Accutane: Week One

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars”

-Martin Luther King JR

 

Hello my lovelies!

 

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It’s time for the first ever Accutane Post! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I mentioned posting my Accutane updates every Wednesday blog post. Above will always be the week long difference picture, but I will always post and describe daily pictures below. If you want more gory details on how I’m specifically feeling on a given day, I highly suggest you follow my Instagram and take a look at my daily updates on there!

 

Let’s get started:


 

Day 1 –

 

 

The only difference I noticed on day one was the fact that the skin on my back, shoulders, and arms started to slough off quite a bit of dead skin. I also had tiny little black dots all over the same areas. I’m assuming this was my skin purging myself like my face is bound to do from this point.

 

Day 2 –

 

 

Things were starting to rise out slightly, but no super noticeable changes on my face at this point. I did start to notice joint pain, particularly in my knees. My scalp became itchier and a little drier as well. During my Instagram Update, my skin appeared slightly red and flushed for a long period of time, but went away not long after.

 

Day 3 –

 

 

I’m definitely starting to break out more now, which is typical of the medication. The skin on my body started to feel dry and itchy by this point, but nothing else has drastically changed by now.

 

Day 4 –

 

 

I had an eczema patch on my stomach reappear with my skin being so dry. The skin on my face did become slightly less oily, but I still had to blot throughout the day to make sure my makeup didn’t melt off.

 

Day 5 –

 

 

Definitely a lot of noticeable purging and even more noticeable dryness. My skin felt slightly taut around the mouth and I did not look shiny the whole day. The texture of my skin has noticeably improve where I am not breaking out. I feel much softer an smoother as a whole, like I had the world’s best exfoliation.

 

Day 6 –

 

 

I wore makeup throughout this whole day and blotted ONCE at the end. I also wore one of my more moisturizing foundations so this really shocked me. At this point my skin feels more normal than oily, borderline on the dry side.


 

 

You guys might notice that I did days 1-6 and not 1-7. This is because I take my pictures at night, but my posts go live in the morning. The days will always appear slightly staggered, so I apologize in advance if it confuses you, but I will always post these updates on the same day of the week, Wednesday. In the future, I will also let you know each time I have a doctor’s appointment come up, or any dose increase that happens during this time.


 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a wonderful Wednesday!

 

Stay beautiful!

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

10 thoughts on “Accutane: Week One

  1. Lauren's Life says:

    Hope you get the results you’re looking for! I was on roaccutane for about 6 months and it really worked for my skin. I still get spots but it’ll be the occasional 1 or 2. Keep your skin hydrated, wear a high SPF everyday and find a good lipbalm that works well for you.
    This medication will change your self esteem and your life!

    • ZoBeautie says:

      I couldn’t be more excited! I’m super pale for a reason so I’m already tight with the SPF 😂. I’m also addicted to lip balm! I feel like I’ve got this in the bag, given that I’m so interested in skincare, but only time will tell!

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