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
I finally did my first TCA peel last night! I wanted to start with the lowest percentage, so I used the MUAC TCA 8%.
Noticeable differences in the skin don’t usually appear until a few days to a week after the peel, so I won’t post any pictures for a few days. This was a low tca concentration so I may not see much of a difference. My next peel will be in about two weeks and I will do the 8% peel again but with two layers. Then I plan to use the 12.5% tca. That one should really make a difference.
Some things I noticed during my peel #1 experience:
- There was not as much tingling and burning as I expected. I only experienced a little bit of burning right after applying the tca and then after a moment it went away.
- I did my face in sections instead of all at once. I did this so that the tca was not on certain areas of my face longer than other areas. I first did my forehead, nose, upper lip and chin, left it for 5 minutes, neutralized, and then washed with my green tea/Pomegranate cleanser. Then I repeated with my cheeks. Once my face completely dried, I applied a thin layer of Neosporin.
I’ll report back in a few days or whenever I see some changes. I don’t expect any peeling to take place with only the 8%, but we’ll see.
12:59 pm • 11 February 2014
ellebelle1031 asked: Your blog has been such a great read! I find reading other people's stories (and knowing that I'll be one of them in a couple months!) really inspiring. Two questions: 1) when did you stop getting new pimples? 2) did you spot treat at all while on accutane? I'm on a low does (20 mg) so my side effects haven't been as severe and I'm tempted to spot treat with some OTC BP
Thank you so much! I’m glad you find it helpful :)
1) I probably stopped getting new pimples in the beginning of month 4, however it wasn’t as if they stopped appearing all together. I still got done, they just weren’t popping up all the time like before/during the start of accurate, but the size and frequency definitely decreased.
2) I would personally stay away from BP. Accutane is already so drying that using BP as a spot treatment might really irritate your skin (even more). I believe I used Neosporin and tea tree oil on my spots. I think I tried not to overdo it with products and just let it run its course. Oh! I also used Sudocrem which I found helpful, along with many others. Maybe look up some reviews and watch YouTube videos of that product.
Good luck with everything!!!😃
6:18 pm • 16 January 2014