Update on products for scarring
I did my first lactic acid peel last week. It went well. Maybe it was all in my head, but I really do think I see some improvement already. I’m going to do my second peel either tonight or tomorrow, and I also just purchased the MUAC mandelic peel, so I’m going to start alternating them weekly.
I’ll keep you guys updated. I’m feeling good about these products :)
8:18 pm • 27 November 2013
Anonymous asked: (2)moved to the sides of my face with little improvement there. My doctor still recommended going on accutane regardless. I'm starting it shortly and I spent the majority of my night looking a blogs like yours and got even more nervous. How bad is the redness/dryness? I tend not to wear makeup because it honestly just makes my skin look worse but will I have to start? I'm worried that it's going to do more worse than good but I absolutely cannot stand my skin. Please help ah
First of all, try not to worry too much :)
The redness/dryness can get pretty bad, but I noticed that using mineral powder worked so much better than liquid foundation. Liquid foundation just caked up and looked cracked and dry. I used physician’s formula talc-free mineral powder and I thought it worked really well during my time on accutane. You may need to do a little bit of experimentation. Just remember to stay really hydrated and use a good moisturizer at night. Maybe even an oil? Avocado oil is really hydrating.. or jojoba oil. Find what works for you.
I wish you the best of luck. You’ll be fine and you’ll come out with so much more confidence :)
5:17 pm • 25 November 2013
Anonymous asked: hey beautiful! I'm Deb from Greece and I just got in on my 4th month of Isotretinoin..I still have some break outs and red spots :( I am really sad cuz i cant see any improvement on my skin! When did you start to clear up?? When i'll finally have smooth skin?
Hi gorgeous :). Congrats on making it to month 4! Honestly, treatment differs for everyone. I’ve seen some people clear up at the beginning, and others right at the end of their treatment. I didn’t clear up until the end of mine. I was on it for 5 months and probably cleared up in the 4th. Just be patient and let it work its magic. Trust me, you’ll wake up one morning and realize your skin is soooo much better. Boom. Just like that.
11:10 pm • 18 November 2013
I’ve been noticing that some of my red marks are starting to look white in the center. Do you guys think this means my red marks are fading/healing?
4:38 pm • 16 November 2013 • 2 notes
MUAC’s 40% lactic acid peel
I just ordered this!! It’s supposed to be a gentle peel that is great for hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and overall skin tone. I read some really great reviews about it so I decided to purchase it.
I’ll let you guys know how my first peel goes :)
3:48 pm • 12 November 2013 • 1 note
Current regimen for skin maintenance/scarring:
- Wash face with just cold water
- moisturize with CeraVe AM facial moisturizing lotion SPF 30
- Wash face wtih Ology Castille Soap (Lavender). This is wonderful at getting all of my makeup off.
- Remove eye makeup with jojoba oil
- The last step always differs. I alternate between using three different things for a night-time moisturizer: MRM’s MSM cream, Dan’s AHA+, or a avocado oil w/ a drop or two of lavender essential oil. All of these things are geared towards fading my hyperpigmentation and smoothing out my overall skin tone.
- If I’m really lazy and want something that soaks in really quick, I’ll just dab on some jojoba oil as a moisturizer.
4:24 pm • 9 November 2013 • 2 notes
Amost 28 weeks post.
4:12 pm • 9 November 2013 • 6 notes
abbehwheelah asked: Hey gorgeous! I just wanted to say thank you so much for posting your experience. I've probably stalked your blog every day since I first started taking it, and your outlook and insight has helped me so so much. I'm still worried about taking this drug and I'm crazy concerned about my scarring, but I'm trying to stay positive and patient throughout. You're beautiful for sharing. How are you doing post-accutane? Have you found anything in particular that's helped with scarring/hyperpigmentation?
Thank you so much, love :). I’m so glad to be of some help. Don’t stress too much over the medication. Just let it run it’s course and stay positive. Take it day by day. You’ll be fine :)
I’m doing pretty well post-accutane. Haven’t really been breaking out much. If I do, it’s very minor and goes away in a day or so. I use tea tree oil as a spot treatment and that seems to work pretty well. My main worry right now is my scarring/hyperpigmentation.. but I’m really trying to be patient with that and be consistent with what I’m doing for it currently.
Take care, doll<3
3:18 pm • 6 November 2013
Last Tuesday was officially my 6-month mark since ending Accutane :)
My skin has been doing well. Still barely any breakouts, and if I do get any, they’re very small and go away rather quickly.
However.. what has been bothering me lately is the flushing. If you’ve taken Accutane, or are currently taking it, you’re probably familiar with the random flushing that comes along with it. While on the drug I could handle it, because I knew it was a side effect and it was temporary. However, 6 months after ending it, I’m still experiencing it. It’s extremely frustrating and very odd. I’m so grateful that this drug did what I wanted it to do; It gave me clear skin. However, I was left with some ice pick scars and moderate to severe hyperpigmentation. These things caused me to not be able to enjoy my new skin, because essentialy, it wasn’t clear to me. And along with the scarring, I’m experiencing very random flushing, where my face will turn bright red for no reason at all. Usually it will happen when the weather is really hot or I’m doing some strenuous exercise, but other times it will happen when I’m perfectly comfortable temperature-wise and I”ll be laying on the couch and my face will turn bright red. It’s usually just my cheeks, but it makes all of my red marks stand out like crazy, and it looks awful.
I just want it to stop. I’ve heard of people having it for years, and for others it will fade away with time. I’m hoping it gets better.. I just don’t see any improvement in it from when I first ended accutane.
Is anyone post-accutane also dealing with this?
5:36 pm • 28 October 2013 • 4 notes
growingcatastrophes asked: You look so pretty! Don't let the scarring get you down.
Aww, thank you so much. I’m really trying :)
12:00 am • 3 October 2013 • 1 note