So it’s been 4 months of taking 3 pills daily and I’m ready to end it all!
The last month and a half ha been just plain irritating, consistently cracked corners of my mouth (fokoff painful actually) and my lips have dried out permanently which means I almost always have flaking lips (sexah). The dryness has been somewhat manageable and red complexion isn’t as obvious, but I think I may have just gotten used to seeing a tomato in the mirror now. My skin is like an old persons, all thin and constantly with a scab somewhere. I just feel like it’s not healing when I do get cuts and scrapes.
I have 5 more weeks left of this. And March couldn’t come sooner! I miss wearing make-up, I really struggle to keep foundation from caking because of my dryness and the flaking is highlighted even more when I try to cover it.
Here’s a list of what I did or didn’t do for any of you who are about to or thinking of taking roaccutane…
What I didn’t do:
– Get drunk. I think my liver couldn’t have coped. I know of a couple of people who have on roacctuane, but this wasn’t a chance I was willing to take.
– Get my face burnt, or any long term sun exposure on my face.
– Take any supplements. Anymore dosage of vitamin A would have put too much pressure on my liver (so my dermo says).
– Exfoliate. My skin is just so sensitive it really could not stand any exfoliation. I even have put my body brushes away for now.
What I did do:
– Use an epilator. My dermo said I shouldn’t wax or use one because of skin sensitivity, basically it would hurt a whole lot more, but it actually didn’t hurt any more than usual so I continued to use one. My body skin seemed to be way tougher than my face.
– Had a few glasses of champagne and a shot of tequila on new years. Again my dermo said I could have a glass or two of wine so long as I didn’t over do it. Which I didn’t so I felt fine.
– Sun tan. Before anyone freaks out, I tanned just my legs mostly and back/chest. I used sunblock and I sat in the sun after 2pm. I didn’t get burnt and I didn’t feel any sensitively or any discomfort at all for that matter. I’m not too pale so the areas that hadn’t seen the sun in over 12 months or so didn’t get direct exposure so I think that’s why I my skin didn’t freak. I also want to say I tested my skin for a few weeks before I got in a cozzie and lay on a towel.
I think I’m going to do one more post on my roaccutane experience in a couple months to see if the results (no acne what so ever) have remained for good! Go check out my previous posts, 1 & 2, for more info on how I have been dealing since October.