my accutane journey: month 1

my accutane journey: month 1

It’s already been one month since I started my Accutane journey. CRAZY! One down… 5 to go. It’s been an adjustment – both in good and bad ways. Although there’s still a long way to go, I’ve made enough progress in just one month that even others are starting to notice. But it does come at a bit of a price – I have a list of side effects I’ve started experiencing, some of them within a week of starting the medication. So for those of you who have been interested to keep up with me during my Accutane journey, here’s month one! Read my initial post about My Decision to Start Accutane to get an idea of my skin/acne treatment history.

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my decision to start accutane

my decision to start accutane

Before I get started, I just want to state that this post is not promoting Accutane – it’s a personal decision I made as a result of many years of frustration with my skin and was not a decision I took lightly. Accutane is a serious drug with serious side effects and is not for everyone; speak with your dermatologist about what plan of action is best for you.

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winter skincare tips to combat dry skin

winter skincare tips to combat dry skin

Winter is such a wonderful time of the year (because it finally starts to feel like fall in the south). The holidays, post-season football games, the crisp, refreshing air – it doesn’t get better than that! But the down side is that as the air dries up, so does our skin, which can make skincare routines more complicated and intense.

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how to cope with chronic acne: treatment tips + boosting confidence

how to cope with chronic acne: treatment tips + boosting confidence

Acne.

It’s annoying, and at one point or another, we’ve all dealt with it.

But then there are those of us who never get a break.

I’m 23-years-old and still find myself breaking out like a 13-year-old… and while I feel like I’ve finally managed to come to terms with my skin and just how it is, there are times when it takes its toll on my self-esteem. And unfortunately, sometimes there is no amount of concealer or foundation that can hide the mountains that so proudly display themselves on my face.

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