Week 29 Post Roaccutane – Tuesday 17th September 2013
Wow, here we are Post Roaccutane!
It is too early to see any dramatic changes and I know it will take a while for my skin to stop being dry. The peeling and soreness on my legs and arms have been quite troublesome during this last week. My lips are still dry and have split in the corners this week. My nose and ears have been dry and crusted too, so at the moment I’m really not feeling any different to when I was on full dose.
I like that the Isotretinoin seems to have made my hair and fingernails much healthier. My hair doesn’t need washing as often. My nails stay longer for longer and the large amount of cuticle growth that I always used to get has reduced to nearly nothing!
I have to say it is a little bit scary to stop the medication. I have been spot free on Roaccutane for six weeks, even through my menstrual cycle, so there is a part of me that is a little anxious and I rush to check my face each morning to check it is still clear! Don’t get me wrong, I am really pleased and amazed by what Roaccutane has done for me, maybe it’s just that I am having trouble truly believing that I am finally free from acne!
Week 30 Post Roaccutane – Saturday 28th September 2013
Hi! Wow, eight weeks spot free and feeling very happy!I have to tell you that I have not been using the Vaseline on my lips anymore, my dry lips are gone, they are all back to normal! In fact, all the dry crustiness in my nose and ears has gone too. My legs and arms are healing now and will soon be back to normal. My face is soft and there is no more dryness or peeling, my complexion is clear, Yeah!!! 🙂
If you look at this week’s photo you can see the redness that is still left.
I am still using the Hydromol cream on my face in the mornings because it feels so nice. I have continued to use the Hydromol ointment in the shower on my face but actually it is no longer required and actually feels wrong if that makes sense. My skin does not need it anymore and this morning I washed my face with my bar of Dove soap instead.
Week 31 Post Roaccutane – Monday 7th October 2013
A full 9 and 1/2 weeks with no spots and I am one very happy girl! I have stopped counting now as this is the norm for my skin 🙂 Whilst I have stopped rushing to check my face each morning I do find that I am still amazed if I catch myself in a mirror or see a photo that someone may take of me. The redness has gone now in my face and all the dry sore patches on my arms and legs have gone too.
I am still not wearing any make up and am happy like that. I would still like to invest in some nice make up for when I go out in the evenings but haven’t done so yet.
Week 33 Post Roaccutane – Thursday 24th October 2013
I know I said that I had stopped counting but curiosity got the better of me. I am now one month off Roaccutane after six months on. And an amazing 11 and 1/2 weeks spot free! Definitely a feel good moment!!
All the side effects are reversed now and my skin is normal, no dryness, redness, etc. That said I know I can’t resume waxing my legs and all that, until well into next year. I’ve got used to shaving instead and it’s not so bad.
I am still a keen ambassador for this wonder cure and would recommend it every time. Whether you are male or female, whether you have facial acne like I did or have acne on your back and shoulders, Roaccutane will get rid of it. It is worth the few months of strange things happening to your skin and I can now say from experience that they are only temporary side effects.
Post Roaccutane – Saturday 7th December 2013
Hello Readers, I am pleased that a few of you have joined in our comments and I felt it was time for me to do my own update!It’s now 2 and 1/2 months since I finished my Roaccutane and spots are history. A miracle cure, it worked for me and I hope it’s working for all you too.
My goal (and treat!) at the end of my Roaccutane treatment was always to have my make-up professionally done. I had purposely left a few weeks for my skin to calm down and return to normality first. I am still using a small amount of Hydromol cream on my face as a daily morning moisturiser. My skin feels so nice to me now the acne is gone.
So, last Friday I went to see a make up specialist who helped me choose colours that suited me and showed me how to apply all make up from foundation to eye colours, blushers and lipsticks. It was a lovely experience, I felt amazing and I now have the confidence to make my face up for a daytime work look and also a more colourful evening look.
The funniest part was when it came to the lady showing me how to apply the foundation. When I tried to do it myself my mind was telling me to plaster it on, like I had been used to for so many years. I didn’t though and have learnt to only put on a very small amount to keep my face looking natural.
We all have our own journeys and our own goals for conquering acne and I look forward to sharing these with you. I wish you all the very best x
Post Roaccutane – Sunday 22nd December 2013
Hi to all Roaccutane friends and followers. Wishing you all “Good Luck” and a very “Happy Christmas!”
With love and support from Andrea xx
Good luck to all you fellow Roaccutane friends, feel free to keep in touch as it would be great to hear and share your experiences between us.
I will keep this site live even though my Roaccutane journey may have finished, I have no plans to abandon you and will continue to communicate with anyone who would like to get in touch.