How I Cleared My Skin! (Roaccutane - 3 Months Update)

11.1.16


I've started having breakouts since three years, which I understand is natural but it would never clear out. It would mostly be a lot of red spots and pimples on my forehead, around my mouth area and sometimes cheeks. I tried numerous things to try and clear my face but nothing worked. I tried some 10-day prescriptions, there would be slight improvements and then the breakouts/redness would just come back so it was just pointless taking those pills. My eldest sister was in the exact situation as me (oily skin, breakouts, redness etc.) and after these short prescriptions, she finally resorted to Roaccutane and it worked wonders on her in a few months. After seeing the results, I decided that I wanted to try Roaccutane. 

Being on the Roaccutane journey, you are not allowed to go out under the sun (may have broken that rule a few times in the beginning oops) and you must pay close attention to yourself. Whether you're feeling depressed, low, suicidal you must talk to someone immediately because there are many horror stories surrounding Roaccutane that I'm sure most of us have heard about. Whenever I have been feeling low I know it isn't because of the pills. It would be because of missing my old routine, friends, all in all just Dubai in general. Nothing to do with the side effects. Speaking of side effects, I've obviously gone through a lot of them. 

First side effect I experienced was breathlessness. It was for the first two weeks only and wasn't anything serious. Second side effect is the one dreaded by most people who take Roaccutane, dryness. At first, only my lips were getting very dry. Nothing would help it until after a few weeks I decided to try Vaseline and it worked wonders within the first few days already. As long as I keep re-applying it at least three times a day I was good. After a while the dryness started to affect my hands, there were dry spots all around the back of them and they were red most of the time. They'd be irritated as well until I tried putting Vaseline on them too and once again it started getting better in a few days. Vaseline has basically been my saviour throughout the journey. 

My lips and hands have started to get much better but right now as I'm typing this the areas around my cheeks have been getting very dry. Hopefully it will fade as I keep moisturizing my face. The only thing I've been loving about the dryness as a side effect is how I can now apply dewy looking foundations. With my skin being the oily type before, along with applying MAC studio fix foundation + powder I'd have to blot my face too. 

It's been more than 3 months now (could be even 4 months) and my face has really been clearing up especially the past few weeks. I'm so glad I went with this method as soon as I could, I know my skin situation wasn't the worst but I just couldn't handle it for more years to come. I feel so much better in my own skin now and I cannot wait to try out tinted moisturizers when I'm done with my Roaccutane journey (I will have another update post when I'm done with my 6 months). Here are pictures of how my face has been currently, sorry I do not have before pictures. You can still see some spots, my troublesome areas were my forehead and around my mouth. There'd basically be red spots all around. All I'm wearing is lipstick and I applied some mascara but that's all. 




Do you have any suggestions for great
moisturizers to help with dryness?

48 comments:

  1. Wow thank you so much for sharing all of that!!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  2. That really looks great.My skin is at it´s worst now due to pregnancy hormones, but as Roaccutane isn't safe to use during pregnancy, there is nothing I can do at the moment.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Yes, you should definitely never take Roaccutane it's very risky when you're pregnant!

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  3. It's such a relief to find something that works for your skin! I was lucky to find a cream that my doctor prescribed for me! It's like a weight off your shoulders and you'll take all side effects for that relief for sure!!:)

    Shannon Sage

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    1. I agree! Creams never worked out for me either! Yes, anything just to make me feel better in my own skin :)

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  4. Amazing post, you are beautiful :3

    Ana ♥
    http://aruivablog.blogspot.pt/ N/POST

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  5. your skin looks so beautiful and healthy! go you! :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  6. That's amazing! I have been dealing with acne for over 6 years I think and honestly nothing helps. When it looks like it's getting better, suddenly I get the biggest breakouts and it's the same story all over again. I am using now this medicine that should help and waiting for a miracle, haha. We will see how it goes :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Yes, I understand the struggle! Hopefully it works and clears out your skin :)

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  7. These seem so good, your skin looks so lovely! I recommend the Nuxe Crème Prodigieuse Enrichie Anti Fatigue Cream, it completely got rid of my dry skin!x
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    1. Thanks! I'll check it out, hope it works for me :)

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  8. I'm a bit iffy on Roaccutane because of the side effects as I'm not sure how well/bad I would be able to handle them. But your skin looks amazing, it's making me well tempted to maybe just give it a try.

    I've been doing face peels and it's been working as well.
    Ella Pinto xx

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    1. You should definitely consult a doctor and see if you can get on it or not!

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  9. Your skin is looking great! I've been on Roaccutane twice and it worked wonders both times, as you say as long as you are aware of the side effects and look out for any changes in your skin and mood you should be fine! I can't remember what moisturiser I used but sometimes the dermatologist will prescribe you some or give you samples to try? I really like Eucerin and Avene moisturisers if you have access to those!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Thanks! May I ask why you've been on it twice?

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    2. Of course! My acne came back again a few years later and was still bad so I went on it again!

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  10. I'm so happy for you and that you have managed to sort out your acne! Your complexion is really clear and looks great! Best of luck with the rest of your journey :)

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    Sarah
    sarahinks.co.uk

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  11. I love this post! Where did you find that font or do you know the name of it? x

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    1. Yes, it's the font Bakery from dafont.com!

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  12. I am very lucky because I didn't suffer breakouts or acne in my teen years, even now I rarely get spots but my best friend struggle with it most of her life. I am glad that Roaccutane helped your skin, it looks lovely now.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. You are very lucky then! Thank you :)

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  13. Great post and photos, what camera do you use?:)

    writeaboutbeauty.blogspot.com

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  14. I'm glad your skin is looking better! I've heard really bad things about the side effects of Roaccutane but its worth it in the long run. I would go for some basic e45 cream that wont irritate your skin but is super hydrating.

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  15. Great post and tips.
    Have an amazing day,
    Madalena

    www.maadalenaaa.blogspot.com

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  16. Wow! Skin looks insanely good, can't believe it's only been 3 months.

    www.alyspace.co.uk

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  17. Thank you for sharing!Your skin looks fantastic. Have you ever tried a facial brush? I recommend you this one: http://www.alovelystyle.com/?p=182

    :)

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  18. Your skin looks amazing! <3
    Chloe xx
    http://chloebee1.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. You look great! Thanks for sharing this! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  20. Thank you for sharing this! It's very useful! <3

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  21. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous. I may actually consider this, it looks as if it has worked really well for you. You are honestly so beautiful though, regardless of your imperfections! I cannot believe that you are barely wearing any makeup in those pictures, you're so stunning. I love your blog so much, thank you for always being lovely on mine :) Xx

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  22. Thank you for sharing! I might have to try this!! You look amazing with or without spots!


    Darriyan x

    http://darriyancateland.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Thanks for sharing - I've been looking for a few routines to try out! :)

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  24. Thank you for these great tips! x Been looking for something good to try

    www.jacobblackwell.co.uk

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  25. Your skin looks great! I love Aveeno for when my skin gets a little dry.

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  26. Cool post honey, love your stylre!
    and lovely pics!

    Alice Cerea,
    Alice Cerea blogger

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  27. what an amazing journey to share! It is so great that you've achieved your flawless skin.

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    xo, Alyssa

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  28. wow what a great blog post !! I love post like these :D loving your blog keep up the good work girl !!!

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  29. I've always been curious of accutane but never spent that much time researching it. Thanks for sharing your experience with it! Glad to hear it's working for you :) Your skin looks fab!

    Mili

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  30. Wow, that looks great! your skin looks amazing. Thanks for sharing that tip. I think I'm going to look into that product :)

    Kayla xo // Kayla's Vibration

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  31. Good for you!!

    www.tusksandtails.com

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  32. Hi lovely, you skin looks great! this treatment is something new to me. Thanks for sharing the info.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

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  33. Your skin looks amazing! I was on it as well and I experienced dryness and it played with my hormones and I put on weight like crazy!! But it was worth it because my skin has never felt better.

    www.blushingkay.com

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  34. Oh wow that's great! I've been put off from Roaccutane due to the side effects, but I'm glad it worked out for you.

    I was on antibiotics which cleared my skin up. Unfortunately, my breakouts seem to be returning. Roaccutane seems to be a more permanent solution!

    Stunning blog by the way :]

    – Lubna | The Digital Review

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  35. somewhatthrilled.com25.1.16

    your skin is amazing....ive been struggling with acne for over five years and have been on the edge about roaccutane, but this review was really informative...thank you!

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