ACCUTANE UPDATE! http://bit.ly/2UMjiL5
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Welcome to my skincare routine while I am on accuntane. Please keep in mind that this is purely what works for me and may not necessarily work for you. I am not a medical professional or dermatologist, I am simply sharing my own routine.
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Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser
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not trying to be rude or anything i just want to let people know so that their skin doesn't get irritated but the lush body conditioner is meant to be an in shower lotion so your supposed to wash it off. I guess it works for her skin but it probably won't work for most people.
I've had severe acne too for six years now (since I was nineteen) and I know how damaging it can be to your confidence and social life :( this year I gave up and went on Yaz, but after my new dermatologist refused to prescribe it to me saying it's not a permanent treatment for acne, I realized acne was a problem i'd have to face eventually. I was on Yaz for 8 months. It's now been one month since I stopped taking Yaz, and I'm more scared than ever that in another two months or so, I'm not going to have my clean skin anymore. For now, I'm just sticking to my not very fun diet of no gluten, no dairy, no soy, no peanut, no almond, and no non-natural sugars (things that broke me out even when i was on yaz), and taking every dietary supplement that claims to help balance hormones. I'm thinking of giving it a year, and trying accutane if I dont see progress. Your videos are always helpful and encouraging :D Good luck with accutane!
Got the best results from Accutane, after suffering with Acne from 11 - 19 years old i got prescribed accutane and got the best results. Unfortunatley 1 year post treatment my Acne came back and doctors are making me start from Day 1 again! So frustrating but your skin looks amazing and fingers crossed it stays that way! X
does anyone know if i would have to pay for accutane when i have been refered by the doctor to go and see a dermatolgist, because my doctor said if my medication doesnt work i would have to go see a dermatologist to prescribe to me accutane. but i dont know if i would have to pay for accutane and i dont know if its expensive.
+Wiktoria Chodkowska For most people it works very well but some people need to have 2-3 rounds of it. Accutane won't help with the pigmentation left behind but if you visit /r/skincareaddiction on reddit they have a list of products that will help with that.
Yep you'll have to pay for the accutane - the most known brand of the actual drug (which is isotretinoin) Roaccutane costs about 45 bucks at Chemist Warehouse, I've been getting it for about 5 bucks with my health care card, due to my socioeconomic status.
The most expensive part of the whole process will actually be the dermatologist visits. For me, that's forking up roughly 200 dollars every 6 weeks for a visit to the dermatologist. You can get some back on medicare rebate, but it's only about 30 dollars. For me, I don't particularly mind working more hours to pay for these visits though because the relief accutane has had on my mental health has been worth the dollars.
wait girl... 1. JUST gentle cleanser and face cream > less is more here believe me :) I use La Roche-Posay EFFACLAR H line / or CeraVe / Cetaphil , 2. for lips there is nothing better than > AQUAPHOR soothing skin balm (Eucerin), 3. no oils (face) because oil is a base for acne bacteria (retinoids are drying your pores so... it's pointless) 4. SPF as a base! 5. No irritation > no face scrubs etc. 6.WATER !
<3 Try to leave your skin a lone, let it heal <3
I finished my journey .. 1 year on 20/30 mg/day and it was worth it! My skin is amazing now, after 12 years of hidding. I know what is like to struggle every day. There is also a darker side of this drug, but looking forward theres a goal to go- freedom !
I wish you all best <3 !
and btw i'm just waiting to see her using a face brush and all this strong deep cleanser wash NEXT 4/6 months > it's just impossible because of the skin pain but maybe she is stronger :D This skincare is not working> RETINOID IS working :D
+Alisha Caldwell I just finished 1 month ago my 1st course (hope last one ..) Now i 'm using Epiduo for 1 month (i was also using over the past years, b4 accutane). You should check gp for blood tests (hormones), because very often is a background activator.. And reducing number of cosmetics > every "stimulation" on your face cause sebum production. If you still have acne problems put away alcohol as a main ingredient of your cosmetics. I did everything, tried everything- even gone vegan, GF, natural stuff .... EVERYTHING. Now after those almost 13 years i know manyyyy things... i know, that it's so easy to fall into a sick circle of drying and clogging pores + stress = a big mess on our face! What we buy ?... a lot of shit is inside our cosmetics. I checked all popular ingredients. No oils during a curse is very important, have you been using? Retinoid stops producing sebum, and pores are getting smaller and less active, so oils on face help acne bacteria to stay there longer > can cause breakouts after course...... Every GOOD Dermatologist ll tell you that> To don't use anything during a journey ! Retinoid is a main SKIN CARE and it's blowing my mind how skin is changing :O When i saw how many things Conagh is putting one her face now... she can have it again, because she is "OVERLOADING" and she helps acne bacteria to stay on her face.. and a face brush? This literally killed me xD This is way to have acne after retinoids..... this cure is the best on the world for it.. so put all cosmetics, brushes, scrubs AWAY! > they already DID NOTHING hehe
i’ve never had extreme acne but my skin is always seeming to find a way to break out. it hurts my self confidence/esteem pretty badly but i know as of age, tonsss of people have acne. but it’s ok! it’s part of life and will most likely eventually even out and clear up once you are older and your hormones, etc. regulate. sorry this is long but i hope it helps!! also you are all beautiful no matter what..don’t forget that❤️
p.s. i am eating less dairy and junk foods and i’ve noticed a big difference. and Mario Badescu’s Drying Cream is a life saver.
So I want to go see someone about my skin. How do I tell them? I've been to the doctor and they put me on epiduo (did nothing good for me). But how can I be straight up and tell them I want my skin to be clear and i'm down to taking medication.
Go to a local dermatologist. In my case - and almost all cases - you can’t simply request accutane on the first appointment and expect to receive the “ok” to go on it. It’s a last resort method. Your dermatologist will provide topical medication and/or medication in pill form. There are an endless amount of medications that word to fight acne and most of the time you and your doctor can work together to find one that works for your skin. Hope that helps :)
Accutane gets prescribed by a Dermatologist so ask your doctor to refer you to one. I had dealt with my doctor for a while trying to treat my acne and it wasnt working so I asked to refer me to a dermatologist! Now my skin is clear in less than a year 😊Good luck!
I would definitely tell them straight up that everything you’re doing is not working! I starting goin to the dermatologist a long time ago, and it took a while to figure out how to explain to them that the topicals and things they were prescribing me weren’t working. They may want to put you on a different oral medication first before acutane (if they haven’t already), because acutane is very strong and a little dangerous. HOWEVER it seems to work for a lot of people!! But yes, I would just tell them you really want to try acutane because you’ve seen it work really well for a lot of people!
You glow girl, I’ve been watching you for quite awhile and it’s amazing to see the change in your skin. My skin has gotten more clear over the year thanks to some of the products you have recommended! ☺️ Thank you for sharing your history and acne journey, it helps many 💕
I was pretty fine during my teenage ever since I hit 20 everything changed, I changed college had a bad breakup been stressed as hell I don't understand why but my skin has been worst, like worst, acne all over my Tzone I'm so frustrated. Nothing ever works no matter what I do. I stopped wearing makeup but it didn't work either. 😰😭
When ai was 15 I had acne really bad. I was put on Retin A which was little pads with medicine on them. I washed my face at night before bed and wiped my face down with the little wipes. I then went to bed. I couldn't use these during the day (in light), they would make my face burn, bad. It did help. Your skin is looking really good.
I agree spray on sun cream provides less sun protection when sprayed on but conagh doesn’t (as said in the vid she puts it on her hands and pats it in) and if it isn’t a aerosol spray sun cream it’s not bad for the environment either
I NEVER had acne until I hit about 20 years old. Now for the past year, I’ve been struggling with it quite bad, and have tried several things that my dermatologist has prescribed me. My last option is now accutane (I’ve got an appointment to get it all started soon), but I’m kind of nervous about how it’s going to affect me. Obviously it affects everyone differently, but did you find that you had any side effects from it? Or any really bad peeling?
I'm finishing up my accutane about now. I'm on my fifth month and take 40mg a day, but I feel like I could have stopped a bit earlier.
In terms of side effects, I've had a few but nothing unheard of, and nothing that's made me wish i didn't taken accutane. There is obviously the typical side effects of dry skin, dry lips. Here are some of the side effects I would have hoped to be educated about before I took the drug (but once again I still don't regret taking the drug despite these)
I just spent a few minutes typing up length explanations of the side effects I've dealt with but I've scrapped all of that since it would probably scare you out of something that I personally think has really positively affected me. I remember when my sister heard about me going on accutane, she asked "doesn't that make you depressed?" and although I can't speak for you, I myself have actually noticed a BIG boost in my mental health. That may be due to some other environmental factors but I'm telling you if your acne is affecting you to the point where you non-stop think about it and it hinders the way you interact with people in your daily life (like it did to me), then don't be too afraid of the side effects. Obviously take the drug with caution, as you said the effects may differ for everyone, but your doctor will advise you if you should be on it or not.
Some noteable side effects I didn't think I'd get that I have gotten have been redness (my skin heats up and I get really flushed and red when I'm embarrassed or anxious or stressed - mind you i used to never get red even after workouts); contact dermatitis (not evryone gets this); fatigue; and dry/sensitive eyes, also maybe tmi but my body hair seems to grow faster..?
Those are the side effects where only in a perfect world would I not have experienced, but the "positive" effects of the drug, which I think outweigh the "bad" side effects are that I don't get any pimples at all anymore and my once SUPER oily skin is now more on the normal side. It started off very dry at the beginning of the treatment, but since my skin was so oily, it's more normal type except for my nose which is still a bit oily. My pore size is noticeably smaller and I can wash my hair less because of reduced oil production.
Obviously this will differ person to person and esp based on the amount of mg you take daily, but have a good read of what you're getting into. I would have liked to read more first person accounts of their experiences with accutane. You may have read bad experiences online but remember people are more motivated to act on negative emotions than positive emotions. Good luck in your journey! I know how shitty it feels to be so self-conscious of your skin to the point where you want to take medication for it so I wish you all the best!
Mee to, I was pretty fine during my teenage ever since I hit 20 everything changed, I changed college had a bad breakup been stressed as hell I don't understand why but my skin has been worst, like worst, acne all over my Tzone I'm so frustrated. Nothing ever works no matter what I do. I stopped wearing makeup but it didn't work either. 😰
Abby Mae I am finishing up my accutane and I did not have very much trouble. It did make my skin dry, but nothing an average moisturizer couldn’t fix. I was on lower dose of accutane because I’m petite, but it really helped my skin. I hope you’re skin issues resolve! Good luck
you have helped me appreciate my skin for what it is so so much. and i have gone through such a skin transformation and im so thankful for you sharing yours as well to know that was not alone! i love you!
Your skin looks amazing! I’ve struggled with hormonal acne for years as well. I’m currently on my second week of accutane and definitely understand your excitement! ❤️ Can’t wait to pick up a few of these products.
The sunscreen from La Roche Posay is really good for acne-prone skin, and I highly recommend it! It doesn't clog your pores. La Roche Posay is a great brand because they have a lot of non-comedonic products.
Nah, when you're on Accutane you HAVE TO HAVE TO wear pretty intense sunscreen and heavy moisturizers due to how sensitive the drug makes your skin. Accutane cures acne from the inside out, so you don't typically break out from anything topical while you're on it.
I am over 2 years post acutane! I went on it when I was only 13, I probably had the most severe acne you have ever seen. It's crazy to see this video in my subscriptions because I tried to leave this dark part of my life behind and forget, but I am so proud of you for overcoming such a draining thing like acne and I hope your life without it is amazing:)
Ask your parents to talk to your dermatologist, I was able to get on it so young but I had to be put on birth control because the severity of the medication would birth my baby with defects if I ever got pregnant. It all depends on what your doctor thinks is best for you though! +Amanda M
+Ava Raymer I was on it and I did get quite bad side affects but everyone is different. Its did mess up my joints in my knees and my scalp would get bad dandruff and would be painful itchy. Went through so many different hair cares which it took me a few years to recover from the symptoms. For me personally I would never do it again and even then once I stopped a few taking the medication months later my acne came back. But again everyone reacts differently to it. Good luck!
Ava Raymer i’m two months into accutane & my side effects haven’t been too bad to be honest, just dry hands, a little bit of back pain (honestly not bad at all) & headaches here and there but it doesn’t stop me from doing anything, i was scared while starting accutane because of the way people talked about the side effects but they haven’t been too bad for me, i’m wishing you luck!!