accugirl said: Hey! I'm just starting accutane and I'm new to the whole tumblr thing as well. Do you think you could share my blog with your followers so i can discuss this experience with people in the same stage as i am?? That would mean a lot! Great progress by the way!
GO FOLLOW AND SUPPORT THIS LOVELY GIRL THROUGH HER JOURNEY ON ACCUTANE :)
12:21 pm • 21 August 2014 • 2 notes
Anonymous said: You're my inspiration! :) I'm currently battling with severe acne issues and I'm starting my accutane in 9 days time! I'm really afraid of the initial breakouts and may I know how did you deal with it emotionally?
Aww thank you so much :) Honestly, my best advice is to take it day by day. It’s tough, but you just have to keep in in mind how beautiful your skin will be. It will all be worth it. Do something that makes you feel good every day and try to avoid staring at yourself for hours in the mirror! :)
12:18 am • 20 August 2014 • 2 notes
Anonymous said: I have been on accutane for about 5 months now and I am just finishing up my last month. I am happy so far with the outcome as I do not have any active pimples. Although i have really really really bad red marks and scarring so it looks as though i have horrible skin when it is smooth but just all red marks. Your skin looks amazing and your red marks have faded sooo much. What tricks do you have in regards to that? do they eventually fade after treatment? thank you!!! xo
Hi there! if you look down at my last few comments you will see what I’ve been trying on my scars :) But yes, they will also fade a bit in time!
Good luck :)
1:18 pm • 14 August 2014 • 1 note
jshenanigans said: Hey there! I'm on my very last month of Accutane and have been on 60 mg for 7 months. I haven't had a breakout in two months, and was wondering if you've gotten any spots since you've ended treatment? I wouldn't mind getting one or two pimples that disappear quickly but my biggest fear is for my acne to come back full force or even worse than it was before it started!
Hey there! Congrats on your last month; that is so exciting! In all honesty, I’ve dealt with many pimples since ending treatment. But let me be clear: my ACNE did NOT come back. What I did experience was getting little pimples here and there constantly. It was manageable, but very frustrating since I assumed accutane would have prevented that a little more. So I dealt with that for maybe around 6+ months. However, I have allergies/sensitivities to egg, wheat/gluten, and dairy. I was not eliminating these foods from my diet, so I started thinking that my constant appearance of tiny pimples was a result of me consuming foods that I am allergic to. My body was reacting to me ‘poisoning’ myself by getting rid of it through my skin, aka pimples. So, I can say that after I became more strict with my diet, I stopped getting as many pimples. ALSO, my skin REALLY started to behave once I incorporated MUAC’s Lactic and Glycolic acid peels and since doing my first TCA peel 2 weeks ago. But what I think also made huge improvements in my skin was introducing Argan oil. I’ve heard great things about this oil for acne, so once I started using It nightly as a moisturizer, I seriously stopped getting any pimples. With the exception of my hyperpigmentation and indented scarring, my skin is the best it’s been since ending treatment about a year ago (in terms of breakouts).
That pretty much sums it up :). I’m continuing the 60%/65% lactic and glycolic peels and plan to do my second TCA peel (12.5%) soon with 2 layers before moving up to TCA 15%.
11:46 pm • 29 July 2014 • 1 note
Anonymous said: Hey, how did the TCA peel work out? See any improvement in your indented scars? Thanks!
Hi! It will be two weeks on Monday since my first peel. I do think it helped to even out my skin tone overall. There is a slight decrease in my red marks, but I think in order for the peel to have an effect on my indented scars, I will need to do another one with two layers. I didn’t quite peel, mainly just flaked. But overall I’m happy with e results of my first peel!
4:22 pm • 24 July 2014
Anonymous said: Hey, I was just wondering how the glycolic peel are going for you. I also have indented scarring so I wanted to know if they actually worked. Would you recommend them? Thanks!
I really like the glycolic peels! For a while I was using 40% weekly, but I wasn’t seeing as much improvement as I was hoping for and I knew my skin could handle a higher concentration, so I recently purchased 60% glycolic along with 65% lactic. The lactic acid is supposed to be really good for hyperpigmentation, so I’m rotating the two peels weekly. I also started using argon oil as a moisturizer before bed and I think it’s helping control the random small, continuous breakouts I get.
Also, I’m doing my first 12.5% TCA peel TONIGHT! I’m so excited, but also a little nervous. I will let you guys know how it goes.
12:15 pm • 14 July 2014
Anonymous said: While doing some research about filling in pitted scars, I came across MSM cream and thus your blog. I saw you blogged about starting it but I couldn't find your results. So I was wondering how did it work out for you? I'm thinking about starting it for a stubborn rolling scar on my forehead about 6 or 7 months old. I also read the same article you did about the woman who's pitted scars were completely filled in in about a month and was wondering if that could happen? Seems too good to be true..
We can definitely agree on the fact that it seemed too good to be true, which is probably why I stopped using it. I think I used it for a few months and didn’t see any improvements, so I stopped. I also am pretty impatient. Bu lately I’ve been all about Makeup Artist’s Choice products. I recommend checking out their website and looking at their testimonials page. There’s some awesome before and after photos. I’ve purchased many of their products and I really like the glycolic peels. I’m trying to muster up thru courage to do the tca peel. Check it out! :)
8:40 pm • 12 June 2014
Anonymous said: How did you incorporate Vitamin E oil to your skincare routine? Did you dab it on your scars then put moisturizer on top of it afterwards at night? :)
I usually just used the vit E as a moisturizer, so like the jojoba oil, I’d put a few drops on my fingers, rub them together, and then dab it all over my skin. I would let that sink in for about 5-10 minutes and then put on a thicker moisturizer. I did this before bed.
2:10 pm • 28 May 2014
Anonymous said: Did your nose dry up while on Accutane? If so, what did you put to relieve it?
My nose did dry up a lot. I used nasal spray and also tried to moisturize a bit right inside my nose with aquaphor. Sounds weird, I know, but it helped.
I sometimes used jojoba oil as a moisturizer, applying about two drops on my fingers, rubbing it together and then patting it onto my skin. I also applied it on my lips every once in a while.
2:08 pm • 28 May 2014
Anonymous said: Hi, I just finished my first week on Accutane and I was initially prescribed a very low dose (10 mg). But I know my derma will eventually increase it to 40 mg and I want to be prepared when that time comes. Can you recommend stuff I should buy (the ones that best worked for you) such as moisturizers, lotions, and lip balms? As well as products that lessened the appearance of your scars? :)
Congrats on making it through the first week!
If you go back to my first few pages, you’ll see all of the products I used. Definitely aquaphor and Dr. Dan’s Cortibalm for the lips :)
8:54 pm • 25 May 2014