought the 40% lactic acid peel, then the 25% mandolin acid peel, and then I began to rotate those two peels weekly. I did my first tca peel (8%) 2 weeks ago, and I’m planning to do a tca 12.5% peel in the next week. I also just ordered the 40% glycolic peel to try out. Good luck!
4:49 pm • 2 March 2014
Anonymous asked: hi, I've been following your blog and your progress was amazing!!!!! I had nodular cystic acne over my cheeks and half my neck but now that I'm on month three my cheeks are smooth with a pimple here and there and my neck is getting there but there are scars from open wounds that the cysts left behind. Did you experience open wounds from cysts? Also how did you get rid of the acne red marks? my cheeks are still really read from the acne scars even though its smooth. Did that honey mask help? thx!
I’m glad you’re getting the results you wanted from Accutane :). Hyperpigmentation and redness is totally normal during and after Accutane. Most of the work you can do for that is something you’ll have to wait for after your treatment. You should let the meds run it’s course and not do too much while you’re on them. however, I think it is a good idea to try natural remedies in the meantime, such as the honey mask. I can’t say that I noticed my red marks diminishing from that, but honey is so good for your skin, so it can’t hurt. I’m almost a year post-Accutane so I’ve been using products from MUAC, such as their chemical peels. Your redness will start to fade in time. Just be patient and enjoy your new skin :)
2:55 pm • 2 March 2014
Anonymous asked: I'm scared to leave the house without wearing foundation. My skins getting better but I know it will get better faster without makeup. I hate wearing it so much but I'm scared what people will say if I don't wear it. The people who I'm starting to be friends with now have never seen me without makeup and now I'm scared to be bare faced around them. I'm scared to go anywhere without makeup because I think I'll run into people I know and strangers will say things. I just feel bad. Help?
I was exactly the same way. I wore makeup every where because I was so insecure of my skin. I still don’t leave the house unless I’m just going to the store or something. That is actually huge progress for me. You just really can’t think about what people think. But if makeup gives you that security blanket, just wear it. You will find one day that your insecurities are slowly fading away and the amount of makeup you will want to wear will decrease.
6:16 pm • 28 February 2014
accutanelife asked: hey! i see you have a good following and was wondering if you would want to tell your followers about my accutane blog im starting incase they wanted to follow through my journey! <3
Hey everyone, follow this gorgeous girl and her accutane journey!
6:10 pm • 28 February 2014 • 1 note
My skin nowadays. Totally blemish-free right now :) Just red and blotchy since I just got out of the shower. I did a lactic acid peel last night. Go away, scars.
How is everyone doing?
7:46 pm • 25 February 2014 • 6 notes
Anonymous asked: If I am dizzy while on Accutane should I stop taking it or will it pass
You need to consult your doctor about this. I don’t remember feeling dizzy while on it. Are you eating enough? Drinking enough water?
11:20 pm • 23 February 2014
So. Nothing much happened with the 8% tca peel. Instead of doing the same peel with two layers two weeks later, I decided to just order the 12.5% peel because I know my skin can handle it. A caution of these peels is to stay out of the sun. well, I work in pet care and I walk dogs throughout the afternoon. I talked to a MUAC employee about this, and she said I still should not be outside and in the sun even with sunscreen on. Ughhhh. I just want to do it. Now I don’t know when is a good time for it. I walk dogs 5 days a week.
I just want my scars gone.
12:59 am • 22 February 2014
kbizzlek asked: your so beautifull wow
That was unexpected… but thank you so much :)
6:11 pm • 13 February 2014 • 1 note